Press Release: PARKGURU adds AIRBNB Parking functionality and becomes “PARKGENE”
PARKGURU, an innovative smart parking application, is now integrated into PARKGENE, the world’s first peer-to-peer parking application that uses blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments, in order to offer even more value to its users.
PARKGURU begun two years ago with a vision of changing the way we park. In less than a year, since its launch in July 2017, it has gained more than 50,000 users by offering them a new way to find out where to park, book a parking spot, and pay via smartphone before they even get to their destination.
In the context of offering a more complete range of services, through its subsidiary PARKGENE, it has developed the world’s first peer-to-peer parking service, enabling private parking space owners to rent them out in exchange for GENE tokens (PARKGENE’s currency). This way, taking advantage of new functionalities and additional tools such as the GENE Wallet, all PARKGURU users (now PARKGENE) besides saving time and money on parking, can also monetize their private parking spaces when they’re not being used.
This evolution of PARKGURU and its integration into PARKGENE, takes advantage of the blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments. PARKGENE is the first peer-to-peer parking application on blockchain, where application users can rent their private parking spaces, like Airbnb, but for parking spaces.
The new application includes 6 million parking spaces in 8,000 cities around the world, and there are more than 50 professional parking locations with around 8,000 parking spaces in Greece, ready to accept cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet electronic wallet, specifically Bitcoin, Ethereum, and GENE tokens, PARKGENE’s native cryptocurrency. Users can also pay for parking using cash, credit/debit cards.
“We are extremely pleased with the development and commercial progress we have made over the last few months and the launch of PARKGENE, the world’s first application to take advantage of Blockchain technologies in parking” said Nikos Skarlatos, CEO of PARKGENE, Parking is a problem in most large cities around the world and is responsible for 30% of the traffic and 20% of the air pollution generated from cars circling looking for a parking spot. PARKGENE not only makes it easier to find parking, but it also helps reduce its’ cost.”
Today the Web Service is launching at https://parkgene.io along with the PARKGENE Android App.
The PARKGENE App for iOS will be launched in the coming days.