Carpooling App Ryde Launches Its Own BTC Payments Wallet

Singaporean carpooling app Ryde announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency wallet which will facilitate Bitcoin (BTC) payments for its service.

On June 17, Ryde announced that it claims to be the first and only ride-hailing application to incorporate Bitcoin payments into its ecosystem.

Customers will be able to use Bitcoin to pay their rides starting on June 22.

Ryde’s wallet- RydePay will allow its users to convert Bitcoin into Ryde coins to top up their balance and pay for their rides.

The conversion happens at market rates with no fees. Ryde coins are currently pegged to the Singaporean dollar.

Bitcoin deposits into the wallet will be limited to a maximum value of 999 Singapore dollars ($715).

The company plans to add support for more cryptocurrencies in the future.

Ryde’s founder and CEO Terence Zou said:

“COVID-19 has accelerated the shift towards digital payments and Ryde is set to be a game-changer for cryptocurrency adoption in Singapore. […] As consumers get used to paying for ride-hailing services through Bitcoin, we envisage that this will be a catalyst that spurs the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies here.”

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Unsplash

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