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Airbnb's new Verified ID system makes guests to prove they are real people

Evan Dashevsky | May 2, 2013
It's tough out there in recession land. You know who has lots of disposable money? Complete strangers from out of town who you meet on the Internet. Matching guests and hosts has been the successful premise of the online short-term rental marketplace, Airbnb.

Overall, we put a lot of trust in corporations and fellow users in the Internet marketplace. And the vast majority of the time, there is no problem. However, once it functions properly, a simple identification verification system such as this will make a lot of guests and hosts sleep better at night.


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