Hi Everyone - Apologies on the silence. It has been longer than I wanted since the last update, but we have been very busy. I think this update will show! Let's get right to the good stuff.
🎉 Bank Accounts Went Live (Beta)
If you already have a BlockCard account, then you will notice the Bank Account option in your dashboard. However, only a handful of people will be allowed to activate them today. We have done some internal testing and now need to release them to a (limited) live environment.
Our plan is to gradually release bank account functionality to users in 49 states (sorry New York) over the coming weeks. We want to ensure everyone is having a seamless experience before opening up the flood gates.
When our team feels confident that things are working smoothly for everyone, then we will open up the functionality for everyone. I expect this to be available in the coming weeks. Once that phase is complete we will start the release of our Bank Accounts for international customers.
You may notice the "Buy Crypto" button associated with the Bank Account. This is also a brand new feature (connected to the bank account) that will enable users to purchase assets like Bitcoin. This will also have a gradual roll out as well.
Like any new technology we want to take our time and get it right. Foundationally it's important to ensure our customers have a great experience and we limit any unnecessary support tickets.
We have had a number of pieces of press and coverage around BlockCard and Ternio. Here are just a few of the links:
I also had a chance to speak with the team at Technori for an upcoming interview being released to their followers on IG Live. I previously had a chance to speak on the Technori radio show (out of Chicago) which was fantastic. Part of that pitch was to summarize Ternio in 60 seconds. It's actually harder than it sounds!
⏰Here is the 60 second pitch: https://twitter.com/IamIanKane/status/1260573417763463169?s=20
Why Fares Ksebati invested in Ternio!
When I saw this video I was blown away. It is Fares Ksebati's overview on why he invested in Ternio. It has a ton of information and phenomenal production quality. I highly recommend giving it a watch when you have time (20 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTXMzfAWrP8
New BlockCard Commercial!
We had a new BlockCard Commercial produced. It highlights some of the new features like our crypto back rewards!
2020 Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6RSv46m5w
2019 Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOiaSKLI1jk
Pure Green and Ternio
Both Pure Green and Ternio BlockCard are equity crowdfunding on Republic and the founders of each company have collaborated to extend unique perks and help co-promote each other’s campaign.
Pure Green is offering Ternio investors an exclusive Ternio discount code on any cold-pressed juice order (delivered to your home). Use promo code “BLOCKCARD” to claim and check out Ternio’s campaign here: https://republic.co/ternio/
Ternio is offering Pure Green investors an exclusive block card offer with a $10 bonus on signup and deposit. Use this exclusive link https://getblockcard.com/i/puregreen?t=homepage and check out Pure Green here: https://republic.co/puregreen
We have now raised over $865,000 from more than 3,000 investors. I personally believe we have a very good chance of reaching the $1,070,000 total investment cap. I wanted to thank all of you for your continued support as we work hard to improve the movement of money. If you know anyone who wants to help support us on our mission, then please feel free to share any of the links above.
That's all for now, but I can assure you, there is plenty more good stuff on the horizon! 😎