Airbnb admits the possibility of supporting cryptocurrencies and blockchainService …

Airbnb admits support for cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Short-term rental service Airbnb has filed a prospectus with the SEC and exchanges USA (SEC) for its planned initial public offering (IPO). In him company allowed possibility adding cryptocurrency payments in the future.

Airbnb admits the possibility of supporting cryptocurrencies and blockchainService ...

“Future success will be depend from our ability to adapt to evolving technologies such as tokenization, cryptocurrencies and new authentication technologies “, – writes it.

Airbnb admits the possibility of supporting cryptocurrencies and blockchainService ...

Airbnb further mentions a distributed ledger and blockchain along with biometrics, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality in quality likely important directions future development.

“As a result, we intend to continue to devote significant resources to support and develop our technologies and platforms.. Topics however, these initiatives may be more costly than expected, and may fail, ”adds Airbnb.

Airbnb previously said it had no plans to host bitcoin in his service, although it acquired a cryptocurrency donation startup ChangeTip in 2016 year.

Airbnb expects to pass listing on market Nasdaq Global Select under the ticker “ABNB”. According to Reuters, the company plans to attract about $ 3 billion at assessment of more than $ 30 billion.

Company prospectus writes, that it was able to end with a profit in the third quarter of 2020, despite the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic, directly influencing on her business. For of this she had to cut costs a lot and cut quarter of employees in the second quarter.