The CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky asks crypto enthusiasts on Twitter about updates implemented in the app. Coming from June 11, 2019, Chesky announced on Twitter that adding cryptocurrencies as a payment method was the most popular idea among users for Airbnb updates.

The majority of respondents voted for adding different types of cryptocurrency with Bitcoin (BTC) at 30%, followed by Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), DASH, XRP or EOS.

“It's surprising how many people have asked for this (and how many of our hosts would accept it)” - he said.

Chesky once again points out that cryptocurrencies are an excellent solution to increase the company's revenue and ease transactions with no exchange rates, currency conversions, etc.

Airbnb has previously stated that it had no intention of accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method. However, on March 19, 2018, the company joined the Blockchain research group to start testing how this technology could be implemented into their services.

As reported earlier, Brian Chesky asked Twitter users on May 22, 2019 to share their thoughts with the company on new initiatives or updates for existing features. He admitted that accepting cryptocurrencies would be a “massive shift” for Airbnb, but if successful it could work on many fronts.

Airbnb's co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk also announced in January 2018 on the let's talk bitcoin podcast that the company will start accepting BTC in the future.

A week after Chesky’s tweet, Bill Gates announced on Reddit that he would accept cryptocurrencies through his website, supporting non-profit organizations around the world.

“It wouldn't be very helpful for me to go into a store and use physical currency. I was trained as a software engineer,” Bill Gates said.

In 2018, Microsoft started accepting BTC through BitPay payment platform.

According to the 2018 Digital Landscape Report by UK research firm YouGov , 7% of US citizens own cryptocurrencies. In addition, Coinbase reported that it had over 13 million customers in June 2019.CoinDesk reported that the daily trading volume of Bitcoin is currently over $4 billion, which is approximately equal to 1% of the world's gold trade.