Airbnb: house-sharing platform to adopt cryptocurrency payments
Airbnb: house-sharing platform to adopt cryptocurrency payments
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Airbnb: house-sharing platform to adopt cryptocurrency payments

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 5 Jan 2022

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Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky said that users of the platform have been requesting to accept cryptocurrency payments for home and hotel bookings and it is therefore something the company will be thinking about doing during 2022.

Airbnb users want cryptocurrency payments

A few days ago, Chesky had asked on Twitter to suggest new initiatives for Airbnb in 2022 and from this survey, it seems that crypto payments were the most requested thing by users.

On Twitter, there were more than 4,000 replies and retweets, and for greater transparency, Chesky published a second tweet stating what the requests were. So, as we can see, accepting crypto payments is in first place.

So who knows whether in 2022 this company, which closed the first half of 2021 with a turnover of $2.222 billion, will accept crypto payments. 

According to Chesky, the company already has “a variety of token ideas.”

Airbnb talks about crypto

In fact, back in early 2021, the CEO of Airbnb had already spoken about cryptocurrencies during an interview with Fox Business, saying that users had been calling for the acceptance of crypto payments for quite some time.

As of today, the only way to pay with cryptocurrencies on Airbnb is to use gift cards from Bitrefill launched back in 2019.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that the company’s other co-founder, Nathan Blecharczyk, had already invested in a cryptocurrency trading platform called SFOX back in 2018.

 

Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for several international crypto-related magazines and CMO at Eidoo. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist. She is also a marketing teacher at Digital Coach in Milan and she is writing a book about NFTs for the Italian publishing house Mondadori, while she is also helping artists and company to entering in the sector.

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