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CryptoFeed: BCH Ticker Updates
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CryptoFeed: BCH Ticker Updates
November 14, 2018
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Ben Richman
Recent events in the cryptocurrency industry have made possible the creation of two new and distinct BCH-based blockchains through a hard-fork that...
Announcing the Liquid Full Node and Wallet Release
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Announcing the Liquid Full Node and Wallet Release
November 06, 2018
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Lawrence Nahum
We are excited to announce the availability of Liquid full node binaries and source code! Now any user can join the P2P Liquid Network by operating...
Blockstream Block Explorer is Now Live
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Blockstream Block Explorer is Now Live
November 06, 2018
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Lawrence Nahum
Following our announcement in August, we are excited to announce our new block explorer located at blockstream.info! Our block explorer allows user...
Welcome to the New Blockstream Website
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Welcome to the New Blockstream Website
October 26, 2018
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Matthias Ruhland, Selene Jin
Over the last few months our teams have been working hard on refreshed content and a fully responsive design to better showcase our products and co...
The Launch of the Liquid Network
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The Launch of the Liquid Network
October 10, 2018
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Samson Mow
We are excited to announce that the Liquid Network is now live. As the world’s first production Bitcoin sidechain, the Liquid Network provides fast...
Liquid Functionaries and the Impact of Hardware Vulnerabilities
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Liquid Functionaries and the Impact of Hardware Vulnerabilities
October 04, 2018
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Allen Piscitello, Samson Mow
Earlier today, Bloomberg released a report indicating that an unknown component was allegedly added to motherboards manufactured by Supermicro. Thi...
Improving Privacy Using 2018-08-08 (P2EP)
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Improving Privacy Using 2018-08-08 (P2EP)
August 08, 2018
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Matthew Haywood
Attendees of a community work group recently set themselves the goal of emproving basic transaction privacy in Bitcoin, the aim being to define a w...
Accelerating Liquid Adoption - Liquid Block Explorer
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Accelerating Liquid Adoption - Liquid Block Explorer
August 02, 2018
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Daniel Olaya
We are excited to announce that Liquid Network members have started the later phases of their integration efforts, and are working towards finalizi...
Version 2: Cryptocurrency Data Feed
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Version 2: Cryptocurrency Data Feed
July 23, 2018
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Ben Richman
We are excited to announce the Version 2 launch of the Cryptocurrency Data Feed, a partnership between Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Blockstr...
Introducing Issued Assets on Liquid
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Introducing Issued Assets on Liquid
July 02, 2018
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Mike Schmidt
Liquid’s Issued Assets feature was on display at Consensus 2018. Issued Assets (IA) allow Liquid users to create their own token asset on the Liqui...
Announcing c-lightning 0.6
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Announcing c-lightning 0.6
June 25, 2018
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
The long wait is over: we are excited to announce the 0.6 release of c-lightning. This release is an important milestone for the project, being th...
eltoo: A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain Contracts
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eltoo: A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain Contracts
April 30, 2018
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Christian Decker
One of the core innovations that enabled Lightning was an off-chain update mechanism to renegotiate a new state and ensure that the old state can n...
How to build your own portable plug-in Lightning node!
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How to build your own portable plug-in Lightning node!
April 21, 2018
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Grubles
A tutorial on how to setup your own portable Lightning node using the USB Armory for easy transport and quick deployment of LApps.
Blockstream Reveals New Advances in Block Detection
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Blockstream Reveals New Advances in Block Detection
April 01, 2018
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Blockstream
Blockchain is complex and blocks can be hard to find, but fear not, the team at Blockstream is always working hard to research new techniques for f...
GreenAddress Two-Factor Authentication Recovery Update
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GreenAddress Two-Factor Authentication Recovery Update
March 30, 2018
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Blockstream
GreenAddress has recently announced a new procedure for enabling access to users’ wallets if they had lost the ability to authenticate with their s...
ICE Data Services’ Cryptocurrency Data Feed Is Live
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ICE Data Services’ Cryptocurrency Data Feed Is Live
March 29, 2018
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Blockstream
ICE’s Cryptocurrency Data Feed is powered by Blockstream and participating exchanges around the world
Blockstream’s Week of LApps Comes to an End
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Blockstream’s Week of LApps Comes to an End
March 29, 2018
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Blockstream
Blockstream’s week of LApps introduced seven new exciting Lightning Apps to the world. Here’s a look at the whole set, so you can find the one most...
The Lightning Jukebox Offers a Fun End to Our Week of LApps
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The Lightning Jukebox Offers a Fun End to Our Week of LApps
March 28, 2018
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Blockstream
Our week of LApps ends with a fun diversion: the Lightning Jukebox demonstrates how to reimagine an anachronistic device with cutting-edge Lightnin...
Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Micropayments to IFTTT
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Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Micropayments to IFTTT
March 27, 2018
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Blockstream
Day six of our week of LApps at Blockstream sees the release of ifpaytt. This new LApp is a companion to the versatile paypercall application, but ...
Streamlined Nanopos LApp Offers Point-of-Sale Simplicity
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Streamlined Nanopos LApp Offers Point-of-Sale Simplicity
March 26, 2018
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Blockstream
Today is the fifth day of our week of LApps and Blockstream is excited to announce the simple point-of-sale solution called nanopos. With nanopos, ...
Paypercall Shows the Full Power of Lightning Charge
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Paypercall Shows the Full Power of Lightning Charge
March 25, 2018
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Blockstream
Today is the fourth day of our week of LApps and we are excited to announce Paypercall, a new Lightning Network payments framework that allows deve...
Tipping on Lightning with the Nanotip LApp
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Tipping on Lightning with the Nanotip LApp
March 24, 2018
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Blockstream
Day three of our week of LApps brings us to one of the most desired use-cases for Lightning Network payments: Tipping! With Nanotip, Bitcoin users ...
Lightning Publisher for WordPress is Our Second New Lightning Charge LApp
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Lightning Publisher for WordPress is Our Second New Lightning Charge LApp
March 23, 2018
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Blockstream
On day two of the week of LApps, we are excited to announce our second Lightning-powered application! Lightning Publisher for WordPress is a plug-i...
FileBazaar Joins the Lightning Charge LApps
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FileBazaar Joins the Lightning Charge LApps
March 22, 2018
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Blockstream
Welcome to the week of LApps! Blockstream is introducing seven new Lightning apps (LApps), one per day, over the course of the next week. The first...
Liquid Release Candidate Network is Ready To Go
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Liquid Release Candidate Network is Ready To Go
March 13, 2018
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Allen Piscitello
Blockstream launched the Liquid Release Candidate Network for participating Liquid exchanges. This new network marks the conclusion of Liquid Beta,...
Smart Signatures - BPASE '18
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Smart Signatures - BPASE '18
February 23, 2018
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Blockstream
Christopher Allen’s talk at the recent Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering (BPASE) 2018 conference overviewed the topic of smart ...
Bulletproofs: Faster Rangeproofs and Much More
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Bulletproofs: Faster Rangeproofs and Much More
February 21, 2018
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Andrew Poelstra
Bulletproofs are a new efficient form of zero knowledge proof. Their primary application is to replace the rangeproofs in Confidential Transactions...
Schnorr Signatures for Bitcoin - BPASE '18
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Schnorr Signatures for Bitcoin - BPASE '18
February 15, 2018
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Blockstream
Pieter Wuille also spoke at the Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering (BPASE) 2018 conference. He talked about advances for using S...
Simplicity — A New Language for Blockchains — BPASE '18
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Simplicity — A New Language for Blockchains — BPASE '18
February 08, 2018
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Blockstream
Russell O’Connor spoke at the recent Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering (BPASE) 2018 conference on the new smart contract langua...
Harnessing Lightning For Instant Bitcoin Transacting — A Tutorial
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Harnessing Lightning For Instant Bitcoin Transacting — A Tutorial
February 02, 2018
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Grubles
A tutorial on how to setup your own Lightning node to purchase items or to receive Lightning payments using c-lightning, Blockstream’s Lightning im...
Key Aggregation for Schnorr Signatures
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Key Aggregation for Schnorr Signatures
January 23, 2018
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Pieter Wuille
Last Monday we published a paper that introduces MuSig, a multi-signature scheme based on Schnorr signatures. This post will dive into its construc...
Blockstream Bids Farewell to Gregory Maxwell
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Blockstream Bids Farewell to Gregory Maxwell
January 19, 2018
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Samson Mow
Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell has left to focus on Bitcoin development.
The Intercontinental Exchange and Blockstream to Deliver Consolidated Bitcoin Trading Data Service
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The Intercontinental Exchange and Blockstream to Deliver Consolidated Bitcoin Trading Data Service
January 18, 2018
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Alex Fowler
Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Blockstream, ...
Lightning Charge Powers Developers & Blockstream Store
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Lightning Charge Powers Developers & Blockstream Store
January 16, 2018
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
Lightning improves Bitcoin with lower fees, faster transactions, and better decentralization. Lightning Charge improves Blockstream’s c-lightning i...
Lightning Spec Electrifies Bitcoin with Release Candidate
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Lightning Spec Electrifies Bitcoin with Release Candidate
December 06, 2017
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
Blockstream is proud to contribute as one of the implementers of the Lightning Network protocol and to take part in the joint announcement of an ex...
Partner News: Blockstream, DG Lab, and The Tokyo Tanshi
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Partner News: Blockstream, DG Lab, and The Tokyo Tanshi
November 20, 2017
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Blockstream
Announcing expanded partnership news with Blockstream, DG Lab, and The Tokyo Tanshi. New and expanded collaborative efforts to accelerate cryptocur...
Simplicity Itself for Blockchains
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Simplicity Itself for Blockchains
October 30, 2017
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Blockstream
Introducing Simplicity, a new functional programming language for smart contracts that broadens traditional capabilities with expanded functionalit...
The Status of SegWit at Blockstream
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The Status of SegWit at Blockstream
October 12, 2017
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Blockstream
SegWit went live several weeks ago. In this post you’ll find a status update on a few of Blockstream’s projects and their support of SegWit.
Gregory Maxwell Talks About Bitcoin 0.15
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Gregory Maxwell Talks About Bitcoin 0.15
September 14, 2017
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Blockstream
Find out what’s new in Bitcoin Core 0.15 from Greg Maxwell’s recent talk at the SF Bitcoin Devs Meetup.
Different Approaches to Privacy on the Blockchain
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Different Approaches to Privacy on the Blockchain
September 08, 2017
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Blockstream
Andrew Poelstra is working on three different approaches to privacy on the blockchain, each one with its own advantages. Hear him touch on Confiden...
Announcing Blockstream Satellite
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Announcing Blockstream Satellite
August 15, 2017
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Adam Back
Technology has transformed industry after industry, and now it’s revolutionizing money and how people save and transact with each other. In less th...
7 Common Myths About SegWit, Debunked
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7 Common Myths About SegWit, Debunked
July 31, 2017
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Blockstream
The internet brings us many wonderful things such as new business models, new-found access to information, and new technologies like Bitcoin. It’s ...
Confidentiality Unlocks Blockchains for Businesses
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Confidentiality Unlocks Blockchains for Businesses
July 13, 2017
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Blockstream
Learn how the advanced privacy and confidentiality capabilities with Confidential Transactions and Confidential Assets unlock the potential for blo...
Major Milestone: The First Lightning Payment on Litecoin pays from Zurich to San Francisco
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Major Milestone: The First Lightning Payment on Litecoin pays from Zurich to San Francisco
May 11, 2017
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Rusty Russell
Since our release of Elements Alpha, we have been hard at work making the codebase production-ready for live, federated-sidechains such as the Liqu...
Joining Blockstream and Making Bitcoin Great Again
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Joining Blockstream and Making Bitcoin Great Again
April 12, 2017
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Samson Mow
Hear from Samson Mow, former COO of BTCChina, about why he's excited to join the Blockstream team as the new Chief Strategy Officer.
Blockstream Releases Confidential Assets
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Blockstream Releases Confidential Assets
April 03, 2017
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Andrew Poelstra
With Confidential Assets you can extend confidentiality to multiple asset types while obscuring which ones are in use in specific transactions.
An Update to the Elements Project
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An Update to the Elements Project
January 18, 2017
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Gregory Sanders
Since our release of Elements Alpha, we have been hard at work making the codebase production-ready for live, federated-sidechains such as the Liqu...
Strong Federations, Foundation of Liquid, Whitepaper Released
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Strong Federations, Foundation of Liquid, Whitepaper Released
January 16, 2017
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Blockstream
In our second white paper on sidechains, we discuss the concept of Strong Federations, or a federated blockchain system that facilitates movement o...
Welcoming Ben Teitelbaum as Blockstream's VP of Engineering
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Welcoming Ben Teitelbaum as Blockstream's VP of Engineering
January 05, 2017
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Adam Back
Starting this month, Ben Teitelbaum is joining the leadership team at Blockstream as our new Vice President of Engineering.
Covenants in Elements Alpha
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Covenants in Elements Alpha
November 02, 2016
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Russell Oconnor
This post will describe how covenants can be implemented with a small extension to the Bitcoin script language that already exists in the Elements ...
Outcomes from Lightning Protocol Summit in Milan
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Outcomes from Lightning Protocol Summit in Milan
October 18, 2016
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Rusty Russell
Over a dozen representatives from companies leading work on Lightning systems met in Milan last week to establish a shared scope and specification ...
Lightning First Strike: Christian Bought a Cat
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Lightning First Strike: Christian Bought a Cat
October 05, 2016
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Rusty Russell
Announcing first end-to-end test of a Lightning micropayment network, including invoicing, multi-hop payment, and item delivery.
Blockstream Appoints Hashcash Inventor Dr. Adam Back as CEO
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Blockstream Appoints Hashcash Inventor Dr. Adam Back as CEO
October 03, 2016
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Blockstream
Adam has extensive practical experience building teams and shipping products as shown by his track record at organizations large and small, such as...
Welcoming New People to Blockstream
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Welcoming New People to Blockstream
August 12, 2016
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Adam Back
Over the past several months, we have been fortunate to welcome a number of talented people to Blockstream.
Blockstream Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Software Provider GreenAddress
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Blockstream Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Software Provider GreenAddress
July 27, 2016
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Adam Back
We are pleased to announce that we have acquired GreenAddress, a leading bitcoin wallet software provider based in Europe.
Blockstream Announces Defensive Patent Strategy
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Blockstream Announces Defensive Patent Strategy
July 19, 2016
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Blockstream
Today we are excited to announce some important steps we are taking on the patent front, why these defensive steps are necessary, and our hope that...
Blockstream Welcomes New Investors: Adds $55 Million in Series A
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Blockstream Welcomes New Investors: Adds $55 Million in Series A
February 02, 2016
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Blockstream
Blockstream is off to a strong start this year with a number of new customer engagements, our announcement of a strategic partnership with PwC, and...
Liquid Recap and FAQ
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Liquid Recap and FAQ
November 02, 2015
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Blockstream
For a young company, nothing is more exciting and vital than announcing the first product. That's why it was so rewarding for us to be able to incl...
Introducing Liquid: Bitcoin's First Production Sidechain
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Introducing Liquid: Bitcoin's First Production Sidechain
October 12, 2015
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Blockstream
Blockstream, in collaboration with an initial set of launch partners, is excited to announce Liquid, our first production sidechain. Liquid will im...
Tree Signatures
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Tree Signatures
August 24, 2015
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Pieter Wuille
After the release of Alpha we realized that its script language, thanks to the addition of OP_CAT, enables a simple form of Merkle tree verificatio...
Announcing Sidechain Elements: Open source code and developer sidechains for advancing Bitcoin
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Announcing Sidechain Elements: Open source code and developer sidechains for advancing Bitcoin
June 08, 2015
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Adam Back
We’re excited to announce the release of Sidechain Elements. Sidechains extend Bitcoin functionality through interoperable blockchain network...
Gregory Maxwell talks at SF Bitcoin Devs Meetup
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Gregory Maxwell talks at SF Bitcoin Devs Meetup
April 24, 2015
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Blockstream
Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream co-founder Gregory Maxwell discusses his recent work on privacy and the future of multi-signature technology...
“Sidechains Unchained” – Epicenter EB65
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“Sidechains Unchained” – Epicenter EB65
February 03, 2015
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Blockstream
In a recent episode the Epicenter Bitcoin podcast, posted on February 3, 2015, Adam Back and Gregory Maxwell discuss the motivation behind sidechai...
Reid Hoffman on the Future of the Bitcoin Ecosystem
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Reid Hoffman on the Future of the Bitcoin Ecosystem
January 13, 2015
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Blockstream
Reprint: “The Future of the Bitcoin Ecosystem and ‘Trustless Trust’ – Why I Invested in Blockstream,” by Reid Hoffman, Link...
Blockstream closes $21M seed round
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Blockstream closes $21M seed round
November 17, 2014
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Blockstream
“Can’t be evil.” That was the first thing Adam Back and I wrote on a whiteboard at the start of 2014. I had flown out to Malta to...
Blockstream: A Champion of Bitcoin’s Core Values
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Blockstream: A Champion of Bitcoin’s Core Values
November 17, 2014
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Adam Back
As someone with some community visibility, I make this commitment to the community: Blockstream will be a robust champion of Bitcoin’s ethos, suppo...
A look at a few Questions and Misconceptions Regarding Pegged Sidechains
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A look at a few Questions and Misconceptions Regarding Pegged Sidechains
October 30, 2014
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Matt Corallo
Since releasing our paper, “Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains,” we've been pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response f...
Why We Founded Blockstream
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Why We Founded Blockstream
October 23, 2014
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Blockstream
We are long-time Bitcoin protocol developers who are convinced that finding an architecturally sound and permissionless way to extend Bitcoin is es...