WhatsApp users can now send and receive Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to each other using the Lite.im messaging bot. Blockchain ecosystem Zulu Republic has announced that its Lite.im bot gives users a simple interface with instructions on how to make crypto transactions.
By adding the Lite.im WhatsApp bot and then selecting from a list of commands, users can perform a number of options with leading cryptocurrencies.
The WhatsApp integration is a new boost for cryptocurrency. With 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. According to 99firms.com, the app attracts one million new registered users each day with mobile messages being sent in over 180 countries.
In addition to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, the Lite.im crypto gateway allows users to select Zulu’s native cryptocurrency, ZTX, as a default.
Lite.im facilitates crypto transactions on multiple messaging apps including Facebook Messenger, Telegram and regular text messages. Zulu Republic describes its SMS-based cryptocurrency transaction platform as the “easiest way to buy and use Bitcoin.”
Now this is what’s up, @WhatsApp!
— Ryan Negri (@RyanNegri) May 19, 2019