Blockstream is one of the worst companies in the world let alone in Bitcoin. It was literally founded by scammers (the two biggest have since been kicked out/left) and continues to use any means necessary to grab more power.
As far as I can tell, the centers of power lie with
(1) Adam Back and the GitHub Repo,
(2) Bitfinex and the Tether money printing machine,
(3) AXA and other legacy organizations providing capital,
(4) BitFury as their go to miner,
(5) now apparently they have Gemini as their go to exchange.