Just at the beginning of this new year, Airbnb’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brain Chesky, asked his Twitter followers what they would like the company to improve on, or better put, what they would like the company to launch in 2022.
According to a later post by Brian, the tweet, which comes as a request for comment, received approximately 4,000 suggestions with a highlight of the top six recommendations. Surprisingly, the request to integrate digital currency payments ranks as the top suggestion shared by the CEO. This indication showcases how well holders of digital currencies are exploring avenues to spend their coin holdings.
While Bitcoin, Dogecoin, or any of the popular altcoins out there is not new to crypto Twitter, the poll-like conversation Brian had with his followers is very unique publicity that may eventually see the American company that operates an online marketplace for lodging, primarily homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities integrate Bitcoin or crypto payments.
While Brian made no promises, he said the company is already working on most of the recommendations shared, with a promise that others are being worked on.
Crypto For Retail Payments is on the Rise
As digital currencies grow into maturity, so also are the retail investors holding them. For many of these retail holders, finding an avenue to spend the coins they hold is a great way to relate with digital currencies as a unique form of money.
Digital currency trading platforms recognize this need. Many, including Binance, Nasdaq-listed Coinbase, Binance, and Crypto.com, have started launching crypto cards in partnership with payment firms like Visa Inc and Mastercard. These crypto cards can be used to make purchases in various retail outlets in designated locations.
The integration of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by Paypal, and CashApp amongst others, have also increased the number of users who can use crypto as a mode of payment in various retail outlets around the world.
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