ICYMI: Instantaneous USD Transfers + New Faces
This month we have been happy to launch instant USD transfers inside each the Blockchain.com Pockets and Blockchain.com Alternate. This function — now accessible for all Gold standing eligible US residents — permits clients to hyperlink a checking account and switch money into Blockchain.com immediately.
We additionally introduced our Series C fundraise led by DST Global, VY Capital and Lightspeed and welcomed Lane Kasselman and Jim Messina to the Blockchain.com household. Because the crypto ecosystem and Blockchain.com continues to develop, the necessity for skilled leaders to convey us into the following section of development is vital. We’re excited to welcome these two into the fold and proceed constructing nice merchandise with their stewardship.
The Backside Line
After beginning the month at $48K, Bitcoin broke via to a brand new all-time excessive of $61K. Numbers have since settled again all the way down to the $55K vary, and whereas we hope to observe Bitcoin moon, there’s no telling what’s going to occur subsequent.
Across the identical time, the value of Ethereum bounded towards its earlier all-time excessive of $1,900. Numbers have since settled round $1,700.
Whether or not you’re a bitcoin maximalist, ETH head or someplace in between, there’s no denying March has introduced its fair proportion of crypto pleasure.
Characteristic of the Month
Beginning out in crypto, many individuals simply wish to know the way to purchase their first coin. We’ve made it simpler than ever to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and different cryptos proper in your Blockchain.com Pockets. Merely confirm your identification and also you’re good to go. With straightforward fee choices like Instantaneous Transfers within the US and Sooner Funds within the UK you should buy as quick because the market strikes.
NFTs have been all the fashion this month. On March third, Rolling Stone reported that Kings of Leon will be the first band to release an album as an NFT. This announcement appeared to spur on different NFT information protection. Christie’s public sale home closed a sale on a Beeple NFT for $69.3 million. Christie’s is the primary main public sale home to promote a non-fungible token and the significance of this has not been misplaced on the crypto group. If I have been a betting (wo)man, I’d say we haven’t heard the final of NFTs — not by an extended shot.
Blockchain.com within the Information
- Axios — Jim Messina, former Obama aide — joined our board of administrators. Blockchain.com CEO, Peter Smith, spoke with Axios’ Hans Nichols to emphasise the significance of a clear crypto market.
- Crowdfund Insider — Lane Kasselman joined the Blockchain.com staff as our Chief Enterprise Officer.
- CryptoNinjas — Crypto pockets and change Blockchain.com provides on the spot USD transfers.
- Wall Street Journal — Paul Vigna of WSJ coated our $300 million Collection C announcement and spoke with CEO, Peter Smith, for the main points.