It seems like only yesterday that we were turning on the MobileCoin network for the first time. They say that hindsight is 20/20 but looking back on this past year has been a blur.
Approximately one year ago, there was no MobileCoin mainnet.
Today MobileCoin is available on over 200 Million devices worldwide making it arguably the largest cryptocurrency payment network in the world. Some of the world’s leading encrypted messaging applications have chosen to use our technology. We can only hope that next year sees even more growth in our ecosystem.
One year ago, the idea of a carbon negative blockchain was hubris.
Today MobileCoin is, and forever will be, carbon negative, thanks to our community. Fans of MobileCoin donated renewable energy to offset the entirety of our network for the foreseeable future.
A year past there was no place to purchase MobileCoin.
Today MobileCoin is available on FTX, BitFinex, and at buymobilecoin.com. Due to partnerships announced at Crypto Renaissance, MobileCoin now has US Banking partnerships that will allow in-app purchasing and direct-to-bank account conversions.
One year ago, none of our code was Open-Source.
Today MobileCoin has many libraries including MobileCoin Fog that are free and open for the global community to use. We’re proud of the work we’re doing to help deliver an oblivious Internet. Privacy is a fundamental human right and we’re doing our part to enable an alternative future where you can enjoy a sense of safety on the world wide web.
Last but not least: A year ago buying a cup of coffee with a cryptocurrency was insanity.
MobileCoin sold coffee at Crypto Renaissance in 5 seconds or less at a booth using nothing but a QR code and the MobileCoin Wallet. In the future we will power global commerce with NFC, QR, and direct web checkout.
We have many plans for 2022. Our hands have not been idle. We look forward to sharing our technical roadmap in January.
Thank you for a wonderful 2021. We’ll see you next year!!