A github repository called Pony Direct was opened by Samouri wallet coder, Samouridev. It is a proof-of-concept software for Android phones. The Pony Direct system allows a user to execute Bitcoin transactions without being connected to the internet. The transactions occur via SMS. A user texts the transaction to a relay device, which acts as a payment proxy. The purpose of such a tool is to circumvent inevitable censorship in authoritarian regions or to enable those with poor/no internet connectivity to commit to the global market Bitcoin provides.
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