Blockchain Wallet adds Ether support

Blockchain Wallet adds support for Ether and unveils its partnership with ShapeShift
18 August 2017   2001

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. 

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   114

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."