New Trends in the Messenger Market
A new tendency has taken over the market of messaging apps. Together with the development of the blockchain technology, companies are willing to issue their own tokens. Japanese-based messenger LINE has recently announced the launch of its token called LINK. However, there is nothing new about it. e-Chat has launched its own ECHT token more than 6 months ago, while the idea of the blockchain-based messenger with an internal cryptocurrency appeared more than a year ago.
ECHT token is used in e-Chat for:
- payments for copyright content and access to paid channels;
- rewarding authors through «cryptolike»;
- payment for some e-Chat functions related to infrastructure costs.