Huawei includes Bitcoin wallet app in its app store

posted 5 months ago
Users of Huawei phones will be able to download Bitcoin wallets on their devices for the first time starting Friday.

Huawei, the world’s third-biggest handset maker, is releasing BTC.com’s Bitcoin wallet in its AppGallery, according to Alejandro de la Torre, BTC.com’s vice president of business operations.

He said the AppGallery will be pre-installed on all new Huawei phones.

The move will likely have the most impact in the Chinese market, where Huawei is the biggest mobile phone seller. The Chinese government blocks Android’s Google Play Store and some sections of Apple’s iTunes, limiting access to apps like BTC.com’s. While China has shut down cryptocurrency trading platforms, people can still own virtual currencies.

“It’s a good opportunity to tap into the Chinese market,” de la Torre said in a telephone interview. “The use of cashless payments with apps is very big and the traditional banking system is lacking, so there’s a good use case for crypto payments to grow there.”
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