Tag: blockstream

Jan 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.Blockstream has announced they’ve raised $125 million in convertible note and secured loan financing with the aim of expanding their institutional bitcoin mining services. The raise was led by Kingsway Capital along with other investors including Fulgur Ventures.According to the...

Nov 17 2022

Blockstream Launches BOL2: Community For Bitcoin Development

Along with other bitcoin companies, Blockstream is spearheading a developer community to further Lightning and layer-2 development.Blockstream, a company focused on scaling bitcoin, is launching a platform to connect developers, entrepreneurs, and Bitcoiners from around the world to build on Core Lightning and the Liquid Network, per a release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. Build On L2 (...

Nov 11 2022

The Events Leading To LABITCONF: This Week In Buenos Aires

The 10th-anniversary edition of LABITCONF starts in a few hours. To celebrate, the legendary conference came back to its native Buenos Aires. The tickets are sold-out and the city is buzzing with activity, crypto celebrities, and satellite events. The following article is about two of them, both strictly bitcoin-focused, both starring the cream of the crop in Latin American bitcoin culture. And Samson...

Nov 01 2022

Huge Transaction Brought Down LND For The 2nd Time. Is Blockstream Responsible?

Is LND broken? Or was the ridiculously large transaction that unsynched it a direct attack on the LND implementation? Does all of this affect the larger Lightning Network? And what about the bitcoin network? This story starts with all kinds of questions and can’t promise to answer them all. The game is afoot. Something’s going on. It’s hard to determine what, though. And...

Sep 03 2022

Blockstream, Sevenlabs Partner To Launch Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange

With XDEX, users can trade bitcoin, stablecoins and other assets related to bitcoin like Liquid assets in a P2P transaction, thereby removing intermediaries.Blockstream, Sevenlabs partnered with Poseidon Group to launch a decentralized exchange for bitcoin and security assets.The exchange, XDEX, is being built on the open source protocol TDEX and will operate 24/7. The app is expected...

Aug 01 2022

The Battle For Bitcoin: The Network’s First Major Civil War

Samson Mow recounts the Blocksize War between Big and Small Blockers and takes stock of the companies on the losing side of Bitcoin’s first civil war.This is an opinion editorial by Samson Mow, CEO of JAN3 and former CSO of Blockstream.The first major “civil war” in Bitcoin, which would decide the fate of the protocol, took place mainly between 2015 and...

Jul 26 2022

Federated Sidechains Are Bitcoin’s Original Upgradeable Sidechain Implementation

Federated sidechains utilize key management to provide security and allow functionality beyond the Bitcoin mainchain.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech-oriented Bitcoin podcast host.Federated sidechains are currently the only deployed type of Bitcoin sidechain (the most recent...

Jul 09 2022

Blockstream Announces Progress On Signature Aggregation Research

Signature aggregation could bring massive data-efficiency benefits to the network as well as open up more unique use cases, demonstrating bear market building.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1236: “Blockstream has made some progress on signature aggregation research.” Sign...

Jul 03 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: BTC Is Different – Neigut, Alden, Feinstein

The Oslo Freedom Forum offers another perspective. Seen from the standpoint of activists like these or these, t...

Jun 28 2022

Bitcoin Reserve Now Allows The Purchase Of Blockstream’s Liquid

Users of Bitcoin Reserve can now purchase Blockstream’s Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) which enables the use of the Liquid Network, a layer two app for Bitcoin.Bitcoin-only broker, Bitcoin Reserve, now allows its users to purchase L-BTC.L-BTC is a Liquid Asset used in Blockstream’s layer two application for Bitcoin.The asset allows users to interact with the app for little-to-no fees, enhanced...

May 25 2022

Blockstream proposes new multisig standard called ROAST

May 25 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  blockstream multisig news roast

Blockstream's research division, which focuses on Bitcoin (BTC), has proposed a new sort of multisig standard dubbed Robust Asynchronous Schnorr Threshold Signatures (ROAST). It aims to eliminate transaction failures caused by absent or malicious signers and can operate at scale. The word multisig or multisignature refers to a transaction that requires two or more signatures […]

Apr 13 2022

Core Lightning: How Blockstream’s Implementation Rebrand Speaks To Its Long-Term Vision For Bitcoin

Now called Core Lightning, Blockstream’s Lightning Network implementation seeks to be Bitcoin’s interoperable, specification-focused standard.Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream recently rebranded its Lightning Network implementation from c-lightning to Core Lightning (CLN) in an attempt to highlight the project’s long-term focus on interoperability and specification work.The initial name, which...

Apr 12 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day 2. Morning: Booth, Pysh, Carter, Back, van Wirdum & More

The last day of the Bitcoin 2022 conference was sort of a letdown. The big- name speakers didn’t deliver, the announcements were mild and there was no El Salvador moment. That was in the afternoon, though. In the morning, the bitcoin-famous speakers did their thing and brought forth interesting ideas and doubled down on their theories. The host was comedian and YouTuber JP Sear....

Apr 09 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day One. Morning: Mow, Saylor, Wood, Diop, & Ammous

Welcome to the Bitcoin 2022 conference’s best day recap. Audiovisually, the Bitcoin Magazine staff stepped up its game. The livestream transmission was much more professional and tv-like than the Industry Day one. The stand-out performance was Coin Stories’ Natalie Brunell...

Just-In: Tesla Plans To Mine Bitcoin With Blockstream and Block

Apr 09 2022 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin mining block blockstream news tesla

Electric car maker Tesla entered a bitcoin mining in partnership with blockchain firm Blockstream and Jack Dorsey’s payments firm Block. The three companies will collaborate on mining bitcoin in an open-source, solar-powered mining facility in Texas. The facility will be powered by solar power and battery infrastructure provided by Tesla. Tesla, Blockstream and Block Take...

Apr 08 2022

Blockstream, Block To Leverage Tesla Equipment For Renewable Bitcoin Mining Operation

Adam Back of Blockstream announced that his bitcoin mining facility will leverage Tesla equipment and produce a 30 PH/s hash rate.Taking the dedicated mining stage at Bitcoin 2022, Blockstream CEO Adam Back announced that his company, in partnership with Jack Dorsey’s Block, Inc., will be leveraging Tesla energy equipment for a $12 million bitcoin mining facility.“The Tesla Solar PV array and...

Apr 06 2022

Building Companies That Improve Lightning Network Liquidity

More companies are developing services to make the Lightning Network more accessible for users, such as providing liquidity and operating nodes.The Lightning Network is a second layer built on top of the Bitcoin Network that allows for transactions to happen more quickly and efficiently without the need to wait on blocks being confirmed on-chain.To circumvent the...

Apr 05 2022

Lightning platform Breez integrates Blockstream’s Greenlight node service

Apr 05 2022 Published at CryptoNinjas under tags  blockstream breez vendor technology

Blockstream, a bitcoin & crypto-financial infrastructure provider, today announced a new collaboration with Breez, a popular Lightning...

Mar 01 2022

Samson Mow Leaves Blockstream. What’s Next For The Bitcoin Ambassador?

It’s the end of an era. Samson Mow, Blockstream’s Chief Strategy Officer, left the company earlier today. The separation was amicable. “It's been a grand adventure working with Adam Back for the last 5 years and together we've accomplished a great deal from sidechains, to mining, to satellites. So what’s next? I plan to focus on nation-state Bitcoin adoption!” Mow announced....

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