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Strike enables quick money transfers from the US to Vietnam

By Leandra Monteiro

March 24, 2023

  • Bitcoin
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Digital Payments
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Strike Strike, a digital payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, announced the launch of fast, secure, and low-cost money transfers from the US to Vietnam, further expanding its cross-border payment service.

Strike has partnered with Getbit to enable lightning-fast transfers from US dollars that are received as local currency in a recipient’s bank account in Vietnam, providing a low-cost and more efficient alternative to traditional remittance providers.

Since its launch in December 2022, Strike’s “Send Globally” feature has quickly expanded to bring access to better payments to people in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, the Philippines, and now Vietnam. As of today, over 500 million people have access to this innovative cross-border payments option.

“We believe that everyone should have access to fast, easy, and low-cost payment services,” said Jack Mallers, Founder and CEO of Strike. “Millions of people rely on the ability to send money home and support their relatives in Vietnam. We’re thrilled to partner with Getbit to revolutionize cross-border payments via the Lightning Network and deliver a seamless and affordable experience for all. We’re proud to continue working to advance financial innovation and inclusion for everyone.”

Strike uses Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to make digital payments faster, cheaper, and more accessible for people globally. With Send Globally, dollars are converted into bitcoin and sent via the Lightning Network to a third-party partner. That partner converts the bitcoin into local currency and sends the local currency directly to the recipient’s bank. This way, the sender doesn’t have exposure to bitcoin or worry about bitcoin’s tax treatment or volatility, and the recipient simply receives their local currency directly into their account.

“Sending money between the US and Vietnam has historically been slow and expensive, making it a challenging experience for many people,” said Abhay Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Getbit. “We’re excited to collaborate with Strike to empower people to make fast, secure, and efficient transactions powered by the Lightning Network. Getbit’s integration with Strike enables Vietnamese-American families to stay connected and support their loved ones back home with ease. We’re thrilled to play a role in building a more inclusive experience and shaping the future of payments.”

Strike has been rapidly expanding its Send Globally feature to enable transfers to more markets in an effort to make cross-border payments more accessible, particularly in countries where many people rely on remittances. Strike is planning to add a number of new markets over the course of the year.

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