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American Aviation Company to Accept Ripple and Litecoin for Booking
Editorial Team

TapJets, an America-based aviation company, on May 15, launched a Twitter poll, with the question asking which cryptocurrency should be added as a means of payment to their platform.

The participation in the poll was high with more than 57,000 people placing their votes. Ripple was the definite winner with 44% while Litecoin ranked second with 35%.

In the wake of the poll, the company stated:

“People have voted, and we have heard their feedback.  TapJets will proceed to the technical evaluation of Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC).”

Then, the company started thinking the possibility of implementing both cryptocurrencies.

“Some of this activity would depend on how agile development teams of XRP/LTC are to our requests. It is our goal to allow TapJets clients to use these alt-coins on June 1, 2018. We have been in contact with LTC team already and will be reaching out to XRP team on Monday.”

Notably, the three proposed cryptocurrencies were not randomly selected. It was the pressure from the company’s clients and the overwhelming community feedback that led to those choices.

Verge (XVG) came third in the poll, but Eugene Kesselman, TapJet’s CEO, expressed his positive sentiment about the cryptocurrency and its community.

“I want to recognize the Verge (XVG) community.  You have a strong following, great feedback, and lots of potentials.   You have forced us to think about significant changes to UX so that additional coins can be added in the future without compromising a checkout experience.”

The company left the promise that they will work towards the incorporating of additional altcoins as a means of payment on their platform and Verge will be first on the list.

However, despite the good news, all three altcoins are in the red in the last 24 hours. XRP is down about 1.10%, currently trading for $0.672. LTC is trading at $133.133, down 2.23% and Verge is trading at $0.0501, down 5.74%;