Entrepreneur | Investor | Philanthropist
Darin Feinstein, Founder and Chairman of Core Scientific, has been involved in various degrees of the digital assets space since 2012. Discover what’s behind Feinstein’s career, philanthropic work, and other business ventures.
About Darin Feinstein
Before Darin Feinstein founded Core Scientific, the largest blockchain infrastructure, hosting provider, and digital asset miner in North America, he spent nearly a decade in the digital asset space.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Core Scientific. Feinstein also founded Blockcap, a digital asset mining company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Feinstein and the Blockcap team focused on diversifying its operations and acquiring blockchain assets in technologically important geographical regions. Combining the assets of five pre-existing Bitcoin mining companies, Blockcap operated one of the largest collections of hashing power in North America. In addition, the Blockcap team created key blockchain software and the full-scale build-out of blockchain hosting facilities.
In 2021, Core Scientific acquired Blockcap through a public merger and now operates as Core Scientific, Inc. The company’s pro forma enterprise value following the merger was approximately $4.3 billion.
Co-founded in 2017 by Darin Feinstein, Core Scientific is a premier AI and blockchain provider. With a 100% net carbon neutral infrastructure, the company focuses on providing software solutions to power the world’s leading blockchain companies.
“Mining on a pool that is made and based completely in the U.S., and offers institutional miners payouts at par with the world’s biggest pools was an obvious choice on our mission to make North America a global hub for digital-asset mining.” – Darin Feinstein
Darin Feinstein is often in the news for his knowledge and expertise in bitcoin mining, financial investments, and philanthropic giving. Find the latest updates here.
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A venture capitalist, Feinstein has also earned the reputation as a serial entrepreneur, owning and operating several businesses across a variety of industries.
He is an innovator and investor in the entertainment and dining industries. Feinstein assembled a world-class team in 2012, in the creation of Black Star Investments, to build upon his portfolio in live entertainment, restaurants, real estate holdings and financial services spaces.
As the founder of Black Star Investments, Feinstein directs and guides the acquisitions and operations of properties. He is also the owner and managing partner of entertainment company Red Mercury Entertainment, based in Las Vegas, which produces and manages world-class production shows and residency concerts on the Las Vegas Strip.
El Dorado Cantina, a Black Star Investments property, is an upscale Mexican restaurant and bar close to the Las Vegas Strip
Feinstein with Eddie Griffin at The Shade Tree fundraising event
Feinstein’s philanthropic work is focused on helping charities, non-profit organizations, and initiatives he is passionate about, especially those in his community.
Organizations supported include Las Vegas area hospitals, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis, All Star Kids, Keep Memory Alive and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, at Cleveland Clinic Nevada, and SafeNest. He also has a deep personal connection with The Shade Tree Organization and its mission to provide homeless and abused women and children in crisis situations with safe shelter. Feinstein has been an enthusiastic financial supporter of The Shade Tree since 2013.
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