Blockchain, the popular Bitcoin wallet, recently announced that it will include support for another crypto-divinity: the platform revealed to Bitcoin.com that Ethereum will be part of its ecosystem. The company is one of the oldest in the industry, having provided more than 16 million wallets in 140 countries.
Now that the company is adding Ethereum to its platform, users will be able to exchange between BTC and ETH through a partnership with Shapeshift – Exchange operator that supports crypto actives like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Dogecoin … -. The organization wants customers to explore different crypto coins, while remaining comfortable with the security of the wallets that have their seal.
Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, declares the following:
“As Ethereum’s popularity has grown, our customers have also increased their desire to manage multiple digital assets in their Blockchain portfolios. We are very happy to introduce this new addition to users, and we will continue to work on finding ways to make interaction with crypto-currencies even easier. “
Blockchain believes that multiple integration accounts can be a challenge for consumers, but they claim that panel manipulation on their platform is fairly straightforward. Blockchain’s portfolios have always allowed customers to maintain their own private keys, and the company contends that with the integration of Ethereum the experience will be “a very consistent product with a centralized control panel that features accessible tools for the users”.
Thus, customers will be able to exchange between Bitcoin and Ethereum thanks to the function that will be provided by the Shapeshift API. Since its launch in 2011, Blockchain’s team has focused on usability, simplicity, and security, and with Ethereum’s integration they have minimized changes to the user interface by adding a simple button that allows customers to switch between wallets of BTC and ETH; In addition, it shows the balance of the accounts and there is already a mobile application on the way.
Having Ethereum and the partnership with Shapeshift is a very important step of Blockchain within the market, which by the way has already surpassed the $ 140 billion mark according to CoinMarketCap data. Blockchain is starting to support the entire repertoire of digital coins and not just the mother’s crypto coin … including Ethereum is the first major launch since the closing of Blockchain’s latest financing, which reached the mark of $ 40 million thanks to investments Google and billionaire Richard Branson.
Eduardo Gómez is a Venezuelan freelance writer and Information’s Technology Professional. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and has been drawn to it ever since. He also works as a Customer Support Agent at the San Francisco-based Bitcoin startup Purse.io