Branson Backed Wallet To Boast Ethereum

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, Blockchain announced that its consumer wallet platform now offers support for Ether.

According to CEO Peter Smith, “As popularity of Ethereum has grown, so has the desire from our customers to have the option to manage multiple digital assets with their Blockchain wallets. We are thrilled to introduce this new functionality to our community and will continue to find ways to make interacting with digital assets even easier.”

As of publication, the market cap of Ether is a stunning $28.3 billion, trailing only bitcoin ($71.4 billion). With the price of Ether currently hovering around $300, it’s obvious that the digital asset has made waves in the financial world. Wallets and exchanges have taken notice, wisely adopting Ether products.

During its latest round of funding, Blockchain received support from GV (previously Google Ventures) as well as from billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, who had also invested in the Series A round in October 2014.

Matthew is a writer with a passion for emerging technology. Prior to joining ETHNews, he interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the OECD. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University where he studied international economics. In his spare time, Matthew loves playing basketball and listening to podcasts. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Matthew is a full-time staff writer for ETHNews.
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