Based in Colombia, the company Flapz announced that it will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for flights that may come to Brazil.
Created by three Colombians and one Chilean, this company is an aviation marketplace in Latin America, allowing customers to rent flights directly from private airlines in the region.
The service has served more than 50,000 users since its launch, with payment for rent being made entirely online. The company is now another one in the region to accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.
Flapz will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment throughout Latin America, including Brazil
According to information from Value Analytical, Flapz is expected to start accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment soon, after closing a partnership with payment company QuickiPay.
Thus, it will be possible to rent jets and even helicopters with Flapz, paying in Bitcoin for it. The initiative promises to help people easily pay for the service and democratize access to Flapz products.
With this platform, subscribers can search for travel options in near real-time, comparing options and booking online.
In response to the solution, the COO of the IBBA Group, of which QuikiPay is a part, Chris V. Schwarzenbach, said that payments will become easy and fast.
“Just as Flapz brings private aviation to all users who need air transport, QuikiPay helps buyers and sellers to use a collection system easily, with multiple payment methods in which we take advantage of blockchain technology.”
The startup’s CEO also said that the scenario in Latin America is promising, with many unicorns putting innovation in the spotlight and leaving the cryptocurrency market as another option for clients to manage their finances.
Bitcoin as currency
Bitcoin as a currency is a growing reality around the world, especially after El Salvador legalized this method of payment as a national currency. Thus, the population of that country already consumes Bitcoin in restaurants, Uber, among other services, showing that the technology already allows large-scale transactions.
In Brazil, several companies are now accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment, although not directly, as is the case with Flapz, but it already shows that the scenario is promising.
It is worth remembering that the main critics of Bitcoin claim that it does not have the capacity to become a common means of payment in everyday life, as such initiatives are important to show the other side of the coin.