Retail-facing businesses like Revolut, BlockFi Trading, and Celsius are boosting growth on the platform
NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fireblocks (www.fireblocks.com) announced today that it has secured the storage and transfer of $637 billion in digital assets since launching in 2019. The 2023% uptick in transaction volume since last year stems from a surge in demand across large consumer-facing apps that are launching new services or moving to the Fireblocks infrastructure to significantly reduce operational costs and inefficiencies.
With the creation of new Ethereum wallets increasing from 72.7 million to almost 115.3 million from May 2020 to May 2021, the cost of managing thousands of customer wallets and processing millions of transactions on a daily basis has skyrocketed. Utilizing Fireblocks' blockchain agnostic MPC-based technology, these retail-facing businesses have been able to realize up to 90% in cost savings on ETH management fees. Comparable to multi-sig wallets, a previous standard used by institutions to manage cryptocurrencies, MPC-based technologies can offer new advantages when it comes to safety, scalability, and the ability to support more blockchain assets.
"Retail platforms have seen the steepest increase in operational costs associated with the exponential creation of new wallet addresses and transaction fees on the ETH network," said Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-Founder of Fireblocks. "We expect our volume to double before the end of the year as digital asset businesses continue to migrate away from multi-sig wallet technology and begin introducing more offerings for the growing crypto retail market."
Two months after integrating with Fireblocks, Revolut reported 300,000 new cryptocurrency customers, adding 100,000 of them in the first six days of this year. Celsius Network, one of Fireblocks' earliest customers, also announced in April it boosted its growth to 500,000 new users with over $10 billion worth of digital assets under management, signaling the continued growth of interest amongst consumers in the digital asset space.
"Thanks to Fireblocks, we significantly reduced blockchain fees for Ether and ERC-20 token transfers. MPC technology eliminates the multi-sig smart contract that makes transactions consume additional gas," said Max Sapelov, Co-Founder & CTO, CoinLoan.
By providing institutions with an easy-to-use platform and robust API, Fireblocks removes the complexity of working with digital assets while empowering the largest liquidity providers, lending desks, OTCs, and DeFi applications with top-of-the-line insurance, compliance, and security measures to frictionlessly build and scale digital asset products.
Fireblocks is a leading enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks enables banks, fintechs, exchanges, liquidity providers, OTCs, and hedge funds to securely manage digital assets across a wide range of products and services. The technology consists of the Fireblocks Network and MPC-based Wallet Infrastructure. Fireblocks serves over 250 financial institutions and has secured over $637 billion in digital assets. Fireblocks has a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage & transit and offers 24/7 global support. For more information, please visit www.fireblocks.com.