Blockstream was founded to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. Blockstream’s team believes in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

Blockstream’s core area of innovation is sidechains, a technology focused on improving on the blockchain, the most powerful public utility for distributed trust systems.

Sidechains are blockchains that are interoperable with each other and with Bitcoin, avoiding liquidity shortages, market fluctuations, fragmentation, security breaches and outright fraud associated with alternative crypto-currencies.

The company recently raised $55 million in Series A funding to further enhance their sidechain technology, expand thier operations globally, and support new industry partnerships, bringing the total investments in the company to $76 million.

Blockstream Acquires GreenAddress, Bitcoin Wallet Software Provider
July 27th, 2016

The acquisition took place after long joint work and will enables the companies to remain at the forefront of innovation.

Blockstream, Gem, itBit, Reuters and Other 6 Companies to Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project
March 30th, 2016

Ten new companies will apply collaborative efforts to develop a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers.

Blockstream Raises $55M in Series A Funding, Bringing Total Capital Raised to $76M
February 3rd, 2016

Bitcoin company Blockstream secured $55 million in its second financing round aimed at expanding its operations worldwide.

Bitcoin Trends in the First Half of 2015 by Coinbase
July 22nd, 2015

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has published an article, uncovering the key developments and trends in the cryptocurrency market during H1 of 2015.

‘New Bitcoin’: Sidechain Elements by Blockstream and The Lightning Network
June 16th, 2015

The cryptocurrency world is growing really fast offering high-profile and sophisticated projects to the Bitcoin community. Sidechain Elements and Lightning Network are those incredible ideas that are coming true.

Sidechains Technology Has Potential to Turn Bitcoin into Reserve Currency of the Internet
December 9th, 2014

Bitcoin developers believe Sidechains that allows creating new currency within the bitcoin network could turn bitcoin in the main Internet reserve currency.

Blockstream Raises $21M from 40 Investors, including Google Chairman, LinkedIn and Yahoo Co-Founders
November 18th, 2014

Blockstream has raised $21 million in a new funding round to continue developing the bitcoin’s blockchain protocol.