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Bitcoin-only digital freight marketplace launched

William Payne
February 28, 2018

Supply chain tech company SupplyPike has released Ship, a digital freight marketplace that accepts bitcoin as the only standard form of payment, to their ecosystem.

Arkansas based SupplyPike launched Ship so users can book freight directly on a digital freight marketplace.

According to a statement released by SupplyPike, "virtually anyone will be able to access the marketplace, quickly compare freight rates for their shipment, book it, and pay quickly using bitcoin. Bitcoin will be the only payment mechanism accepted, and additional forms of cryptocurrency and other digital payments will be added as demand from users is identified."

“SupplyPike is a platform for Supply Chain Management professionals. If there is a natural role for blockchain technology anywhere, it will be in supply chain,” said SupplyPike CEO Dan Sanker. “Using bitcoin for payments is a small step towards integrating and adopting this technology, but it needs to happen already.”

Container company Skycell recently announced their adoption of cryptocurrency for transactions to further integrate blockchain into the logistics industry. Additionally, tech company ShipChain recently announced plans for a platform that delivers unified tracking across the entire supply chain, between all carriers.