What if you could gamify your life? You would earn status points simply for doing your job, taking your friends out, walking the dog or picking up the groceries. It’s a new way to think about work, life and even reality and it’s coming to a city near you on September 1st 2016. Arcade City is a new p2p ridesharing app that allows you to fully customize your experience both as a rider and a driver.
In this episode I speak with Christopher David, CEO and founder of Arcade City. We talk about why Arcade City has the potential to outperform other ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft. It will leverage the Ethereum network to provide a decentralized service, effectively cutting out the middle man. This is a trend we are starting to see everywhere where more and more businesses are offering customer orientated services that remove the power corporate control.
While competing against Uber might sound a bit crazy, this idea absolutely does have an opportunity to prosper where other apps do not or cannot. Unlike Uber, which is effectively pushing and intimidating (not to mention, refinancing) its way into cities around the world, Arcade City is taking a far more organic and crowd focused approach to building its network. Think Craigslist meets Uber meets Tinder meets…. the local arcade downtown! It’s fun, it’s completely up to you and it’s driven by the people for the people.
I’m super excited to bring you this episode. Christopher argues clearly and effectively as to why Arcade City really does have a chance, and the right, to play with the big boys in the p2p ridesharing market. So get ready for this incredible episode with Christopher David.
In this episode you’ll discover:
0:50 – What Arcade City offers that isn’t already available in the current Uber/Lyft marketplace
4:10 – How Arcade City will be able to stop driver pay cuts and other corporate pressure points that Uber face
7:30 – Why Arcade City is allowed to operate in certain cities where Uber cannot
12:47 – How Arcade City is made legal where Uber and Lyft are not
16: 40 – How the book SwarmWise influenced Christopher’s journey towards building Arcade City
18:40 – The things Christopher wished he knew BEFORE he started Arcade City
20:40 – What sparked Christopher’s interest in freedom and liberty
24:11 – Where the biggest and best opportunities for entrepreneurs today exist
“Anywhere that Uber and Lyft pull out of is a huge advantage for us, as we can flow like water around the regulations designed by corporate entities like Uber and Lyft.”
“The goal is for us to get ourselves out of the way and to just provide a set of tools, a set of expectations, a shared culture around how people can connect with each other, peer to peer.”
“Our aim is to build an ecosystem where users build their own entities to do just about anything, Arcade City just provides a gamified experience for the users, we are NOT the entity therefore we do not get caught up in the corporate BS that Uber and Lyft face”.
“Arcade city is trying to be THE network for decentralized service providers”
Important notes from this episode:
- Swarm Wise: The Tactical Manual to Changing the World by Rick Falkvinge
- Arcade City: Ethereums big test drive to kill Uber
- Arcade City Is the ‘Black Market’ Uber that runs on Facebook
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