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September 13, 2018, 12:39:28 PM
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Uber’s Largest Shareholder Prototypes a Blockchain for Mobile Cross-Carrier Payments
A trio of technology companies including SoftBank, Uber’s biggest shareholder, has trialed a global payment service using a blockchain platform.

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., an IoT and messaging provider, has teamed with Japan-based telecom carrier SoftBank Corp. and blockchain technology provider TBCASoft Inc. on a cross-carrier payment service (CCPS) that will use TBCASoft’s blockchain platform and the Rich Communication Services (RCS) global messaging standard.

TBCASoft and SoftBank have partnered under the Carrier Blockchain Study Group while Synchronos’ platform, which covers email, SMS and RCS, launched earlier this year.

Proof Of Concept Completed
The partners have completed a mobile payment proof of concept enabling users to purchase directly from their device, either via mobile or in-store. A customer can travel from Japan to the U.S and make a purchase in dollars via RCS, supported by Synchronos and SoftBank. Payments can also be made using the RCS global messaging standard.

The CCPS blockchain API allows a recipient to use legacy messaging services such as mobile email or SMS for receiving P2P money transfers via the RCS app, in the same country or from overseas.

“This RCS and blockchain based mobile payments PoC demonstrates the value operator-led services can deliver,” Takeshi Fukuizumi, vice president of Softbank Corp., said in a prepared statement. “Not only do we foresee our new mobile payment service empowering merchants to operate digitally, and at a scale that was previously only available to big brands, but it will also give our customers more flexibility when it comes to their purchasing and traveling habits.”
https://www.ccn.com/ubers-largest-shareholder-prototypes-a-blockchain-for-mobile-cross-carrier-payments/
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It seems like day by day, more and more companies are inclining toward blockchain payments, which doesn't seem to be a good nor a bad idea depending on where you look. Giant companies who rely on mobile payments now realize the prowess of a blockchain-powered payment system, as oppose to their traditional payment system which is more susceptible and prone to hacks and downtime for maintenance. This doesn't do bitcoin any good but to know that companies are trying to improve the security of their services is a win-win for consumers and the owners alike.

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