- The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallet operates without Apps, accounts, passwords, or internet.
- Cointext is now available in 25 countries and is available in a total of 15 languages.
- The company is working on the Chinese and Hebrew languages.
Hong Kong has become the first Asian country to be officially connected by Cointext. The service enables users to send money to mobile phone numbers and Bitcoin cash addresses without an account, Apps or internet connections.
Entering the Asian Market
The press release announcing the development on October 8, 2018, stated that apart from entering Asia through Hong Kong, the service will also be available to users in Israel and Palestine. Hong Kong and Israel will enjoy the service using the default English messaging service but the company said they were working on the Chinese and Hebrew languages and will unveil them soon. Commenting on the development, Cointext founder and lead developer Vin Armani said:
“These are important regions for us to connect because they’re financial centers, and Cointext gives them a simple alternative to physical cash.”
Cointext users can access their cryptocurrency wallets by sending SMS commands such as BALANCE, SEND or RECEIVE to their respective local access numbers and a new wallet will be automatically set up and confirmed via a message through the service. Users living in the new countries will get their Cointext wallets by texting the word START to their respective local access numbers.
Cointext was launched in March 2018 in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and the UK, and runs a fully featured cryptocurrency wallet that operates without Apps, accounts, passwords, or internet access. The service offers users an on-ramp to the world of cryptocurrencies for anyone using an SMS-enabled phone.
Vin Armani, the founder, and lead developer at Cointext is a firm believer that Bitcoin Cash is a leading contender to becoming the future money of the world even though he remains skeptical about crypto coins but still wants to support Bitcoin. During the March 27 launch of the service, Vin stated:
“Cointext is the easiest and most powerful way to spread the use of Bitcoin Cash because it works with any type of mobile phone and you don’t need any knowledge of cryptocurrency to use it.”
The company has been on an expansion spree and reported expanding its service to six European countries on October 1, 2018, enabling users in countries like Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, Estonia, and the Czech Republic to use the App that allows sending Bitcoin cash over SMS. With the latest expansion, Cointext is now available in 25 countries and is available in a total of 15 languages.