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.) (Jan 2022)74(+3%)
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

4 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

72/100

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Blockstream Online and Social Media Presence

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Blockstream Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    60/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    55/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    62/100

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Blockstream News and Updates

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…

Blockstream Proposes Digital Blockchain Bond for El Salvador

Blockstream Proposes Digital Blockchain Bond for El Salvador

Blockstream Buys $25M Worth of Bitcoin Mining Machines From MicroBT

The ASICs are set to be deployed in Blockstream facilities through the U.S. and Canada.
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Blockstream Blogs

Blockstream Mining Note: Tranche Eight Now Live on Bitfinex Securities

The Blockstream Mining Note Series 1 (BMN1) is now available to qualified investors on Bitfinex Securities, a new security token (STO) platform and exchange.

Blockstream 2021: Towards Hyperbitcoinization

2021 has been a tremendous year for Blockstream and the Bitcoin ecosystem in general. Thanks to our talented and dedicated team of Bitcoiners, we continue to be at the vanguard of many of the industry's most influential and cutting-edge projects.In the spirit of the new year, we

Blockstream Reaffirms its Commitment to FOSS with Sponsorship of The Mempool Open Source Project

We are excited to share our official sponsorship of The Mempool Open Source Project to further develop the liquid.network block explorer and preserve it as a free and open-source tool for the Bitcoin community.The sponsorship will include the development of new widgets for auditing and transparency …

PSET: Constructing Confidential Transactions

by Andrew PoelstraIntroductionThis is the second in a series of posts about our recently-released Elements 0.21. In our last post, we discussed Taproot, how it differs in Elements versus Bitcoin, and what our deployment strategy is for Liquid. Since then, Taproot has been activated on Bitcoin! Activ…

El Salvador to Issue $1B in Tokenized Bonds on the Liquid Network

Before the Bitcoin Law was announced, Bitcoiner and Strike CEO Jack Mallers reached out to us to talk about El Salvador’s plans to adopt Bitcoin. We were very excited to support the government of El Salvador in their initiative, and as we discussed Bitcoin with them, one of

Blockstream Green: Primed for Taproot Activation

Taproot, the first major overhaul to the Bitcoin protocol since Segregated Witness more than four years ago, is set to activate at block 709,632 this weekend.
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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 74 employees.

  • Who are Blockstream competitors?

    Competitors of Blockstream include Kadena, Messari 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.