Blockchain opens 10 millionth bitcoin wallet after Brexit and Trump boost

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President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he leaves the New York Times building following a meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in New York.President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he leaves the New York Times building following a meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in New York.Mark Lennihan AP/Press Association Images

London-based bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain has opened its 10 millionth digital wallet.

It comes almost two weeks after the company’s cofounder and CEO Peter Smith told Business Insider the company would “pretty easily” have its biggest ever month for activity in November, following a surge in use after Donald Trump’s shock election victory in the US.

He told BI shortly after the election: “People are basically hedging against economic instability. It’s a worrying time to be holding a lot of British pound or if you’re America — people flee to safe haven assets. Bitcoin is one of those.”

Smith says in an emailed statement on Wednesday: “Hitting this milestone at this particular moment isn’t a coincidence. In the wake of the Brexit vote, the US Presidential election and a weakening Yuan, we have seen unprecedented levels

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