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This is what the CEO of Airbnb had to say on accepting cryptocurrency payments



While trading in cryptocurrency reached unprecedented levels last year, investors expect the new year to be a rewarding one as well. Many platforms are trying to tap the emerging market with multiple services for their customers. These include the option to pay in crypto coins for goods and services received by people. Popular accommodation-booking platform Airbnb is eyeing a growing user base of digital assets. Its CEO Brian Chesky has said that the top feature users want Airbnb to launch in 2022 should be to be able to pay for bookings in cryptocurrency.

He disclosed this demand during a recent Twitter survey. Chesky asked Twitter users, “If Airbnb could launch anything in 2022, what would it be?” Two days later, he posted the results, sifting through the nearly 4,000 suggestions he had received. The top six were:

1. Crypto Payments

2. Clear Pricing Displays

3. Guest Loyalty Program

4. Update Cleaning Fee

5. More Long Term Stays and Discounts

6. Better Customer Service

The 40-year-old billionaire CEO said that he is already working on most of them and he will now look into others.

Chesky said his company, which currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal as payment methods, has seen $336 billion in payments since 2013. Several users suggested that it should start by accepting bitcoin, ethereum and shiba inu. ,

Crypto payments for accommodation booking will be welcomed by most cryptocurrency users as they currently face problems while making international payments. With crypto, this issue can be solved.

This is not the first time Chesky has spoken of Airbnb exploring crypto payments. He said in an interview in September last year that people have consistently asked for crypto payments on the platform.