Founded in 2014 by Bitcoin contributors and renowned applied cryptographer Dr. Adam Back, Blockstream is a pioneer in Bitcoin and blockchain technologies.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Blockstream’s mission is to create the financial infrastructure of the future. We build crypto-financial infrastructure based on Bitcoin, the most robust and secure blockchain. Applying cutting-edge cryptography and security engineering, we’re building the products and networks that make financial markets more efficient by reducing reliance on trust. With a long term outlook on delivering robust and scalable solutions, we invest heavily in research and development to strengthen the Bitcoin ecosystem and protocol.


Peer-to-peer, open network finance holds the promise to change the world for the benefit of all. Blockstream is proud to be making this a reality.

Core Values

Core Values

Permissionless innovation.
The success of the internet in recent years is built on permissionless innovation -- nowhere is this kind of progress more important than in the financial industry.
Don’t trust. Verify.
We believe in empowering individuals and businesses to take control of their own finances and reducing the need for trusted third parties.
Open finance for everyone.
We build software that accelerates the adoption of Bitcoin and peer-to-peer finance for a fairer financial system that benefits everyone, not just a privileged few.

History

History

Blockstream
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Future
Founded by Adam Back, Erik Svenson, Pieter Wuille, and others.
June 2015
First version of Elements released.
July 2016
Bitcoin wallet provider GreenAddress is acquired.
August 2017
Blockstream Satellite is launched.
December 2017
c-lightning, Blockstream’s implementation of the Lightning Network, is launched.
March 2018
The Cryptocurrency Data Feed is launched in partnership with Intercontinental Exchange.
November 2014
Raised $21M in seed funding.
February 2016
Raised $55M in Series A funding.
April 2017
Confidential Assets is released.
November 2017
Digital Garage invests in Blockstream, raising total funding to more than $80M.
January 2018
Lightning Charge is launched to support developers building applications on the Lightning Network.
October 2018
The Liquid Network is launched in partnership with some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and trading desks.

History

History

Blockstream
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Future
Founded by Adam Back, Erik Svensen, Pieter Wuille, and others.
November 2014
Raised $21M in seed funding.
June 2015
First version of Elements released.
February 2016
Raised $55M in Series A funding.
July 2016
Bitcoin wallet provider GreenAddress is acquired.
April 2017
Confidential Assets is released.
August 2017
Blockstream Satellite is launched.
November 2017
Digital Garage invest in Blockstream, raising total funding to more than $80m.
December 2017
c-lightning, Blockstream’s implementation of the Lightning Network, is launched.
January 2018
Lightning Charge is launched to support developers building applications on the Lightning Network.
March 2018
The Cryptocurrency Data Feed is launched in partnership with Intercontinental Exchange.
October 2018
The Liquid Network is launched in partnership with some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and trading desks.

Investors

Investors

In the News

In the News

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