31 Aug '17, 11am

Uber Gets Early #Bitcoin Advocate As New CEO

Uber Gets Early #Bitcoin Advocate As New CEO

Dara Khosrowshahi has been appointed as the new CEO of Uber , which has been without a CEO since the resignation of Travis Kalanick in June 2017. Would this result in Uber's stance on accepting Bitcoin changing? An early Bitcoin advocate Dara Khosrowshahi, who became the CEO of Expedia in 2005, is seen to be an inspired choice for the job of Uber CEO. He built Expedia into one of the world's leading travel and technology companies. Expedia had announced that it would accept Bitcoin as a means of payment in 2014, which made it one of the earliest companies to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment. In 2014, Bitcoin was yet to become an established means of payment. The Mt.Gox fueled bubble of 2013 and the subsequent crash had made companies wary of Bitcoin. While it was possible to book air tickets using niche Bitcoin players like CheapAir and BTC trip, mainstream companies l...

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