Blockstream

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Blockstream is the provider of blockchain technologies, on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems. It is renowned architects of Bitcoin, cryptographers, cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from the business, policy and the open source community. In addition, the Company provides a range of software and hardware solutions and expert professional services to companies deploying new blockchain-based networks.

TypePrivate
Founded2014
HQMontréal, CA
Websiteblockstream.com
Employee Ratings4.6
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2022)87(+2%)
Job Openings13
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at Blockstream

Adam Back

Adam Back

CEO
Erik Svenson

Erik Svenson

COO
Lawrence Nahum

Lawrence Nahum

Chief Architect
Samson Mow

Samson Mow

CSO
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Blockstream Office Locations

Blockstream has an office in Montréal
Montréal, CA (HQ)
1111 Boulevard Dr.-Frederik-Philips #600, Saint-Laurent
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Blockstream Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2014

Blockstream total Funding

$101 m

Blockstream latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Blockstream investors

Blockstream's latest funding round in November 2017 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Blockstream has raised $101 m
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Blockstream Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

73/100

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Blockstream Online and Social Media Presence

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Blockstream Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    56/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    46/100

  • Compensation

    C

    67/100

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Blockstream News and Updates

Block And Blockstream Begin Construction On Bitcoin Mining Facility Using Solar And Storage Technology From Tesla

Speaking at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, Blockstream’s CEO Adam Back said that the joint project, first announced last June, has finally entered the construction stage.

Tesla, Block and Blockstream team up to mine bitcoin off solar power in Texas

Blockstream and Jack Dorsey's Block are breaking ground on a solar- and battery-powered bitcoin mine in Texas using solar and storage technology from Tesla.

Blockstream raises $210 million, increasing valuation to $3.2 billion

Leading Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream has announced raising $210 million as part of a Series B financing on a valuation of $3.2 billion.

Bitcoin tech firm Blockstream raises $210M at $3B valuation

Blockstream Corporation Inc. said today it has closed a $210 million funding round that values the Canadian bitcoin infrastructure outfit at $3.2 billion. The Series B round was led by U.K.-based investment management company Baillie Gifford and Hong Kong-based iFinex Inc., the parent company of cr…

Blockstream Raises $210 Million Series B Round To Fund The Company’s Expansion Into ASIC Development, Hits Unicorn Status

Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream ​​has raised $210 million as part of a Series B financing at a valuation of $3.2 billion.

Blockstream secures $266 million CAD at $4 billion valuation to monetize the Liquid Network

With years invested in building its sidechain-based settlement network, Blockstream has raised significant funding to continue to blend the worlds of finance and industrial... The post Blockstream secures $266 million CAD at $4 billion valuation to monetize the Liquid Network first appeared on BetaK…
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Blockstream Blogs

Blockstream Monthly: Eric Sirion Talks Federated E-Cash

Blockstream Monthly is a newsletter delivered directly to your inbox to help you stay up-to-date on the most cutting-edge Bitcoin development and announcements from Blockstream. Blockstream Research shares its progress on BIP 340, a formal specification for non-interactive half-aggregation of Schnor…

Layer-2 Roundup: A Deeper Look at Fuji.Money

Welcome to the Layer-2 Roundup, a summation of Bitcoin's second layer, spanning new innovations and projects to protocol updates and discussions happening in the space.In this month's issue, the spotlight is on Fuji.Money, a non-custodial Bitcoin-native lending platform. We also look closely at Ligh…

Half-Aggregation of BIP 340 Signatures

By Jonas NickWe are excited to share the current progress on our research into the aggregation of signatures based on curve secp256k1: There is now an early draft Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) for non-interactive half-aggregation of BIP 340 Schnorr signatures. This proposal has a variety of pot…

Blockstream Monthly: Learn Self-Custody and Coin Control

Introducing Blockstream Monthly, a newsletter providing the most cutting-edge Bitcoin developments and announcements from Blockstream direct to your inbox. Here's what you may have missed over the past four weeks:We dive into the Blockstream Jade hardware wallet's technical aspects and its unique FO…

Layer-2 Roundup: Specter’s Liquid Issuer Extension, ROAST, and the Latest Releases in Lightning

Welcome to the inaugural long-form entry of the Layer-2 Roundup, a monthly summation of Bitcoin’s second layer, spanning new innovations and projects to protocol updates and discussions happening within the space.In this month’s issue, we cover the new Liquid offerings from Specter, Umbrel, and Side…

Blockstream Green: Bitcoin Self-Custody

Take control of your Bitcoin and Liquid Network assets with Blockstream GreenNot your keys, not your coins.by GrublesThe Bitcoin blockchain is a record of all bitcoin transactions that have occurred over time, from the genesis block in 2009 to now. The first step in utilizing this public ledger and …
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Blockstream Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blockstream founded?

    Blockstream was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Blockstream key executives?

    Blockstream's key executives are Adam Back, Erik Svenson and Lawrence Nahum.

  • How many employees does Blockstream have?

    Blockstream has 87 employees.

  • Who are Blockstream competitors?

    Competitors of Blockstream include Kadena, Blockstack and 0x.

  • Where is Blockstream headquarters?

    Blockstream headquarters is located at 1111 Boulevard Dr.-Frederik-Philips #600, Saint-Laurent, Montréal.

  • Where are Blockstream offices?

    Blockstream has an office in Montréal.

  • How many offices does Blockstream have?

    Blockstream has 1 office.