This summer has proven that the bitcoin ecosystem continues to grow at a rapid pace, and that Blockchain is growing fast as well. To help keep you abreast of what is going on with Blockchain, we like to share with you our monthly roundup of Blockchain news snippets and headlines. This is a collection of some of the articles, in no particular order.
Blockchain now has over two million bitcoin wallets in the wild, having added roughly one million over the last six months alone. The company tweeted the latest milestone late Sunday night, cementing its position as the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet provider.
Blockchain has doubled its wallet base in just seven months, the company announced this morning. It crossed the two million mark on Monday, twice the one million wallets it had in January, and it makes the company the first to achieve that mark. It also shows that, despite the dearth of big headline stories this year, interest in bitcoin continues to grow rapidly.
Blockchain, one of the major bitcoin-services providers, announced Monday that the company now has 2 million “wallets,” or user accounts. That is double what it had only seven months ago. Peter Smith, COO of Blockchain, joins MoneyBeat with Paul Vigna.
Security firm Proofpoint has identified a phishing campaign targeting users of popular Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info, which has more than two million users. The phish begins with an authentic-looking email that notifies the recipient of possibly suspicious activity – a potential “hijacker” attempting to log in from China.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the incredibly well-known bitcoin evangelist who can often be found discussing bitcoin before crowds has changed his role at Blockchain.info — an informational/wallet hub for bitcoin users. The news comes from a post made on the Blockchain.info blog on Sunday, which notes that Mr. Antonopoulos will step down from his ‘Chief Security Officer’ position to an Advisor of the Board.
Perhaps the most well known resource for analyzing the block chain, Blockchain.info has basic information on a number of metrics like market capitalization, transaction volume, hash rate and more. In addition to these stats, users can look up every bitcoin transaction on the block chain by searching a bitcoin address to trace where the coins came from and how much BTC is stored at any particular wallet address.
Today we talk with Blockchain CEO Nic Cary to hear the vision he has for this industry leader. Nic travels the world and some of the inspiring stories he shares as a result of bitcoin are amazing. His future predictions for smartphones and bitcoin’s ability to penetrate the third world will get you super excited for bitcoins future.
Data from BlockChain.info, a bitcoin wallet which stores the digital currency for customers, showed that over the last three months, there were between 50,000 and 75,000 bitcoin transactions a day on average, worth between $45 million and $85 million.
Apple Inc. reinstated the famous Blockchain app two weeks ago. Discussing this reinstatement and the reasons behind this in a program on CNBC, Blockchain CEO, Nic Cary, said that his company turned towards Android and made a bitcoin wallet for Android users after Apple removed Blockchain app.
By working with Money 20/20, Blockchain.info will be at the forefront of Bitcoin’s latest push into the mainstream spotlight. While bitcoin companies are always present at specified bitcoin conferences, this year’s Money 20/20 conference will be one of the first times that two, not just one, bitcoin companies’ APIs will be offered to developers on the same even playing field as Mastercard’s and PayPal’s.
Blockchain mobile bitcoin app featured in Fox News 13 broadcast while talking about BitPay and merchant adoption, specifically in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“One of the incredible things about Bitcoin is that it allows you to exert control and ownership over your funds directly through the use of cryptographic keys,” explained Andreas Antonopoulos, chief security officer at Blockchain.info in an interview with Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio.
Social tipping is already alive and well with regards to online content and on Twitter. In his most recent interview with Joe Rogan, Bitcoin evangelist and expert Andreas Antonopoulos discusses his experience with being tipped on the popular social platform: “I take tips on twitter.