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March Market Outlook

The Blockchain.com general crypto investment thesis, first published in slide format almost two years ago, highlighted three important elements of crypto adoption:

  • Trust: are cryptoassets and protocols like bitcoin (and crypto service providers that support them) trusted enough for a majority of people to use and own?
  • Want: do people have a favorable attitude towards holding and using cryptoassets?
  • Need: is there sufficient motivation to change behaviors to hold and use cryptoassets?

Prior surveys had identified that crypto was owned by as little as 5% or less of the population in a nation like the United States. …


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Last week we welcomed Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital and former White House Communications Director, on The Blockchain.com Podcast. While discussing his odyssey to Bitcoin, he revealed that he had been watching Bitcoin for some time, waiting for a few signs before getting into the game himself.

He learned about Bitcoin back in 2014 and vowed to get in once these three conditions were met:

  1. 100 million users worldwide. To Scaramucci, this level indicates that Bitcoin’s community grew to the point where it becomes feasible that it will one day be a broadly accepted form of tender. Where are…

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Like you, we don’t know Satoshi Nakamoto. But we’re hoping to get this love letter to Bitcoin — if you know where to forward, we’d be much obliged. 😬

Dear Bitcoin,

Happy Valentine’s Day! After 11 amazing years together, we wanted to share seven reasons why we love you Bitcoin.

Bitcoin could drive economic growth by accelerating commerce on the internet and universal access to the tools of wealth creation.

Bitcoin (and blockchain technology) is built by people who want a better financial future for everyone.

Bitcoin is entirely digital, no need to carry around cash. …


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February Market Outlook

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

We believe future historians will look back on the eye-opening events surrounding the trading of GameStop (GME) stock as extremely significant to the future evolution of financial market infrastructure.

We titled this month’s market outlook “When the Game Stops” because of our heightened conviction that more people are waking up to the massive problems with our existing financial system and are demanding change.

The problems exposed in our opaque and inefficient market infrastructure are not new. What just changed was the broadening visibility of…


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Each month we update the interest rates customers earn in our Interest Accounts. This month, we’re pleased to increase our rates on BCH and XLM to 8% (up from 4.4%).

Here are February’s rates:


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We’re delighted to announce support for Arizona in the Blockchain.com Wallet! Starting today, users in the Grand Canyon State can now buy and sell crypto directly in their Wallet and earn up to 12% interest on their crypto holdings.

Not yet signed up? Dive into the world of crypto in just a few short clicks.

  1. Sign up @ blockchain.com/signup
  2. Verify your identity
  3. Join the millions of crypto enthusiasts who trust Blockchain.com with their cryptocurrency.

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This is an except from our January Market Outlook.

Each month we dive into on-chain data to explore interesting trends or movements on the Bitcoin network. (Table 2)

Table 2: Bitcoin network activity — December vs November


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This is an excerpt from our January Market Update

In December crypto continued its strong Q4 with bitcoin setting a new all-time high and finishing 2020 at just under $29k, up 47% for December and 301% for all of 2020. Ethereum (ETH) lagged bitcoin in December at +22% for the month, but ETH was up more for 2020 with almost a 500% gain on the year.

Reporting on December and 2020 figures already feels outdated, as both BTC and ETH have continued rocketing upwards to start 2021: as we go to press bitcoin has crossed above the $40k level and ETH is closing in on its all-time high of…


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January Market Outlook

2020 was arguably crypto’s best year yet.

Bitcoin (BTC) investors in particular had an extraordinary holiday season, and the new year is off to a roaring start for BTC, Ethereum and many other cryptoassets.

A few days ago crypto for the first time became a $1 trillion asset class. And Bitcoin (BTC) at present is worth over $730 billion and appears poised to become the first individual cryptoasset to pass the $1 trillion dollar mark in value.

While all seems hunky-dory in the cryptoland, as we discuss on this month’s live event and podcast with Charlie McGarraugh, head of markets…


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You’ve just bought Bitcoin. What now?

Now that you have purchased your first bitcoin it’s a good time to review exactly what you’ve just bought, and how to safely store it.

To begin, consider that while it’s easier to think about a bitcoin as an object existing somewhere in cyberspace, this is not exactly the case. It’s more like a balance in an account, known as a wallet. The list of all wallets and their balances is called the blockchain.

Wallets can be thought of as the basic structure of Bitcoin. If you control a wallet, no one can take…

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