Does Blockstream Hold Backdoor Keys to Bitcoin on Liquid?

This week, Blockstream launched the Liquid Network, a sidechain built on Strong Federation technology to facilitate quick and seamless transfer of bitcoin (BTC) between exchanges. Their website indicates they hold “emergency keys” to bitcoin held on Liquid, but there’s more to it. A Reddit thread offered both sides of the story; the anti Liquid and clarification […]

Blockstream Satellites Could Prevent Bitcoin Forks, says Blockstream CSO

During an episode of the Keiser Report, a discussion hosted by Max Keiser, streamed on May 17, 2019, the Chief Strategy Officer of Blockstream, Samson Mow, declared that their satellite in the geosynchronous orbit broadcasting the Bitcoin blockchain could prevent network splits. Keeping the World in Sync The Blockstream Satellite network broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain […]

Blockstream Unveils ‘Plug-and-Play’ Liquid Network-based Security Token Issuance Platform

Bitcoin infrastructure developer Blockstream has debuted a security token issuance platform based on its Liquid Network. The platform will allow companies to deploy tokenized securities without having to worry about computer programming and regulatory requirements. Liquid Securities: Blockstream Introduces STO as a Service In a blog post published on Wednesday (May 15, 2019), Samson Mow, […]

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream announced the launch of its security token platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 15. Per the announcement, the new Liquid Securities platform is a solution for businesses to issue security tokens on the Liquid Network. Blockstream Chief Security Officer Samson Mow claims that while businesses are willing […]

Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform on Bitcoin Sidechain

Bitcoin startup Blockstream is launching a platform that lets users launch their own tokens by utilizing its bitcoin sidechain, Liquid. Launched at CoinDesk’s Consensus conference 2019, the Liquid Securities platform is the first product Blockstream has launched on top of its Liquid Network sidechain, a network tied to the bitcoin blockchain with faster coin transfers […]

GoTenna Partners With Blockstream Satellite to Make Using Bitcoin Without an Internet Connection Simpler

Sending bitcoin transactions without an internet connection just got a little bit easier. Announced at the Magical Crypto Conference on Saturday in New York City, Blockstream Satellite and goTenna are integrating their technologies to make it easier to send bitcoin transactions with technology used to onboard people without direct internet connections. Blockstream Satellite is a […]

Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

Blockstream Trials First Trust-Minimized P2P Bitcoin Derivatives

Blockchain technology company Blockstream has revealed that it was able to successfully complete a trust-minimized forward-contract transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain. The transaction occurred on April 16 between Blockstream and Crypto Garage. The official research paper was published on April 19, 2019. An Intro to Crypto Garage Crypto Garage is a Japanese firm dedicated to […]

Blockstream Revamps ‘Green’ Wallet, Adding Security Features and Sidechain Support

Blockchain technology startup Blockstream has unveiled a revamped version of its bitcoin wallet, now called Blockstream Green. Perhaps the biggest overhaul of the wallet since Blockstream acquired it as GreenAddress back in 2016, the startup says it rebuilt the wallet “from the ground up,” adding new features that make storing bitcoin more secure and flexible. In addition […]

Blockstream Debuts User-Friendly Liquid Bitcoin Sidechain Wallet – BTCMANAGER

Blockstream has announced the release of its Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) sidechain wallet for everyday users. The Bitcoin infrastructure developer says the sidechain wallet offers greater ease in L-BTC transactions instead of the more technical command line protocols. This according to an official blog post, March 11, 2019. Liquid Core: The User-Friendly Liquid Bitcoin Wallet As […]