Blockchain

Introducing DGLD: Physical Gold Secured by the Bitcoin Blockchain

October 15th, 2019

For as long as we’ve had capital markets, gold has been a trusted asset for people seeking to manage global economic and political risks. However, owning gold has trade-offs. Gold purchasers either buy synthetic products like ETFs for convenience (despite the number of intermediaries they entail), or buy and store physical gold in a vault….

The World’s ‘Hardest’ Asset is Ironically Virtual

October 8th, 2019

Over the last few months, we’ve faced rising financial, trade and political instability, resulting in growing concerns of a major global economic downturn. The US-China trade dispute, Brexit and other European political turmoil, another sovereign default and the return of capital controls to Argentina, and challenge to the role of central banks and their independence…

Blockchain Monthly Update: October

October 4th, 2019

Support and investment in the blockchain community have always been a vital pillar of Blockchain’s mission. In September, we completed strides in both areas to help catalyze new growth in the cryptosphere. ICYMI: Blockchain Ventures’ Investment in DappRadar Last month, Blockchain Ventures announced it’s participation in DappRadar’s $2.3 million seed funding round with Naspers Ventures….

Welcome Howard Surloff: Blockchain’s new General Counsel

October 1st, 2019

We’re excited to announce that Howard Surloff has joined Blockchain as General Counsel. For over 25 years, Howard has turned legal strategy into a catalyst for massive growth at two of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, Blackrock and Goldman Sachs. “Howard’s passion for legal, compliance and operational excellence in new markets will…

Team Spotlight: User Operations

September 17th, 2019

Since 2011, the Blockchain team has been creating products that empower people to store and use cryptocurrencies to make an impact across the world. It’s our bread and butter. The force behind everything we do here. Our products are truly a team effort and with the recent launch of The PIT we’ve decided to pull…

Security Warning: Bitcoin Blockchain Hijacked By A New Strain Of Malware

September 8th, 2019

As per a report by Forbes, security researchers have warned that the bitcoin blockchain is under an attack by a new strain of the Glupteba malware which is capable of using the bitcoin network to resist attacks itself. Glupteba Exploits Security Vulnerability To Shield Itself from Attacks According to TrendMicro’s latest blog which details the…

Blockchain Monthly Update: September

September 6th, 2019

Last month, in addition to launching The PIT, we announced partnerships and Wallet integrations that place users first, opening up new avenues to use crypto, and make your voices heard. ICYMI – Polkadot Network Partnership + BitPay Integration In August, we announced our partnership with the Polkadot Network. Empowering the end-user has been the continued…

New Ways to Spend Bitcoin with your Blockchain Wallet

August 23rd, 2019

What can you buy with crypto? It’s been a common question since bitcoin bought two pizzas back in 2010. Giving people the ability to spend their bitcoins when they are on the go has always been one of the core functionalities of the Blockchain Wallet. And today, spending crypto from your phone or online is…

Expanding our Network: Partnering with Polkadot to Empower User-Governance and Interoperability

August 20th, 2019

Today, we’re partnering with the Polkadot Network to accelerate the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (“DOTs”) as it aims to solve the challenges of cross-blockchain interoperability and create a new paradigm for on-chain governance. When the integration is complete, Blockchain’s over 41M Wallets will not only be able to store, send, and receive DOTs,…

Blockchain Monthly Update: August

August 13th, 2019

While it may have seemed like a quiet month from the outside looking in, our team was buzzing with anticipation, excitement, and a headstrong determination to get the crypto exchange of our dreams over the finish line and into users’ hands. Here’s a brief look back at July, and preview of what’s ahead: ICYMI –…