Bitrefill Creates Cryptocurrency Cards For Airbnb Rentals
The supplier of gift certificates and mobile refill cards Bitrefill added a new service for renting housing via the Airbnb service using cryptocurrencies, the supplier’s website reports.
The Swedish project Bitrefill provides cryptocurrency gift cards for some popular platforms like eBay, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and others. The message says that Bitrefill users got the possibility to make reservations with bitcoins, ethers, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Dash. They need to purchase cryptocurrency cards or voucher codes that are equivalent to the US dollars and are accepted by the Airbnb platform. Thus, the rental platform does not operate cryptocurrency payments.
At the moment, this option is available only for citizens of the United States who would like to rent housing for up to 28 days. Users can get $25, $50 and $100 dollar vouchers.
This event was another step towards the massive adoption of Bitcoin. In February 2019, the government of Argentina introduced the possibility to replenish transport cards using bitcoins. The authorities explained that they intend to provide residents with access to this revolutionary technology.
In August 2018, the Queensland government announced its plans to create a grant of $8.3 million to finance tourism projects related to cryptocurrency.
As previously reported, Coinbase crypto cards ceased to operate due to the termination of service by Shift Payments.