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X Unveils Ambitious Plans for In-App Payments, Eyes Financial Ecosystem

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As part of the strategy to expand its services, the widely used social media platform X is set to roll out a wide range of payment features, which will turn its app into a multi-purpose financial centre.

X’s Vision for a Seamless Financial Experience

Users were about to use the platform to pay money, buy things and even earn interest on their account balances, the head of payments of the company, Christopher Stanley, said. Stanley stressed that the forthcoming payment functionalities would be more than just peer-to-peer transactions, picturing an app wallet not unlike the ones used by such popular services as Venmo.

“That is Venmo at first. Then you start to earn interest, buy things, and eventually be able to use it in stores (think Apple Pay),” described Stanley, describing the bold trajectory of the platform.

This announcement comes after X recently acquired a money transmitter license in Tennessee on April 9, which brings it to a total of 25 states within the US. Administrative challenges continue and this time Elon Musk, the executive chairman of X, who had earlier announced the plans to launch a new payment in-app by mid of 2024, did it to show this company’s resilience. “The end goal is if you ever have any reason to remove money from our system, then we have failed,” Stanley stressed, emphasizing the platform’s holistic financial ecosystem.

Elon Musk’s Ambivalence Towards Crypto Integration

Although initially X’s payment system will concentrate on the traditional fiat currencies but there is a lot of wild speculation about possible crypto integration. Musk, despite his historical preference for cryptocurrencies, was reflected by huge bitcoin holdings of Tesla, is skeptical about the role of crypto in X. Talking to ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood, he said he doesn’t really think about cryptocurrencies much and their implications.

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Whereas X seeks to redefine digital transactions, the level of integration between it and cryptocurrencies is still an open question. But focused on transforming financial interactions, X is ready to redefine the meeting point of social media and finance.

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