• Bitcoin Beach Wallet has changed its name to “Blink” to better reflect its vision of becoming a tool for bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.
• Blink offers features such as merchant acceptance, in-app Bitcoin education, Lightning wallet and Nostr integration.
• The new name reflects speed and positivity, as well as connecting two people who never before could transmit value to each other.
Bitcoin Beach Wallet Changes Name To “Blink”
The Bitcoin Beach Wallet has officially changed its name to “Blink” to better reflect its vision of becoming the best tool for “bottom-up Bitcoin adoption.” The wallet was initially launched in 2020 in El Salvador’s El Zonte as part of the Bitcoin Beach project’s goal of creating a circular Bitcoin economy. Blink plans to enable any user to set their local currency in Q2 2023, making it easier for users to onboard and use bitcoin. 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.”
Features Of Blink
The wallet also features in-app Bitcoin education, where users can earn sats for learning about Bitcoin’s basics. Blink also has 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. Blink also integrates Nostr, making it a go-to custodial wallet for tipping, testing or traveling.
Purpose Of Name Change
The press release sent out by the team described how the wallet’s name change is significant; as its previous acronym was “problematic”. Its new name represents “speed and positivity,” which will 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.” It’s meant to embody a transaction zapping across the world, connecting two people who never before could transmit value between them easily or quickly.
Vision For Future
The team’s vision is for Blink is be available in every language where there’s a Bitcoin community project so that anyone can benefit from this technology no matter what language they speak or what area they are located in.
In summary, the Bitcoin Beach Wallet changed its name to “Blink” with hopes that it will better represent their mission statement: enabling bottom up bitcoin adoption worldwide by providing an intuitive user experience with different useful applications such as merchant acceptance ,in app education about bitcoin basics , lightning wallets , nostr integration etc . The new name reflects speed ,positivity & connecting two people who never before could transmit value between them easily or quickly . The team aims at making blink available everywhere in every language possible so more & more people can benefit from this technology .