• The Bitcoin Beach Wallet has changed its name to “Blink” in order to better reflect its goal of becoming a tool for bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.
• Blink has features such as in-app Bitcoin education, merchant payment options and Nostr integration that make it easier for users to onboard and use bitcoin.
• The new name is meant to represent speed and positivity, while communicating with customers before changing the name and icon of the app.
The Bitcoin Beach Wallet Becomes “Blink”
The Bitcoin Beach Wallet has officially changed its name to “Blink” in order to better reflect its vision of becoming the best tool for “bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.” Initially launched in 2020 as part of the Bitcoin Beach project’s goal, Blink has since grown into a popular Lightning wallet used by Bitcoin community projects and Lightning enthusiasts worldwide.
Blink plans to enable any user to set their local currency in Q2 2023, making it easier for users to onboard and use bitcoin. The wallet also features in-app Bitcoin education, where users can earn sats for learning about Bitcoin’s basics. Furthermore, Blink integrates merchant features that make it easy and flexible for businesses to receive payments over Lightning and on-chain, including LN address, a Lightning cash register, and a printable pay code. Finally, Blink also integrates Nostr, making it a go-to custodial wallet for tipping, testing or traveling.
According to Blink’s team, “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 team’s vision is that Blink will be available in every language where there is a Bitcoin community project.
The press release sent out by Blink’s team explained why changing the wallet’s name was important; its previous acronym was problematic. The new name reflects speed and positivity which will help communicate with customers well before changing the name and icon of the app. According to the team,”the name Blink represents the glimmer in the eye of a person who just received their first sats.”
In conclusion, Blink is an innovative Lightning wallet working towards enabling any user set their local currency making it easier than ever before onboard onto bitcoin while earning sats at same time! With merchant features like LN address , lightning cash register & printable pay code , this wallet is sure be popular among businesses too! Finally with its mission statement aiming towards bottom up bitcoin adoption , this wallet certainly looks promising !