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Blockchain Overview

London, England (UK)
51 to 200 employees
2011
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
For the first time in modern history, the 13 trillion dollar financial services industry is being modernized. Blockchain is at the forefront of this revolution. Our software is helping millions across the globe - from single individuals to the largest institutions - access a ... Read more

Mission: We are building an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

Company Updates

  • If you missed the news last week, we have partnered with GV and Lakestar and have secured the highest Series B since Brexit!

    More Rocket Fuel: Announcing Our Series B with Lakestar and GV

    When Blockchain started out as an open source project, we set out to build tools that would make it easy for anyone to use digital currencies. We still pursue this goal everyday.

  • Blockchain's own: Xen Baynham-Herd and Lewis Tuff listed in BI's 35 list

    Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech

    LONDON - Fintech is a big business in the UK. The British Treasury has now held two conferences to promote the country's burgeoning financial technology industry on the world stage and the government estimates that the entire sector is worth £7 billion to the UK economy. That's up from almost nothing a decade ago.

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Blockchain – Why Work For Us?


 

Our Guiding Principles

Challenge convention. We challenge the status quo and transcend the boundaries of today to create an open financial future that supports the broadest global community possible. We’ve been told that getting to where we are today would be impossible so we decided we were just getting started.

Empower the end-user. Our customers should own their financial future so we empower them to “Be Your Own Bank”. Our users come first.

Sanctify security. Our users’ security and privacy are critical to our success and we will not forsake them in service of our ambition.

Be humble. Be honest. Be human. We build connections with each other and our users by communicating frequently, authentically and openly and we build trust by doing what we say we’ll do. We’re big on accountability and high standards, but not on unnecessary rules.

Delight in the details. We believe we cannot get the big things right if we don’t get the little things right first. Sometimes that makes things harder. Luckily, we’re ok with hard.

undefinedOur Mission

We are on a mission to build a more open, accessible, and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time. Our technology is revolutionizing the financial services industry by empowering millions across the globe to authenticate and transact immediately and without costly intermediaries.

Blockchain is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we are using new technology to build a radically better financial system. Our software has powered over 100M transactions and empowered users in 140 countries across the globe to transact. We also offer tools for developers and real time transaction data for users to analyze the burgeoning digital economy.

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    Pros

    I was looking for a job for over a year, not having been happy with my previous working conditions. I wanted to be excited to go to work in the morning and excited by the company's brand and philosophy. I finally found that with Blockchain! The people are all incredibly down to Earth but also insanely hard workers. The hours are flexible, you receive free breakfast every day, free lunch three days a week and there is a fully stocked kitchen. There is an onsite shower if you work out during the day. The health benefits are the best I have seen through a company in my lifetime so far and there are unlimited paid vacation days. They have regular happy hours and support outside passions. I run a dance company and my boss has repeatedly told me that he is fully supportive of that and if I need time off for it. It is nice to see hard work rewarded so well.

    Cons

    You work until you are needed so it is not a job where you can clock out at 5pm. (People work hard and thats why they are so well rewarded.)

    Advice to Management

    Every company has room for improvement. For management I would say focus more on the structure of each position. Outlining specific responsibilities for each job and letting it be known to all can make it more clear going in and moving forward what is to be expected from each other.

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Blockchain Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Blockchain (New York, NY) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Waste of time. The recruiter reached out to me from London, asked some questions, sounded really positive about next steps. She then requested code examples which I provided her with. However, she never even opened my follow-up email which makes me believe that she knew she was not going to move forward before even ending the call. The recruiting process is a MAJOR reflection of company culture. So when a recruiter is dishonest, ghosts you, and is not able to professionally let you down, I think it shows that the company is lacking.

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Blockchain Awards & Accolades

  • Best Crypto Currency Startup(Best Crypto Currency Startup), The Europas Conference and Awards, 2015
  • London Scale-Up of the Year, TechCityInsider, 2015
  • Technology Pioneer Award, World Economic Forum, 2016
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