Acquires Bitcoin Price App ZeroBlock

zeroblock24 Dec 2013 / CoinDesk – The world’s most popular bitcoin site and online wallet,, today announced it has acquired ZeroBlock LLC, makers of the leading mobile bitcoin app.

ZeroBlock’s developer, Dan Held, will also join the Blockchain team as a Product Manager.

Released in summer 2013, ZeroBlock has become one of the most popular mobile and web apps for bitcoin enthusiasts. It combines live Bitcoin exchange data with up to the minute breaking news and charts, both on mobile devices and its website

It displays prices in bitcoin’s three most-traded currencies (CNY, USD, EUR) with up-to-date data from the largest exchanges (BTC China, Mt. Gox, Bitstamp, BTC-e, and Coinbase). There are also statistics for miners such as block times, hash rates and difficulty increases. A basic grayscale version of the app is free to download on iOS, and users who donate $2 can see charts and graphs in color.

As of December 2013, ZeroBlock is the most-reviewed and highest-rated bitcoin app on the Apple iOS App Store. It is on track to surpass 1,000,000 impressions (people opening the app) in the month of December and in the same month has been downloaded 9,000 times. In November it launched a version for Android, gaining thousands more users…… Read more

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