Transferring bitcoin between owners became a little bit easier today, as payment processor Coinapult announced the introduction of its new service. The company now offers users the ability to transfer bitcoin by SMS. This means that bitcoin holders no longer require an internet connection in order to send and receive the digital currency, and could represent a big step forward in the bitcoin transaction space.
Coinapult certainly believes so, releasing the following statement alongside the announcement:
Send BTC by SMS – a new, global service from Coinapult that operates through plain old txt msg, no need for a data plan. Bitcoin can boldly go where it hasn’t gone before.
The company already offers a range of digital currency related services – including sending bitcoin via email and payment processing, as well as offering advisory services to merchants looking to adopt bitcoin.
Whether sending bitcoin via SMS will turn out to be the revelation Coinapult hails it to be remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – we are very much in the framework building phase of bitcoin adoption, and every little change that adds to the infrastructure that will eventually support the digital currency once it hits the mainstream is a step in the right direction.
What do you think, will you be sending bitcoin via SMS? Let us know!