Bitrefill adds Airbnb cryptocurrency booking service

Sweden: Cryptocurrency gift card provider Bitrefill has announced it has added a service which will allow customers to book Airbnb rentals using five cryptocurrencies.

According to the Bitrefill website, the newly-launched service will permit users to pay for Airbnb gift cards in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin and DASH. For the time being, the gift cards are only redeemable by residents based in the United States who use a US-based payment method.

The company also revealed that the gift cards could only be applied for bookings of fewer than 28 nights with users being able to buy the tickets in denominations of $25, $50 and $100.

In addition, the firm will provide mobile credit top-ups in cryptocurrency.

As the Airbnb offering is intended to be a voucher product, it will aim to provide its customers with voucher codes and instructions for how to use it.

Last week, Bitrefill announced that it had added cryptocurrency support for Netflix subscriptions, whereby customers will be able to again pay using any of the five aforementioned cryptocurrency methods.