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Area servedWorldwide
Alexa rankIncrease 2,224 (Global, April 2020)[1]
LaunchedAugust 30, 2011 (formerly is a Bitcoin block explorer service, as well as a cryptocurrency wallet and a cryptocurrency exchange supporting Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. They also provide Bitcoin data charts, stats, and market information.

History[edit] was launched in August 2011. It was founded by Ben Reeves who was part of the original founding team at Coinbase. The two had a differing opinion on the future of Coinbase, so Reeves left Coinbase to start[2] The service provides data on recent transactions, mined blocks in the bitcoin blockchain, charts on the bitcoin economy, and statistics and resources for developers.

In February 2014, Apple Inc. removed the Blockchain app from the iOS App Store, prompting a harsh response from Blockchain and public outcry in the bitcoin community, most notably within the Reddit community.[3] In July 2014, Apple reinstated the app.[4]

In October 2014, closed a $30.5 million fundraising round from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Mosaic Ventures, which was the biggest round of financing in the digital currency sector at that time.[5]

In July 2019, launched its cryptocurrency exchange.[6]

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  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ McMillan, Robert (2014-03-26). "The Fierce Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  3. ^ McMillan, Robert. "Apple Yanks World's Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet From App Store | Wired Enterprise". Wired. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  4. ^ Paul Vigna. "Blockchain's Bitcoin App Reinstated in Apple's App Store". The Wall Street Journal blogs. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  5. ^ Sydney Ember (2014-10-07). "Bitcoin Start-Ups Luring Ever More Investment". The New York Times. p. B3. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  6. ^ Dillet, Romain. "Blockchain (the company) launches an exchange (The Pit)". Retrieved 2 July 2020.

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