Leading Blockchain Infrastructure Provider (Bitcoin Core, Lightning Network, Sidechains)
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Blockstream are well known for their Blockstream Satellite product, an API (in beta) which broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain to the entire planet via satellite, reducing Bitcoin’s dependency on internet access. According to Blockstream, "it works via Blockstream Satellite ground stations, known as "teleports," which participate in the Bitcoin network and transmit blocks to geosynchronous satellites. Geosynchronous satellites, orbiting at an altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 mi), receive the signal from the Blockstream Satellite teleports and broadcast it across a wide portion of the Earth. Anyone in the coverage area with a small satellite antenna and an inexpensive USB receiver can receive these blocks and ensure that their node is always in sync. Additionally, each Blockstream Satellite teleport also receive blocks from our other teleports around the world to ensure the teleports themselves do not become partitioned."
Blockstream is also a core contributor and funder of Bitcoin Core and employs a number of Bitcoin Core developers. Blockstream have received funds from notable investors that include Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, Horizons Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, Mosaic Ventures and others. They have also published a number of whitepapers around the topics of Confidential Assets, Strong Federations (interoperable blockchains), sidechains and removing the reliance on third party trust in modern financial systems.
Blockstream’s mission is to create the financial infrastructure of the future.
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Adam Back unveils Blockstream’s new Bitcoin mining security token
Blockstream has announced the launch of a new security token backed by the company's mining facilities.
2 months ago
Bitcoin moves $500K around the globe every second, says Samson Mow
Samson Mow, chief strategy officer at Blockstream, says Bitcoin was never about "transactions per second and coffee," but about value and a "new financial paradigm."
6 months ago
Blockstream’s MuSig 2 Will Offer Less Complex, More Private Multi-Signature Transactions
Made possible by Taproot, MuSig2 is designed to make multi-signature Bitcoin transactions less complex without sacrificing privacy.
6 months ago
Blockstream launches first Bitcoin satellite node in Venezuela
"Users can’t afford to be cut off from the Bitcoin network."
8 months ago
New on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: LND Adds Accounting Feature, c-lightning Gets an Upgrade
Lightning Labs made bookkeeping easier for node operators. Blockstream’s c-lightning 0.9.1 release improves channel opening and routing mechanisms.
8 months ago