Dash introduces feature to send funds by SMS, no internet needed
- You can send and receive money in Dash or USD
- You can also buy food and other products via Dash Text
- Dash is focused on offering a fast, cheap global payments network
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Dash (DASH/USD) has introduced Dash Text, a feature that allows users to send Dash by texting. No internet or smartphone is required. You can send, receive and check the available balance of your wallet via SMS.
How to use Dash Text
The first step to use the Dash Text service is to create a wallet. You send a text message with the word “START” to the number for your geographical region. This information is available on the website. Then, you get a welcome message from the Dash Text system and a Dash address is generated.
You can also receive crypto this way. To do that, you send a message to your country code with the word “RECEIVE”. Again, the codes are available on the website.
Funds are forwarded safely and easily as the system will respond with Dash data. To get the funds, you must give the sender the phone number or Dash Text wallet address.
To send crypto, you need the address and phone number of your intended recipient. They must register with Dash Text too. You send a text message with the following format: SEND + AMOUNT + RECEIVER. The amount must be in USD or Dash, specifying the monetary unit after the amount as well as the number and address of the recipient.
Finally, send “yes” to confirm the transaction.
You can even buy food and other products this way. To do that, go to the merchants that currently accept Dash as payment and ask your merchant of choice for their BUY code. The word BUY in front of a 4-digit code will appear on the POS screen.
Now, send an SMS to the country code with the word BUY in front of the 4-digit code. Dash will receive a message showing the amount of Dash and its equivalent in USD.
Dash is an open-source blockchain and cryptocurrency focused on offering a fast, cheap global payments network that is decentralized in nature. It seeks to improve upon Bitcoin (BTC/USD) by providing stronger privacy and faster transactions.