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.
Some U.S. activists previously asked the DOJ to stop Meta from offering its digital currency wallet Novi on its platforms.
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During the outage, many Crypto Twitter users called for the need for a decentralized social network built on blockchain.
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Facebook is determined not to take “no” for an answer when it comes to fintech.
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WhatsApp’s payment features have been suspended in Brazil less than one month after the Facebook-owned app rolled them out.
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