The number of websites where vendors and customers directly conduct business with each other is growing steadily. Recent examples of successful peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms are Airbnb (apartments) and Uber (taxi).
Until the appearance of the so-called blockchain technology, a third party (bank, credit card, etc.) was always needed for the financial execution of the services used. The blockchain technology, who’s first known application is bitcoin, enables the transmission of values (money) on the internet and is considered by many as one of today’s main, disruptive technologies. The implementation of blockchain technology does not only make the middlemen unneeded, redesign of processes can change business fundamentals. One of these processes is the payment of goods ordered over the internet. The delivery service can facilitate the P2P financial settlement between the vendor and customer as an independent third party.