Making money easier

Abra users can now use Plaid to connect Abra to a bank account

A new partnership with Plaid and withdrawal support for more cryptocurrencies The road to cryptocurrency mass adoption will be paved by technology and design that makes moving money easier. In that spirit, starting today Abra is making it easier for users in the United States to convert USD to crypto by connecting and being able to seamlessly transfer funds to the Abra app.  This greater ease of use is thanks to a new banking integration made possible by the San Francisco-based fintech company, Plaid. Plaid

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Your keys, your crypto

Abra is based on a non-custodial wallet architecture, which makes Abra wallets more secure than most other alternatives. As we have written about before: “A non-custodial wallet fully leverages the power of permissionless blockchain technology, which enables peer-to-peer transactions without the need for an intermediary.” Non-custodial wallets are more secure because they create a less focused attack surface, while wallets that are custodial — meaning users funds are stored in a big, centralized database —  are creating massive targets for hackers. Hacking a centralized exchange or

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Crypto Bites: Chat with Tim Draper and Adam Draper

Abra founder and CEO Bill Barhydt recently sat down with Tim Draper and Adam Draper to record an episode of Crypto Bites. The conversation covers venture capital and bitcoin investing, as well as some thoughts about the future of the crypto space. The following transcript of their conversation has been lightly edited. Welcome Bill Barhydt 00:07 Hey, everybody, welcome to a special edition of Abra’s Crypto Bites. We are at Draper University’s Hero City in San Mateo, just south of beautiful San Francisco. I’m super excited

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How decentralized finance could make investing more accessible

How decentralized finance could make investing more accessible

Only a small fraction of the global population is investing in the financial markets and assets that help build and preserve personal wealth. The latest infographic done in partnership with Visual Capitalist looks at traditional investing trends at a global scale, and how the emergence of decentralized finance can help create more financial access, opportunity, and equality. This infographic is the third in a series of data-driven stories done in partnership with Visual Capitalist. The first graphic in the series examined the flaws of the

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Transaction history function now available

Export your Abra transaction history

Just in time for the close of another fun-filled tax season, we are releasing new functionality that allows users to download their Abra transaction history from within the app. Not only will this help with tax accounting, but the new transaction download will also help investors take a closer look at when they bought or sold various assets in the app, allowing for more precise cost-basis calculations. The exportable transaction information is now available for all of the years that Abra has been in existence

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