Uber is an American-based international company that has made an application with the same name for searching, calling, getting and paying for a taxi or private driver. The company was founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garett Camp and the main office of Uber is currently headquartered in San Francisco. With the help of the application, a customer can book a cab and follow its track. In terms of cryptocurrency, in Uber, Bitcoin is allowed as a payment for buying gift cards and even, in some countries, rides also can be paid in virtual currencies. However, while the administration is just considering the ability of such ways of payment, some experts think that decentralized technologies, such as blockchain for Uber and other services that work as mediators, can be dangerous since, with blockchain, drivers and other service providers can connect directly to their customers.
By aligning hosts and guests in a shared marketplace, decentralized platforms will make good on the promise of the sharing economy.
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A spokesman for Joseph Sullivan has denied the charges the Uber exec faces for paying hackers $100K in Bitcoin to cover up a data breach.
Uber Exec Denies Bitcoin Hush Money Charges
A former CSO is accused of trying to conceal Uber’s involvement in a 2016 data breach by paying the hackers $100K in Bitcoin.
Uber Exec Allegedly Concealed 2016 Hack With $100K BTC ‘Bug Bounty’ Pay-Off
Twitter will add more security training to prevent a repeat of the hack that hit 130 accounts including celebrities.
Twitter Promises Additional Security Measures
The recent high-profile hack of Twitter accounts where 12 BTC was stolen is being investigated, and some exchanges may already know who did it.
Crypto Twitter Hack Recap: A ‘Wake Up Call’ for Centralized Platforms
Smaller firms in the sharing economy can find it difficult to compete with established, centralized platforms. A blockchain-based protocol plans to change that.
Blockchain Protocol’s Bold Plans to ‘Shake Up the Sharing Economy’