Integration will allow Dash Wallet users to buy and sell Dash directly from the wallet with Visa and Mastercard, or directly from a bank account in the United States and European Union
PRESS RELEASE: Las Vegas, NV — October 23, 2018 — Dash, the leading cryptocurrency for payments and e-commerce, has announced that Uphold, the leading digital money platform, has been integrated into the Dash Wallet. The integration will enable Dash Wallet users to onboard an Uphold account and instantly buy and sell Dash from the Dash Wallet itself, meaning users will not have to use another app or cryptocurrency exchange for these transactions. This creates a seamless and enhanced user experience, and allows users to buy and sell Dash easily through the push of a few buttons.
This is a first-of-its-kind integration, demonstrating Dash’s recognition of the importance that a seamless UX has for its users and future adoption. The Uphold feature is currently available on Android wallets, and will soon be available on iPhone as well.
Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Core Group, said: “Uphold has been a tremendous partner for us, providing users with a streamlined option for acquiring Dash. With this wallet integration, users can acquire and use Dash easier than ever. Our goal of achieving widespread adoption can only be made possible by making the user experience as easy and intuitive as possible, and Uphold continues to be an important partner in making the Dash experience one that can be easily accessed by anyone.”
This integration follows Dash and Uphold’s partnership in 2017, when Dash and its instant transaction feature InstantSend were added to Uphold’s rapidly growing digital money platform. Since its inception in 2015, Uphold has facilitated over $4 billion USD of transactions, making it easy for users to acquire and transfer both cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies such as the USD, Euro, and many others. Uphold also enables conversion to precious metals including silver, gold, platinum, and palladium, and runs an advanced API that can leverage Dash’s upcoming decentralized payments system, Evolution.
Uphold CRO, Robin O’Connell, said: “What we like about Dash is its commitment to driving adoption across the Globe with more and more instances of real world use cases involving Dash payments. Uphold’s integration with the Dash Wallet helps increase Dash usability. Now Dash users will have more ways to add funds to the Dash wallet with Uphold which will in turn make it easier to spend with Dash.”
Dash is the leading e-commerce and payments-focused digital currency, and the rising alternative to bitcoin. Experiencing significant growth since its beginnings in 2014, Dash is now accepted at more than 3,700+ merchants, including 2,000 in Venezuela, in addition to being accessible via 400+ ATMs and 90+ exchanges worldwide- making it one of the few offering safe, decentralized financial solutions to real world problems. Dash offers a form of money that is portable, inexpensive, divisible, and fast. It can be spent easily and instantly online at merchants across the globe, at much lower fees than credit and debit cards. With over 60 members on the core team and a unique blockchain mining and treasury model, Dash is the only major self-funded, self-governed organization in the cryptocurrency industry. This allows for constant development and funding for the entire project.
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