Developments in the cryptocurrency space have continued to soar, with most of these latest features aimed at ease of use and adoption by users on established platforms.
The latest addition to this growing list of crypto innovations is a special bot created by blockchain platform Zulu Republic; which allows you perform Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Zulu Republic Token (ZTX, the company’s native token) transactions on WhatsApp.
In a tweet by Zulu, the new Lite.IM bot is designed as an extension on WhatsApp to enable users send and receive BTC and LTC.
The Tweet reads: https://twitter.com/ztxrepublic/status/1130169641626689537
We are happy to announce that from today, you can send and receive #bitcoin & #litecoin on WhatsApp via @liteim_official! Try it yourself here: wa.me/17869167825?te..[email protected] @SatoshiLite @CharlieShrem @CCNMarkets @GLRalf.
LiteIM bot also offers users a chance to earn cryptocurrency if they refer a friend to the application.
An Emerging Trend: SMS-based Crypto Transactions
The incorporation of cryptocurrency payments across social media platforms is targeted as a new trend for adoption and user education. Just as in the case of the Wuabit app and Tippn Twitter extension, crypto and blockchain start-ups are targeting innovations in this niche.
WhatsApp currently ranks as the world’s most popular messaging service with 1.5 billion users and it’s common believe that it will bring about mainstream crypto adoption.
Zulu’s Bot has been around for a year on Facebook Messenger, Telegram and regular SMS carriers, the company had also announced an extension of service in December, to allow users buy cryptocurrencies directly on Messenger, Telegram or SMS; via credit and debit cards.
Let’s see where this latest feature heads.
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