Welcome to The Block beta!

DO NOT USE YOUR REAL WALLET during the beta test. If you use real currency, you will lose it. You will need test ether and test BBT during the beta, so email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to send some! Don’t forget to include your wallet address from The Block beta. (Have questions? See our FAQ below.)

To use The Block 1) register using the form below, 2) download and install the application, 3) run the app and create a Wallet. You can load your Wallet from within The Block.

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Be a tester

We look forward to your bug reports and suggestions on how you would improve The Block for future users. Your feedback is very important to us: [email protected] Thank you!

For more detailed instructions on how to use The Block, check out our Tutorial Video Series which we have created specifically for this beta testing period.


Minimum requirements: 300MB of free space on disk, 1 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, and a stable internet connection. The Block is compatible with:

  • Windows - Windows 7 and newer
  • MacOS - Snow Leopard and newer
  • Linux - Debian versions, such as Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary, and Gentoo

We haven´t checked other versions so, if you try them, let us know the results!

No, for testing purposes this private beta of The Block will be deployed on the Ropsten testnet.

Just about everything: upload items as a seller, purchase them as a buyer, and try all the other features available within The Block beta. There are a couple of features which have been disabled for the beta testing period because no actual items will be bought or sold during the beta test. Please check out the Tutorial Video Series we have created which will explain The Block’s beta features in more detail.

You will need a test BBT (BitBoost token) for each listing. Send a request for test BBT, including your wallet address, to [email protected] and we will send you some.

You will need test ether to pay for the things you want to buy. Send a request for test ether, including your wallet address, to [email protected] and we will be happy to send you some. (Please, do NOT use real ether or you will lose it.)

There are many features that we'd like to add before the first live version. We're also thinking about what will be the most important features to you as a user. So, taking all this into consideration, we anticipate the first live version of The Block will be released near the end of Q2 2018.

Thanks for joining us on this first step to redefine e-commerce. We envision a global economy in which all participants can do business with each other peacefully and efficiently, regardless of their location and without interference, censorship, or high fees. Your feedback will help us make The Block a much better app!