The race to make Dubai the crypto capital in the world has taken an interesting turn after United Arab Emirates’ Emirates Airline announced that it is planning to start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment soon.
Emirates Airline chief operating officer (COO), Adel Ahmed l-Redha, confirmed the news of the airline embracing digital solutions including blockchain, crypto, and metaverse in a bid to connect with its customers faster and more flexible way. Besides the plans of adding Bitcoin as a mode of payment very soon, Emirates Airlines also plans to add non-fungible tokens (NFTs) collectibles on its official website.
Al Redha said:
“The plan of the airline’s embrace of bitcoin has just come into existence a few weeks after it revealed the NFT and metaverse launch, the goal of this launch is to ensure that the airline is “aligned with the UAE’s vision of the digital economy.”
Already recruiting people to aid in a feasibility study
The COO also hinted that the company is currently recruiting employees to assist the company in monitoring customer needs. He went ahead to explain the differences that exist between the metaverse and NFTs and said:
“NFTs and metaverse are two different applications and approaches. With the metaverse, you will be able to transform your whole processes-whether it is in operation, training, sales on the website, or complete experience- into a metaverse type application, but more importantly making it interactive.”
Although Emirates Airlines is yet to start accepting Bitcoin as payment, Al-Redha said that even though they are facing challenges in getting resources across the network, they are standing in a better position compared to other countries because of accessibility.
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