16-Year-Old Wins 10 Bitcoins in Blockchain.info Giveaway

16-Year-Old Wins 10 Bitcoins in Blockchain.info Giveaway

Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info revealed via Twitter that Travis Wright, a 16-year-old and bitcoin entrepreneur from Duluth, Minnesota, has been named the grand prize winner of a contest to commemorate its 1 millionth user. Blockchain.info announced the milestone on 7th January via its official blog, just two months after the wallet service passed 500,000 downloads. The service has seen more than 800% growth year-over-year: it had just over 110,000 registered users as of January 2013. The company told CoinDesk it received 13,192 entries to the contest, which was open to....


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