Airbnb users want crypto payment options, according to CEO Twitter poll

Airbnb
CEO
Brian
Chesky tweeted
a
poll
on
Monday
asking
his
roughly
400,000
followers
what
they
wanted
from
the
rental
platform
in
2022.

Chesky
has
today
revealed
that
the
majority
of
respondents
want
to
be
able
to
pay
with
Bitcoin
(BTC)
or
other
popular
digital
currencies
when
renting
their
next
house
or
apartment
on
Airbnb.
Other
requests
included
clear
pricing
displays,
a
loyalty
program
for
visitors,
up-to-date
cleaning
charges,
and
enhanced
customer
service.

Chesky
also
added
that
he
has
seen
a
number
of
token
ideas,
implying
that
Airbnb’s
potential
cryptocurrency
payment
selection
will
not
be
confined
to
one
or
two
digital
assets.
Airbnb
currently
accepts
Visa,
MasterCard,
Apple
Pay,
Google
Pay
and
PayPal
as
payment
methods.
The
CEO
also
noted
that
the
accommodation
company
has
processed
$336
billion
in
transactions
since
2013.

Chesky
has
been
vocal
regarding
the
potential
of
new
technologies.
In
September,
he told
Fox
Business
that
the
company
had
received
a
lot
of
inquiries
regarding
crypto
payments:

“We
get
a
lot
of
requests,
I’ve
been
getting
it
for
years,
I
have
nothing
to
announce
on
it
today.”

During
a
November

interview

with
Nilay
Patel
of
The
Verge,
he
was
asked
about
his
thoughts
on
the
future
of
crypto
and
metaverse:

“We
are
definitely
looking
into
it.
Absolutely.
Like
the
revolution
in
travel,
there
is
clearly
a
revolution
happening
in
crypto.
Airbnb
and
crypto
both
have
interesting
relationships
with
trust.”



Related:




Crypto
exchange
lists
Airbnb
derivatives
contract
ahead
of
IPO

He
went
on
to
note
that
Brian
Armstrong,

the
CEO
of
Coinbase
,
was
a
former
employee
of
Airbnb.
The
crypto
buzz
surrounding
Airbnb
comes
amid
a
rise
in
competition
from
decentralized
blockchain-based
alternatives
like

Travala.com’s
Dtravel
,
which
provides
a
holiday
rental
service.

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