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Expedia to Accept Bitcoins for Online Hotel Bookings

Expedia Inc. will start accepting bitcoins for hotel purchases, becoming the largest online travel service to adopt the virtual currency.

Expedia said it partnered with San Francisco-based startup Coinbase Inc. to let travelers pay for bookings by converting bitcoins into money in response to customer requests, especially from international travelers. Expedia may start accepting bitcoins for airline tickets and trips if there’s demand, Michael Gulmann, a vice president at Expedia, said in an interview.