Blockchain, the bitcoin company best known for its popular consumer wallet and block chain explorer, is on the hunt for a group of beta testers to help it develop new tools and features.

The Blockchain Beta Group will include developers and customers of the site, according to an official blog post. The notice also reached out to members of the community who may want to participate.

The need for the a beta group rose out of Blockchain’s fast-paced development, CEO Nic Cary told CoinDesk.

Cary said:

“Blockchain has a very aggressive release schedule and we’ve decided to solicit the bitcoin community to help give us early feedback. We’re not trying to do things the old-fashioned way here.”

Blockchain believes beta testers will help improve the overall user experience it offers, while providing those involved with a first look at Blockchain products.

Tapping the power of the community

Blockchain listed a series of questions for those seeking entry into its pool of beta testers, asking applicants how often they use bitcoin, whether they had taken part in previous beta pools and what they do with their BTC.

The only requirements for the beta pool are that interested parties fill out the questionnaire and, if contacted by the company for participation, sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Cary added that Blockchain is seeking a varied group of participants from across the bitcoin community.

Cary said:

“Bitcoin users come from a hugely diverse and distributed background – it’s our hope to tap into their enthusiasm and experiences to improve and refine Blockchain apps.”

A busy year for Blockchain

2014 has been an active year for the company.

Earlier this month, Blockchain announced that it had signed a five-year deal to manage ‘Bitcoin.com’, as part of a move aimed at expanding the company’s public outreach efforts.

Blockchain has also partnered with the Bitcoin Foundation on the first-ever Blockchain Awards, though not all its news has been positive. For instance, it suffered a severe outage in mid-March caused by a database glitch. 

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