Blockchain.com

Updated Jan 26, 2024 at 7:17 p.m. UTC

Blockchain.com (previously Blockchain.info) is a company that offers an array of cryptocurrency products.

The Luxembourg-headquartered company offers wallets (both online and hardware), a bitcoin block explorer, a crypto exchange, an "institutional portal" and market information on various cryptocurrencies.

Founded in 2011 by Peter Smith and Nicolas Cary, Blockchain claims to have provided over 49 million wallets (as of June 2020).

The company has conducted multiple funding rounds with significant investors including Virgin Group’s Richard Branson and Google’s venture capital arm, GV.

The company experienced a security breach in August 2013 when 50 BTC (worth roughly $4,800 at the time) were stolen from wallets. Blockchain refunded its users’ lost funds.

Blockchain's trading venue launched in July 2019. In March 2020, the wallet and exchange provider began letting users borrow against their holdings.

This article was originally published on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:52 p.m. UTC

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