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August 19, 2014, 08:38:42 AM
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A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers.

Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company, completed another talent acquisition today with the purchase of Blockr.io.

Blockr.io is a popular explorer for the Blockchain, or the distributed public ledger that keeps track of Bitcoin transactions.

“We primarily wanted it because they were really talented,” said Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Two members of the Blockr.io team, a designer named Samo Drole and an engineer named Sašo Matejina, recently relocated to the U.S. from Slovenia. Both are joining Coinbase with the acquisition. (To note, Slovenia is also where one of the world’s most prominent Bitcoin exchanges, Bitstamp, came from.)

Armstrong said that they’ll keep the service running and possibly re-brand it under Coinbase. Again, this deal was primarily for the talent, not for the product, so Drole and Matejina will probably work on other projects. They had bootstrapped Blockr.io, which was a side project.

“I kind of view the block explorer as a commoditized thing. It will stay out there and largely remain free,” Armstrong said.

Coinbase, which now has 40 full-time employees, recently passed around 1.6 million wallets and 35,000 merchants on the platform. They recently closed a few big brands including Overstock and Wikipedia, which are now processing Bitcoin transactions using Coinbase.
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August 19, 2014, 09:14:52 AM
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August 19, 2014, 09:19:10 AM
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Coinbase just doesn't seem to want to cooperate with me, regarding my "high risk" transaction from a long time ago.  Where i was outted about $2000.
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August 19, 2014, 09:24:30 AM
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List of block explorers are growing across the globe. I maintain a list of such explorers in a thread...

When you check an address balance or a transaction status online, which block explorer do you use ? If you run a service depending on a third party API, which block explorer's API you rely upon ?

Update: I'm listing out the outcome of this thread here...

1. https://blockchain.info/

2. https://blockr.io/

3. https://blockexplorer.com/

4. https://www.biteasy.com/

5. https://chain.so/btc

6. https://helloblock.io/

7. http://bitcoinchain.com/block_explorer

8. https://bkchain.org/btc

9. http://bitinfocharts.com/bitcoin/

10. http://www.blocktrail.com



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August 19, 2014, 10:27:17 AM
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I like it as it is... Lips sealed

me, too ... blockr.io is more "user friendly" than blockchain.info
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August 19, 2014, 12:52:14 PM
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Hopefully the site doesnt change TOOO much, I like it as it is... Lips sealed

Agreed.. don't ditch the alts on that site..
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August 19, 2014, 02:38:47 PM
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Great news indeed, competition is always good!

Also, DuckDuckGo has integrated the blockchain into their search engine so if you are already using them, you don't even need to open another web site to check the blockchain - you can do it all from the search engine!

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August 19, 2014, 03:05:02 PM
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Awesome news good to see coinbase expanding!!
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August 20, 2014, 03:42:00 AM
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Coinbase really needed this badly. What they used to show users transactions was really not very good. I really don't think it would even be considered to be a blockexplorer. I am still a big fan of blockchain.info and think they are the best as they are the most user friendly while allowing users to change some settings to get more advanced information.
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http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/coinbase-blockr.jpg?w=738

A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers.

Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company, completed another talent acquisition today with the purchase of Blockr.io.

Blockr.io is a popular explorer for the Blockchain, or the distributed public ledger that keeps track of Bitcoin transactions.

“We primarily wanted it because they were really talented,” said Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Two members of the Blockr.io team, a designer named Samo Drole and an engineer named Sašo Matejina, recently relocated to the U.S. from Slovenia. Both are joining Coinbase with the acquisition. (To note, Slovenia is also where one of the world’s most prominent Bitcoin exchanges, Bitstamp, came from.)

Armstrong said that they’ll keep the service running and possibly re-brand it under Coinbase. Again, this deal was primarily for the talent, not for the product, so Drole and Matejina will probably work on other projects. They had bootstrapped Blockr.io, which was a side project.

“I kind of view the block explorer as a commoditized thing. It will stay out there and largely remain free,” Armstrong said.

Coinbase, which now has 40 full-time employees, recently passed around 1.6 million wallets and 35,000 merchants on the platform. They recently closed a few big brands including Overstock and Wikipedia, which are now processing Bitcoin transactions using Coinbase.

Good news, i'll hope that this trade will be good for btc dev.
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