Kuaidi Founder Weixing Chen To Launch Blockchain-Based Ride Hailing App In China

Weixing Chen, founder of Kuaidi Dache that merged with Didi to become the leading Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing, is planning to launch a blockchain-based ride hailing app to rival current operators in safety and efficiency. Chen is teaming up with Yang Jun, a co-founder of Chinese on-demand local services firm Meituan, to launch the product. The ultimate aim is to create a platform that offers life-style services encompassing ride hailing, deliveries and others.

Didi Suspends Hitch Service For A Week Following Murder Case

Chinese ride hailing giant DiDi said it will suspend its hitch service nationwide for a week for rectification, following a murder case earlier this week. The case comes at a time when Didi is reportedly planning an initial public offering this year or next, and is facing increasing competition from strong new players in China’s ride hailing market including Meituan Dianping and Ctrip.