Two Factor Authentication (TFA or 2FA abbreviated) is a process to verify your identity when trying to access a service on the web, using two forms of authentication. On Blockchain.info, our 2FA uses your regular password in combination with one of the following methods: SMS message (text message), Yubikey, Google Authenticator, or Email. For best security practices, we’d recommend the first three options as being superior to Email.
The First Annual Blockchain Awards are now over! Thanks to everyone who made the event such a shining success. We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already!
Check out this CoinDesk article to learn more about how the event went, and find out the winners!
On April 14, 2014 around 11:00am EST, we reached 1.5 million wallets for our Bitcoin wallet service! We sent out a newsletter (also shared on our blog), announcing this, plus some other great things happening right now. We’re so happy to be able to provide a free service that has facilitated such enormous growth in the Bitcoin community. A major goal for our wallet service is to make it easy for anyone, computer-savvy or not, to send and receive Bitcoin payments; this is a goal we’re striving hard for and we would never have come this far without feedback from our users!
This is the first ever newsletter from Blockchain.info, to our 1.5 million users. First of all, we’d like to thank you for your support, loyalty and trust in us!
Security has always been our top priority; given the recent explosive growth of our user base, we have seen an increase in phishing and other attempts trying to steal bitcoins. Please be sure to read basic security tips, as well as password security. If you’re ever uncertain if an email is from us, don’t hesitate to ask us on Twitter, Facebook, or submit a support request.
Welcome to our weekly recap of this week’s Bitcoin news. It’s been a very busy week too, just like last week. We don’t anticipate this to slow down any time soon, as the Bitcoin ecosystem continues to grow at an amazing rate. Don’t forget, you can sign up for the official Blockchain newsletter, which will be sent directly to your inbox every week, and will have information on Blockchain and Zeroblock.
Blockchain was front and center for the 2014 Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo in New York this week, and we’re happy to report that it was packed full of inspiring initiative and a great crowd of people, all in the name of Bitcoin.
We are fully aware of the Heartbleed bug. We are behind Cloudflare, who have upgraded their services a week ago. We have upgraded ours recently as well. Lastly, passwords are never sent to the server when you are using a Blockchain wallet.
Your Blockchain wallet is safe!
We’ll be continuing to investigate as needed and provide you with any necessary updates.
– Blockchain Team
Every week, we are going to be posting a weekly recap of Bitcoin news, headlines, events, and information. This will be part of an ongoing series of posts from Blockchain, so stay tuned. Additionally, you can sign up for the Blockchain newsletter, which will be sent directly to your inbox every week, and will have information on Blockchain and Zeroblock.