Airbnb might accept crypto payments soon

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted that the company might accept crypto payments soon. Let’s read more about it.

Introduction

AirBnb, a famous Vacation rental company from US is about to join the list of companies embracing Cryptocurrencies. The company provides lodging by using an online market space for tourism related activities.

Background

The news comes after a recent poll by the CEO of the company asking about their desired feature. The CEO tweeted that “If Airbnb could launch anything in 2022, what would it be?”

Brain Chesky said that he got close to 4,000 suggestions from the post.  However, the most popular one was for Airbnb to accept cryptocurrencies as payments. Additionally he said that “crypto payments is inclusive of a variety of token ideas.”

Other less popular suggestions were clearer pricing displays, a guest loyalty program, revaluation of cleaning fees, increased long-term stay and discount, improved customer support, and commercial space. Chesky assured that the company is looking into “commercial spaces (kitchens, co-working)”. He said that “We are also looking into this one as well.”

Push for expansion and accessibility

Airbnb, as of now, has given services to more than 1 billion customers worldwide and has more than 4 million hosts, that have enlisted their properties.

The company aims to be accessible to as many people as possible. As of now, the company accepts Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal for payments.

Chesky further added that  “The key is when regular people understand how the new technology improved their lives, beyond the initial excitement. I’m really excited about certain applications that regular people could use to live a better daily life.”

Conclusion

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted that the company might accept crypto payments soon. It’s amazing to watch more companies getting on the crypto train. Hopefully, we will soon see many more big companies like Airbnb and AMC theatres embracing Cryptocurrencies and allowing them as payments.

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  • Airbnb: Artwork : Saifi Aleem

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