Payments and e-commerce currency Dash and Kripto Mobile Corporation (KRIP) have announced that they have expanded the Dash/KRIP Phone ecosystem through a new partnership with Dash Text.
Users of the non-smartphone model KRIP K1 phones will now be provided with the ability to send and receive Dash seamlessly through SMS. 66,000 KRIP phones have been sold since the launch back in August and shipped as a result of the Dash partnership, with 53,000 to Venezuela alone.
Dash and Kripto Mobile have also teamed up with DiscoverDash.com, the premier directory for merchants who accept Dash globally, to develop an app version of the site.
Dash Core Group Global Head of Business Development Bradley Zastrow said:
Our focus since the launch of our KRIP phones in August has been to make this incredible Dash ecosystem as complete and inclusive as possible. That we have already sold and shipped over 66,000 phones in only two and a half months clearly shows we are achieving those goals. Now, with Dash Text and the DiscoverDash.com app, we’re expanding our partnership and enhancing the user experience, making it easier than ever before for the Venezuela community to use and transact in Dash in their everyday lives.
KRIP Marketing Manager Venezuela Andrea Coll commented:
The results to date have been exceptional, and we’re thrilled to now build on that success by expanding to now include Dash Text and DiscoverDash.com. What makes the KRIP phone so extraordinary, beyond its affordable price, is that it makes the road to mainstream adoption for cryptocurrencies like Dash much more accessible and attainable. These phones provide users around Latin America with an affordable way to acquire and use cryptocurrency for everyday transactions, like buying groceries or sharing money with family. Dash’s InstantSend feature and low transaction costs makes using cryptocurrency easy and efficient for users, and will help build momentum for cryptocurrency as a viable and stable alternative method of payment. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Dash as we build this ecosystem and see the incredible payments transition period throughout all of Latin America.