Blockchain – the biggest software bitcoin wallet from this day enabled the possibility of costumers and users to open an ethereum software wallet, keeping in mind that this is the first time for the major wallet company as for adding a new digital currency to its list of supporting since it started in 2011.
On top of that, at the same time the partnership with ShapeShift made and option for users to do any transaction (funds) between their ethereum and wallet with no need of any centralized service.
The continuation of experimenting with cryptocurrencies by retail users was the of great focus by the company [Blockchain] executives While giving their opinion and hinting at could-be business applications that could be available should the service.
Peter Smith – the CEO stated:
“As popularity of ethereum has grown, so has the desire from our customers to have the option to manage multiple digital assets within 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.”
With that in mind, the comments continued and concluded with the terms of that the company will be delivering more services to ethereum users especially and soon a software wallet for business users could become real. While the release today and announcement does not include developers and companies.
These steps that were taken towards a more united future, were catapulted by new fundings as it seems. Blockchain in a Series B funding with a group of investors that have someone like Richard Branson a billionair gathered $40 million. All together, the startup did gather until now around $70 million.
More broadly, it’s also the latest sign bitcoin businesses are now adapting their business models to support multiple blockchains.
Other services have moved to integrate ether in recent days, including cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp and Falcon Private Bank, a Swiss-based private bank that added support for ether just over a month after it first began offering bitcoin services.