Bitrefill recently launched a feature enabling crypto enthusiasts on its platform to purchase Airbnb and Ikea gift cards using Bitcoin, and other altcoins.
The exchange platform posted,
With the new roll-out, customers from Germany can purchase a 20 or 100 Euro gift card on Ikea’s website with Bitcoins. Further, the German user base for the Swedish retail company will also be able to purchase gift cards on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Bol.com, and Zalando.
The crypto firm enabled users to purchase products at big retail stores that previously accepted payment in fiat only, and had no option for cryptocurrency payment.
For the San Francisco-based hospitality chain, Airbnb, Bitrefill will allow the purchase of gift cards worth 15 Euros, 25 Euros and 50 Euros on its platform, using Bitcoin, Litecoin [LTC], Ethereum [ETH], Dash, and Dogecoin. Also, Bitrefill’s Airbnb Gift Cards can be used for short-term hotel reservations not exceeding 28 days. The gift card option is however, limited to US users only and is not available in other countries.
Additionally, the Airbnb site also made provisions to buy gift cards from various brands like Nike and Netflix to eBay and Groupon, gift cards that can be used in different countries, according to reports.
Bitrefill has over 130k users and has facilitated crypto adoption in different spaces. Earlier this year, Bitrefill unveiled a service named ‘Thor,’ which allowed users to get an empty lightning channel opened for them from the platform’s node, enabling the sender to provide lightning channels without the recipient having to set up anything.