Lite.IM Launches Cryptocurrency Purchasing on Facebook Messenger, Telegram and SMS

Zulu Republic Team
Zulu Republic
Published in
2 min readJan 15, 2019


We’re proud to announce what might be the biggest news since we first launched Lite.IM a little more than 5 months ago…

Now Lite.IM lets you buy cryptocurrency directly in Facebook Messenger, Telegram, or by SMS with a credit or debit card!

This is a huge step forward for the platform, which just two short weeks ago rolled out support for Bitcoin. But it’s also a huge step forward for cryptocurrency adoption in general: the combined 2.5 billion users of Facebook and Telegram, and all those with basic SMS capabilities in the US and Canada, now have access to the most convenient way possible to purchase, send and receive Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether.

Thanks to our new integration with fiat payments processing partner Simplex, Lite.IM is now more useful and convenient than ever, removing an important barrier to adoption by those mainstream users who may have been intimidated by the complexity of navigating other cryptocurrency purchasing, wallet, and exchange platforms.

What started as a basic Litecoin wallet for Telegram is now a one-stop, full-featured cryptocurrency hub, and it’s only going to keep getting better from here.

Most major credit and debit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, and some virtual and prepaid cards. Simplex also makes an excellent partner because they share our commitment to privacy and security, which means your sensitive data will remain secure.

We think this is a huge development for the cryptocurrency space, and we hope you’ll agree! Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

Get started by sending any message to the Lite.IM bot on the platform of your choice:

Telegram: @LiteIM_bot
Facebook Messenger:
SMS (U.S. and Canada only): 760-LITEIM-0 (760–548–3460)

*Please note that cryptocurrency purchasing is unavailable in some regions due to legal restrictions. In general, purchasing is restricted from within FATF high-risk jurisdictions.