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  • LatAm’s Crypto Boom: Argentina
    Spanish VersionNext on our tour through Latin America: Argentina.Internationally recognized for its diverse geography, travel and tourism make up a considerable amount to Argentina’s national economy.The arrival of cryptocurrency has offered an option for financial freedom and a safeguard against market volatility as the region faces structural inflation. It’s estimated around 17% of Argentine citizens use cryptocurrencies.In this series segment, we visit shops that have adopted cryptocurrency as a means of payment and tour the city of Buenos Aires in search of new cryptocurrency ATMs.A safe haven of valueLocal clothing brand RENEÉ was one of the first brands in Buenos Aires to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.With the slogan “In bitcoin we trust,” the brand encourages its community to join the crypto trend and try out this new payment method.RENEÉ social network and payment system. Credit: InstagramThe rise of cryptocurrency ATMsThe first cryptocurrency ATM was installed...
  • The New Blockchain.com Explorer
    The world of crypto just got a lot easier to navigateToday we’re introducing a brand new Blockchain.com Explorer that features the most important information on the crypto ecosystem–all in one place.Before diving into what’s new, it’s worth taking a step back and revisiting how we got here.The History of the Blockchain.com ExplorerWhen we first introduced the Blockchain.com Explorer back in 2011, our goal was simple–provide an easy way to understand what’s happening in the crypto ecosystem, starting with Bitcoin.Our original Bitcoin Explorer solved this by surfacing information on mined blocks, transactions, and key statistics from the Bitcoin blockchain. It quickly became one of the most visited sites in crypto and a go-to source for analysts, traders, and enthusiasts alike.The original Bitcoin Explorer circa October 2011.Over the years, the crypto landscape has expanded significantly. And, with it, so has our offering.With the rise of new protocols and assets, we added...
  • What To Do in a Crypto Downturn
    With interest rates rising in the United States and the world starting to emerge from COVID, financial conditions across the globe have tightened. Bitcoin and Ethereum are both down more than 50% from their all-time highs.The season of “up only,” a term for the bull market on #cryptotwitter, has come to a close.So, what can you do when things go sideways or down for a bit?Here are five ideas that may help 👇1. Forget your peak net worth numberEven though it’s difficult, try to avoid obsessing over the loan you could have paid off, the house you could have bought, or the riches you could have been swimming in.Anchoring yourself to this number as a goal will likely lead to biased decision-making.Instead, try journal about what happened to your investment and what you might change in the future.Did you not take profits as you had planned or not leave enough cash...
  • LatAm’s Crypto Boom: Mexico
    Spanish translated versionThe next installment in our LatAm’s Crypto Boom series takes us to Mexico.Home to thirty-five UNESCO World Heritage Site listings, Mexico is a country rich in cultural history and diversity and shares international borders with the United States, Guatemala, and Belize.While Mexico ranks among the top 15 economies globally in size, remittance fees are among the highest in the world, creating a bottleneck for growth and poverty reform in the country.With regional adoption at an all-time high, cryptocurrency provides an opportunity to level the playing field and create a more financially inclusive Mexico.Investing in educationLocal academic and business leader Dr. Eloisa Cadenas is a firm believer that education offers a gateway to equality.A lack of technical understanding in academia meant that in 2013, Dr. Cardenas struggled to find a university professor who would support her Ph.D. proposal that explored the financial impact of companies accepting...
  • Sven Niederheide joins Blockchain.com as Head of Legal and Compliance for Germany
    As our global business scales, we maintain a commitment to upholding the highest standards of compliance in every market we serve. Regulators across the world are thoughtfully discussing ways to protect consumers while supporting innovation in the industry. Nowhere is crypto regulation more robust and advanced than in Germany, where our team continues to grow.Sven Niederheide, the newest member of our German team, joins us as Head of Legal and Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), and is based in Hamburg. With nearly 20 years of management experience in banking, payments, and fintech within Germany, the UK, and Europe, Sven specializes in helping to scale businesses through strategic banking and payments licensing. He has extensive experience working with regulators in Germany, Europe and the United States, handling crypto regulation, corporate and regulatory compliance, open banking, anti-money laundering, and more.A former Chief Compliance Officer for a...
  • Blockchain.com sponsors Consensus 2022
    On June 9–12, thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for the return of Consensus 2022, the world’s biggest and longest running crypto festival, and Blockchain.com is set to sponsor. Hosted by CoinDesk, the year’s most influential crypto and web3 festival will focus on the future of digital finance and its mainstream impact.At Blockchain.com, we’ve seen that mainstream impact firsthand. The number of unique wallets created on our platform grew by 70% in the last two years alone. Crypto transactions on our platform have now surpassed $1.2 trillion, totaling nearly a third of all Bitcoin network transactions since 2012.As crypto grows, industry events like Consensus become critical meeting places for industry experts, thought leaders, academics, and policymakers. Home to many tech giants and crypto miners alike, Austin serves as an ideal backdrop for luminaries to discuss and debate the future of money.Want to attend for free?Blockchain.com and CoinDesk...
  • LatAm’s Crypto Boom: Guatemala
    As the largest cryptocurrency company in Latin America, Blockchain.com’s LatAm’s Crypto Boom blog series delves into ways countries across LatAm are utilizing cryptocurrency.Countries leverage cryptocurrency to thrive in conditions of heightened inflation and accelerate financial inclusion for over 200 million unbanked individuals across the region.First up in this series is Guatemala. Once the core of Mayan civilization, today Guatemala boasts a population of 18 million and is home to Central America’s largest city, Guatemala City.Despite having the largest economy in Central America, over 50% of the population are unbanked and the country’s income distribution ranks are among the most unequal in the world.We spoke with local crypto enthusiasts, business owners, and educators about the ways that cryptocurrency is being used to create new financial opportunities for Guatemalan citizens.Local innovators and entrepreneursThe crypto ecosystem is powered by innovation and Guatemalan tech start-up IBEX has made its mark...
  • Pivoting from Web2 to Web3 by Preethi Kasireddy of DappCamp
    DappCamp has partnered with Blockchain.com to provide scholarships for underrepresented minorities and women to help kick-start their careers in Web3.DappCamp offers a 21-day cohort-based course for Web2 developers to make the shift from Web2 to Web3 by learning to architect, deploy and scale an app on Ethereum.The course offers hands-on experience taking a dapp from ideation to creation through a mix of self-study, live lectures, and office hours.With DappCamp, students are split into teams based on their qualifications and experience, and each team is assigned a technical coach for their project.Technical coaches are available 24/7 to answer questions and you can also check out previous guest lectures on the YouTube channel here.After creating a sound foundation in Ethereum and building a dapp with a team in 21 days, DappCamp further helps with getting placements by assisting with interview preparation and referrals.Alumni Kumar Nilay went on to work for...
  • Welcome to eMerge Americas, powered by Blockchain.com
    This week, Miami will welcome 16,000 attendees from more than 40 countries to eMerge Americas, Miami Tech Month’s flagship event.eMerge is a conference that features innovation and entrepreneurship across North and South America, bringing together government, higher education, startups, investors, corporate enterprises and media. As the first crypto company to move our HQ to Miami, we’re proud to be title sponsor of the event. We’ll work together to grow the crypto capital of America to a global finance and technology hub of the future.Over the past year, Miami has witnessed an influx of crypto powerhouses. Mayor Suarez’s infamous tweet “How Can I Help?” on December 4, 2020 started a Miami Movement that continues to this day. Innovation was welcomed with open arms by local leaders, and entrepreneurship is thriving here.Miami is unlike other tech hubs. It’s full of optimistic crypto builders, a community of artists and creators,...
  • Trusted by millions, trusted by America’s Team
    Today, Jerry Jones and I announced that Blockchain.com is the official digital asset partner for the Dallas Cowboys. We’re making history with the first-ever crypto partnership with an NFL team, which also happens to be America’s Team.Growing up in America, football is a deep part of the culture. We all played football. We all watched football. From Friday night to Sunday afternoon, the only thing that could compete with football was family. One of my earliest memories is watching the Cowboys play on Thanksgiving day with my family.Over the past year, we have taken a cautious approach to sponsorships — why? We wanted to partner with only a select few teams and businesses that are first in their category, founder or family led, and have a reputation for integrity and long-term thinking. With the Cowboys, we’ve found our match.About 20% of consumers in the United States have crypto....
  • Miami Hiring Update: recruiting brunch, 100+ new jobs, premiere wellness perks
    If you’re in Miami this week and want to land your dream job in crypto, join us at Brunch with Blockchain.com, a recruitment event today, Friday, April 8, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Nautilus by ARLO (1825 Collins Ave).Join our recruiting, engineering and markets teams for a breakfast chat and learn more about building your career at one of the oldest and fastest growing crypto companies. RSVP today to save your space.Brunch with Blockchain.com offers the chance to discover the ins and outs of available roles, work culture, and more, helping you to find out if Blockchain.com is the right fit for you.In our Miami office alone, more than 100 new job openings are available, with more globally. And, we’re gearing up to open the doors to our new office in The Blockchain.com Building in Wynwood this fall.Ahead of the event, check out blockchain.com/careers and blockchain.com/miami to...
  • Blockchain.com and Altis Partners Launch Asset Management Platform, BCAM
    We’re pleased to announce the latest of our institutional offerings: Blockchain.com Asset Management (BCAM), a new crypto asset management platform powered by Blockchain.com with investments managed by Altis Partners.In partnership with award-winning macro investment manager, Altis Partners, BCAM delivers a suite of institutional investment products. This offering marries the crypto trading infrastructure, research and security software services of Blockchain.com with the investment management expertise of Altis Partners.Starting today, BCAM brings to market regulated crypto investment products for institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals. The platform launches with a suite of index and systematic products such as a Bitcoin Tracker and a Bitcoin Smart Beta. The Bitcoin Tracker tracks Bitcoin’s price versus USD, providing cheap, efficient exposure to Bitcoin, while Bitcoin Smart Beta offers an algorithm-based risk-managed exposure to bitcoin that aims to reduce volatility and drawdowns. BCAM provides robust risk management...
  • No, we’re serious: Blockchain.com
    No, we’re serious: Blockchain.com will build the world’s largest Satoshi Bitcoin whitepaper installationBlockchain.com is building its new headquarters in the heart of Miami, a city that has quickly established itself as the new home for innovation in America.So last week when we announced an exciting art installation that will be part of our new building, people thought we were joking because we announced it on… April Fools. But I’m here to put an end to the speculation: We are really doing it.The atrium lobby in our Blockchain.com Building in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood will be designed around a 100-foot tall sculptural art installation that pays homage to pseudonymous Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, the whitepaper that started a movement, and the code that brought his vision to life.The piece will feature quotes from Satoshi Nakamoto and snippets of Bitcoin’s code. The code, of course, is the foundation of the...
  • Introducing WalletConnect: Access Web3 from your Blockchain.com Wallet
    Today we’re launching full support of WalletConnect. You can now access Web3 directly from your Blockchain.com Wallet.The Evolution of the Blockchain.com WalletFrom the start, we built the Blockchain.com Wallet to provide you easy access to crypto without compromising control or ownership of your digital assets.This started by giving you an easy way to buy, sell, and self-custody Bitcoin. Today, the Blockchain.com Wallet is arguably the most popular way to access Bitcoin, accounting for one third of all on-chain transactions.We then expanded across chains, giving you a single place to manage over 1,000 different assets including over 99.9% of those available on the Ethereum network.Today’s introduction of WalletConnect marks the next evolution of the Blockchain.com Wallet by giving you a gateway to Web3 and all its potential.What is WalletConnect?WalletConnect is a protocol that lets you interact with Decentralized Applications (DApps), opening up exciting new use cases for...
  • Blockchain.com sponsors Bitcoin Miami and hosts $5K Bitcoin giveaway at VIP lounge
    Last year’s Bitcoin Miami conference was the first in-person crypto event after lockdown, bringing together the biggest names in Web3 and giving our community a much-needed opportunity to reconnect. It’s incredible to reflect on how much has changed since then.We began with a momentous move to Miami, relocating our headquarters here and announcing our very own building in Wynwood. To make friends in our new home, we hosted the Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open in February and became title sponsor of eMerge Americas, Miami Tech Month’s flagship event, kicking off later in April. We also expanded the family — adding teams like Altonomy and SeSocio to Blockchain.com. Every day we continue to grow the team, searching for top talent to fill 200 new open seats.To celebrate, we’ve commissioned a giant outdoor Bitcoin installation which will be installed this week outside The Fillmore — next door to the Miami Beach Convention Center....
  • Chain of Events
    Bitcoin gains, crypto events and acquisitionsAs Women’s History Month comes to a close, we remain passionate as ever about building a more accessible crypto ecosystem, both in our products, our meeting rooms and everywhere in between.Let’s dive into it!ICYMI: Trailblazing Women, An Acquisition, and Unstoppable DomainsIn honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrated the trailblazing women of crypto who continue to help lead Blockchain.com — Macrina Kgil, Lindsey Haswell, Maya Miller and Mimi Brady.This month we welcomed the Altonomy team to Blockchain.com in our latest acquisition — an OTC trading and executions business based in Singapore. Altonomy is a leader in altcoin spot trading, the perfect complement to our core large cap crypto trading (think: Bitcoin and Ethereum).And to close out March, we announced our expanded partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Now you can send crypto to all Unstoppable Domains. In addition to the original .crypto and .zil domains, you can send crypto to .x, .nft, .wallet, .coin, .bitcoin, .dai,...

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