Abra expands bank and credit union support for US users!

Good news! As of today, we are happy to announce that you can link any personal account at a US bank or credit union that supports ACH transfers. This is a milestone for us as we strive to provide greater access and convenience. To get started: Open the Abra app Tap the “Add Money” or “Buy Bitcoin” button Navigate to the bank list, and then scroll down and select “Other” Follow the additional on-screen instructions (you will need your routing number and account number). For […]

Abra now supports Ether, Bitcoin and over 50 Fiat Currencies

Today, we’re excited to announce a major upgrade to our Abra app to support investing in ether, the digital currency that powers Ethereum, as well as bitcoin and fiat. We’ve extended the Abra app to hold 3 wallets simultaneously. We believe that this is an industry first for a non-custodial digital currency wallet. The new release is the first to utilize Abra’s new, advanced multi-signature Bitcoin technology for holding various digital assets in a single wallet. Why is this a big deal? First, some context. Bitcoin […]

Ethereum 101: A Brief Introduction to Ethereum

If you haven’t seen already, we now support investing in Ethereum through the Abra app! You may be wondering, “what the heck is an Ethereum?” This post gives an overview of Ethereum, why it’s important, and how to invest in Ethereum through Abra. What is Ethereum? As stated on the Ethereum website, “Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.” Ethereum is a blockchain system where thousands […]

Abra launches new multi-signature wallet for holding digital assets using Bitcoin

I’m excited to announce Abra’s new Bitcoin-based multi-signature wallet for holding, sending and exchanging between digital assets, starting with ether and 52 fiat currencies as the first supported asset types. These updates, currently live for a limited number of users, will be rolled out to all users next week. With Abra, all software contracts are based on bitcoin and pay out via bitcoin. Unlike other solutions, Abra does not take custody of consumer funds or private keys in the management and storage of these digital […]

Two wallets are better than one! Hold both fiat and bitcoin at the same time in Abra

fiat and bitcoin wallet

Big news! You can now have more than one wallet in your Abra app! Here’s why this is a game-changer: Buy & sell at a spot rate: Load up your fiat wallet and keep your funds there until you decide it’s the right time to buy bitcoin. Then do the exchange. You’ll have bitcoin in hand as soon as the transaction is confirmed on the blockchain. Keep two separate balances: If you want to take advantage of the volatility in bitcoin prices, you can buy […]