The Crypto.com exchange has announced two important collaborations: with the travel booking site Booking.com and with the blockchain development Alchemy.
Discounts on Booking.com and other benefits for travelers Crypto.com, a trading platform that today boasts over 5 million active users around the world, has announced a partnership with the popular travel booking site Booking.com.
Thanks to this collaboration, Crypto.com users will be able to benefit from a 25% discount on bookings made through Booking.com: the initiative supports over 400,000 properties and 28 million accomodations.
“In 2020, our Crypto.com Visa Card program has grown to be the most widely available card of its kind, and we know that travel benefits are among the most sought after benefits among users.
Our user base has also grown in 2020 and we now serve over 5 million users worldwide, eager to travel again in 2021. We are delighted to announce our partnership with Booking.com, the first of many that we will unveil this. ‘year.”Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com, commented regarding this partnership
The development of Crypto.com Chain will be supported by Alchemy
But Crypto.com’s expansion plans do not end there: last week the exchange has partnered with Alchemy, an important platform for the development of blockchain products used by numerous applications on Ethereum.
Alchemy will support the growth of the Crypto.com Chain project, offering developers a full suite of tools and services to facilitate the creation of network apps.
The Alchemy Supernode is the most widely used Ethereum API today, with a high level of data reliability, scalability and correctness. The partnership between Crypto.com and Alchemy will guarantee the same level of speed and reliability, allowing Crypto.com Chain Integration Partners to develop applications of the highest level.
The goal of this collaboration is to make Crypto.com Chain more accessible, reducing operating and maintenance costs for developers who would otherwise have to manage full nodes independently. In addition, the integration with Alchemy’s API will allow you to monitor movements in the chain, transmit transactions and much more.
“Expanding our ecosystem and engaging the best partners to support the development of Crypto.com Chain is a top priority for us. We are excited about the collaboration with Alchemy, which will allow us to create tools aimed at simplifying and accelerating the ability of developers to build on Crypto.com Chain. This announcement accompanies a number of other major milestones, such as the launch of Crossfire and the Particle B blockchain accelerator, as well as the Crypto.com mainnet dry-run scheduled for January 18th. “Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com, commented
Nikil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy, also said he was very happy with this collaboration
“We at Alchemy are thrilled to partner with Crypto.com to build a development platform for its new chain. As part of our mission of making it possible for developers to create incredible products using blockchain, we are always looking for new partners who have the potential to usher in the next generation of the Web3.
We are thrilled to have found one of these partners on Crypto.com – we can’t wait to see what developers will accomplish within its revolutionary new ecosystem. “Nikil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy
Crypto in tourism
Crypto’s spread into the travel industry is not confined to hotels alone. Last December, news broke that Thailand was going to apply blockchain to its Electronic Visa On Arrival (eVOA). The objective of the initiative is to speed up and protect the digital visa application process and will soon be available for five million visitors from 20 countries.
Alternative Airlines, a travel company based in the United Kingdom, partnered with cryptocurrency service Utrust to facilitate payments with crypto. As of last November, the two companies planned to provide customers with the ability to book flights while paying with crypto such as BTC, ETH, Dash, DigiByte (DGB) and Utrust’s native token UTK.