Nimiq Cashlinks empower you to send money over a link. Send NIM to someone new to Nimiq, to someone whose address you don’t know or to the first stranger to find the link.
Companies are leveraging increasingly ingenious ways to merge the real-world with technology. This shift can be seen in the rise of popular augmented reality gaming and location-based gaming titles like PokemonGo and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
When it comes to marketing, many companies are starting to blur the lines between offline and online marketing with promotions like a real-world treasure hunts broadcasted over platforms like Twitter. Giveaway events like this are held by companies wanting to increase brand awareness and engagement on their social channels. These are increasingly popular ways for brands to market their products.
Nimiq wants to make it even easier for brands and individuals to run real-world giveaways or promotions. That’s why we have created Cashlinks, which enable users to create a link or QR code that contains NIM. Simply, scan the QR code and the NIM are instantly credited to your wallet balance.
One neat use-case for the Cashlinks are Nimiq’s business cards, not only providing contact info, but a nice gift and product demo as well.
Nimiq has taken things to the next level by implementing a password feature to restrict who can claim the NIM in a Cashlinks. Think about it: If you are running a giveaway promotion with NIM, you can hide stickers with QR codes in an area and tell your audience the password to unlock the NIM in the QR code. This way only people who are actively engaging in your promotion can claim NIM prizes.
The use of Cashlinks could extend to more than being just a promotional tool. They can also be used to send NIM to people whose address you do not know or even as a new way to store your NIM.