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Dubai’s step-up to become the crypto capital of the world has now added one more event to the list. bitcoin as the payment is now accepted by Emirates Airline of UAE.
UAE flag carrier Emirates has planned to embrace advanced digital solutions such as blockchain, metaverse, and cryptocurrency to connect with the customers in a faster and more flexible way. One of the leading airlines of the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Airline, is going to accept bitcoin as a payment service soon.
The Company’s chief operating officer (COO) Adel Ahmed Al-Redha has confirmed the news. In addition to this, the airline is also going to add the non-fungible token (NFT) collectible on its website.
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.”
Al Redha hinted about recruiting employees for his company to assist in creating applications to monitor the customer needs, as reported in Arab News. Al- Redha also noting the differences between NFTs and the metaverse, explained:
“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.”
Mentioning the availability of the resources, Al-Redha said that it is quite difficult to get the resources across the network is a challenge they are facing. But, adding some positive notes he said they are standing in a better position than other countries because of the accessibility. Further, the airline’s plan of accepting the payment in the form of bitcoin has not started yet.