Bitcoin taking off

Earlier this month, UATP, a payment network for airlines, announced it was teaming up with Bitnet, a bitcoin processing platform, to offer 260 of the world’s largest carriers the option of accepting the currency for flight bookings. UATP merchants provide 95% of global airline capacity, counting among their ranks mainstream brands such as British Airways, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines

It’ll be years (if ever) before airlines actually start taking Bitcoin, but it’s encouraging that they’re even willing to consider non-traditional technologies.

(via The Economist)

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