Mexico-based airlines TAR Aerolineas has become the first in Latin America to accept bitcoin payments.
In a statement, Jose Calzadias, commercial manager at TAR, said that the company, which serves 12 destinations throughout Mexico, would continue to evaluate payment options that give "real added value" to customers.
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