Founded in 2014, Blockstream has been the leading provider of blockchain technologies and has remained on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems.

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 technology that makes 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

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.


Dr Adam Back

Dr Adam Back

Co-founder & CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back, invented Hashcash, the proof-of-work algorithm..

Erik Svenson

Erik Svenson

President & CFO

Erik Svenson is co-founder, President, and CFO of Blockstream, who brings over 20 years of experience..

Lawrence Nahum

Lawrence Nahum

Chief Architect

As Chief Architect at Blockstream, Lawrence Nahum directs the software and hardware development of our..

Jeff Boortz

Jeff Boortz

Chief Product Officer

Jeff Boortz oversees the Blockstream product portfolio, bringing more than 20 years of product management..



Our Offices

Distributed By Design
100+ team of the very best in Bitcoin. Wide range of experience, backgrounds, and expertise.
Global Presence
Offices in Montreal, Mountain View and Rehovot (Israel), and remote team around the world.





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