Blockstream is FinTech company that works to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets, and smart contracts.Its products include elements, an open-source platform for building and testing applications; and liquid, which is designed for bitcoin exchanges and high-speed transactions.

Its core area of innovation is focused around an idea called “sidechains”, bitcoin-like ledgers that operate independently of, but are pegged to, bitcoin. It allows its users to build a separate platform for a specific use, but still have access to the bitcoin blockchain.

It was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.