Contactless Bitcoin startup Plutus Tap & Pay crowdfunds over $1m in digital currencies

Over a thousand people rushed to participate to what was probably the shortest 9 day crowdfunding round to raise over $1 million USD in digital currencies, and over 4532 members have already signed up to prepare for the launch of “The response from our community was swift and tremendous,” says Plutus CCO Filip Martinka.

Plutus Tap Pay is an upcoming Android-only mobile app which lets users make Bitcoin and Ethereum contactless (NFC) payments at any existing merchant with a compatible device. This means that it removes what is commonly seen as the largest barrier to the usage of digital currencies – merchant adoption. Customers no longer have to wait for merchants to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum directly.

However, the unique advantage of Plutus is behind the scenes – the PlutusDEX. While Plutus Tap Pay already has a working proof-of-concept, the crowdfund has now secured development of the PlutusDEX – a peer-to-peer exchange which will provide native liquidity for the app itself through decentralized smart contracts while offering traders zero fees.

Instead of using an existing exchange and their additional risks and fees, or engaging in the high costs it requires to run one, will enable users to trade among

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