Bitrefill, a Sweden-based crypto-focused gift card provider, has released a feature that enables its users to pay for Airbnb rentals using Bitcoin and other four cryptocurrencies via their new AirBnB gift cards.
The firm announced this development via its Twitter account on Wednesday, March 27.
Other than Bitcoin (BTC), crypto enthusiasts will now be able to pay for Airbnb gift cards using Litecoin (LTC), Ether (ETH), Dash (DASH) and Dogecoin (DOGE).
According to a publication on Bitrefill’s website, the just-released service is only available to U.S. residents who use a local payment method.
Users are also notified that the crypto gift card reservations will be restricted to less than 28-night stays, with buyers able to access the cards in $25, $50 and $100 U.S. dollar denominations.
Bitrefill already offers mobile phone crypto top-up services. However, it noted that the new Airbnb service is voucher based and that users would be issued with voucher codes as well as usage guidelines.
The company, which has stood the test of time in the crypto payment space, serves a number of firms with crypto gift cards.
It reported last week that it has also added Netflix to its list of cryptocurrency users. Netflix users can now pay their subscription fee using the five cryptos- BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH and DOGE.
The firm also offers travel cards, one example being the one reportedly being used in Argentina. Bearers of the public transport card SUBE (Sistema Único de Boleto Electrónico) can now refill it using Bitcoin.
Other beneficiaries of the service are gaming and VOIP users among others, although usage depends on the user’s location around the world.
Bitrefill is one of the first adopters of Lighting Network technology. Early this year, the company revealed that they intended to ease bitcoin lighting payments with the use of its “Thor” service.
The Thor service allows users to connect to the lightning network regardless of whether the user has bitcoins, and then they buy a supported wallet. The recipient on the other end visits a Bitrefill and buys a channel opening.
In December 2017, Bitrefill reportedly succeeded in carrying out the first real-world instant zero-fee mobile phone top-up using the Lightning network.
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