Digital currency for payments and e-commerce platform Dash announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with cryptocurrency augmented reality (AR) mobile app, Aircoins. Dash reported that through the partnership, Aircoin users may hunt, collect, and send Dash cryptocurrency worldwide alongside other Aircoins users in an AR environment.
“Anytime a user downloads the Aircoins app, there will be a random drop of coins, including Dash, around them. Users can then collect them by moving close to the coins and using their phones as an augmented reality tool. The Aircoins team is promoting usage of the withdrawal function by having full Dash coins appear in 10 major cities around the world for users to find. Initial cities are: New York, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Medellin. Dash and Aircoins will communicate the location of additional cities through their respective social channels, @Dashpay and @aircoins_App.”
While sharing more details about the partnership, Ernesto Contreras, business development manager LatAm of Dash Core Group, stated:
“As interest and adoption around AR and cryptocurrency continues to increase, merging the two through a fun game is an exciting step for both technologies. This partnership will allow Dash to reach new markets by allowing users to collect coins as they move around cities, and because they can now use that currency, this will open up a new engagement model and user experience. AR is poised for exceptional growth and together Dash and Aircoins are primed to engage users along that journey.”
Emal Safi, CEO of Aircoins, added:
“Aircoins is excited to integrate Dash digital cash and work strategically with the Dash Core Group. The Dash protocol is a perfect fit for retailers and cryptocurrency users because of its low transaction fees and InstantSend feature. Aircoins layers geolocation, gaming and augmented reality to make rewards and using Dash fun and convenient while providing an interactive experience. These innovations in technology create new payment and advertising opportunities as we drive foot traffic to retailers and merchants. Aircoins has created a vast network of users and blockchain assets that motivates to grow the decentralized economies and push for mass adoption.”