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Darin Feinstein

Founder & Executive Chairman

Blockcap Inc

Austin, TX, USA

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Darin Feinstein’s Biography

Darin Feinstein is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Blockcap Inc., one of the largest digital asset mining companies in North America. As an accomplished entrepreneur and investor, he is a leading figure in the Bitcoin and blockchain industries.

Darin's past experiences have played a crucial role in maintaining the efficiency and ambition that has driven Blockcap since its founding in 2020. With a strong foundation built by industry veterans, Blockcap seeks to grow by diversifying its operations and acquiring blockchain assets in emerging geographic areas important to the digital asset space. Blockcap also operates digital treasury assets and venture investments.

Previously, Darin founded 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.

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 a number of 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 with a focus 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 the Southwestern Law School, where he earned his JD.

Darin’s Newsfeed

Markets Insider
Blockcap Joins Leading Digital Asset Firms in Announcing Bitcoin Mining Council

Blockcap, Inc., one of North America's largest blockchain technology companies, announced it has joined the Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC). "Blockcap is proud to join this voluntary effort by top firms in the digital asset technology space to raise awareness of the benefits of the Bitcoin Network and the opportunity it creates for almost eight billion individuals to have access to property rights in what amounts to financial autonomy,"  Darin Feinstein, CEO & Executive Chairman of Blockcap, said. 

CoinDesk
Bitcoin Price Is Up While Hashrate Is Down as China Miner Crackdown Continues

Darin Feinstein, Founder & Executive Chairman of Blockcap, 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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Darin’s Background

Blockcap Inc
Founder & Executive Chairman
Mar 2020 - Present
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.
Core Scientific
Founder & Board Member
Jan 2017 - Jan 2020
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.
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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 safe shelter for abused and homeless women and children. 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

With its HQ now in Austin, bitcoin mining startup Blockcap plans to hire 30 to 80 employees
Feature
Apr 2021
Austin, TX, USA
"We will continue to be very active in regards to our mergers and acquisitions department," Darin Feinstein wrote. "As our company enters into more products and services, we plan on growing and expanding into multiple arenas depending on market conditions and timing. We’re obviously very bullish on the economy here in Texas, and are definitely looking into acquisitions in the state."
Former Texas Governor Welcomes Bitcoin Leader to Austin
Quoted
Apr 2021
In a report describing Blockchain's move to Texas, Darin is quoted saying: "Austin is our home base from which we will pursue our mission and bring this great city closer to the center of the United States' blockchain technology ecosystem. We also see the city as an ideal location from which to continue expanding our operations as we grow at both national and international levels."
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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