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How Big is DeFi? A look at the Crypto Lending Market

August 28th, 2020

DeFi lending remains significantly smaller than lending via digital asset platforms (for now) Like many in crypto, we have been watching the growth of DeFi with great interest and enthusiasm. The DeFi boom has been a major factor in the 2020 price outperformance of Ethereum (ETH), on which much of DeFi operates, over bitcoin (BTC). Year…

ALGO (Algorand) is now available in the Blockchain.com Wallet

August 18th, 2020

Our mission is to empower the people of the world to control their own money. To achieve this ambitious goal, we regularly add support for new and inventive crypto assets that align with our mission. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that ALGO (Algorand) is now available in the Blockchain.com Wallet. Algorand is an innovative…

Amid US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ USPS Files Patent for Blockchain Mail-in Voting Scheme

August 18th, 2020

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is falling apart at the seams and many Americans are blaming the Trump administration. The USPS may have to deal with the U.S. election ballot process, as mail-in votes may be the dominant practice thanks to the coronavirus. Amid the American public’s concerned reaction about the internal problems at…

Earn incredible interest on your crypto

August 17th, 2020

Today we’re excited to share that for existing Interest Accounts — and any deposits made before 11:59 pm PT on Wednesday — we’re raising rates to the highest in the industry with no maximum deposit. So whether you deposit 0.1 BTC or 1000 BTC — it makes no difference. As long as you deposit more than the minimum you’ll be accruing interest…

A Call to Arms: Growing Crypto to 1B Users

August 13th, 2020

Crypto needs your help. I remember during the 2008/2009 financial crisis, how much anxiety and concern there was about the future — unemployment was rising, mortgages defaults were skyrocketing, and Wall Street executives were begging for a bailout. Out of the ashes of old, a new financial system for the internet was born. Satoshi inspired a world of shapers who…

EUR and GBP wallets are live in the Blockchain Wallet

August 12th, 2020

Today we’re excited to announce EUR and GBP wallets are live on the Blockchain.com Wallet. This means that as a user, you will be able to hold EUR and GBP directly in your Wallet. When you fund your crypto purchases directly from these wallets, you’ll receive a locked-in exchange rate in the same way that you…

Crypto Investment Thesis Redux

August 6th, 2020

So much has changed in the past twelve months since we first published our general cryptoasset investment thesis, a 150-slide presentation examining the drivers and barriers to broadening ownership of cryptoassets such as bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). With the COVID pandemic and ongoing economic fallout, along with developments within the crypto space such as the…

US Congressmen Want IRS to Balance Taxation and Innovation in the Cryptocurrency Space

August 6th, 2020

A bipartisan quartet of US congressmen wants the IRS taxation policy not to dissuade taxpayers from participating in blockchain token staking. These politicians believe America’s ingenuity can help drive this promising staking technology. The four congressmen are Bill Foster (D) of Illinois, Darren Soto (D) of Florida, Tom Emmer (R) of Minnesota, and David Schweikert…

The Great Mother of All Financial Crises

August 5th, 2020

August Market Outlook We are moving closer to a crisis that is potentially much more catastrophic than the 2008 Great Financial Crisis, or GFC. The July US debt outlook downgrade by Fitch, along with a warning from Goldman Sachs analysts about the risk of the US dollar losing its dominant reserve currency status, marked a more visible…

The Search for our next Blockchain.com Ventures Team Member

August 4th, 2020

The Search for Our Next Blockchain.com Ventures Team Member We’re now 2 years into Blockchain.com Ventures, and ~15 investments later, we’re excited to expand the investment team. Our future team member will source, diligence, and lead deals into the best new crypto companies and projects that are at the earliest possible stage. Passion for crypto is…