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Title: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 12, 2017, 05:03:04 PM
Hey folks!

We are happy to announce our project - Bitbike.

http://i.imgur.com/rPVbUWZ.png

This platform allows people to rent or rent out bicycles to other people around the world using crypto-currencies.

For bicycle renters:
Rent a bike while traveling or in your hometown. Rent only when you need it, without a bank card and identity cards.

For bicycle owners:
Rent out your bike to other people and earn the Bitcoins.

The Bitbike project will start in the spring of 2018 in the five most popular cities in the world, then all over the world. Vote for your city on our site now.

More information on our website: bitbike.me (http://bitbike.me/)

Subscribe to our news in Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bitbikebitbike/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/bitbikeMe) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bitbike/). Stay in touch!

Still have questions? We are happy to answer them!


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: Porfirii on July 12, 2017, 10:08:52 PM
Hey folks!

We are happy to announce our project - Bitbike.

http://i.imgur.com/rPVbUWZ.png

This platform allows people to rent or rent out bicycles to other people around the world using crypto-currencies.

For bicycle renters:
Rent a bike while traveling or in your hometown. Rent only when you need it, without a bank card and identity cards.

For bicycle owners:
Rent out your bike to other people and earn the Bitcoins.

The Bitbike project will start in the spring of 2018 in the five most popular cities in the world, then all over the world. Vote for your city on our site now.

More information on our website: bitbike.me (http://bitbike.me/)

Subscribe to our news in Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bitbikebitbike/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/bitbikeMe) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bitbike/). Stay in touch!

Still have questions? We are happy to answer them!


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: EXtremeAEX on July 13, 2017, 08:23:10 AM
I think this is not a bad idea, something like Uber and AirBnb right? :) How do you make sure your bike that you rent is unharmed, and is there a GPS tracking device attached or do we have to do it ourselves?

In my country there are bikes around that is placed by the government for people to rent using an app, so I would find this interesting too. Also, what fees do you plan to charge? I hope to see this service soon, in any part of the world! Good luck! :D


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 13, 2017, 12:42:10 PM
Hello! Thank you very much for your feedback! The opinion of our project is very important to us! We are glad that you like our service!

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How do you make sure your bike that you rent is unharmed, and is there a GPS tracking device attached or do we have to do it ourselves?

We are now working on a deposit/insurance system to protect the owners of a bicycle, and not to make it difficult for the bicycle renters at the same time.

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Also, what fees do you plan to charge?

We can not yet voice the monetization model, but we try to make it as easy as possible for users.

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I hope to see this service soon, in any part of the world!

We, too! ;) Vote for your city on our website, if it's not on the list, click "Other" and add your city.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: avatar_kiyoshi on July 13, 2017, 12:49:23 PM
Insurance system is sounds good idea, but it's need to pay the fees for insurance isn't? Also it's need to upload the identity?
How the system of renting works?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: Patatas on July 13, 2017, 12:49:44 PM
Not hard to assume you're from the Netherlands,aren't you ? :D
The business would run perfectly there but I doubt you have same scope everywhere around the world.
People don't take things on rent which has a sufficient  value ,like bikes is a one time investment and it's nearly cheap so instead of renting it,they can easily buy a fordable travel bike.
If you're renting out super-bikes,the luxurious one's ,that's a lucrative business in my city!


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 14, 2017, 09:51:38 AM
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Insurance system is sounds good idea, but it's need to pay the fees for insurance isn't? Also it's need to upload the identity?
How the system of renting works?

Hello, glad that you are interested in our project.

No, we will not require upload the identity for sure!

We are now working on the system. Most likely it will be a secure deposit system for a bicycle that is freezes the deposit during the lease, and then returns it to the bicycle rental.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 14, 2017, 09:58:56 AM
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Not hard to assume you're from the Netherlands,aren't you ? Cheesy
The business would run perfectly there but I doubt you have same scope everywhere around the world.
People don't take things on rent which has a sufficient  value ,like bikes is a one time investment and it's nearly cheap so instead of renting it,they can easily buy a fordable travel bike.
If you're renting out super-bikes,the luxurious one's ,that's a lucrative business in my city!

Hello, no, you did not guess, we're not from Netherlands  ;D

We focus on two types of users:
1. They are travelers who come to a new city for a while, where they can find a cheap and reliable bike for trips.
2. These are local residents who could find in their city unusual bikes that they would like to rent for a short time, including "super-bikes, the luxurious one's". Vote for your city on the site :)


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: EXtremeAEX on July 14, 2017, 02:24:05 PM
I know that my city do not have a chance as it is in SE Asia, plus they are lots of bike sharing available in my country, so I voted for France instead. :)

Subscribed, and hope to see updates soon! So it would be launched in 2018? Hopefully your service can become global and people can get to know more about Bitcoin and earn some themselves. Honestly speaking, I think this has a potential to become global, so I am really looking forward to this. Any updates or new information?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: avatar_kiyoshi on July 16, 2017, 05:23:02 PM
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Insurance system is sounds good idea, but it's need to pay the fees for insurance isn't? Also it's need to upload the identity?
How the system of renting works?

Hello, glad that you are interested in our project.

No, we will not require upload the identity for sure!

We are now working on the system. Most likely it will be a secure deposit system for a bicycle that is freezes the deposit during the lease, and then returns it to the bicycle rental.

How if the renting cost is less than bike price? I means if renter deposit is less than the bike price of the owner, then the possibility a renter to runs out the bike is big chance. Whether the insurance system will be used in this case?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: btc_enigma on July 17, 2017, 07:26:18 AM
Looks nice ! Retweeting this.  Feel to have a look at our API (https://www.blockonomics.co/views/api.html#payments) to accept BTC payments. Its easy to use and direct to wallet


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: batesresearch on July 17, 2017, 07:48:42 PM
Love the idea!

May be a little late in good old Manchester as I believe "Mobike" are no here (Or I could get them to accept Bitcoin!) but roll with the idea I like it.



Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: larks500 on July 17, 2017, 08:34:56 PM
Interesting. I have been voted. ;)


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: TokenStars on July 17, 2017, 09:07:56 PM
Your idea sounds great! I have just voted for my city. ;D
Do you plan an ICO?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 17, 2017, 09:25:55 PM
I know that my city do not have a chance as it is in SE Asia, plus they are lots of bike sharing available in my country, so I voted for France instead. :)

Subscribed, and hope to see updates soon! So it would be launched in 2018? Hopefully your service can become global and people can get to know more about Bitcoin and earn some themselves. Honestly speaking, I think this has a potential to become global, so I am really looking forward to this. Any updates or new information?

Hi, thanks for your feedback and vote. It is very important for us. Yes we plan to launch Bitbike in the spring of 2018 in the 5 most popular cities according to the voting results. And in the summer 2018 after testing and feedback from users we plan to launch the project around the world.

For news and updates subscribe to our newsletter or to our twitter (https://twitter.com/bitbikeMe).


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 17, 2017, 09:37:39 PM
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Insurance system is sounds good idea, but it's need to pay the fees for insurance isn't? Also it's need to upload the identity?
How the system of renting works?

Hello, glad that you are interested in our project.

No, we will not require upload the identity for sure!

We are now working on the system. Most likely it will be a secure deposit system for a bicycle that is freezes the deposit during the lease, and then returns it to the bicycle rental.

How if the renting cost is less than bike price? I means if renter deposit is less than the bike price of the owner, then the possibility a renter to runs out the bike is big chance. Whether the insurance system will be used in this case?

Hi, thank you for your question! In addition to the cost of renting a bicycle, it will be necessary to have an amount on the account that will be frozen during the rental time. Soon we will publish an FAQ with a more detailed description of the service.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 17, 2017, 09:44:48 PM
Looks nice ! Retweeting this.  Feel to have a look at our API (https://www.blockonomics.co/views/api.html#payments) to accept BTC payments. Its easy to use and direct to wallet

Hi, thanks for retweet and support. Blockonomics.co is a cool service!


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 17, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
Love the idea!

Interesting. I have been voted. ;)


Your idea sounds great! I have just voted for my city. ;D

Hi folks! Thanks for your support! It is very important for us!

Do you plan an ICO?

No we do not plan it at the moment.







Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: larks500 on July 18, 2017, 09:14:21 AM
Why only bitcoin? Do you know analogues within fiat money?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 19, 2017, 08:32:54 AM
Why only bitcoin? Do you know analogues within fiat money?

Hello! Bitbike works not only with Bitcoins, but also with other crypto-currencies. :) We believe in Bitcoins, and consider them as something that can be unite people in the sharing economy.
No, we do not know analogs in fiat money.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: User365 on July 19, 2017, 02:20:04 PM
Awesome project !!

Unfortunately I live in.a small city so I propably won't be able to rent out my bike, but use it on holidays.
Nevertheless I think I can vote for my country  :D


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: TheReamer on July 19, 2017, 07:19:35 PM
any competitors in this space?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: Termin4tor on July 19, 2017, 09:17:04 PM
Seems like a very innovative service but how do you plan on combating theft of the bikes ?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitblackred on July 19, 2017, 09:19:16 PM
Is this something like yandex.taxi in Russia or Uber in Europe? I'm currently in there. Do you plan to make this bike rental in RF? I would love to put money in it


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: Irlasos on July 19, 2017, 10:56:11 PM
Hello,
Sounds interesting project, I personally live in France near Paris and use my bike often. We already have Velib' in Paris (public service for city bike rent), but that could be a useful service to rent other types of bikes. Like others, I'm waiting to have explanations about anti-theft system.
(And in case you need french translation for you site, if Paris is one of the selected cities, don't hesitate to ask me)


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: Caesar-Giulius on July 20, 2017, 01:20:59 AM
Nice project and i like the concept.  :) What will the pricing model be like?

Voted for my city and i hope to see Bitbike here soon.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: CentraTech on July 20, 2017, 02:13:56 AM
Very interesting idea. Would be cool if it could work instantly and they had it all major cities.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: larks500 on July 20, 2017, 05:29:38 AM
Do you plan KYC procedure or deposits for rentals? How do you plan to protect bike owners against theft?


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: aRTyMK4 on July 20, 2017, 06:43:28 AM
Living in a small country, we will probably come among the last on you list, but anyway, I support the project. Also voted for Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 09:11:12 AM
any competitors in this space?

Hi, thanks for your question. Our main competitors are classic city bike rentals. We created our project to make bicycle rental more convenient and pleasant for users around the world.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 09:35:57 AM
Seems like a very innovative service but how do you plan on combating theft of the bikes ?

Like others, I'm waiting to have explanations about anti-theft system.

How do you plan to protect bike owners against theft?

Hello! Thank you for your questions. The theft of bicycles is very relevant and we get a lot of questions about this. We think about our users and want to protect their property as much as possible.

Our service will provide a system for protecting bicycle owners, such as:

- A deposit for a bicycle that will cover the cost of the bicycle. The deposit for the bicycle is set by its owner and this amount is frozen for the duration of the rental of the bicycle as a guarantee.

- User reviews and rating system, by means of which you can choose the one to whom you rent a bike.

Anyway, the system of full deposit for the bicycle is now in development and we are considering various options in which our users will be able to freeze only the part of need deposit.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 09:42:17 AM
Is this something like yandex.taxi in Russia or Uber in Europe? I'm currently in there. Do you plan to make this bike rental in RF? I would love to put money in it

Hi, thanks for your question! We are glad that you liked the idea of our project. Bitbike will launch all over the world from the summer of 2018. And if one of Russian cities win the voting on our site, our project will launch in Russia in the spring of 2018.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 09:51:04 AM
Hello,
Sounds interesting project, I personally live in France near Paris and use my bike often. We already have Velib' in Paris (public service for city bike rent), but that could be a useful service to rent other types of bikes. Like others, I'm waiting to have explanations about anti-theft system.
(And in case you need french translation for you site, if Paris is one of the selected cities, don't hesitate to ask me)


Hello! Thank you for your interest in our project! The opinion of users is very important to us! The answer to the question about the theft of bicycles you can find above. And thanks for suggesting the translation of our site into French, maybe we will use it.  ;)


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 09:58:55 AM
Nice project and i like the concept.  :) What will the pricing model be like?

Voted for my city and i hope to see Bitbike here soon.

Hello! Thank you for your vote, we are glad that you liked Bitbike. The cost of bicycle rent will be determined by the owners of bicycles.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 10:05:45 AM
Do you plan KYC procedure or deposits for rentals? How do you plan to protect bike owners against theft?

Hi, thanks for your question! Our system will be based on deposits. The answer to the question about the theft of bicycles you can find above.



Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 20, 2017, 10:13:01 AM
Awesome project !!

Unfortunately I live in.a small city so I propably won't be able to rent out my bike, but use it on holidays.
Nevertheless I think I can vote for my country  :D

Hi, we are very glad that you liked the Bitbike. We make our project also for travelers, so you can use it anywhere in the world.


Very interesting idea. Would be cool if it could work instantly and they had it all major cities.

Hi, thanks for your interest in Bitbike. We will try to start as soon as possible.

Living in a small country, we will probably come among the last on you list, but anyway, I support the project. Also voted for Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Hi, thanks for your vote! Ljubljana is a beautiful city, and we added it to the vote on our website.  ;)


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: larks500 on July 20, 2017, 10:20:43 AM
Will be great if renter can to return bike to another renter withiout direct participation of owner.


Title: Re: [ANN] Bitbike: People to People bike rental. Powered by cryptocurrency.
Post by: bitbike on July 21, 2017, 11:43:44 AM
Will be great if renter can to return bike to another renter withiout direct participation of owner.

Hi, sounds interesting but it's a bit different system  :)