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Blockchain.com to offer ‘.blockchain’ domain names to users

Crypto exchange and wallet provider Blockchain.com will begin offering “.blockchain” domain names to users powered by Unstoppable Domains, the company said on Friday. According to the announcement, all 82 million registered Blockchain.com users will be able to obtain a free .blockchain domain from the company’s wallet service. These domain names will give users the ability to transact in crypto using human-readable addresses rather than the default long-string alphanumeric wallet addresses. Human-readable addresses are similar to social media logins and make …

Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith talks Dallas Cowboys sponsorship, IPO rumors

Founded back in 2011, Blockchain.com recently closed a Series D funding round in March at a valuation of $14 billion, making the crypto company both one of the longest-operating exchanges as well as one of the highest valued in the industry. After spending effectively “zero” on marketing for over a decade, Blockchain.com recently announced a sponsorship deal with the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the first crypto company to ink a deal with an NFL team approved by the league. In this …

Blockchain.com aims to go public this year: report

Crypto exchange and wallet service Blockchain.com is looking to go public this year and is having conversations with banks on the matter, according to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter. Any initial public offering is subject to change and may not happen until next year, Bloomberg reported. The Block contacted Blockchain.com for comment but had not heard back by press time.  The company last sought financing through its Series D funding last month, where the company raised …

Blockchain.com closes sponsorship deal with Dallas Cowboys

Blockchain.com announced Wednesday the close of a sponsorship deal with the Dallas Cowboys as part of a broader marketing push to expand its retail user base in the US.  The deal comes as companies across the crypto industry ramp up their marketing spending, particularly in the area of sports. Major sporting franchises, too, have eyed crypto as a way to expand fan outreach. Recent deals include ByBit’s 3-year, $150 million deal with Red Bull Racing and Crypto.com’s $175 million, 10-year …

Blockchain.com raises Series D at a $14 billion valuation

Blockchain.com, a London-based crypto firm that provides various services, including trading, lending and custody, is now a decacorn (a term for a company valued at more than $10 billion). The firm has raised a Series D funding round at a $14 billion valuation, Brooks Wallace, head of communications at Blockchain.com, told The Block. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with “significant participation” from UK-based independent investment manager Baillie Gifford, said Wallace. Wallace declined to comment on how much …

Blockchain.com’s crypto OTC trading desk acquisition closed at $250 million: source

Last week, crypto exchange and wallet service Blockchain.com announced the acquisition of Altonomy’s over-the-counter trading desk. A source with knowledge of the process told The Block that the deal topped $250 million in a transaction involving both cash and stock. Such a deal exceeds the value of past acquisition deals in the crypto space, including FTX’s $150 million acquisition of Blockfolio and Coinbase’s reported acquisition of prime brokerage Tagomi, said to have weighed in at around $90 million. The deal …

Walmart director joins board for crypto wallet company Blockchain.com

Crypto startup Blockchain.com is adding Tom Horton, the lead independent director from Walmart, to its own board.  The crypto startup is known for its blockchain wallet that manages digital currencies. Horton will add to Blockchain.com’s list of backers from other firms. The board recently added Marcie Vu, former head of consumer Internet banking at Morgan Stanley, and other financial backers include Google Ventures, Sir Richard Branson, and Lightspeed Commerce Inc.  The company has raised a total of $537 million, with the …

Blockchain.com launches beta version of its own NFT marketplace

Crypto finance company Blockchain.com announced Thursday that it is going to be launching its own non-fungible token (NFT) platform, which will be powered by OpenSea.  While its NFT marketplace is still in the beta stage and requires individuals to sign up on a waiting list, Blockchain.com now joins one of many other crypto firms entering the NFT market. The firm’s forthcoming NFT marketplace will enable individuals to purchase, sell, and store NFTs inside their Blockchain.com wallet.  “The growth and excitement …

Blockchain.com acquires Latin American crypto investment platform SeSocio

Blockchain.com has acquired SeSocio, a crypto investment platform based in Argentina. While the actual purchase agreement has not been made public, sources familiar with the matter say the deal is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The announcement stated that the deal marks the company’s largest acquisition to date and expands its ambitions in South America. SeSocio is reportedly one of the largest cryptocurrency businesses in Latin America offering crypto savings and asset management services. As part of the …