Blockchain

Facebook Acqui-Hire Its First blockchain startup

February 5th, 2019

Sources reported that Facebook has recently marked ‘a blockchain-related acquisition’. It has apparently acquired ‘blockchain startup, Chainspace.io which specializes in the smart contract. First Blockchain acquisition by Facebook Chainspace builds decentralized smart contracts system to streamline payment and other services via blockchain technology. Facebook made an acquisition deal as ‘acquihire’ wherein the company’s skills or…

NEW: Explore Bitcoin Cash on Blockchain Explorer

February 4th, 2019

As more cryptocurrencies develop and grow, providing direct access and insight across networks is crucial. Blockchain Explorer is the most trusted source for blockchain data. Our focus has always been on providing the most up to date and accurate information available. Today, we’re excited to introduce Bitcoin Cash to the existing lineup of supported cryptocurrencies…

Introducing Blockchain Primers (with first Primer on Bitcoin Cash)

January 23rd, 2019

At Blockchain we are passionate about helping people control their own cryptoassets. Doing that effectively requires having access to the latest and most reliable information, data, and research. However, we often hear that accessing information on crypto that is both reliable and freely available is one of the most challenging issues, particularly for newcomers. In…

We are adding limited support for Bitcoin SV (BSV)

January 22nd, 2019

As previously shared, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced a hard fork on November 15th. The main outcome of the fork was the splitting of the Bitcoin Cash chain into two chains, and therefore two tokens – Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV. This means that anyone that held 1 BCH before the fork would end up…

Blockchain Under Threat in China, Govt. Enforcing “New Regulations on Blockchain Management’ From February 15

January 14th, 2019

Chinese media reports that last year, netizens in China have used Blockchain technology to record the ‘open rape letter of North university student’ as the evidence (which had happened 20 years ago). So to preserve the national security and public interest, Chinese officials on Jan 10, 2019, have released ‘new regulations on the management of…

Highlight Reel: Blockchain’s 2018 Year in Review

January 11th, 2019

As 2018 takes its seat in crypto history, we wanted to look back at the various milestones we unlocked while improving the way the world connects to crypto. We are proud of these moments and couldn’t have done this without our users, our team, and the industry. There is no doubt 2019 will be a…

Celebrating Proof of Keys today… and the other 364 days a year

January 3rd, 2019

To mark the tenth anniversary of the genesis block – the first-ever block of bitcoin mined – crypto holders across the globe are withdrawing funds from third-party exchanges. Doing so will ensure these exchanges are solvent and, more importantly, honors crypto’s founding principle of independence from centralized financial systems. This ‘Proof of Keys Celebration’ has…

Welcome Michelle Bond: Blockchain’s New Global Head of Policy

December 20th, 2018

We’re excited to welcome the latest addition to the Blockchain team, Michelle Bond as our Global Head of Policy. As regulators and lawmakers continue to develop frameworks and guidance involving digital assets, actively engaging with policymakers and the government will be crucial. Michelle has significant experience engaging policymakers both in the United States and globally….

Welcome Macrina Kgil: Blockchain’s new CFO

December 14th, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Macrina Kgil has joined Blockchain as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Macrina’s background in building growth, IPO ready, and public company finance functions will be instrumental as we continue to serve our tens of millions of retail and institutional customers. “Macrina has helped restructure liability, acquire and dispose of assets and…

Bitcoin Cash services have resumed

December 3rd, 2018

As many of you know, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced a hard fork as planned on 15 November. As a precaution to ensure your funds were safe, we halted Bitcoin Cash services within the Wallet until we felt the situation was stable. Because one result of the fork was the emergence of another BCH chain (Bitcoin…