Peach Aviation, an airline from Japan, confirmed that its plan to receive bitcoin as payment is postponed, but not cancelled, reports  cointelegraph.

The airline is cooperating with crypto currency Exchange Bit Point Japan to create a new payment system, BTC, and also plans to establish a Bitcoin-ATM in the country’s airports. Recall that in April 2017, Japan recognized the Bitcoin as a payment instrument.

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After the Japanese crypto currency Exchange Coincheck has been hacked, the largest in Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK World published an article that Peach Aviation is going to delay the introduction of Bitcoins, as the company puts into question the reliability of cryptocurrency. In response to this management, the airline officially stated:

“Today, information was published that our company is abandoning its plan, however, we did not make such statements. Moreover, at present we are working on the implementation of this system. “

Peach Aviation is not the first airline to recognize Bitcoin as a payment facility. In July 2017, AirBaltic provided the opportunity to buy air tickets using the BTC system. February 5, Singapore Airlines announced a blocking application for passengers, which will be released in August 2018.

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