XcelTrip, a “next-gem, decentralised, travel booking platform” based on blockchain technology, has launched support for Shiba inu payments ($SHIB), a meme-inspired cryptocurrency.
Customers of XcelTrip can now use Shiba Inu to pay for airline and hotel reservations, according to a statement. According to information on the platform’s website, consumers have access to over 2.3 million hotels and 450 airlines in over 70 countries.
According to reports, XcelTrip has over 650,000 registered customers who utilise cryptocurrency to travel through their system. Bitcoin ($BTC), Ethereum ($ETH), Binance Coin ($BNB), Bitcoin Cash ($BCH), XcelDefi ($XLD), and XcelToken are among the other cryptoassets accepted by the site.
Earlier this month, a partnership between Lavu, a leading worldwide restaurant software and payments solution provider, and Verifone, a Fintech payments organisation, announced that thousands of restaurants in 65 countries will be able to accept multiple cryptos as payment methods, including Shiba Inu.
Shiba Inu was enabled as a payment mechanism at Binance-backed trip booking company Travala late last year, as CryptoGlobe reported. Over 2.2 million properties are available across 90,000 destinations in 230 countries and territories on the platform.
The rise in popularity of Shiba Inu corresponds with Shytoshi Kusama, the project’s main creator, teasing a big surprise that will “floor everyone.”
Kusama has previously stated that the agreement will “destroy the internet,” claiming that many people are unaware it is taking place right in front of their eyes. The hire of an entertainment industry expert to work on SHIB’s metaverse appeared to be the first clue to the announcement.
In particular, the SHIB community has disclosed through a series of polls that it supports token burns as part of the project’s long-term strategy, presumably feeling that a reduction in the currency’s circulating quantity is more helpful than the Metaverse.