What does Blockchain do?
Led by engineers and product people, Blockchain is organized around supporting and prioritizing our engineering team as they design, build, test and ship great products that delight our users. We have three core products:
- Block Explorer – Our first and original app is still the world’s most popular bitcoin website. Blockchain.info allows anyone in the world a quick and reliable way to check the status of any transaction for all time. The site hosts some incredibly valuable data from the entire history of the blockchain and is regularly used by Reuters, Bloomberg, and many others to report on the status of the Bitcoin Network, Markets, Currency Volume and more. Think of Bloomberg meets Google for Digital Currency.
- Wallets – We build the world’s most widely used and popular bitcoin wallets. We build iOS, Android and web wallets for millions of bitcoin enthusiasts. Our wallet make it simple and easy for anyone in the world to securely send, receive, and manage their bitcoins. Our wallet is a software wallet that empowers our users to be their own bank – we provide infrastructure for users to own their own real bitcoin wallet. We don’t hold users funds, or have access to them.
- Developer Platform – Blockchain provides the most built upon API in the ecosystem. Thousands of developers have used our APIs to build a huge array of products and decentralized applications.
But it doesn’t stop there. Our R&D efforts are responsible for pioneering advancements in blockchain technology. Most recently, the team unveiled the first prototype of a revolutionary payment channel for the bitcoin network, called Thunder. The technology enables users and vendors to send and receive bitcoin without touching the main blockchain. Even in the prototype phase, Thunder has the potential to facilitate secure, trustless and nearly instant payments, unleash the power of microtransactions and allow the network to handle heavy loads, and increase user privacy.