Product Update: Q4 2017

Amidst holiday festivities and New Year’s preparations, we want to quickly revisit the assortment of great new features that made their way into the Blockchain wallet during Q4. Grab a fresh mug of hot cocoa (and maybe that sugar cookie you’ve been eyeing) and we’ll get into all the exciting Q4 product update details.

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Cash in on Bitcoin Cash

At Blockchain, we’re always looking for ways to empower our users to interact with the digital economy in new, meaningful ways. In November, we revealed our plan to deliver on the growing demand we’ve seen for Bitcoin Cash. Starting today, we’re supporting Bitcoin Cash with full functionality through the same web wallet users know and love.

With Bitcoin Cash joining our existing lineup of digital currencies, users now have a full suite of options and can easily toggle between digital currencies to send and request funds, safely manage balances, and monitor market prices – all from one central place.

If you had bitcoin in your Blockchain wallet prior to August 1st, get excited because you’ll see an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash in your wallet now! New to Bitcoin Cash? Users can get started by simply trading bitcoin and ether for Bitcoin Cash using our exchange integration.

Just like with bitcoin and ether, users hold their Bitcoin Cash private keys, meaning they always have full, exclusive access to their funds with their backup phrase.

Not on web? Don’t fret. We’ll be rolling out full support for Bitcoin Cash on mobile by the end of Q1 2018. We’ll keep you in the loop here and on Twitter as we continue to build on this new addition to our wallet. Still have questions about how Bitcoin Cash works in your Blockchain wallet? Visit our Support Center.

Don’t have a Blockchain wallet? Sign up to get started with Bitcoin Cash and other digital currencies today!   

Customize your wallet experience with new Blockchain Wallet themes

We’ll admit we’re a little biased when it comes to the default color scheme of the Blockchain Wallet, but for users who’d like to try something different, our latest update includes 2 new themes. Check them out below and find them in your web Wallet under Settings -> Preferences.

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New features for your Blockchain Wallet

In this post, we’ll be introducing two new features that we hope will make it easier for you to stay in the loop on the latest updates to our wallet, plus make it easier to manage and budget your funds.

The first is our What’s New section, where you can check in to see details on the latest wallet updates. Next up is the ability to export your transaction history as a CSV or XLS/X file. Both of these features may only play supporting roles in your overall wallet experience, but keep reading to find out why we think they’re worth mentioning.

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How to use Watch-only Addresses

Watch-only addresses are a Blockchain Wallet feature you can find in the Imported Addresses section of your wallet. In recent updates, we’ve made some improvements to how you can use watch-only addresses, and how the balances of these addresses are reflected in your wallet. In this post we’ll cover details on these updates and how that affects your wallet experience.

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Support Team Tips: Take a tour of the new Blockchain Wallet Security Center

With the launch of the new Blockchain Wallet, we’ve been focused on building a user experience that’s simple, friendly, and safe. One of the challenges we faced along the way was how to make security features less intimidating.

Turn the padlock from red to green by finishing all the Security Center levels.
Turn the padlock from red to green by finishing all the Security Center levels.

In our Security Center, we created 3 levels that will guide you through the steps to secure your wallet. By completing all levels, you’ll be making use of a comprehensive set of security tools. For Bitcoin pros, there are additional and advanced security options available by visiting Settings -> Security.

We’ll take you through a tour of each level, and show you some tips along the way.

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Introducing Dynamic Fees

We’re always looking for ways to improve how our users can send and receive Bitcoin. Lately, there’s been a good deal of congestion on the Bitcoin network, and with this we’ve seen unusual delays for some transactions.

In a recent update to our web wallet, we implemented a dynamic fee structure. This may sound a little intimidating, but we think you’ll like it. Our goal with this update is to make sure our users continue to see fast and reliable transaction confirmation times for the best value, regardless of how many people are using the Bitcoin network. In this post you’ll learn about our transition to a dynamic fee structure and what changes users need to know about.

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