Blockchain Wallet adds Ether support

Blockchain Wallet adds support for Ether and unveils its partnership with ShapeShift
18 August 2017   729

Blockchain Wallet, one of the most popular wallets in the cryptocurrency world, has just added support for Ethereum cryptocurrency. In addition, the British company enters into a partnership agreement with ShapeShift, the platform for instant cryptocurrency exchange.

Thus, according to the report, for users looking to acquire Ether, the company is excited to introduce a built-in BTC to ETH (and vice versa) exchange, powered by ShapeShift. Accessible directly within the Blockchain wallet, this integration makes it easy for users to acquire both digital currencies and monitor exchange progress, from start to finish. 

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.
 

Peter Smith
CEO of Blockchain Wallet company

Peter Smith also highlights that "this is just the first iteration of this product". In the coming weeks and months (and years), the company will continue to gather user feedback and use that to further build out this integration. 

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.