I would like to accept diffrent cryptocurrency's as payment, would anyone else like to have that option? Airbnb could credit my walet with the cryptocurrency, after subtracting the service fee just like normal.
I had some guests that sat me down to an informercial on buying bitcoins. (20 min video) they had made so much money apparently. ;) I just couldn’t see why they were staying at mine and not a five star hotel....so red flag red flag. I politely declined their offer to buy some tempting as it sounded. But it’s doing well in Oz apparently.
They may not like hotels. We have always stayed at 5 star hotels until we found Airbnb.
Never go back again. We love tvs personal and individuality of it and we host for the same reason.
I’m hoping we can accept bitcoin some time soon or Eth!!
Actually - to all the nay-sayers:
Paying in Bitcoin would basically be like paying cash. There are no exchange rate fees. And it cuts out need of the the middleman (AKA Airbnb in this case), so service fees are also potentially reduced.
If you call 1000% raise in 1 year, unstable then I have to agree.
USD is much better, there you just constantly loose few % due to inflation, from year to year. No surprises and everything is stable as you like it.
Please God, no. Just no.
The next thing is that I'll need to grow a beard and become a hipster.
Some of the problem is the way crypto currencies are treated in different countries - so protection for you would be zero in most, but you seem knowledgable enough to accept that risk
Financal Service Companies have held back from using crypto (although they are experimenting with the blockchain) just because there is no regulation, no protection for seller or buyers. It's not clear where fault would lie if your payment didn't reach you and I can't see AirBnB taking on liability for something that in some countries is practically illegal, in others an asset, in others a virtual currency, etc.