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A man walks past a Huawei logo during a launch event for the Huawei Matebook in Beijing in 2016. Huawei is making bitcoin easier to access on its phones. Photo: AP

Huawei to offer Bitcoin Wallet in App Store

Huawei is releasing’s bitcoin wallet in its AppGallery


Users of Huawei’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.

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“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 statement.

The company will pre-install a bitcoin wallet app on future phones, including its Honor range (one phone pictured). Photo: AFP


Welcome to China’s wild, wild world of blockchain investment, 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 News reported in March.

This corrects an earlier story filed by Bloomberg to make clear the Bitcoin wallet will not be offered in China.