Bitcoin wallet startup Blockchain has added digital currency ether to its crypto-wallet, providing users with a new diverse way to interact with the digital economy.

Since it launched in 2011, this is the first instance of Blockchain integrating a new cryptocurrency.

The startup partnered with cryptocurrency exchange service ShapeShift to enable users to exchange between both bitcoin and ether wallets.

For users looking to acquire ether, Blockchain introduced a built-in BTC to ETH (and vice versa) exchange, which is powered by ShapeShift.

“Accessible directly within your Blockchain wallet, this integration makes it easy for users to acquire both digital currencies and monitor exchange progress, from start to finish,” Blockchain said in its statement.

Blockchain CEO Peter Smith said: “As popularity of Ethereum has grown, so has the desire from our customers to have the option to manage multiple digital assets within their Blockchain wallets. We are thrilled to introduce this new functionality to our community and will continue to find ways to make interacting with digital assets even easier.”