Wed 13 Apr 2016 12:27PM

How will AirBnB's move to adopt blockchain expedite, expand uses in real estate?

BW Bill Wendel Public Seen by 265

Airbnb just acquired a team of bitcoin and blockchain experts


blockchains might allow Airbnb to share its user profiles with other companies. “The question is whether there’s a way to export [a user’s reputation] and allow access elsewhere to help other sharing economy models really flourish

could become a trusted form of digital identity, a bit like the profiles that credit bureaus create for individuals. If these identities can be “exported” to other platforms

potentially hugely useful, ways of using blockchains, such as door locks that open or close when a user sends money to a homeowner over a blockchain