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Darin Feinstein

Founder & Chairman

Core Scientific

Austin, TX, USA

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Darin’s Biography

Darin Feinstein is the Founder & Chairman of Core Scientific, a pioneer in customizable infrastructure and software solutions for blockchain and AI. With state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology and first-class blockchain hosting solutions, Core Scientific powers leading-edge servers for large-scale operations and complex deep-learning AI challenges. Darin also served as the Founder & Executive Chairman of Blockcap, one of the largest digital asset mining companies in North America. Core Scientific and Blockcap merged in 2021 and continue to operate as Core Scientific, Inc.

Darin's past experiences have played a crucial role in maintaining the efficiency and ambition that have driven Blockcap and Core Scientific to success. With a strong foundation built by industry veterans, Core Scientific seeks to grow by diversifying its operations and acquiring blockchain assets in emerging geographic areas important to the digital asset space. Core Scientific also operates digital treasury assets and venture investments.

Outside of the blockchain space, Darin operates numerous...
Darin Feinstein is the Founder & Chairman of Core Scientific, a pioneer in customizable infrastructure and software solutions for blockchain and AI. With state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology and first-class blockchain hosting solutions, Core Scientific powers leading-edge servers for large-scale operations and complex deep-learning AI challenges. Darin also served as the Founder & Executive Chairman of Blockcap, one of the largest digital asset mining companies in North America. Core Scientific and Blockcap merged in 2021 and continue to operate as Core Scientific, Inc.

Darin's past experiences have played a crucial role in maintaining the efficiency and ambition that have driven Blockcap and Core Scientific to success. With a strong foundation built by industry veterans, Core Scientific seeks to grow by diversifying its operations and acquiring blockchain assets in emerging geographic areas important to the digital asset space. Core Scientific also operates digital treasury assets and venture investments.

Outside of the blockchain space, Darin operates numerous businesses in the food and entertainment industries. He is the owner of Black Star Investments, which has an impressive portfolio of companies including several Fatburger restaurant locations in Las Vegas. He also founded Red Mercury Entertainment, a company that runs Las Vegas entertainment venues, including the Tropicana Hotel & Casino.

Darin supports many charitable nonprofits, such as The Shade Tree Organization and SafeNest, organizations focused on helping victims of domestic abuse. The Feinstein & Griffin Foundation, co-founded by Darin, upholds the mission of making college education more widely accessible by providing resources for people from all backgrounds. He has served on numerous boards, including the Nevada Restaurant Association, which provides networking and resources to rising business leaders in Nevada, and Southwestern Law School, where he earned his JD.
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Darin’s Newsfeed

Why Bitcoin Changes Accounting w/ Darin Feinstein

In this interview with the Bitcoin Standard Podcast, Darin Feinstein speaks on the misconceptions surrounding bitcoin's energy use and the effect of mining on the environment, along with other important topics.

CNBC
Bitcoin bulls defend mining in letter to EPA and Wikipedia ends crypto donations: CNBC Crypto World

In this conversation with CNBC, Darin Feinstein discusses why he chose to co-author a letter in defense of bitcoin mining to the EPA.

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Darin’s Background

Core Scientific
Founder & Chairman
Jan 2017 - Present
Bellevue, WA, USA
Core Scientific commits itself to becoming the leading provider of AI and Blockchain to support the best software and infrastructure services. Core Scientific believes that Blockchain and AI will change the methods in which information is stored and shared in a changing market, and it aims to be at the forefront of innovation and emerging solutions.
Blockcap Inc
Founder & Executive Chairman
Mar 2020 - Jun 2021
Austin, TX, USA
Blockcap Inc., founded in 2020 by veterans in the blockchain industry, is a leading digital asset miner based in Austin, Texas. Alongside its focus on Bitcoin network transactions, Blockcap also operates digital treasury assets and venture investment departments.
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Previous Board Positions

Nevada Restaurant Association
Board of Directors
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Ever since its founding in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association commits itself to the area's rising restaurant industry by providing networking opportunities for members as well as providing training and workplace development.
Southwestern Law School
Board of Directors
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Located in Los Angeles, Southwestern Law School is accredited by American Bar Association that offers a variety of JD programs for its students.

Philanthropy

Feinstein & Griffin Foundation
Founder
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Feinstein & Griffin Foundation, founded by Darin Feinstein and Eddie Griffin, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide college opportunities for children and adults by expanding their availability to resources after completing a secondary degree. The Foundation's mission is to make learning and college education more readily available to students from all backgrounds.
The Shade Tree Organization
Supporter
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Shade Tree's mission is to provide for abused and homeless women and children shelter that is safe and stable. The organization commits itself to ensuring privacy and protection for those in need of a safe place to live from violence or homelessness.
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Media

U.S. Based Crypto Miners Reap the Benefits of Supportive Regulations
Quoted
Sep 2021
Darin Feinstein, founder of Core Scientific, comments on the significant growth of bitcoin mining operations in the U.S. and its position as the second-biggest mining destination in the world.
Former Texas Governor Welcomes Bitcoin Leader to Austin
Quoted
Apr 2021
In a report describing Blockchain's move to Texas, Darin explained how the Governor of Texas and its government has welcomed the cryptocurrency mining company and how Austin is set to become Blockchain’s springboard for ensuring the place of the United States as a central player in blockchain technology and markets globally.
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Interviews

Bitcoin, The Greatest Money System with Darin Feinstein
Apr 2022
In this conversation with What Bitcoin Did, Darin Feinstein speaks on topics including the evolving advancement of mining chips, how it has been possible to provide several million people with property rights and the introduction of tripe-entry accounting.
Bitcoin Price Is Up While Hashrate Is Down as China Miner Crackdown Continues
Jul 2021
New York, NY, USA
Darin Feinstein joins CoinDesk to discuss recent news showing significant changes in bitcoin’s hashrate in China, how bitcoin's value and the bitcoin community will respond to government bans, and El Salvador's recent adoption of bitcoin as legal tender.
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Features

With its HQ now in Austin, bitcoin mining startup Blockcap plans to hire 30 to 80 employees
Apr 2021
Austin, TX, USA
In an interview with The Business Journals, Darin Feinstein elaborated on Blockcap’s recent policy of aggressive merging and acquisition of other crypto mining operations. The company has intentions of expanding with an eye on market opportunity, and is investing for growth in the Texas economy.

Publications

Blog
Author
Click the logo and title above to be brought to Darin's blog, where he discusses his opinions and insights on recent technology, philanthropy, and digital assets, among other topics.

Speaking Engagements

Crypto Mining in Texas | Texas Blockchain Summit 2021 | Texas Blockchain Council
Featured Speaker
Nov 2021
Darin joined the Texas Blockchain Summit to speak on topics including the shift of bitcoin mining from China to the West, and the growth of the industry in Texas, among other important topics.

Charitable Interests

Adelson Educational Campus
Supporter
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Founded in 1980, Adelson Educational Campus is an independent Jewish school in Las Vegas. The schools offers intensive college and career prep programs and alongside its commitment to Jewish values and beliefs.
VGK Center of Excellence
Supporter
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) Center of Excellence is a Las Vegas-based US Figure Skating Club focused on improving the enjoyment of skating as well as advancing athletes' skills.
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Darin’s Education

Southwestern University
Juris Doctor
1995 - 1998
The University of Arizona
BS | Accounting
1993 - 1995