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WhatsApp to allow crypto payments through Novi wallet in US

WhatsApp to allow crypto payments through Novi wallet in US

The pilot program is open to a limited number of people in the United States, Novi head Stephane Kasriel said in a tweet late on Wednesday.

Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has been working on the wallet app for several months Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has been working on the wallet app for several months

Meta Platforms Inc's cryptocurrency wallet, Novi, will allow users to send and receive money through the social media giant's messaging app, WhatsApp.

The pilot program is open to a limited number of people in the United States, Novi head Stephane Kasriel said in a tweet late on Wednesday.

Using Novi does not change the privacy of WhatsApp personal messages and calls, he said.

Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has been working on the wallet app for several months, while scaling back its global plans for rolling out a digital currency called Diem on regulatory concerns.

Published on: Dec 09, 2021, 9:05 PM IST
Posted by: Mohammad Haaris Beg, Dec 09, 2021, 9:01 PM IST