Blockchain

Security Is Our Top Priority

July 16th, 2020

Security Is Our Top Priority: A Note on Yesterday’s Social Media Scam Social media can be a useful way to connect with others, stay informed, and express yourself. However, there are those who will try to exploit social media security holes to their advantage. We want to make sure our community is as safe and informed…

Crypto-Wall Street Convergence

July 14th, 2020

Traditional finance emerges from its crypto trough of disillusionment There have been few true constants in the evolution of cryptocurrencies over the last five years, but speculation around the arrival of institutions and institutional investors has been one of the most consistently heralded themes. For years, “Wall Street is coming” to crypto has been prematurely declared,…

July Market Outlook

July 7th, 2020

The Cryptocurrency Endgame What is the endgame for cryptocurrency? More specifically, how should we interpret forecasts like the one made by famed investor Jim Rogers last week that if cryptocurrencies like bitcoin ever become too successful that governments will “eliminate” them. And what does the growing likelihood of a programmable US digital dollar mean for…

7 Things to know before buying your first Bitcoin or other Crypto

June 29th, 2020

Did you know that “stacking sats” refers to accumulating little bits of bitcoin? Last week a reporter asked me what one piece of advice would I give to someone thinking of investing in crypto. These types of questions drive me crazy because I don’t provide investment advice and crypto isn’t about making a quick buck. If…

The Coming US Digital Dollar (Part 1) — What it is, and Why it Matters

June 25th, 2020

The Coming US Digital Dollar (Part 1) — What it is, and Why it Matters A new US digital dollar, seemingly imminent, will transform the financial world and digital currency landscape The introduction of a “US digital dollar” — the creation of which just last year seemed far away, but now under serious consideration — represents nothing short of a tectonic reconfiguration…

China’s National Blockchain Services Network (BSN) Is Integrating Chainlink

June 23rd, 2020

In a move that further cements the importance of vetted, real-world data, China’s Blockchain Services Network (BSN) will integrate Chainlink and its vast network of decentralized oracle systems to governments, enterprise and individual decentralized applications (dApps) running on the BSN via the IRITA interchain service hub, as per a press release on June 23, 2020. SNZ Pool,…

A New and Improved Explorer

June 23rd, 2020

And the 5 most important stats to follow to understand bitcoin While many of our customers know us primarily for the Blockchain.com Wallet, our oldest product was (and is) a blockchain explorer. In fact, here’s what it looked like in 2011: While it may seem like the majority of the action takes place on the Wallet…

What does Bitcoin provide over PayPal?

June 18th, 2020

The Desert Island Case for Cryptocurrency Working as COO at Blockchain.com means I constantly field cryptocurrency-related questions from all sorts of people. The most interesting of which don’t focus on price or mechanism, but the very purpose of digital money: Why do we need cryptocurrencies? What’s the point in Bitcoin when we already have Paypal…

June Market Outlook

June 16th, 2020

Best of Times, Worst of Times The title of this month’s newsletter is “Best of Times, Worst of Times”, which borrows from the opening lines of the Charles Dickens 19th century classic, “A Tale of Two Cities”. Similar to the extreme juxtapositions described in Dickens’ famous opening lines, today we are grappling with a number of striking…

The Art of Refreshing a Logo

June 4th, 2020

Blockchain has evolved rapidly over the past few years, stemming from a small data-focused website to the most trusted crypto platform with millions of users around the world. As the company has changed, so has our look and feel. We’ve undergone a few logo and brand refreshes to meet the needs of the ever-growing crypto…