Messaging app partners with Visa for mobile payments, blockchain


June 6, 2019

Line, a messaging app based in Japan, has partnered with Visa to allow customers to use the Line Pay mobile payments solution through a virtual Visa card. The company is also exploring ways to deliver blockchain experiences with Visa, according to a report by Tech Crunch.

Line has its own cryptocurrency token called Link and a blockchain investment arm. It plans to work with Visa to craft other blockchain tools such as international money transfers.

The companies are also exploring "ways for merchants to interact with the Line Pay service," according to the report.

The app's three biggest markets outside of Japan are Thailand with 44 million users, Taiwan with 21 million users and Indonesia with 19 million users.

Topics: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Region: APAC

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