Uber Health, the subsidiary of America’s biggest ride-sharing company, has joined forces with Ethereum-based startup Solve.Care to record healthcare-related data on an immutable ledger, Forbes reports. With the help of Blockchain, the company wants to provide patients and caregivers with more comfortable rides.
Uber dips its toes into crypto
While this tie-up already sounds exciting enough, the best part is that Solve.Care’s customers will be given an opportunity to pay for transportation services by using the company’s native ERC-20 tokens. These tokens will be automatically converted fiat so that drivers won’t experience any inconveniences.
Nevertheless, this is the first time when Uber, one of the biggest Silicon Valley startups that recently held its IPO, will deal directly with crypto, which represents a significant step for adoption.
We’re always going to be looking to expand and grow what we can do with Solve.Care. I think in blockchain in general, it’s still early days,” says Uber Health CEO Dan Trigub.
As reported by U.Today, Uber appeared on the list of companies that joined the Geneva-based Libra Association, which was created to manage Facebook’s eponymous cryptocurrency.
Now, its latest collaboration with Solve.Care make it easier for patients to make their appointments by removing multiple barriers that are linked to transportation needs.
Solve.Care aims to improve healthcare and benefits programs for its users with the help of Blockchain.