Aviatrade, a private airplane sales agency, has launched a new payment platform enabling Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment for its multimillion-dollar aircraft, according to news site, Business Insider.
A Gulfstream G650ER, similar to models owned by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, is the first aircraft available to buy with cryptocurrencies and is featured on Aviatrade’s website.
The six-year-old plane is the Gulfstream flagship—the largest aircraft in the American manufacturer’s range. It’s a snip at $40 million or 3,859 BTC (for those with ultra-deep pockets.)
As covid-19 transforms the aviation industry, Aviatrade’s move illustrates how private airplane sellers are turning to cryptocurrency to lure international buyers.