Airbnb Could Adopt Cryptocurrencies Thanks to a Twitter Poll
An increasing number of corporate entities are enabling cryptocurrency payment options for their customers. However, some companies are taking an unlikely route in adopting cryptocurrencies.
Airbnb Users Want Company to Provide Crypto Payment Options
A recent poll by Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has seen its customers ask for cryptocurrency payment options. Chesky conducted a Twitter poll over the weekend, asking his 399k followers to suggest a feature or product the company should launch in 2022.
If Airbnb could launch anything in 2022, what would it be?
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 2, 2022
In a follow-up tweet earlier today, Chesky pointed out that he has received 4,000 suggestions so far, and integrating cryptocurrency payment options tops the list. Airbnb users want to rent their next house or apartment on the platform and pay for the services using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
Got 4,000 suggestions. Here are the top 6:
1 – Crypto payments (top suggestion)
2 – Clear pricing displays
3 – Guest loyalty program
4 – Updated cleaning fees
5 – More long-term stays & discounts
6 – Better customer service
Already working on most, will look into others now! https://t.co/rxEM4BXZci
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 5, 2022
Other top requests included transparent pricing displays, a guest loyalty program, updated cleaning charges, and better customer service. The Airbnb CEO said he also received a couple of token ideas. However, he said the company’s payment selection would not be limited to one or two cryptocurrencies.
If Airbnb goes on to integrate cryptocurrency payment options, it wouldn’t be a surprise to the broader crypto community. In an interview with The Verge in November, Chesky said Airbnb is looking into the cryptocurrency and metaverse sectors.
“We are definitely looking into it. Absolutely. Like the revolution in travel, there is clearly a revolution happening in crypto. Airbnb and crypto both have interesting relationships with trust,” he said.
AMC Ran a Similar Poll Last Year
AMC, one of the leading theater chains in the world, entered the cryptocurrency space in November. On November 12, the company announced that it was now accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
AMC’s CEO Adam Eron conducted a Twitter poll in September to ask his followers if they want the company to start accepting cryptocurrencies. 68.1% of the respondents replied affirmative, and the company now accepts cryptocurrency payments.
I sincerely want to hear your opinion, via this Twitter Poll. By year-end 2021, AMC will take Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash for online payments. I hear from many on my Twitter feed we should accept Dogecoin too. Do you think AMC should explore accepting Dogecoin?
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 21, 2021