Following the integration, LINK token holders will be able to pay for travel booking at over 2.2 million hotels and homes in 230 countries globally, including accommodations from travel giants such as Booking.com, Expedia and Agoda.
London, September 23, 2020 – Travala.com, the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform, has announced today the integration of LINK, the token powering Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network. On Travala.com, LINK holders will soon be able to book over 2.2 million accommodation options worldwide.
LINK will be featured alongside a growing line-up of leading cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB) and AVA, Travala.com’s native cryptocurrency.
Juan Otero, CEO at Travala.com, said: “With cryptocurrency adoption on the rise, we want to ensure our users at Travala.com have access to the most popular payment choices. LINK has always been a token requested by members of our community, so we have responded to this request.”
LINK is the digital asset token used to pay for services on the Chainlink network, a network that aims to bring real-world data onto the blockchain so that smart contracts can interact with real-world events and information that exist off-blockchain.
Travala.com continues to facilitate more ways for users to book travel with cryptocurrencies, in light of a recent increase of consumer appetite for modern payment alternatives and scalable blockchain solutions, which will increase the exposure of the Chainlink ecosystem to an ever-expanding user base.
Founded in 2017, Travala.com is the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking service with 2,200,000+ hotels and homes in 230 countries and 600 airlines globally. Backed by industry-giant Binance, Travala.com is a champion of cryptocurrency adoption, accepting over 30 leading cryptocurrencies in addition to traditional payment methods. AVA bolsters the Travala.com value proposition. As the native cryptocurrency of the platform, AVA can be used for payments, receiving loyalty rewards, discounts and bonuses, among several other use cases. For more information, visit: www.travala.com
Chainlink is an oracle that provides off-blockchain data to smart contracts. Chainlink was first described in a white paper published in September, 2017. Chainlink is a decentralized network that connects smart contracts to external data. It aims to bring real-world data onto the blockchain so that smart contracts can interact with real-world events and information that exist off-blockchain. Chainlink was built to increase the potential applications and possibilities for smart contracts and reduce their need to rely on trusted third parties.