Blockstream

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.

July 4th, 2018

The new Issued Assets (IA) program on Liquid sidechain will allow users to create their own tokenized assets which can represent any financial instrument.

January 22nd, 2018

Bitcoin scalability gets a push as Lightning Network, a promising solution which debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet, gains momentum.

January 19th, 2018

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is launching a new cryptocurrency-based data feed together with blockchain startup Blockstream.

January 17th, 2018

The San Francisco-based tech company has started the trial of its new payments processing technology with the launch of an online Blockstream store.

August 15th, 2017

Blockstream will take bitcoin partway to the celestial body with the help of a satellite.

July 27th, 2016

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

March 30th, 2016

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

February 3rd, 2016

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

July 22nd, 2015

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

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.

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.