Blink’s title and options mirror the venture’s want for use by Bitcoin communities internationally.
The Bitcoin Seashore Pockets has formally modified its title to “Blink” to higher mirror its imaginative and prescient of changing into the perfect 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 venture’s aim of making a round Bitcoin economic system. The title change displays the pockets’s growth past its unique meant function. The pockets has grown to change into a well-liked Lightning pockets for Bitcoin group initiatives and Lightning fans 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 straightforward and versatile for companies to obtain funds over Lightning and on-chain, together with LN handle, 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 line with Blink’s staff, “the declared function of changing into the perfect device for bottom-up Bitcoin adoption has attracted tens of 1000’s of energetic customers and lots of requests for options that might improve utility and accessibility throughout international locations and cultures.” The staff’s imaginative and prescient for Blink is for it to be obtainable in each language the place there is a Bitcoin group venture.
The press launch despatched to Bitcoin Journal described how the pockets’s title change is important, as its earlier acronym was “problematic.” Blink’s new title represents “velocity and positivity,” and it’ll talk with prospects properly earlier than altering the title and icon of the app. In line with the staff, “the title Blink represents the glimmer within the eye of an individual who simply acquired their first sats. It is the embodiment of a transaction zapping internationally, connecting two individuals who by no means earlier than may transmit worth to one another.”