Blink’s identify and options mirror the undertaking’s want for use by Bitcoin communities the world over.
The Bitcoin Seashore Pockets has formally modified its identify to “Blink” to higher mirror its imaginative and prescient of turning into the most effective device for “bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.”
The pockets was initially launched in 2020 in El Salvador’s El Zonte as a part of the Bitcoin Seashore undertaking’s aim of making a round Bitcoin economic system. The identify change displays the pockets’s growth past its authentic supposed function. The pockets has grown to turn out to be a well-liked Lightning pockets for Bitcoin group tasks and Lightning lovers worldwide.
Blink plans to allow any person to set their native foreign money in Q2 2023, making it simpler for customers to onboard and use bitcoin. The pockets additionally options in-app Bitcoin schooling, the place customers can earn sats for studying about Bitcoin’s fundamentals.
Blink additionally has service provider options that make it simple and versatile for companies to obtain funds over Lightning and on-chain, together with LN tackle, a Lightning money register, and a printable pay code. Blink additionally integrates Nostr, making it a go-to custodial pockets for tipping, testing or touring.
In accordance with Blink’s crew, “the declared function of turning into the most effective device for bottom-up Bitcoin adoption has attracted tens of 1000’s of energetic customers and lots of requests for options that may improve utility and accessibility throughout nations and cultures.” The crew’s imaginative and prescient for Blink is for it to be accessible in each language the place there is a Bitcoin group undertaking.
The press launch despatched to Bitcoin Journal described how the pockets’s identify change is critical, as its earlier acronym was “problematic.” Blink’s new identify represents “pace and positivity,” and it’ll talk with prospects properly earlier than altering the identify and icon of the app. In accordance with the crew, “the identify Blink represents the glimmer within the eye of an individual who simply obtained their first sats. It is the embodiment of a transaction zapping the world over, connecting two individuals who by no means earlier than might transmit worth to one another.”