We are raising ETH rates
Recently, we have seen increased and consistent demand in the market for ETH. This rise in demand allows us to pay out more to clients.
As a result of these market considerations, we are making the following ETH rate updates. Changes will take effect on September 1, 2019.
For more information on our rates, please see our rates page
(rates on this page reflect current rates as of August 28, 2019).
Please note: BlockFi Interest Account Statements will be sent out on 9/3 for the month of August. If you have any questions, please reach out to our support team at [email protected]
BlockFi Raised 18.3 Million in Series A Funding Round, led by Valar Ventures
BlockFi is pleased to announce that it has raised $18.3 million in Series A funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, ConsenSys Ventures, Akuna Capital, Avon Ventures, Susquehanna, CMT Digital, Morgan Creek and PJC. The capital will be used to add new products to BlockFi’s existing platform.
, a New York-based and fintech-focused VC firm, led the funding round. Valar has previously led Series A financings in several prominent fintech companies including Transferwise, N26, Qonto and Petal. Notably, BlockFi is Valar’s first investment that directly touches the cryptocurrency sector. Read the full press release here.
BlockFi and XBTO Complete Second Ever Exchange for Physical (EFP) Futures Transaction Using Bitcoin
BlockFi continues its mission to build a bridge between traditional financial markets and crypto with a recent Exchange for Physical futures transaction
. EFP Futures transactions use physical Bitcoin which is different than cash settled futures which don’t touch the Bitcoin network at all. This creates incremental utility value and demand for Bitcoin which is positive for the ecosystem. There are a number of exchanges, like Bakkt, launching physically settled futures platforms soon making this an exciting part of the industry to keep an eye on.
As always, if you have any questions or comments you can reach out to our support team at [email protected]
or submit feedback here.
– The BlockFi Team
Rates for BlockFi products are subject to change. Digital currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and BIA accounts are not subject to FDIC or SIPC protections. Crypto assets are deposited into an account with Gemini or BitGo, our primary custodians and licensed depository trusts. For more information, please see BlockFi’s Terms of Service__.