Charlie Lee’s digital currency was in the spotlight throughout May. After partnering with Abra and Bookmaker, Litecoin is now usable at VRPorn, TapJets and Surf Air.
May was quite the month for a lot of cryptocurrencies. Tron had all sorts of things going on, from a Wiki page to the launch of its Mainnet, but Litecoin wasn’t snoozing either.
As cryptocurrencies start to establish and companies gather data on how to integrate them, adoption of Bitcoin and Altcoins start to disseminate around the world. While Bitcoin might be the most accepted of them all, Altcoins such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin, are starting to catch up.
Litecoin Can Almost Take You to The Moon Now
The latest industry to accept Litecoin as a payment method is the aviation market. Shortly after TapJets Inc. announced its partnership with Litecoin, Litecoin maker Charlie Lee took to Twitter to reveal that a new deal had been closed with Surf Air.
On the heels of @TapJets accepting Litecoin, I just got confirmation that @SurfAir is also accepting LTC now in addition to BTC and ETH. More info on this next week! More places to #PayWithLitecoin.1,4837:31 PM – May 31, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy509 people are talking about this
While no other info has been released by any of the parties involved as of yet, Lee has started its own Twitter campaign using the hashtag “#Paywithlitecoin.” Surf Air claims to be the first private air travel club with a unique “all-you-can-fly” membership program.
Days prior to Lee’s declaration, TapJets also announced its partnership with Litecoin. TapJets is a private jet company that allows users to book a route of their choice in an instant. To celebrate the deal, TapJets is offering a $500 gift voucher to those who decide to use LTC as a mode of payment.
Thanks to #LTC community and #PayWithLiteCoin movement and support from developers @TapJets is now accepting LiteCoin. As a token of appreciation @Tapjets is offering $500 gift voucher (CODE: LTCNOW) for each flight booked with $LTC#FLYTAPJETS OFICIAL: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/453752/tapjets-inc-the-worlds-largest-private-jet-instant-booking-platform-adds-litecoin-ltc-as-new-payment-option …
TapJets CEO Eugene Kesselman expressed his support for Lee’s #paywithlitecoin campaign. Kesselman said he believes those who accept cryptocurrencies are distinguished as the leaders among the crowd.
Litecoin is Venturing into VR and Pornography
As Lee announced the Surf Air partnership, VRPorn released its statement, too. The website now offers its users the option of paying for their membership using the digital currency. In its statement, the adult content platform pointed out cryptocurrencies anonymity as a plus compared to other traditional methods.
VRPorn stated that Litecoin is a top-tier coin that brings unique benefits to its users. Apart from its development team, its low fees and fast confirmation times set it apart from other Altcoins. Litecoin, moreover, is one of the oldest digital currencies and its network is less prone to hacking than others.
Additionally, VRPorn claimed it is the virtual-reality website that generates the most traffic right now. The company believes porn has helped technology progress throughout the ages, which made it the ideal industry to help digital currencies grow.
Litecoin is Supported by Gambling and American Express
While these may be the latest Litecoin supporters, others have joined the movement some time ago. As Lee reminded a Twitter user, the digital currency has already partnered with Bookmaker’s Sportsbook and the American Express-backed startup called Abra.
Bookmaker has been offering Litecoin as a payment method for some time now. Its users can use the cryptocurrency to bet on sports events around the world, without worrying about their bank statements. Apart from Litecoin, Bookmaker also offers support in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, SALT, and Wings, to name a few.
Back in April, Litecoin observed a surge in its value when Abra announced its partnership with the Altcoin. At an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, Abra CEO Bill Barhydt explained why his company decided to go with Litecoin:
“Excellent question. We went with Litecoin as the second asset class, after bitcoin, for our smart contract investing solution for 3 primary reasons: 1. commitment to bitcoin compatibility: core roadmap, p2sh support, lightning support, etc; 2. slightly better scalability than bitcoin in short term (block size and block times); 3. mining fees which are primarily a function of #2 although this is more of a short term benefit as mining fees would likely sky rocket if we’re successful anyway! ;-)”