BMW, Ford, Renault und General Motors wollen die Blockchain ins Auto bringen und haben die MOBI Initiative gegründet.
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BMW, Ford, Renault and General Motors are among the 30 companies in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. Founding members also include IBM, Bosch and Blockchain at Berkeley, MOBI said Wednesday.
The group's mission is to speed up the adoption of blockchain, and make sure the industry is on the same page with use cases ranging from autonomous payments to ride-sharing, according to MOBI's website.
Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of digital asset investment firm BKCM, called the automakers' effort "very, very interesting" because it adds a new battleground for tech companies: your car.
"This is a tectonic shift in the tech landscape, that has the potential to disrupt the growth plans of legacy tech into the auto," Kelly said in a note to clients Wednesday.