Good news for Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) investors! They can now soon use their coins to fly on private charter jets, thanks to an American aviation company by the name of TapJet. TapJet accepted Bitcoin (BTC) and now will accept LTC and XRP.
Tapjet used social networking site Twitter to get votes in for how people would prefer paying for flights. The winners were XRP and LTC, with more than 57,000 people placing their votes.
Ripple led the race with 44% voting for it, while Litecoin had 35% of the votes.
After voting, Tapjet released a statement-
“People have voted, and we have heard their feedback. TapJets will proceed to the technical evaluation of Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC).”
TapJets hopes to bring in XRP and LTC into the payment gateway by June 1, 2018. As of now, the LTC team have been contacted, while XRP will be contacted on Monday according to sources.
“Some of this activity would depend on how agile development teams of XRP/LTC are to our requests. It is our goal to allow TapJets clients to use these alt-coins on June 1, 2018. We have been in contact with LTC team already and will be reaching out to XRP team on Monday.”
Verge too was on the list. However, it came up short concerning votes. TapJet’s CEO was still in full praise for Verge in the aftermath of the voting-
“I want to recognize the Verge (XVG) community. You have a strong following, great feedback, and lots of potentials. You have forced us to think about significant changes to UX so that additional coins can be added in the future without compromising a checkout experience.”
TapJet has many plans in the future including, adding more altcoins.
The move by TapJet follows an airline company by the name of Star Jets International which accepts Bitcoin for private flights.
Peach Aviation, a Japanese Airline has plans to support Bitcoin payments this year.
LOT Polish Airlines accepted BTC in the past but due to unknown circumstances does not recognize it anymore.
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