“The number one thing we want from Airbnb is ‘cryptocurrency payment’”


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[Blockchain Today Reporter Park Yo-han] It has been found that users of Airbnb, a lodging sharing platform, want a cryptocurrency payment function, including Bitcoin.

According to a Cointelegraph report on the 5th (local time), Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky conducted a survey on ‘Airbnb in 2022’ through Twitter on the 3rd (local time), and the majority It was announced today that respondents wanted the ability to pay in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Brian Chesky has 400,000 Twitter followers.

In addition to cryptocurrency payment features, respondents also asked for clear pricing, loyalty programs for customers, cleaning fees, and improved customer service.

According to Chesky, once Airbnb’s cryptocurrency payment function becomes available, the types of cryptocurrencies that can be used will not be limited to one or two. “Since 2013, Airbnb’s payment methods currently include Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal,” Chesky said.

Chesky, who is consistently supportive of the potential of the new technology, once said in an interview with Fox Business in September last year that “we have a lot of inquiries about cryptocurrency payments.” Also, in an interview with Nilay Patel of The Verge in November, Chesky said, “I am interested in cryptocurrencies and metaverses. The relationship between cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency will be interesting.”

Chesky was the CEO of Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, and Brian Armstrong was a former Airbnb employee.


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