Categories: Bitcoin Business

Bitcoin, Litecoin Transactions Now Available on WhatsApp

Click here to view original web page at

The popular instant messaging platform now allows its users to transfer Bitcoin and Litecoin via a new bot, ahead of Facebook that also eyes WhatsApp audience for the use of its stablecoin

The area of crypto transactions is getting wider as the ‘crypto winter’ remains in the past. Now, more platforms offer to conduct crypto transactions for you – and they are not only exchanges or crypto wallets. Even though, some market players started targeting popular messaging platforms for introducing crypto payments, now another company is joining this club.

On Sunday, Zulu Republic tweeted that they had launched a special bot for WhatsApp users to send and receive such currencies as Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) using a new Lite.Im bot.

Earning crypto on WhatsApp

To send or receive crypto through the new WhatsApp bot, you just need to install it and check on-screen prompts. The bot also enables users to earn some crypto by referring friends and ensuring they install it as well.

At the moment the bot has two language options – Spanish and English. Apart from BTC and ETH, it allows sending and receiving the native token of Zulu Republic – ZTX.

Crypto payments in other messaging apps

Crypto startups are doing their best to make crypto adoption deeper and with a wider coverage. Some companies are going even further and are introducing crypto transactions via regular SMS. This option is much easier to use for those who are not good with gadgets.

In February, it was reported that a crypto wallet Wuabit was also planning to start performing operations with crypto on WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram and SMS too.

Earlier this year, the Lite.Im bot was also launched for Facebook Messenger, Telegram and again – SMS.

Zulu Republic believes that messaging platforms are crucial for spreading crypto adoption as wide as possible.

Mobile crypto transactions in such third-world regions as Africa and Asia are letting numerous unbanked people have access to the global financial system, online payments and providing them with bigger opportunities.

Competing with future Facebook’s crypto

It is now common knowledge that the social media heavyweight Facebook is busy developing its own stablecoin. A special blockchain division and a recently founded startup in Switzerland are doing the job.

In the light of this, all bots and wallets that offer crypto transactions on platforms that belong to Facebook (Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram) may be viewed as rivals to Mark Zuckerberg’s company and get relevant measures applied against them.


Illuminati, Mason, Anonymous I'll never tell. I can tell you this, global power is shifting and those who have the new intelligence are working to acquire this new force. You matter naught except to yourself, therefore prepare for the least expected and make your place in the new world order.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by

Recent Posts

Bitcoin Price Forecast: BTC/USD Volume Could Indicate A Breakout

Bitcoin’s daily volume spike could create a necessary condition for a breakout. Traded price ranges continue to constrict. Bitcoin’s Bullish… Read More

4 hours ago

Billionaire Tim Draper: Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 By 2022

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper told BlockTV that in the next several years, Bitcoin could reach $250,000 per coin. "$250,000… Read More

4 hours ago

Maduro Mandates Petro-Financed Public Housing Scheme in Venezuela

Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro looks to expand Petro adoption through a new housing initiative. | Image: REUTERS /THIRD PARTY.… Read More

4 hours ago

Malware InnfiRAT Targets Bitcoin And Crypto Wallets

The malware named InnfiRAT could be stealing bitcoins and cryptocurrency wallet information. It is usually downloaded through email attachments and… Read More

4 hours ago

Bitcoin (BTC) Interest in China Driven by Price Action News

Share Tweet Send Share Baidu search trends in 2019 show Chinese bitcoin interest being driven largely by price action news.… Read More

4 hours ago

Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Crypto Exchanges and the HFT Crowd

Max Boonen is founder and CEO of crypto trading firm B2C2 . This post is the second in a series… Read More

4 hours ago

This website uses cookies. We use these cookies to collect data about your interaction with our website for the purpose of continuously improving your experience with our site. For more information we encourage you to read our privacy policy.

Read More