Airbnb News

Airbnb is an online platform for posting, searching and short-term leasing or renting of private property worldwide. The service was launched by Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia (CPO) and Nathan Blecharczyk (CTO) in 2008. The company is not an owner of any real estate itself, it just works as a mediator between lessors and lessees and receives a percentage service fee in conjunction with every booking. Airbnb’s Bitcoin involvement started in 2014, when the company showed its interest in using blockchain technologies for the realization of its services for the first time. Some news also points out what risks might await services such as Airbnb if blockchain technologies continue to develop. Also, in 2016, in a survey conducted by one of the founders, it was discovered that most users would like Airbnb to accept Bitcoin as a payment method.
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Smaller firms in the sharing economy can find it difficult to compete with established, centralized platforms. A blockchain-based protocol plans to change that.
Blockchain Protocol’s Bold Plans to ‘Shake Up the Sharing Economy’
Connor Blenkinsop
2020-06-30T13:04:00+01:00
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Opinion
A DeFi lending platform for cryptocurrency, Kava Labs, could be described as the “Uber of Bitcoin,” as the platform represents an Uber-like business model.
Proposing an ‘Uber-Like’ Growth Model for Blockchain Incentives
Andrew Rossow
2020-06-27T19:00:00+01:00
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News
Bitcoin can now be spent to book housing at Airbnb via Fold app gift cards alongside other big-name retailers such as Amazon, Starbucks and Uber.
Airbnb Now Bookable With Bitcoin and Lightning Network via Fold App
Helen Partz
2019-11-11T18:39:00+00:00
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News
SFOX, a U.S. cryptocurrency dealer for large-scale investors, has raised $22.7 million in a Series A funding round.
Airbnb Co-Founder Participates in Almost $23 Million Funding Round for Crypto Startup
Max Yakubowski
2018-08-16T20:31:00+01:00
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Explained
The sharing economy is still in its infancy and fragmented, but Blockchain may have the potential to fuel its growing popularity.
Sharing Economy, Explained
Connor Blenkinsop
2018-04-19T15:52:00+01:00
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A company is building a Blockchain-based system to eliminate fragmentation in the sharing economy – and creating a single app that gives users access to “any av...
Company Aims To Become ‘Amazon Of Sharing Economy’ With Blockchain App
Connor Blenkinsop
2018-04-15T02:33:00+01:00
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Blockchain technology makes it possible to trust car-sharing services as it is not managed by people.
Decentralized Car Sharing Platform Aims to Lead the Blockchain-based Rental Market
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2018-01-16T17:40:00+00:00
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Smart Investment
Bitcoin is leading the digitalization of the global monetary system and is en route to competing against existing fiat currencies and the finance industry.
Bitcoin Leads Digitalization of Global Monetary System, Finance Industry
Joseph Young
2017-11-10T09:45:00+00:00
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