Previously our only source of exchanging cryptocurrency was through exchange sites or among peers with the help of a bitcoin wallet.

Apparently, Whatsapp messenger users will now be provided with the facility to transfer cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and Litecoin through Lite.Im bot. The bot will also support transactions in the company’s native token ETH and ZTX. This blockchain platform was developed by the Zulu Republic.

Over the years, there has been gradual growth in platforms that support the transaction of digital currency between its users, and now Whatsapp is amongst them. Zulu Republic introduced the bot to Messenger, Facebook, Telegram, and on SMS through carriers in 2018, almost a year before its launch of Whatsapp bot. The company in December 2018 announced that their services would support the acquisition of digital currency in Messenger, Telegram, and SMS directly through debit and credit cards. A Spanish tech startup Wuabit was reportedly working on a similar project and was working to creating a service that would allow Whatsapp users to send and receive.

LET’S BEGIN

Enough of the intro, lets dive right in and discover how to send and receive bitcoin and other altcoins through WhatsApp.

STEP BY STEP SETUP/GUIDE.

  • Start the entire process by clicking here.
  • Choose your language. EN representing English and ES representing Spanish.
  • Set a password.
  • You are all set for the basic configuration and you are good to go.

HOW TO RECEIVE BITCOIN AFTER THE BASIC SETUP.

Someone might ask why not discuss how to send first, but in actual sense, how can you send something you do not have.

  • Type in 0 and press enter, to reset the bot
  • You’ll see the options menu again, and you type in 1 to receive btc
  • You select how you wish to receive it, we selected 2 QR code.

How to change virtual currency

Besides bitcoin on Whatsapp, you can also use other coins on the messaging platform.

You go back to the main menu by typing “0”.

You change your default currency by selecting “1” and pick which coin you want to use between Ethereum, Litecoin and Zulu Republic token (ZTX).

CONCLUSION.

With over 1.5 billion uses, Whatsapp finds itself in a unique position. It can introduce mass adoption to new technologies. Approximately 20% of the world population uses the app for texting. Imagine all these people could now easily get started with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

For now, this is just an “add on”, but in technology when enough people start using addons it can become a pre-installed integration in the app itself. In my own simple terms, WhatsApp + Cryptocurrency = Mass Crypto Adoption.

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