March 25, 2016

Expedia remains clueless on how Bitcoin payments work

Building trust in the Bitcoin world can be quite a challenge these days, as companies who deal with digital currency payments hardly have a clue as to what to do if something goes awry with a customer’s payment.

Moreover, the payment processors in question are responsible for funds arriving where they should in a timely manner, although they might run into issues with that as well. This story stems from a Reddit user who experienced a series of problems when booking a hotel on Expedia using the Coinbase checkout page.

Using a website such as Expedia to rent a hotel room or a flight with Bitcoin sounds like a great opportunity for any Bitcoin enthusiasts. It is of the utmost importance to have major retailers and brands supporting digital currency payments, and Expedia is a great addition.

Unfortunately, hardly anyone on the Expedia support team has a clue what to do when it comes to Bitcoin transactions.

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