Instantcoins: sell bitcoin inGoogle Play
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Google Play Critical Reviews
★☆☆☆☆ August 4, 2021
I’m having issue, I haven’t receive my money since yesterday and this is the second time I’m facing this issue. I send Bitcoin 2 times same wallet and I was credit for 1 up till now I haven’t received any credit alert from them, now I try to sell Bitcoin yesterday being 3th up till now I haven’t receive any money from instantcoin so painful 😭😭😭
★★★☆☆ November 16, 2020
The app is quite good but there is no option to send bitcoin to an external wallet. It will be awesome if this option is added.
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We downloaded the app and we were not able to find the buy function. Selling Bitcoin involves inputting: Bank Name, Account Number and Account Name. Once the bitcoin gets sold, the Naira is supposedly credited to the user’s bank account automatically
Note: The process for buying bitcoin is detailed in a third-party article but not on the site itself. It can be seen in globaltechedu.com. Furthermore, many of the options or buttons pointed out in the article no longer exist in the app itself. Buying bitcoins using this app, entails inputting a third-party wallet.
Users can input their bank account details via the profile page.
When selling Bitcoins you can choose from Paxful, Bitcoins, LTC and PM. We were not able to fully access these features, but the form’s tooltip describes the process as:
You will be redirected to your paxful wallet to complete the trade, once on paxful.com make sure you are logged in, just click on “send bitcoin now” and you will be redirected back here and your bitcoin will be converted instantly.
Instantcoins’ twitter profile has protected tweets. Its Facebook account is also limited.
As of October 25, 2021, the buy bitcoin feature seems to have disappeared from the app. This can previously be seen from their video app demo on youtube.
Judging from the limited available information we have, the app automatically converts bitcoin send from an external wallet to fiat and deposits it to the user’s bank account. Since we cannot locate the “Buy Bitcoin” function on the android app and on the web interface, it would seem feasible to assume that this has been disabled.
Until further information is available, this app has not advertised features with the ability to send or receive bitcoins. Furthermore, the automatic conversion of bitcoin to Naira, directly deposited to the user’s bank accounts means the conversion is automatically done on the back-end.
Our verdict for this app is it cannot send or receive bitcoins.
Tests performed by Daniel Andrei R. Garcia
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