It will one day be possible to pay for an Uber ride in bitcoin or with other cryptocurrencies, announced Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of the VTC specialist. But it’s not the time yet, he also says.
In addition to traditional currencies, the Uber app will one day offer payment in cryptocurrencies, Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with the publication. Bloomberg. Internally, there are discussions “ all the time ” on the subject, and the VTC platform intends to accept bitcoin and other cryptos ” in the future “.
Conditions before accepting cryptos
But the CEO of Uber sets two conditions. First, the environmental aspect that the cryptocurrency sector drags on like a ball. Less energy-intensive blockchain solutions are beginning to emerge, but without convincing yet. And then there is the question of the very high transfer fees. ” When the exchange mechanism becomes cheaper and more environmentally friendly, you will see us leaning a little more into cryptos “says Khosrowshahi.
But it’s not the right time yet, he argues. Nevertheless, the possibility of being able to pay with cryptos for a race or a delivery of cooked meals is open. Such a large platform that would allow payment with virtual currencies would be very good news for the sector, it would bring even more users and obviously increase the prices of the various tokens.
If Uber is not going there yet, the AMC cinema network now allows you to pay for your place in bitcoin, ethereum and in dogecoin, Elon Musk’s favorite crypto. The Shiba Inu should be added shortly. Computer hardware retailer Newegg has also gotten into it with several currencies, including the Shiba Inu. And of course, Tesla offers dogecoin payment, after allowing bitcoin payments for a few months.