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 their operations globally, and support new industry partnerships, bringing the total investments in the company to $76 million.

Blockstream’s ‘Liquid Network’ Sidechain for Bitcoin Goes Live
October 11th, 2018

The sidechain technology for Bitcoin is aimed at addressing the scalability issues of the Bitcoin network while providing faster settlements and improved transaction confidentiality. 

Tierion Brings a New Proposal to Make Bitcoin a Multi-Network Cryptocurrency
September 26th, 2018

The new proposal talks about the effective use of sidechains while making it easy for Bitcoin developers to add new features to the Bitcoin network.

Blockstream’s C-lightning 6.0 Enters Beta
June 28th, 2018

The scalability solution used for Bitcoin has finally got TOR support, an optimized mechanism for smartphones and a full-fledged wallet.

Crypto Predictions from Top Influencers
June 21st, 2018

Cryptocurrencies and the associated blockchain technology have been making headlines of late, with the release of new coins and market volatilities providing exciting opportunities for traders.

Eltoo: the Latest Development in Bitcoin Lightning Tech for “Simplified” Off-Chain Transactions
May 29th, 2018

The new Eltoo proposal helps to significantly reduce the amount of data to be stored and in addition providing a safety net for user’s cryptocurrency holdings.

Lightning Labs Releases the First Bitcoin Mainnet-Ready Lightning Network
March 16th, 2018

The mainnet release of the Lightning Network software is deemed as one of the most thoroughly tested versions of the Lightning Network technology.

Lightning Network Shows Progress Developing Lightning Nodes
January 22nd, 2018

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

NYSE-Parent Company ICE and Blockstream Launch Consolidated Data Feed for Cryptocurrencies
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.

Blockstream Launches Micropayments Processing System ‘Lightning Charge’
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.

Blockstream Will Use Satellites To Broadcast The Bitcoin Blockchain From Space
August 15th, 2017

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