Strike’s Bitcoin-Powered Payment App Goes Global, Targeting 3 Billion Users

Fintech company Strike expands its revolutionary app to over 65 countries, leveraging Bitcoin and Lightning for seamless global payments and money transfers

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Payment company, Strike, which focuses on Bitcoin, is expanding its application to more than 65 countries from its current base of the US and El Salvador.

Strike’s CEO, Jack Mallers, made the announcement last Friday at the Bitcoin 2023 conference, held in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Strike’s CEO, Jack Maller Profile Picture next to a bitcoin

What Strike offers

The app, Strike, uses Bitcoin and Lightning – a layer-2 network that ensures cheaper and faster Bitcoin transactions – to offer global payment and cross-border money transfer services.

The app now features a brand new user interface and also gives users the ability to hold funds in Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (USDT).

Great increase in reach

Strike informed that this expansion of its services will increase its reach to almost 3 billion people:

“Our ultimate goal is to reach 7 to 8 billion people,” said Manuela Rios, Strike’s vice president of product, in an interview with CoinDesk.

Rios pointed out that the app’s new user interface will feature a seamless user experience, something she said the company has been working on for years.

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