NEM Ventures, a venture capital and investment company that's part of the NEM blockchain system, recently announced they have fund raised seed for their ride-sharing app Mobi that uses blockchain to provide safe and cheaper carpools.
Developed by Australia-based Divi Australia, Mobi is an online platform that facilitates communication and access to shared transportation. On the app, commuters pre-arrange rides up to a week in advance by selecting the date and time they will be requiring or providing the service. Commuters have control over who they choose to ride with, and both parties can connect in advance via the app’s chat function.
“In Melbourne, the first city on our roadmap, there are approximately 2.1 million commuters and 1.3 million car drivers. Mobi bridges this gap by creating a convenient and affordable way to make commuting a more positive experience for all,” said Daniel Logan, Co-Founder of Mobi. “The app creates a sustainable solution, which can help limit carbon emissions, travel congestion, and free up much needed parking spaces across densely populated cities. NEM allows this to happen more transparently, efficiently and cost effectively and we are happy to partner with the community strategically.”
The Mobi app integrates XEM payments facilitated by aggregated transactions on NEM Catapult. XEM payments are expected to launch shortly after the Catapult public chain release.
In the future, other uses of the NEM blockchain solution will likely include multi party escrowed transactions to record payments, loyalty points and storage of data on carbon emissions and sustainability measures.
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