Video Digest, April 5: Air Asia's Cryptocurrency, Gazprombank to Carry Out its Crypto Transaction

Apr 05, 2018 at 09:36 // News
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Coin Idol TV News channel. Cryptocurrency and Blockchain news digest, April 5, 2018.

Air Asia to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

The largest low-cost carrier on the Asian continent Air Asia is planning to expand its range of services in order to enter more financial markets. Tony Fernandes, CEO of the airline, noted in a recent interview that the virtual coin will be called BigCoin. 

On April 2018 customers will be able to buy tickets using fiat as well as BigCoin currencies. However, the number of possible purchases doesn’t end here because you can pay for seat upgrades, in-flight meals, and many other services within next 3-6 month.

Russian Gazprombank to Carry Out its First Cryptocurrency Transactions

In 2018, Gazprombank, the third largest bank in Russia by assets, is likely to perform its first pilot transactions using crypto coins as a means of payment. The incentive will be brought to life with the help of its subsidiary in Switzerland, said the deputy CEO, Alexander Sobol.