August 9, 2019 Blockstream launches Georgia-based Bitcoin mining farm with co-location services and a mining pool.

External clients, currently including Fidelity and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, may lease mining service in the Blockstream-managed facilities. The operation currently accounts for roughly 6% of the total network hash rate. This move extends Blockstream’s influence within the Bitcoin ecosystem, including significant development of Bitcoin Core and the Liquid sidechain.