Send and Receive XLM on WhatsApp using Uhuru Wallet

Uburu is a WhatsApp based blockchain wallet that makes use of Stellar network to transfer funds. Today, developers behind Uhuru wallet have announced that users will be able to send and receive XLM on WhatsApp.

Getting started on Uhuru wallet is pretty simple. Just go through this link to open Uhuru wallet bot on WhatsApp and say hi. If your phone number is not registered, you will be asked to enter your details.

This includes your first name, last name, email address and physical address. After that, a confirmation code is sent to your email address.

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Then, you will be asked to submit KYC details.

Uhuru wallet is registered under Uhuru Innovative Solutions Pty LTD and they have their bank account in Absa Bank. It is possible to your funds via EFT or ATM. Once you deposit the funds, you will be notified via SMS once they credit funds in Uhuru wallet.

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To buy or sell XLM via WhatsApp, enter 11 and you will be shown prices for buying and selling XLM. You can also view your XLM balance and send / receive XLM. We were able to fund our Uhuru’s XLM wallet just fine.

It is also possible to sell the XLM for ZAR. This actually a Stellar stablecoin pegged to South African Rand (ZAR). Uhuru has issued ~100M ZAR stablecoins as observed on

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If you get stuck anywhere, typing in hi takes you back to main menu where you can start again.

Uhuru wallet is quite feature-rich. You can not only buy and sell XLM for South African Rand (ZAR), but also pay for utilities; buy vouchers, airtime and even do shopping.