Cryptocurrency credit card company BitcoinBlack has recently launched its no limit Visa crypto credit card. Access to the card is limited to 10,000 high-net-worth individuals, and applicants must share their net worth, credit score, and annual income in US dollars, among other information in order to be considered.
“Secured by the holder’s crypto, the card is billed as a gateway to a world of luxury goods and services and one-of-a-kind members-only experiences,” states the press release issued by BitcoinBlack on July 4.
More specifically, the holders of the BitcoinBlack Visa crypto credit card get exclusive access to a mansion on the Turks and Caicos Islands, special charter deals provided by Momentum Jets, exclusive private events, as well as 1,300+ airport lounges around the world.
The card rewards every purchase with a cashback of up to 10% in the form of the Spend token ($SPDN). The token can be converted to other cryptocurrencies or redeemed at the Haute Living Luxury Marketplace at a guaranteed 1:1 value to the USD.
“We’re very excited because in addition to being able to spend rewards on incredible luxury items, the marketplace will also allow members to purchase experiences that our team at Haute Living Magazine have created exclusively for them. These are one-of-a-kind events not found anywhere else in the world.” said Kamal Hotchandini, Chief Luxury Officer of BitcoinBlack.
BitcoinBlack was founded in 2021 by Prakash Chand, a serial entrepreneur based out of Toronto. Prakash is known largely for his medical information website Ask The Doctor, which used a Cardano-based token, called AskToken ($ASK).
Despite what some cryptocurrency news outlets have reported, BitcoinBlack is not owned by Visa Inc. The financial and payment cards company merely lets BitcoinBlack use its payment network to facilitate transactions.
Emirates Airline To Invest $2 Billion On Major Upgrades
Emirates plans a huge retrofit on its fleet and an upgrade to the inflight experience.
Emirates Airline has just announced plans to improve its inflight experience for passengers. The carrier has budgeted $2 billion to refit the interiors of over 120 of its aircraft, aiming for a more modern aesthetic for cabins, along with better food choices, modern inflight entertainment options, and a significant service overhaul.
Emirates is well known for its premium service, so this overhaul is an ambitious decision, as many other airlines are trying their hardest to increase revenues and reduce costs.
“Emirates is flying against the grain and investing to deliver ever better experiences to our customers. Through the pandemic we’ve continued to launch new services and initiatives to ensure our customers travel with the assurance and ease, including digital initiatives to improve customer experiences on the ground. Now we’re rolling out a series of intensive programmes to take Emirates’ signature inflight experiences to the next level,” says Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.
The investment aims to ensure Emirates stays on top form, with many of the upgrades scheduled to materialize quickly. For the physical refit, aircraft are scheduled to enter the Emirates Engineering Center in November. So what can passengers expect once work is complete? The most significant change will be to aircraft interiors, where flyers of all classes will immediately spot new flooring, paneling, and reupholstered seats.
As well as a physical overhaul, the airline plans to upgrade entertainment systems, adding a “Cinema in the Sky” experience, complete with a bespoke app. In addition, better meal choices will reflect changing dietary preferences, including a new vegan menu and a nod to sustainability — though there will remain a strong luxury vibe to the proceedings, as the company has entered an exclusive agreement to offer Dom Perignon vintage champagne on board, as well as delicacies such as Persian caviar.
Though many of the improvements may seem trivial, Emirates is hoping that along with a huge cabin overhaul, their overall flight experience will continue to make travel a pleasurable experience, elevating their service above the competition.