The next wave of disruptive tech is here just as uber/lyft are poised to go public next year https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/10/origin-protocol/ A company called Origin is creating a decentralized marketplace where one can conduct peer to peer transactions and cut out the middleman such as Uber or airbnb utilizing bloc chain. From article : Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs Josh Constine@joshconstine / 10 hours ago The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor’s earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb, and $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized on the blockchain so drivers and riders or hosts and guests can connect directly and avoid paying steep fees that can range up to 20 percent or higher. So today Origin launches its decentralized marketplace protocol on the ethereum mainnet that replaces a central business that connects users and vendors with a smart contract. “Marketplaces don’t redistribute the profits they make to members. They accrue to founders and venture capitalists,” said Origin co-founder Matt Liu, who was the third product manager at YouTube. “Building these decentralized marketplaces, we want to make them peer-to-peer, not peer-to-corporate-monopoly-to-peer.” When people transact through Origin, it plans to issue them tokens that will let them participate in the governance of the protocol, and could incentivize them to get on these marketplaces early as well as convince others to use them.