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Area servedWorldwide
Alexa rankIncrease 2,952 (Global, November 2018)[1]
LaunchedAugust 30, 2011 (formerly is a bitcoin block explorer service, as well as a cryptocurrency wallet supporting bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. They also provide Bitcoin data charts, stats, and market information.

History[edit] was launched in August 2011. The service provides data on recent transactions, mined blocks in the bitcoin blockchain, charts on the bitcoin economy, and statistics and resources for developers. The mobile app for Android allows users to securely send and receive bitcoins and browse blockchain information. In December 2013, the company acquired ZeroBlock LLC.

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.[2] In July 2014, Apple reinstated the app.[3]

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.[4]

In August 2015,'s CEO Peter Smith was invited to accompany then UK Prime Minister David Cameron on a tour throughout southeast Asia to engage with local representatives about the UK's leading role as a global fintech hub.[5]

Co-founders of, Nicolas Cary and Peter Smith, announced a $40 million Series B in June, 2017.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ McMillan, Robert. "Apple Yanks World's Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet From App Store | Wired Enterprise". Wired. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ Paul Vigna. "Blockchain's Bitcoin App Reinstated in Apple's App Store". The Wall Street Journal blogs. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  4. ^ Sydney Ember (2014-10-07). "Bitcoin Start-Ups Luring Ever More Investment". The New York Times. p. B3. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  5. ^ Mark Kleinmann (2015-07-22). "PM's Asia Trip To Promote FinTech And Regions".
  6. ^ Dillet, Romain. "The company called Blockchain raises $40 million". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-06.

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