Bitcoin users would like nothing more than to pay popular mainstream services with cryptocurrency. Uber is one of the top companies that should accept bitcoin in the future, even though they are not inclined to do so. For now, an intermediate solution is available. eGifter announced they are now selling Uber gift cards for usage in the United States.
On paper, it would make a lot of sense if Uber started accepting Bitcoin payments. The ride-sharing application offers a distributed network of drivers, with mobile payment options to boot. Add a decentralized global payment method to that list – with low fees – and the company could become an even bigger hit than it is today.
Unfortunately, it will take some time until Uber even considers Bitcoin. In fact, they may never accept cryptocurrency, to begin with, as long as their existing payment options generate enough revenue. But with the help of eGifter, it is now possible to use Bitcoin as an Uber payment method. Indirectly, of course, but it is still a viable option.