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Huawei to Offer Bitcoin Wallet in App Store

Camila Russo

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(Bloomberg) -- Users of Huawei Technologies Co.’s mobile phones will be able to download Bitcoin wallets on their devices for the first time starting Friday.

Huawei, the world’s third-biggest handset maker, is releasing’s Bitcoin wallet in its AppGallery, according to an e-mail statement by the company. The wallet will be the first cryptocurrency app offered by Shenzhen-based Huawei. The AppGallery will be pre-installed on all new Huawei and Honor phones and will be rolled out to older devices in the coming months.

“BTC’s Bitcoin wallet application was reviewed by AppGallery, and was approved for official release in multiple countries and regions, not including Mainland China,” a Huawei spokesman said in a, which also controls the world’s largest Bitcoin mining pool, is owned by mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain Technologies. Huawei is considering developing a mobile phone targeting blockchain-based applications, Bloomberg Newsreported in March.

(Corrects to say app won’t be offered in China in the third paragraph.)

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