Blink’s name and features reflect the project’s desire to be used by Bitcoin communities around the world.
The Bitcoin Beach Wallet has officially changed its name to “Flashto better reflect its vision of becoming the best tool for “upstream adoption of Bitcoin.”
The wallet was originally launched in 2020 in the Zonte of El Salvador as part of the Bitcoin Beach Project’s goal of creating a circular Bitcoin economy. The name change reflects the expansion of the portfolio beyond its original purpose. The wallet has become a popular Lightning wallet for bitcoin community projects and Lightning enthusiasts around the world.
Blink plans to allow any user to set their local currency in the second quarter of 2023, which will make it easier for users to integrate and use bitcoin. The wallet also offers built-in Bitcoin education, where users can earn sats to learn about the basics of Bitcoin.
Blink also offers merchant features that make it easy and flexible for businesses to receive payments via Lightning and on-chain, including LN address, Lightning cash register, and printable payment code. Blink also integrates Nostr, making it a must-have custodial wallet for tips, testing, or travel.
According to the Blink team, “The stated goal of becoming the best tool for the upward adoption of Bitcoin has attracted tens of thousands of active users and numerous feature requests that would increase the usefulness and accessibility to across countries and cultures. The team’s vision for Blink is for it to be available in all languages where there is a Bitcoin community project.
The press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine describes how significant the wallet’s renaming is, as its previous acronym was “problematic.” Blink’s new name represents “speed and positivity,” and it will communicate with customers long before it changes the app’s name and icon. According to the team, “The name Blink represents the glint in a person’s eye who has just received their first sats. It is the embodiment of a worldwide zapping transaction, connecting two people who have no never been able to transmit value.”