According to a press release on April 8, Jetski Boats WA is now the first online Jet Ski retailer to accept Bitcoin payments for its Yamaha, SeaDoo, and Kawasaki Jet Skis. The Australian-based company has also begun a campaign where 30 percent is deducted for payments made with cryptocurrency in a bid to foster the adoption of virtual assets.
Jetski Boats WA Accepts Bitcoin Payments With 30% Discount
Per the press, Jetski Boats WA is now accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies for items such as the 2017 Yamaha WaveRunner FZ S, 2017 Yamaha WaveRunner VX Cruiser, and 2017 Sea-Doo RXP X 300 which it offers on its online store. They have also begun a campaign where buyers who purchase items using cryptocurrency will get a 30 percent discount.
While commenting on the development, the platform said it is in a bid to encourage the adoption of cryptocurrencies. They also outlined that Bitcoin differs from credit cards and PayPal since there is no central authority that can lock the network and, therefore, stop people from accessing their funds.
JetSki Boats WA also said:
We strongly believe we are the first Australian Jet Ski retailer accepting Crypto Currencies and we are really proud of our achievement … Jetski Boats WA participates in liquidations and clearance auctions for personal watercrafts from US & Japan
A Trend of Bitcoin Acceptance by Companies Around the World
Accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has become a trend in 2019 given that a lot of companies have adopted the virtual asset for payments. Like, JetSki Boats WA, Remus, an online platform that offers sports cars and motorcycle exhaust system for sale also began accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Bitcoin Diamond, and Zcoin.
In the same vein, Bob Moore, an auto group announced that its car dealership in Oklahoma will be accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. At a later time, other dealerships which it operates in the state such as Porsche, GMC, Jaguar, Nissan, Jeep, KIA, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, Chrysler, and Ram will also accept the virtual currency.
Two Multi-Billion-Dollar Companies Accept Bitcoin for Payments
BTCNN on March 20 also informed that two multi-billion-dollar companies are also accepting Bitcoin. In a separate press release, Avnet, a Phoenix-based electronic supplier, and Digitec Galaxus AG, a Swiss-based online retail store informed their customers. While Avnet uses the BitPay payment processor to receive the asset, Digitec employs Coinify. Alongside Bitcoin, Digitec Galaxus AG accepts Ethereum, Bitcoin cash, Litecoin, Tron, OmiseGo, and NEO