Oobit and VeChain Partner to Integrate VET Token, Paving the Way for Sustainable Mobile NFC Crypto Payments

VeChain Official
4 min readMar 6, 2024


The following is a copy of the VeChain x Oobit press release announcement, distributed on 6th March, 2024.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oobit’s strategic partnership with VeChain marks a significant advancement in the adoption of cryptocurrencies for sustainable everyday payments.
  • The integration of VET into Oobit’s Tap & Pay feature allows users to leverage digital assets for everyday transactions, contributing directly to VeChain’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
  • Supported by notable investors, including Tether and Solana’s Co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko, Oobit’s expansion includes strategic token integration, making VET the 6th token listed on the platform.

Singapore — March 6, 2024Oobit, a leading mobile payment app, has partnered with VeChain to integrate VET (VeChain Token) into its platform, marking a significant leap toward advancing the adoption of cryptocurrencies for sustainable everyday payments. The collaboration aligns with VeChain’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, envisioning a future where blockchain and digital assets drive sustainable practices across industries. The Oobit integration makes paying for everyday products with VET simple, through mobile NFC technology.

With 72.7 billion out of 85.9 billion VET in circulation, the integration of VET into Oobit’s Tap & Pay feature enables users to utilize it for everyday transactions, increasingits utility. Users engaging with sustainability-focused dApps through VeBetterDAO earn $B3TR, the platform’s incentive token, driving increased use of VET and VTHO. Leveraging VeChain’s ‘X-2-Earn’ model, VeBetterDAO helps stakeholders, from individuals to large corporations, actively contribute to sustainability efforts by rewarding everyday transactions, turning them into a force for good.

“VeChain is excited to partner with Oobit, merging our commitment to ESG initiatives with Oobit’s innovative approach. The integration of VET into Oobit’s platform is not just a technological enhancement; it’s a tangible step towards making blockchain technology synonymous with positive societal impact,” stated VeChain’s CEO, Sunny Lu.

This collaboration aligns seamlessly with VeChain’s ‘Blockchain Biosphere’ concept, outlined in the ‘Web3 for Better’ whitepaper developed with the Boston Consulting Group. The Biosphere concept showcases how blockchain ecosystems can address specific sustainability challenges across various industries, from carbon capture in the energy sector to enhancing global logistics trails.

Oobit’s recent Series A funding round, securing $25 million, positions the company as a key player in advancing the adoption of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. Supported by notable investors, including Tether and Solana’s Co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko, Oobit continues to expand its payment ecosystem through strategic token integration. The app currently supports the top 5 tokens, with VET being the latest addition as the 6th token listed on Oobit.

“The integration of VET for tap payments on Oobit solidifies our mission in reshaping how we interact with digital assets. This partnership signifies more than a technological integration; it’s a bold step towards a future where every transaction contributes to sustainability,” said Amram Adar, Oobit’s CEO.

The initial launch of Oobit’s Tap & Pay feature will cover Europe, starting with Android users. The company’s robust ecosystem allows crypto holders to Tap & Pay at over 100 million retailers across the globe where Visa and Mastercard are accepted, while merchants receive fiat currency.

By integrating VET into everyday payments through Oobit, VeChain not only promotes the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies but also encourages users to actively participate in using sustainable implementations of crypto technology. This collaboration reflects a global shift toward ESG principles, especially in regions like Europe, where stringent regulations, such as MiCa, mandate transparency levels achievable only through blockchain technology.

About Oobit

Oobit is a leading mobile payment app that offers a seamless way to pay with crypto both in-store and globally. Users can enjoy a crypto Tap & Pay experience as convenient and smooth as Apple Pay, utilizing existing Visa / Mastercard point-of-sale systems while ensuring merchants receive fiat currency. Since 2017, Oobit has been spearheading the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for goods and services. The app is designed to provide a secure, practical, and user-friendly solution for individuals to effortlessly utilize their digital assets in everyday transactions. Learn more about Oobit on: www.oobit.com

About Vechain

Vechain, headquartered in San Marino, Europe, is the curator of VechainThor, a world-leading smart contract platform spearheading the real-world adoption of blockchain technology. By leveraging the capabilities of ‘trustless’ data (information without intermediaries), smart contracts, and IoT technologies, VechainThor has enabled enterprise solutions across a wide array of fields. Vechain now turns its attention to the greatest challenge of all — building digital ecosystems to drive sustainability and digital transformation at global scale. Learn more about Vechain on vechain.org



VeChain Official

VeChain, based in San Marino, Europe built VeChainThor, a powerful platform driving a blockchain and sustainability revolution