CHICAGO, July 20, 2014 –Blockchain has announced a major update to their popular open source Bitcoin Blockchain Wallet at The North American Bitcoin Conference. In addition to a more streamlined UI, the new features implemented have been designed to make Bitcoin more accessible and easier to use than ever for consumers. “This product launch is the first of several core updates to our wallet services this summer,” says Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary. “We’re completely focused on creating simple and engaging experiences so we can go to web scale — supporting hundreds of millions of users.”
The new Android Wallet has been completely re-written from the ground up with an emphasis on security and usability. The new feature-rich experience includes a wallet dashboard, transaction view, and more.
The new Blockchain wallet also seamlessly integrates with a user’s address book, enabling peer-to-peer transactions regardless of whether the recipient has an existing wallet or Bitcoin setup.
In addition, the new app touts the industry’s first integrated in-app merchant map. Using a proprietary, fully-verified database, the merchant directory uses geo-location to discover local shops and businesses who accept Bitcoin.
Keonne Rodriguez, Product Lead, explains his vision: “We wanted to completely reimagine how users interact with their Bitcoin wallet while also extending the experience and helping consumers find reliable places to spend their Bitcoins.”
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The Blockchain Wallet for Android is a bitcoin wallet which combines the ease of use of an online wallet service with the security of a desktop client. You always retain full control of your Bitcoins while being able to conveniently access them anywhere.