You will probably have heard of WhatsApp. It’s one of the most popular apps out there today that is free to use, cross-platform and used by millions worldwide. Well, we say millions but in fact, more than one billion people across 180 countries use the app.
Users the messaging app will now be able to both send and receive cryptocurrencies thanks to the Lite.Im bot. There will only be two cryptocurrencies available for the time being but ass the system starts to gain traction, other digital tokens are anticipated to join in.
This new feature will help bring Bitcoin, Litecoin and cryptocurrencies to a mainstream audience. In allowing everyone to use the currency in the same way they deal with traditional money.
The announcement was made by Zulu Republic on their official Twitter account, which you can see below:
we are happy to announce that from today you can send and receive #bitcoin & #litecoin on #WhatsApp via @liteim_official ! try it yourself here: https://t.co/JaldSafGBK @FranklynCrypto @SatoshiLite @CharlieShrem @CCNMarkets @GLRalf
— Zulu Republic (@ztxrepublic) May 19, 2019
For those who are eager to be first in to experience the new system will need to add the Lite.IM WhatsApp bot and follow the on-screen instructions. Aside from allowing cryptocurrency transactions, this add-on will offer a variety of other useful options.
As reported by Cryptimi:
“Users can earn cryptocurrency through the referral program and can set their default coin, from either Bitcoin or Litecoin. They can also customise it with their selected language, and password.”
In the near future, the system will also allow the transfer of Ethereum and Zulu’s own token, ZTX.