WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging platform that was released in 2009 by WhatsApp Inc. The WhatsApp app allows text messaging, voice and video calls, and media and document exchange. WhatsApp is widening the functionality of applications and is currently working on WhatsApp Payments — a peer-to-peer feature that will allow users to send money through the WhatsApp platform. WhatsApp Messenger is one of the largest virtual community holders and, for some time, was the major platform in terms of their user base. Their large user base produced numerous groups of interest, including blockchain and Bitcoin WhatsApp groups. It is possible that WhatsApp blockchain implementation will be the first among the major messengers. The possibility for a censorship-resistant, immutable e-commerce platform has received positive feedback from the community and may become the next step in the development of the WhatsApp Messenger.
British decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to promote an alternative messaging protocol.
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The integration of DLT technology into messenger apps is expected to drive mainstream crypto adoption, but possibly at the expense of centralization.
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Binance unveils its own project to rival Facebook’s Libra, Bitcoin’s dominance may not be what we all thought, and WhatsApp plots digital payments launch.
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp is in early talks with local firms to launch digital payments service in Indonesia.
Facebook-Owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia
Social media giant Facebook plans to launch its own payments-focused cryptocurrency “Globalcoin” in 2020.
BBC: Facebook Aims to Launch Payments-Focused Cryptocurrency in 2020
A new strain of Trojan malware for Android phones is targeting global users of top crypto apps such as Coinbase, BitPay and Bitcoin Wallet.
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