Uber Health to leverage blockchain

Uber Health, the healthcare subsidiary of rideshare company Uber, has granted access of its American fleet to a blockchain startup, Forbes reported. The relationship establishes blockchain and cryptocurrency in the healthcare space.

The startup, Solve.Care, uses Ethereum blockchain to connect the healthcare ecosystem through blockchain, which is a digital ledger of transactions that was popularized by the rise of cryptocurrencies. Solve.Care clients will be able to schedule doctor’s visits, book rides to healthcare appointments and pay for the services through cryptocurrency tokens by the company––a first for Uber payments.

Patients can pay for the services through the solve token or the care coin through the Ethereum blockchain, though Uber drivers won’t be paid directly in cryptocurrency.

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