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Darin Feinstein

Co-Founder & Board Member

Core Scientific

Austin, TX, USA


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Darin Feinstein’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 Feinstein’s Newsfeed

Bitcoin Magazine
Decoding Bitcoin’s Transaction Surge: The Emergence of History’s Greatest Accounting Innovation

Darin Feinstein discusses how the rise of Ordinals has brought massive transaction volume to Bitcoin and why it shows its promise as a historic accounting innovation.

EIN Presswire
Texas Blockchain Summit Announces Nation’s Top Bitcoin Miners to Speak

Darin Feinstein will be one of the featured speakers at the Texas Blockchain Summit taking place on November 17-18 in Austin, Texas.

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Darin Feinstein’s Background

Core Scientific
Co-Founder & Board Member
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.
 
Black Star Investments, LLC
Owner
Jan 2009 - Present
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Darin founded Black Star Investments in 2012 with the goal of acquiring and investing in a number of businesses in a wide range of industries from entertainment to financial services. Black Star's portfolio includes Fat Burger restaurants as well as Ticketbat and Red Mercury Entertainment.
 
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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

Core Scientific Begins Reporting Daily Bitcoin Mining Production
Apr 2022
New York, NY, USA
In its continued efforts to improve transparency for its shareholders, Core Scientific has started to post reports of daily Bitcoin production figures on its website.
 
Core Scientific strikes digital gold: Revenue up 800%, gross profit up 2500%
Mar 2022
New York, NY, USA
Key aspects of Core Scientific's significant growth include mining equipment sales, hosting revenue and digital asset mining income.
 
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Interviews

Swan Signal Live
Jun 2022
On this episode of Swan Signal Live, Darin Feinstein, Co-Founder of Core Scientific, and Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures, join me to talk about their time at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the need for "proof of reserves", Bitcoin mining and more.
 
Bitcoin bulls defend mining in letter to EPA and Wikipedia ends crypto donations: CNBC Crypto World
May 2022
New York, NY, USA
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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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

Decoding Bitcoin’s Transaction Surge: The Emergence of History’s Greatest Accounting Innovation
Author
May 2023
Darin Feinstein discusses how the rise of Ordinals has brought massive transaction volume to Bitcoin and why it shows its promise as a historic accounting innovation.
 
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

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Coindesk Consensus 2022
Featured Speaker
Aug 2022
Austin, TX, USA
Core Scientific’s co-founder and Co-Chairman Darin Feinstein joins Castle Island’s Partner Nic Carter at Consensus 2022 for a conversation on the emerging blockchain data center industry, the infrastructure required to build scaled mining operations, and the current and future state of the industry.
 
Miners Summit
Featured Speaker
Jun 2022
College Station, TX, USA
The Miners Summit is an annual event that convenes North American leaders and innovators in energy and Bitcoin.
 
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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 Feinstein’s Education

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