Dara Khosrowshahi, current CEO of Uber, indicated in an interview for Bloomberg that the company could accept payments in cryptocurrencies in the future. Previously, he had made some statements to CNBC in which he stressed that they would adopt cryptocurrencies when they imply a benefit for the company’s processes, and not only as a marketing act. However, in his words, the acceptance of cryptocurrencies on Uber platforms is only a matter of time.
Uber will accept cryptocurrency
In this way, Uber will soon join the list of companies that already accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.
In his statement to Bloomberg he indicated that “as the exchange mechanism becomes less expensive and more ecological, we are going to lean a little more towards cryptocurrencies. Will Uber accept crypto in the future? Absolutely, at some point,” Khosrowshahi stressed.
Future means of payment
For Khosrowshahi, cryptocurrencies will be necessary for transactions in the future. However, as he pointed out in his interview with CNBC, it is still early days for adoption, and he stressed that they are not going to do it simply as a marketing campaign. “We are going to discern the use of cryptocurrencies or bitcoin based on its use to carry out transactions that are good for business, that are good for our trips and our dining rooms. If there is any need, we will do it. We just won’t do it as part of a promotion,” Khosrowshahi said.
Companies that already accept payments in crypto
Currently, there are already several companies that accept payments in cryptocurrencies. Microsoft allows you to buy games, movies and applications with bitcoin; Expedia allows you to pay for travel and hotels with various cryptocurrencies; Shopify, an e-commerce platform, has been accepting payments in bitcoin since 2013. Likewise, Mastercard already allows you to pay with cryptocurrencies in any physical and online establishment in the world that accepts Mastercard cards, and for some time PayPal has allowed you to pay with bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum or bitcoin.