While Blockchain has remained dedicated to bitcoin wallets for a while, adopting Ethereum is an interesting move. It proves that there won’t be just one universal cryptocurrency.
With the price of Ethereum’s token, ether, up almost 4,000% for the year, Blockchain.info, one of the oldest and most popular user-controlled bitcoin wallets, Thursday adds it as a second currency to the service.
The move gives the 16 million Blockchain wallets access to the second-highest market cap coin, which is used to power smart contracts on the Ethereum platform.
If you want to buy bitcoins or ethers, Blockchain has partnered with exchanges to build seamless integrations. This way, you can send USD, EUR or whatever and receive bitcoins in exchange on your Blockchain wallet.
And the new Ethereum wallets look and work just like bitcoin wallets. The company has partnered with ShapeShift — Blockchain users can exchange bitcoins for ethers and vice versa.
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