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

Air‘s CEO suggested that the platform’s possible crypto payment option would not be restricted to one or two digital currencies.

Air 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 Air. 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 Air‘s potential cryptocurrency payment selection will not be confined to one or two digital assets. Air 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 -ceo-hints-on-crypto” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>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 -pandemic-ceo-brian-chesky-interview-travel-decoder-podcast” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>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. Air and crypto both have interesting relationships with trust.”

Related: -derivative-contract-ahead-of-ipo”>Crypto exchange lists Air derivatives contract ahead of IPO

He went on to note that Brian Armstrong, -crypto-exchange-reportedly-buys-la-mansion-for-133m”>the CEO of , was a former employee of Air. The crypto buzz surrounding Air comes amid a rise in competition from decentralized blockchain-based alternatives like “>Travala.com’s Dtravel, which provides a holiday rental service.