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AirBnB hires ChangeTip employees

And now, the company hired several employees from the bitcoin service called ChangeTip
Among the people hired by AirBnB there is ChangeTip’s CEO and co-founder Nick Sullivan
Unfortunately we don’t have more details yet.
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Blockchain Project for AirBnb

This news is the pure expression of the optimism that AirBnb has for its blockchain project. 
As we previously reported, Blecharczyk explained that blockchain is in the company’s mind.
These were Blecharczyk words:
“I think that, within the context of Airbnb, your reputation is everything, and I can see it being even more so in the future, whereby you might need a certain reputation order to have access to certain types of homes. But then the question is whether there’s a way to export that and allow access elsewhere to help other sharing economy models really flourish. We’re looking for all different kinds of signals to tell us whether someone is reputable, and I could certainly see some of these more novel types of signals being plugged into our engine”.

ChangeTip funds

Recenlty, on December 2014 ChangeTip raised $3.5m in seed funding for its micropayments platform. 
The round was guided by Pantera Capital, according to a ChangeTip’s press release. 
Other participants in the round were 500 Startups, Boldstart Ventures, CryptoCurrency Partners and Idealab.

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AirBnB wants to use the blockchain

Some months ago Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution book, explained how blockchain technology could replace services like Uber and AirBnB.
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In fact, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Switzerland, Tapscott suggested: 

“Why do you need a 60 billion dollar corporation called Uber? You can have a real sharing economy which it would be a distributed application on the Blockchain […] and the same is for AirBnb”. 

AirBnB replies…

Well, even if might not be because of Tapscott’s suggestions, AirBnb is now interested in using the blockchain technology for its service. 
During a recent interview conducted by City A.M., in fact, Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk annonunced the possible blockchain application among the company plans for this year.
These were Blecharczyk words:

“I think that, within the context of Airbnb, your reputation is everything, and I can see it being even more so in the future, whereby you might need a certain reputation order to have access to certain types of homes. But then the question is whether there’s a way to export that and allow access elsewhere to help other sharing economy models really flourish. We’re looking for all different kinds of signals to tell us whether someone is reputable, and I could certainly see some of these more novel types of signals being plugged into our engine”.

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