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.
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’
A DeFi lending platform for cryptocurrency, Kava Labs, could be described as the “Uber of Bitcoin,” as the platform represents an Uber-like business model.
Proposing an ‘Uber-Like’ Growth Model for Blockchain Incentives
U.S.-based payments startup Fold has made Lightning Network payments possible at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber and other big name retailers.
Bitcoin Startup Brings Lightning Network Payments to Amazon, Whole Foods
Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber and others have allegedly each invested around $10 million in the governance consortium.
WSJ: Facebook Crypto Project Seals $10M Investment Each From Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Uber
SoftBank will enable global users to conduct international money transfers via RCS, SMS, or mobile email with a blockchain payment system.
Uber’s Largest Shareholder to Launch Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments Service Based on Blockchain and RCS
The automotive space is finding new and exciting ways to utilize the burgeoning technology that is Blockchain
Driving Blockchain Forward: Automotive Advances With Blockchain Technology