22 May 2015

Coinbase buys Blockr.io

18 August 2014  |  1579 views  |  0 Source: Coinbase

As Coinbase continues to grow, we're always keeping an eye out for other companies and individuals making waves in digital currency and helping make bitcoin easy to use.

One such company is Blockr.io, a popular block explorer service that caught our eye earlier this year with its sleek, intuitive design and API. Blockr.io parses the bitcoin blockchain and presents the data to users in an easy to read way.

Today, we're excited to announce that Coinbase has acquired Blockr.io. As part of the acquisition, we're able to welcome two of its exceptionally talented employees to the Coinbase team: software engineer Sašo Matejina and designer Samo Drole. The pair recently moved from Slovenia to join our staff of 40 full-time employees here in San Francisco. Saso and Samo will be focused on continuing to make the Coinbase API the premier tool for developers who want to build on top of bitcoin. They'll also work on building out Coinbase's own bitcoin node.

Blockr.io will continue to operate as usual for now as Sašo and Samo transition to their work at Coinbase. We're excited to have them join the team!

Sašo is a co-founder of Blockr.io blockchain explorer. Before joining Coinbase, he worked on automated functional and regression testing for banking software and developed news publishing platforms for Slovenian media. He is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and enjoys building products that makes your life easier.

Samo is digital coin enthusiast, who founded Blockr.io blockchain explorer and worked as a freelance designer prior joining Coinbase. He is passionate about biking and cartoons. 

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