Another month has come and gone. What has Blockchain.com been up to this month? Let’s jump right in.
In May, we announced the acquisition of AiX, a company that has built an impressive, AI-powered negotiation and matching engine for institutional OTC traders. The AiX team brings deep engineering, trading, and operational expertise as we continue to expand our institutional offering.
We also added Dogecoin (DOGE) to the Blockchain.com Exchange. After DOGE’s explosive growth, we received quite a few excited requests for us to add it to our platform. All we can say is: Wow. Much amaze. Such enjoyment.
We had warned in prior newsletters earlier this year of clear signs the crypto market risked overheating.
Even by crypto’s volatile standards, May was a pretty rocky month. So with bitcoin currently down ~40% from its high earlier this year where do we go from here?
Today I joined Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to announce that Blockchain.com is the first global crypto company to officially move its US HQ from New York City to Miami. It’s hard to ignore the “Miami Movement” that has attracted attention, talent, and funding — and we want to participate in a big way.
We’re excited to announce that we’re a sponsor of Bitcoin 2021, the first live crypto conference in over a year. It’s been quite a while since members of the crypto community have been able to gather in person, and we’re excited to engage with you all next month.
Bitcoin 2021 (June 3–5) will bring thousands of crypto enthusiasts from all over the globe to one spot: Miami. After an isolating year for many, we’re thrilled to attend the first crypto event since the COVID quarantine and the historic bitcoin bull run.
During this exciting time for crypto, we can’t wait…
There have been four major cryptoasset bull market cycles: 2011, 2013, 2017, and the present one.
As a company that has been operating in the crypto space since 2011, we’ve been around the block (har) long enough to note some familiar occurrences in each of these crypto cycles.
For example, during periods of heightened price volatility and media attention Blockchain.com team members will often receive calls from family and friends — some of whom we haven’t heard from in quite some time — about this or that coin that is making news for its price performance.
As the cryptoasset space powers well past the $2 trillion market value level many are wondering how much longer and higher prices can go?
We continue to maintain an overall positive medium-term outlook for a number of reasons, including:
For those of you who have been banging down our doors with excitement about Dogecoin, we have our response: Fine, we’ll add it! No this is not a joke.
There are so many things to say about Dogecoin, but we’ll keep this brief. While it was launched as a joke (based on a meme), it was built on crypto primitives that are ironically more predictable and transparent than fiat currency like the US Dollar. It’s experienced explosive growth in the wake of attention from celebrities, news media, and the internet.
It’s pretty amazing what can happen when you let people…
Happy Star Wars Day 🌒
If you think about it, the internet is kind of like the Outer Rim. The currencies have similarities. FIAT currencies in the real world are like Republic Credits while crypto currencies, quickly becoming the currency of the internet, are like the Outer Rim currencies. In The Phantom Menace, Watto tells Qui-Gon “Republic credits are no good here. I need something more real.”
You may be wondering, was the Outer Rim always using alternative currencies to the Galactic or Imperial Credit? The answer is no, not really. During the Galactic Republic era, the Galactic credit was…
With a new round of bitcoin all-time highs and groundbreaking industry news, it’s safe to say that April proved to be another eventful month.
Earlier this month, we were pleased to announce the addition of Polkadot (DOT), Aave, and Yearn.Finance to the Wallet and Exchange. Nearly two years ago, we announced an integration of Polkadot to help the acceleration and decentralization of the network. Today, Polkadot (DOT) is available in both the Wallet and Exchange. Aave and Yearn.Finance, which are already listed on the Exchange, are now both live in the Wallet. …
This week, popular educational resource, 99 Bitcoins, released a beginner’s guide to Blockchain.com. As the crypto community grows and adoption gains speed, educational resources like these are key to help usher in the next wave of crypto enthusiasts. We’re pleased to partner with 99 Bitcoins to make Blockchain.com products even more accessible to newcomers.
The Blockchain Wallet is Blockchain.com’s flagship feature. It’s available as a mobile app on iOS and Android, with a web wallet also available via your internet browser.
Here are some of its main features:
Main Wallet (Non-Custodial)
Blockchain.com’s primary feature is its non-custodial main wallet. The…