The well-known American multinational transport company, Uber Technologies Inc, will "definitely" accept payments in cryptocurrencies. The information was given directly by Dara Khosrowshahi, the company's CEO, in an interview with Bloomberg.
In addition to many other things related to fares, food delivery, stocks, etc., the CEO also made it clear that Uber users will be able to pay to pay for fares in digital assets. Although he did not give an exact date, he added that the company is "constantly talking" about cryptocurrencies.
At the same time, the CEO of Uber also pointed out the problems associated with cryptocurrencies, such as non-ecological mining (although the situation is significantly improving here) and the cost of the exchange mechanism. He concluded: "as soon as the exchange mechanism is cheaper and more environmentally friendly," society "will definitely" move on with digital currencies and closely monitor cryptocurrencies. "
According to Khosrowshahi, it is only a matter of time before Uber begins to receive the crypto, but "now it's not the time." The CEO, meanwhile, said they have longer-term goals as interest rates and "inflation expectations rise."
Acceptance of cryptocurrencies not only by companies but also by governments themselves seems inevitable and remains a question of when. Bitcoin is already legal tender in El Salvador and other countries are speculated. Also, there are many countries (including China, Iran, Russia, Japan) that work intensively on their digital central bank currencies, also known as CBDC.