What if streaming payments would really catch on in the future? How would that look like? This was the question I asked myself publically during a Saturday morning breakfast. In the Redefining … series, I take on a concept and try to improve it or place it in a different context. For more tips about creating great cryptocurrency products and services, check out my other Medium articles, or the free book that I’m currently writing at redesigningbitcoin.com.

In this article, I’ll design a universal streaming payment app. So let’s dive into this, and see where it will end*

Streaming micropayments

Digital technology…


How do you introduce cryptocurrencies to millions of people unfamiliar with these new and innovative concepts? In the Redesigning … series, I review some mobile crypto applications and highlight some of the good, the bad, and the ugly design decisions. For more tips about creating great cryptocurrency products and services, check my other Medium articles, or the free book that I’m currently writing at redesigningbitcoin.com.

In this article, I’ll go through some Coinbase mobile apps. Coinbase is one of the major cryptocurrency platforms servicing customers all over the world. Their mission is to create an open financial system for the…


Every app needs a bit of design love now and then. Don’t be that team that neglects their app once it gets into the app store. In the Redesigning … series, I review some mobile crypto applications and highlight some of the good, the bad, and the ugly design decisions. For more tips about creating great cryptocurrency products and services, check my other Medium articles, or the free book that I’m currently writing at redesigningbitcoin.com.

In this article, I’ll go through the Celsius mobile app. Celsius Network operates in the DeFi (short for Decentralized Finance) space by offering competitive loans…


This article is part two of a two-part series, where I will extend the current best practices with some new ideas. If you haven’t read part one yet, you can go back here by reading about some of the current best practices in mobile cryptocurrency wallets. The concepts below are just a handful of ideas and suggestions to differentiate from other wallets and taking it to the next level.

Adding fun

New technologies can be scary at first. But when an app looks like fun, it may become less intimidating to try it out. Why so serious? There is no need to…


As a designer, I often seek the latest mobile applications with clever and inspiring UX/UI designs. By openly sharing the work we do as designers, I believe we can improve together and raise the bar for better user experiences. This article is part one of a two-part series, where I will highlight some of the best practices currently found in cryptocurrency wallets. In part two, I will extend the current best practices with some additional improvements.

Optimized onboarding

Making a good first impression is crucial to new users. Anything that might hinder them from using your app straight away might become an…


As someone who enjoys making coffee, I noticed some similarities between designing blockchain solutions and creating a great cup of coffee. For starters, there are customers with different tastes and preferences. Some like a small cup of espresso, and others prefer beautifully crafted latte art. A professional barista can apply his or her skills to create whatever the customer desires. This action often entails a slight adjustment of the grind size, changing the coffee to water ratio, and adding additional ingredients such as sweeteners, milk, and so on. Blockchain solutions are not much different from this either. Customers have specific…

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