Bloomberg | August 15, 2023

Blockstream Is Betting on Bitcoin Comeback as It Hoards Crypto Mining Rigs

Firm will buy machines and sell them around 'halving' event

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Coindesk | June 13, 2023
Bitcoin Infrastructure Firm Blockstream to Unveil Its Long-Awaited Mining Rig in 3Q of 2024
The company expects to raise more capital to fund its mining business.
Cointelegraph | January 24, 2023
Blockstream raises $125M to finance expanded Bitcoin mining operations
Digital asset infrastructure company Blockstream has raised $125 million to finance its Bitcoin mining co-location services, underscoring heightened demand for its institutional hosting services amid the bear market.
Bitcoin Magazine | January 24, 2023
Blockstream Raises $125 Million For Bitcoin Mining Expansion
Led by Kingsway Capital, Blockstream has raised $125 million for the purpose of expanding their institutional mining services.
Forbes | April 8, 2022
Block And Blockstream Begin Construction On Bitcoin Mining Facility Using Solar And Storage Technology From Tesla
Digital payments company Block (formerly Square) and bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream have begun construction on a new open-source bitcoin mining facility.
CNBC | April 8, 2022
Tesla, Block and Blockstream team up to mine bitcoin off solar power in Texas
Blockstream and Jack Dorsey’s Block, formerly Square, are breaking ground on a solar- and battery-powered bitcoin mine in Texas using solar and storage technology from Tesla.
Barron's | April 8, 2022
Tesla and Block Partner With Blockstream to Create Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Plant
Block and crypto firm Blockstream have partnered to build a solar-powered Bitcoin mining facility powered by Tesla Solar, the companies said on Friday.
WSJ | November 22, 2021
El Salvador to Issue ‘Bitcoin Bond’ in 2022
The first nation to adopt bitcoin as national currency now aims to raise $1 billion to buy bitcoin and invest in bitcoin-related infrastructure.
CNN | November 21, 2021
El Salvador plans first 'Bitcoin City', backed by bitcoin bonds
The bitcoin company said it has ambitions to scale to new sites as infrastructure is further developed. The first site will be in the U.S.
Reuters | November 22, 2021
El Salvador plans first 'Bitcoin City', backed by bitcoin bonds
El Salvador plans to build the world's first 'Bitcoin City', funded initially by bitcoin-backed bonds.
Coindesk | October 23, 2021
Blockstream raises $16M for its Bitcoin mining STO in a matter of hours
Blockstream allows investors to mine Bitcoin by simply purchasing the Blockstream Mining Note security token.
Coindesk | September 08, 2021
Blockstream to Pilot Renewable Bitcoin Mining Facility With Australia’s Macquarie Group
The bitcoin company said it has ambitions to scale to new sites as infrastructure is further developed. The first site will be in the U.S.
Bitcoin Magazine | September 08, 2021
How Blockstream´s New ASIC Division Will Propel Bitcoin Mining
Following a strategic acquisition and unicorn valuation, Blockstream is ready to drive the Bitcoin mining industry forward.
Bitcoin Magazine | August 25, 2021
Blockstream's $210 million raise is critical in the global Bitcoin arms race
Blockstream's $210 million raise will play a big role in North American ASIC production and manufacturing.
CNBC | August 25, 2021
CNBC TechCheck chats with Blockstream CSO Samson Mow
CNBC TechCheck’s Deirdre Bosa chats with Samson Mow, Blockstream's chief strategy officer.
Bloomberg | August 24, 2021
Bitcoin Infrastructure Firm Blockstream Valued at $3.2 Billion in New Deal
Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream has raised $210 million as part of a Series B financing, giving it a valuation of $3.2 billion.
Forbes | August 24, 2021
Satoshi Nakamoto Source Adam Back Raising $210 Million For His Bitcoin Infrastructure Provider Blockstream
Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream, led by British cryptographer Adam Back, whose proof of work [...]
Coindesk | August 24, 2021
Blockstream Raises $210M, Acquires Mining Chip Manufacturer Spondoolies
The Series B round values Adam Back's Bitcoin technology firm at $3.2 billion.
Cointelegraph | August 24, 2021
Canadian Bitcoin miner Blockstream joins crypto unicorns with $3.2B valuation
Blockstream has secured $210 million in fresh investment from a U.K. private equity firm and crypto exchange Bitfinex’s operator.
Bloomberg | August 17, 2021
Blockstream Energy Expands Bitcoin Mining Offerings
Blockstream CEO Adam Back speaks with Emily Chang about Blockstream's new modular mining unit that let's bitcoin miners utilize any power source to make operations more energy efficient.
Coindesk | July 21, 2021
Blockstream Rolls Out a Bitcoin Lightning Node for N00bs
Blockstream, a prominent and influential Bitcoin technology startup, has introduced a service designed to make setting up a node on the cryptocurrency’s Lightning Network a snap.
Bloomberg | July 2, 2021
Blockstream Proposes Digital Blockchain Bond for El Salvador
Canada-based Blockstream Corp, a blockchain technology company, proposed the issuance of a digital U.S. dollar-denominated bond to El Salvador’s government
CNBC | June 5, 2021
El Salvador looks to become the world’s first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele plans to introduce legislation that will make it the world’s first sovereign nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.
The Verge | June 5, 2021
Square will invest $5 million to build solar-powered bitcoin mining facility
Financial services and digital payments company Square will invest $5 million in blockchain technology company Blockstream
Coindesk | May 22, 2021
Blockstream Buys Demeester’s Adamant in Expansion Into Bitcoin Investment Products
Bitcoin tech firm Blockstream said it’s buying Adamant Capital, the bitcoin hedge fund manager founded by noted investor and analyst Tuur Demeester.
Be In Crypto| May 19, 2021
BlockFi to Offer Bitcoin Mining With Blockstream Partnership
Blockchain technology provider Blockstream has announced a strategic bitcoin mining partnership with crypto asset service manager BlockFi.
Bitcoin Magazine | May 18, 2021
BlockFi Hosts Bitcoin Mining Operations With Blockstream
Bitcoin lending platform BlockFi is now hosting bitcoin mining operations with Blockstream Mining.
Coindesk | May 18, 2021
Blockstream Hosts BlockFi’s New Bitcoin Mining Venture
Bitcoin and crypto lender BlockFi is now in a bitcoin mining partnership with Blockstream.
Bitcoin Magazine | April 29, 2021
Blockstream Releases Base Station For Bitcoin Broadcasting Satellite
Blockstream is now offering a receiver base to help users leverage its Bitcoin blockchain broadcasting satellite.
Coindesk | March 30, 2021
Blockstream Issues Security Token Tied to Bitcoin Hashrate, Payable in BTC
Bitcoin development company Blockstream is launching a token that is tied to the company’s Bitcoin mining production and which is redeemable in bitcoin.
Coindesk | March 5, 2021
Galaxy Digital Taps Blockstream for Hosted Mining Operations
Galaxy Digital said its new bitcoin-mining business will use Blockstream facilities for an initial deployment of machines in the U.S. and Canada.
The Next Web | February 21, 2020
Shitposters are using sophisticated Bitcoin satellites to troll each other
Since December, a sophisticated set of satellites has beamed the entire Bitcoin...
Coindesk | January 15, 2020
BTCPay Server Now Processing Blockstream’s Liquid Assets
Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain is now integrated with BTCPay Server, the self-hosted bitcoin payment processor.
Cheddar | October 24, 2019
‘Anyone’ Can Start Mining Bitcoin, Blockstream CSO Says
Blockstream is launching Blockstream Mining to provide secure bitcoin mining equipment to institutional and enterprise customers
Decrypt | September 20, 2019
Canadian Bitcoin mining firm ramps up capabilities as hashrate rises ...
Canadian company Bitfarms has bought 2,500 A10 Avalon miners, to increase its mining capacity...
Decrypt | August 26, 2019
Blockstream developers release Miniscript to make coding Bitcoin easier
Developers at Blockstream Research think they’ve found a way to make coding Bitcoin easier...
Decrypt | August 16, 2019
Blockstream makes its Bitcoin mining operations public
Blockstream, the Canadian blockchain services company well known for its work on the ...
Forbes | August 8, 2019
Blockstream Reveals Massive Bitcoin Mining Facilities, Fidelity An Early Customer
On Thursday, blockchain technology company Blockstream revealed details related to their massive...
Forbes | June 30, 2019
2 People Cited In The Bitcoin White Paper Share Their Thoughts On Crypto's Future
Most of the discussion around bitcoin last week had to do with...
Entrepreneur | June 27, 2019
How Cryptocurrency Projects Are Tackling Transparency and Security Problems
I invested in BTC in 2010 (and sold shortly after, but have bought and sold all along since then)...
Wired | June 27, 2019
The Cypherpunks Tapping Bitcoin via Ham Radio
Every six hours, at his home in the high desert outside Kingman, Arizona, midway between Phoenix and Las Vegas...
Coin Rivet | May 24, 2019
Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy
Whilst much of Bitcoin’s development has recently been focused on the Lightning Network...
CCN | May 15, 2019
"Sacrilegious Binance Reorg Would ‘Erode’ Bitcoin: Blockstream"
Blockstream CEO Adam Back told the What Bitcoin Did podcast that the block reshuffling proposed by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao ...
TechCrunch | May 14, 2019
Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound
Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84% over the past month, with the price surging $3,086.14 over the period...
Engadget | February 28, 2019
HTC's Exodus smartphone is about much more than Bitcoin
'A blockchain phone? But why?' ...
Forbes | February 27, 2019
It's 2019, Where Are Bitcoin's Sidechains?
Back in 2014, a white paper co-authored by many of the individuals who co-founded Blockstream ...
Times Columnist | January 30, 2019
On the Street: Shared office spaces opening; developer joins B.C. Ferries board
Real estate agents Kirsten Marten and Mark Rice have acquired Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty ...
TechCrunch | January 21, 2019
Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan
The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined...
Ejiinsight | January 8, 2019
ICE-owned crypto startup Bakkt gets Li Ka-shing on board
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has joined other tech and venture capital heavyweights in supporting cryptocurrency venture Bakkt ...
Wired | January 7, 2019
Bitcoin Exposed Silicon Valley's Ultimate Aim: Making Money
Bitcoin turned 10 this month, and what a ride it’s been—initial obscurity; the kind of exponential price spike...
Forbes | December 17, 2018
Who Needs Verizon? Blockstream Broadcasts Entire Bitcoin Blockchain From Space
A new age of bitcoin is about to begin, as users around the world will no longer need internet access...
Independent | December 10, 2018
Bitcoin price collapse set to continue, cyptocurrency analysts warn
Bitcoin has experienced a modest price recovery following weeks of heavy losses...
Independent | November 21, 2018
Bitcoin price just hit new 2018 low but cryptocurrency analysts predict dramatic market reversal
Bitcoin has fallen to its lowest price since October 2017, marking the latest...
Forbes | October 11, 2018
Blockstream's New Solution To Bitcoin's Liquidity Problem Looks Oddly Familiar
Bitcoin is illiquid. Proof of work is appallingly slow and expensive...
The Next Web | September 5, 2018
Bitmain’s AntPool quietly activates controversial hack for faster Bitcoin mining
It looks like one of Bitcoin’s premier mining pools, AntPool, has activated AsicBoost on its mining operations...
DR | August 14, 2018
Bitcoin har fået bank: Fald på 70 procent
Efter en vinter, hvor kryptomanien hærgede og nyslåede...
Forbes | August 14, 2018
‘They Sense Panic:’ Why the Price of Bitcoin Is Tanking
Bitcoin dropped below $6,000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens tumbled as this month’s ...
Business Insider | August 6, 2018
Tesla is making a mini car that can fit an adult, says Elon Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Sunday that the company is making a mini car that can fit an adult...
TechCrunch | July 24, 2018
Mosaic Ventures is looking to raise $150M second fund
UK based, Europe focused early stage VC firm Mosaic Ventures...
El Pais | July 1, 2018
Cadena de bloques Cinco mitos de ‘blockchain’ que debes conocer para entender su presente
Hasta principios de 2017, blockchain...
Morningstar | June 4, 2018
How Is Blockchain Used?
In this second article of our blockchain series, we look at where the investment activity...
NewsBTC | June 4, 2018
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Capacity Problems Addressed with New Client
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is considered to be a major development...
The Street | June 11, 2018
Cryptocurrency Looks More Legit Now Backed by Institutional Money, ICE, Goldman
Decentralization and a lack of clear regulations have played a significant role in the ups and downs of cryptocurrency...
Inc. | June 13, 2018
Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity: Industries Hatching the Hottest Startups
These companies are predicted to turn ripples into waves in 2018...
Wall Street Journal | June 12, 2018
WSJ Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch 2018
The Journal 25 spotlights young companies that have generated buzz in the tech community and attracted cash from venture-capital investors.
The Next Web | May 15, 2018
This app lets you trade Bitcoin without an internet connection – but there’s a catch
If you’re a cryptocurrency trader and often find often find yourself dealing with a spotty...
CCN | May 9, 2018
Bloomberg, Billionaire Bull Novogratz Partner to Launch Cryptocurrency Price Index
One of bitcoin’s biggest bulls has inked a deal with an unlikely partner...
Investopedia | May 3, 2018
Mining Bitcoin From 21 Miles Above the Earth
Bitcoin is reaching for the stars, literally! Though the most popular cryptocurrency has had...
Korea Herald | April 30, 2018
Blockstream CSO urges crypto caution
Overly-hyped sentiments have begun to give way to skepticism toward a flurry...
Techzone360 | April 10, 2018
Blockchain in Space
Yes, we’re talking about taking Blockchain where no distributed ledger has gone before...
Gestion | March 16, 2018
Tecnología para facilitar pagos de bitcoin comienza a funcionar
Una versión de la tecnología diseñada para hacer que los pagos de criptomonedas sean...
Fortune | March 15, 2018
Technology Meant to Make Bitcoin Money Again Just Went Live
The software, called Lightning Network, can now be used for Bitcoin...
Ars Technica | February 4, 2018
Bitcoin has a huge scaling problem—Lightning could be the solution
The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments...
CNBC | January 29, 2018
After $500 million Japan cryptocurrency theft, here’s how to keep yours secure
Hackers stole more than half a billion dollars in cryptocurrencies from...
Wired | January 19, 2018
The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper
In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers... | October 20, 2017
The Surprising Personality Trait Shared by Bitcoin Lovers and 'Walking Dead' Fans
I’m a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and I write about bitcoin and zombies. I’ve traveled deep down the rabbit hole of both subjects for years...
Wall Street Journal | February 3, 2016
Bitcoin Startup Blockstream Raises $55 Million in Funding Round
Blockstream, a bitcoin-focused startup founded by some of the industry’s most high-profile developers, raised $55 million in one of the largest funding rounds in the history of the virtual currency.
Wall Street Journal | October 13, 2015
BitBeat: Blockstream Releases Liquid, First ‘Sidechain’
Blockstream, a group comprising some of the best-known cryptocurrency developers, on Tuesday released the first product to come out of its effort to address some of bitcoin's perceived weaknesses…