Airbnb may soon accept payments with Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies after all the option to pay with cryptoactives is what many Airbnb customers want to see established in 2022 after CEO Brian Chesky asked his Twitter followers where the Accommodation application was supposed to focus on this year.
So while suggestions like clear price displays, guest loyalty programs, and more long-term stays and discounts have proven popular, the advent of cryptocurrency payment options was ranked number one idea out of 4,000 suggestions.
Therefore, Chesky noted that users' suggestion that Airbnb accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment is being considered by the team responsible for the app and may soon become a reality.
Thus, Airbnb currently accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Visa and Mastercard, with the latter two having already ventured into the world of cryptocurrencies.
So this isn't the first time Chesky's has opened up about Airbnb's apparent willingness to delve into cryptocurrency payments.
Therefore, about two months ago, he stated that the company was investigating the matter, in an interview with The Verge.
“We are definitely looking into this. Like the travel revolution, there is clearly a revolution taking place in payment methods and Airbnb and cryptocurrencies have interesting relationships with trust,” he said.
While Airbnb is beginning its journey to integrate cryptocurrency as a payment option for renting houses and apartments, DTravel, a decentralized home-sharing platform, made that leap in 2021.
Supported by Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, the platform is integrated into the Travala.com website and is managed by users who have the DTravel token (TRVL).
With a global network of 20,000 homes, DTravel said customers can use cryptocurrency to book 250,000 homes with the TRVL token listed on exchanges including MEXC Global, Bybit, Gate and KuCoin.
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