Dash, the decentralized and autonomous cryptocurrency platform recently announced a new and exciting partnership with Kripto Mobile to further expand its reach within the Latin America cryptosphere.
Kripto Mobile Corporations is a company mostly known for its phones that come with built-in support for cryptocurrency. The partnership will involve the distribution of KRIP phones that feature built-in Dash wallets, as well as other companion apps such as Bitrefill.
According to Luis Sosa, Kripto Mobile’s co-founder, the said partnership will boost Dash’s reach as a currency among unbanked population within Latin America.
“We are seeing an incredible transition period in Latin America with those who are unbanked, underbanked, or simply do not want to use the traditional banking system. Combining our accessible, affordable phones with Dash’s InstantSend transaction capabilities and low fees will provide a myriad of benefits to these communities. And with the addition of Bitrefill and other Dash apps, such as the Dash wallet, to our phones right out of the box, there’s simply no easier way to start using cryptocurrencies like Dash in everyday life,” the co-founder commented.
Mobile and blockchain tech perfectly intertwined
The KRIP phones will feature a Dash paper wallet, allowing anyone to use Dash with the least amount of hassle. Additionally, users can buy or sell their Dash without having to visit a bank. One of the most noteworthy facts about these phones is their affordable price at somewhere under $100.
Since this is a very new technology for most, Dash has also taken measures to create a community organization with the Caracas-based Dash Help Me customer support service, which should make the lives of users a lot easier.
“[Kripto Mobile will have a] very positive effect, they are so, so cheap that it is a good deal for everybody. I think they will be the cheapest smartphones on the market right now. Also, having the Dash wallet pre-installed and a tip already will help a lot with adoption. Besides, the alliance with Dash Help makes it more solid,” Alejandro Echeverria, head of Dash Merchant Venezuela, declared.
Brandley Zastrow, the head of business development at Dash Core, also expressed his thoughts on the matter by stating that: “The road to mainstream adoption will take more than sporadic airdrops or similar giveaways. What makes the KRIP phone so unique, beyond being a great smartphone at a good price, is that it makes this user experience a central part of using a cell phone.”
Venezuela, Dash’s prime target for crypto expansion
He further added: “Right out of the box, even users who have never interacted with cryptocurrencies have everything they need, and by working closely with the Dash community and Dash Help Me, new users have the necessary support structure in place should they need assistance. The critical element to moving to mainstream is the need for removing the friction that exists today with the cryptocurrency experience. We’re doing that with the KRIP phones.”
With this latest partnership Dash hopes to conquer as much of the Latin American market as possible. At the time of this writing, Venezuela seems to be the country that could benefit the most from this partnership.