Cryptocurrencies are gaining gradual popularity over the years and is seeing a lot of widespread adoption. Recent reports suggest that a popular cryptocurrency gift card provider— Bitrefill will now enable people to book their Airbnb reservations using up to five different cryptocurrencies. This initiative was revealed by an official twitter post from the Sweden-based firm. The post clarifies that Airbnb gift cards will be available for purchase through bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and dash (DASH).
However, it has been also mentioned on Bitrefill’s website that people residing in the United States of America are not eligible to deem Airbnb gift cards using this payment method. Another important factor that must be kept in mind is that these gift cards will be available on reservations which are less than 28 nights. As of now, the gift cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.
Bitrefill has also elaborated that the new Airbnb gift card offering is a voucher product which essentially means that users will be provided with codes and instruction on how to use the code given to them. Bitrefill which has offerings for mobile credit top-ups in cryptocurrency also offers cards for VOIP, travel services, gaming, and others depending on the customer’s locations. It was just last week that they announced that they will also be supporting Netflix subscriptions using the same five cryptocurrencies it allows for the AirBnB.
Bitrefill’s “Thor” service makes it one of the few services exploring lightning network right now. According to a previous report, the company made it known that its “Thor”service allows people to give lightning channels to someone else with no setup on the recipient’s side. In December 2017, the company carried out a real real-world transaction test using the services. The lightning service was used to topped-up a mobile phone almost instantly with zero fees.