Blink’s identify and options mirror the undertaking’s need to be utilized by Bitcoin communities the world over.
The Bitcoin Beach Wallet has formally modified its identify to “Blink” to higher mirror its imaginative and prescient of turning into one of the best instrument for “bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.”
The pockets was initially launched in 2020 in El Salvador’s El Zonte as a part of the Bitcoin Beach undertaking’s purpose of making a round Bitcoin financial system. The identify change displays the pockets’s growth past its authentic supposed function. The pockets has grown to grow to be a preferred Lightning pockets for Bitcoin group tasks and Lightning lovers worldwide.
Blink plans to allow any consumer to set their native forex 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 straightforward 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.
According to Blink’s workforce, “the declared purpose of becoming the best tool for bottom-up Bitcoin adoption has attracted tens of thousands of active users and many requests for features that would increase utility and accessibility across countries and cultures.” The workforce’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 Magazine described how the pockets’s identify change is important, as its earlier acronym was “problematic.” Blink’s new identify represents “speed and positivity,” and it’ll talk with clients effectively earlier than altering the identify and icon of the app. According to the workforce, “the name Blink represents the glimmer in the eye of a person who just received their first sats. It’s the embodiment of a transaction zapping across the world, connecting two people who never before could transmit value to each other.”