16:26
Signal reportedly exploring crypto payment features

Fast-rising messaging service Signal is rumored to be experimenting with a privacy crypto token.

Privacy-focused messaging app Signal is reportedly devoting resources towards the development of a cryptocurrency payments service for its users.

According to a report by Casey Newton, the founder of the technology newsletter service Platformer, Signal is mulling crypto payment integration on the app.

The report claims that Signal reportedly ran pilot tests for such a token on the Binance-backed, Stellar-based privacy cryptocurrency platform MobileCoin. Moxie Marlinspike, CEO of Signal, serves as an adviser on the MobileCoin project heightening speculation that the test could be a trial run for subsequent deployment on the messaging app.

The Platformer report also noted that Marlinspike has downplayed these speculations, describing the tests as “design explorations,” adding, “If we did decide we wanted to put payments into Signal, we would try to think really carefully about how we did that. It’s hard to be totally hypothetical.”

However, according to Newton, former Signal employees say the company is actively pursuing the necessary protocols for integrating MobileCoin on the messaging platform. Earlier in January, MobileCoin attempted to clarify its relationship with Signal:


If the reports turn out to be true, Signal will become the latest messaging service to enter the crypto and digital payments arena.

Facebook has made multiple amendments to its planned Diem project after intense regulatory backlash.

Indeed, the integration of a privacy coin on the Signal platform could put the company in danger of serious regulatory scrutiny. According to Financial News, financial services firms are already worried about the emerging regulatory blind spot occasioned by the migration of traders from WhatsApp to Signal.

The privacy-focused messaging service has already seen its userbase jump over 100% following recent policy changes by WhatsApp. There are, however, concerns that the addition of anonymous payments and other rumored features could see the platform becoming a home for illegal activities.

Singal did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph's request for comment. 


Source:cointelegraph.com

 

Start mining bitcoin now

Start trading bitcoin now

Category: News | Views: 115 | Added by: rozhkovagency | Tags: #Bitcoin #Bitcoin markets #BTC | Rating: 5.0/1
Total comments: 0
Name *:
Email *:
Code *:
[06.03.2021][News]
Mega Chop is Expected in Bitcoin Market Amidst “Continued Appetite” from Big Investors (0)
[06.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin is tens of thousands away from “overbought” territory, study suggests (0)
[05.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin’s chances of hitting $100,000 in 2021 stumble as Kanye West tipped to buy $100m (0)
[05.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin and Ethereum Form A Bullish Reversing Chart Pattern (0)
[04.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin and Ethereum slow down as transaction values and fees plunge 70% (0)
[03.03.2021][News]
BITCOIN PRICE BOUNCES BACK ABOVE $50,000 AS PROMINENT INVESTOR PREDICTS IT COULD RISE TO $5M (0)
[03.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin is set to soar (0)
[02.03.2021][News]
Traders Fear "Black Thursday" Comeback as Bitcoin Returns in March Mostly Negative, Statistics Say (0)
[02.03.2021][News]
Bitcoin to $10,000 or $100,000 in 2021? (0)
[02.03.2021][News]
Citigroup & Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin’s Moment Is Now (0)
close