The Europe-based company LockTrip wants to put the accommodation industry on the blockchain by creating “the first functional blockchain-based travel service.” The team says it already offers 100,000 hotels and more than 1,500 vacation rentals all over the world, with an average discount of almost 20 percent when compared to other booking sites — and with plans to add an additional 300,000 hotels and 900 airlines to its marketplace by end of January 2019. Continue reading Blockchain Travel Service to Offer Hotels 20 Percent Cheaper Than on Booking.com or AirBnb
ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees has said that the growing debt of the US, which hovers at around $21.7 trillion as of November, will inevitably cause a big spike in crypto.
“When the next global financial crisis occurs, and the world realizes organizations with $20 trillion in debt can’t possibly ever pay it back and thus must print it instead, and thus fiat is doomed. Watch what happens to crypto.” Continue reading $20 Trillion US Debt Will Inevitably Lead to Big Crypto Boom
Despite his bullish call on bitcoin, Neu-Ner’s money is on Ethereum, which he says is run by “the smartest people in the world,” in reference to the developers who he recently got to know at a conference held in Cancun.
He touts Ethereum for its multiple use cases, ranging from hedging to betting, to voting, for instance, all on the Ethereum network. Meanwhile, bitcoin’s use cases are twofold — as a currency or a store of value, the latter of which is how Neu-Ner views the cryptocurrency, referencing it as “digital gold.”
Meanwhile, he points out it’s only been about a year that cryptocurrencies have become accessible to the retail investor, and they’ve not even attained wide-scale adoption yet. “2018 is the year where the mechanisms to allow retail consumers to get into cryptocurrencies start to open themselves up,” he said, adding that it will stabilize the price.