April 12, 2016
Home-rental company Airbnb has “acqui-hired” the majority of the team behind ChangeCoin, a startup that runs a bitcoin-based micropayments service, according to four people with knowledge of the deal. The alternative lodging site has been looking at a few bitcoin and block chain startups, according to two sources, to study what the technology could do for its services…If Airbnb can figure out a way to make its user profiles immutable and universally readable, they could become a trusted form of digital identity, a bit like the profiles that credit bureaus create for individuals….
Source: http://qz.com/657246/airbnb-just-acquired-a-team-of-bitcoin-and-blockchain-experts/