Uber considering accepting bitcoin as payment
The chief executive officer for ridesharing and food delivery giant Uber says the company is considering accepting cryptocurrency for payments.
Khosrowshahi told the host,
It's a conversation that's happened that has been quickly dismissed. We're going to keep our cash safe. We're not in the speculation business. The upside in our company is in the business that we've built, not the investments that we invest in.
Khosrowshahi, who took over as Uber's CEO in 2017, left the door open for accepting crypto as a form of payment. He said the company would do what's best for “our riders and our eaters,” and would pursue bitcoin if the need and desire were reflected in the customer base, rather than as a promotion.
According to CNBC, Uber had a reported $5.65 billion in cash and cash equivalents as of Dec. 31 of last year, alongside $1.18 billion in short-term investments.