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River launches Bitcoin payments via text, email, messaging app

By Delisha Fernandes

December 28, 2023

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  • Financial Institution
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River, Bitcoin payments, email, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, financial services, financial institution, Fintech news, Fintech USARiver, a Bitcoin technology and financial services company has launched a feature, River Link, that enables global Bitcoin payments via text message.

Users can send a River Link via text, email, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram or any other messaging app. Recipients can claim Bitcoin sent via the new feature to any wallet, anywhere in the world.

“The traditional Bitcoin payment experience is clunky,” said River CEO Alex Leishman. “FinTech companies have attempted to solve this by making both users transact on the same app. While this improves the experience, it restricts user choice and dictates which app people need to use.”

Leishman added, ” The Bitcoin technology and financial services company has reimagined the Bitcoin payment experience with the new feature. It’s a user-centric feature that matches Bitcoin’s ethos of an open network.”

The new feature removes the multi-step process and information collection needed to pay or gift someone Bitcoin. There is no need to ask for on-chain or Lightning payment information.

“Simply enter the amount of the River Link, text it to your friend, and they can claim the Bitcoin to any wallet,” says River COO, Julia Duzon. “This experience is truly frictionless, interoperable, and open–the way Bitcoin was always intended to be.”

The Bitcoin technology and financial services company aims to empower Bitcoin investors. They focus on providing industry-leading security, robust financial services, and a world-class client experience to individuals and institutions looking to invest in Bitcoin.

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