In an effort to promote the mass adoption, cryptocurrency is set to go mainstream with the release of Wuabit’s crypto wallet tied to the most popular messaging app in the world – WhatsApp.
The Wuabit developers describe it as a ‘software agent’ which is powered by specialised AI, where users simply type in their commands like ‘send 1 BTC to Vera,’ and Wuabit does that in seconds. By using a popular service like WhatsApp, Wuabit is hoping to propel cryptocurrency payments further into the mainstream.
A spokesperson said –
“We have nearly completed the wallet core service starting with BTC. By using WhatsApp/SMS/Telegram, you can access that wallet easily. Crypto payments via WhatsApp can introduce greater numbers of new users who only know how to chat to this complicated space. Usability is the key in user adoption and a great enabler.”
Also, there are plans to integrate some other popular cryptocurrency projects with the service. According to the official website of Wuabit, these will include Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC).
The Wuabit developers seem to have driven by similar motives as those behind ‘Tippin,’ the Twitter Lightning Network browsing extension reported earlier this year. The effort seemed quite impressive to the social network platform, Jack Dorsey, that he tweeted himself about it –
This is excellent @tippin_me ⚡️ https://t.co/FifrgwBOTp
— jack⚡️ (@jack) February 20, 2019
Will Wuabit and Tippin Make Any Difference to Cryptocurrency Adoption?
While furthering cryptocurrency adoption is surely a noble cause for the developers, it remains to be seen just how much impact the two will have on it. After all, the service needs users to know about it and to take additional steps besides downloading WhatsApp for Wuabit and having a Twitter account to use Tippin.
Much more likely to have an impact on the number of individuals using digital currency is full integration of digital wallet services into popular applications or products, which we have seen Samsung S10 recently.
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