Bitwala Launches Bitcoin Wallet, Adds Support for Dash and Steem

The Bitcoin money transfer service and debit cards provider has released a gaggle of new features.

Netherlands-based international money transfer service and Bitcoin debit cards provider, Bitwala, has revealed a number of new features to its platform. The company now offers both more Bitcoin related functions and support for new Altcoins.

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Bitwala has added the privacy-focused Dash, formerly known as DarkCoin, and the social network token, Steem, to its list of accepted Altcoins. This means that its users can now use the fifth and seventh most valuable cryptocurrencies by market cap to pay bills, send out international bank transfers and top up their debit cards.

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On the other front, Bitwala first released a messenger web app allowing users to send money over chat and then launched its own Bitcoin wallet trying to create a one-stop-shop for its clients. When the wallet was announced the company revealed that Ethereum support is also expected to come in the near future.

Jörg von Minckwitz, CEO & Co-founder, Bitwala
Jörg von Minckwitz, CEO & Co-founder, Bitwala

Jörg von Minckwitz, CEO of Bitwala, commented: “I see the Bitwala wallet as one of the most important pillars of our success. Usability is vital when handling expenses with bitcoins and with our wallet, we are a step closer to bringing Bitcoin into the mainstream. Spending, holding and sending Bitcoins and Fiat has never been easier. The chat messenger is definitely my favorite addition to the new and improved Bitwala. It’s like Whatsapp for money, and I absolutely love it.”

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