The promise of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology has always been the ease and low cost of person to person cash transactions. But with Bitcoin fees going as high as they are now, this dream seemed to be fading.
Now there is a new service, still in beta, that looks to be able to fulfill this promise and even without an internet connection! The service utilizes the text messaging platform Cointext, who recently announced the public launch. Using Context, anyone with a mobile phone to transact with bitcoin cash (BCH) without internet services using the phone’s Short Message Service (SMS) protocol. It can now be tested throughout the US, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and the UK.