Over the last few years, we’ve seen messenger apps grow in scope a lot, led by WeChat. Much of the growth has been tying payments of all forms into chat. This is natural as much chat —> commerce. Seems highly probable that we’re not that far away from major messengers - WhatsApp, Telegram, etc - building payments natively.
Kin is obviously first high profile example, but everything about Kin is wrong. The messenger that wants true adoption should implement using BTC, ETH, or stable coin directly. Those assets have much higher liquidity to fiats, which would really kickstart “banking the
unbanked” dream of crypto.
2017-11-05 | Full Review