Blockstream is a blockchain development company founded by Adam Back in 2014 and headquartered in San Francisco, U.S. Blockstream investors include Horizons Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, AXA Strategic Ventures and others. Blockstream is focused on developing Bitcoin sidechains and other blockchain-related applications. Blockstream is also one of the main funders of Bitcoin Core. Blockstream announced a plan to launch a satellite that would broadcast the full Bitcoin blockchain to eliminate the need for internet connection for the use of Bitcoin. Blockstream plans to earn fees taken for the use of the network. Blockstream is also involved in the development of the Lightning Network, writing Bitcoin advancement concepts and is the establisher of Elements Project.
"Users can’t afford to be cut off from the Bitcoin network."
Venezuela sees its first Blockstream Bitcoin satellite node
As lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan takes a break from Bitcoin duties, we ask what would happen if the entire Github maintenance team disappeared.
Would Bitcoin suffer if the lead maintainers were kidnapped by aliens?
Wuille will continue contributing to a new Multi-Signature standard for Bitcoin.
Pieter Wuille will continue to work with Blockstream despite his recent move to Chaincode Labs
It's like BNB only better, says supposed-Bitcoin maximalists.
Bitcoin 'maximalists' accused of 'shilling' an SEC-cleared token
Adam Back has some interesting (if somewhat odd) views on altcoins and the return of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Adam Back: Bitcoin is Enough, Satoshi Should Stay Out
Adam Back admitted that some ICOs might have funded useful research, but still contends that they are deeply unethical.
Adam Back: Some ICOs Funded Useful Research Despite Being Unethical