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Top Blockchain Technology Companies (Gaming, Crypto Custody, Venture Builders...)

List of blockchain technology companies and blockchain startups with their market segment, competitors and more crypto business intelligence.


 

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Accelerators   Consortia   CryptoSec   Custody   FinTech   Gambling   Games   Investors   SportsTech   TradeTech   Trading   Tech   Venture Studios  

 


 

Top Blockchain Businesses on The Business Of Crypto

Last Update 11 May 22

Company Industry Segments Business HQ Funding
Bitrefill

Having started as a simple service for topping up your prepaid phone card with Bitcoin, since 2014 the startup expanded into a more complete ecommerce solution. Bitrefill is currently expanding out of EU and has joined an initiative to develop a LN protocol for Bitcoin.

Market segment: Ecommerce


Focused on Shopping, Ecommerce


Market segments for Bitrefill:


#LightningNetwork

#Ecommerce

#Payments


>> Similar to Wyre, Wirex

Located in Stockholm.

Raised funding 2.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Bitrefill include Sergej Kotliar, Patrick Stiller, Charlie Lee.

Bitrefill partnered with Poseidon Group, Fulgur Ventures, BHB Network, Chainside, inbitcoin.

Coinbase

Coinbase started as a simple bitcoin wallet web-app that got popular by offering 10USD worth of BTC to every nearly anonymous signup. The Coinbase exchange later split into basic trading (directly from wallet with high fees) and PRO trading platform that became widely popular among daytraders in the US. Coinbase Custody is a subservice offered by Coinbase to institutions that trade cryptocurrencies but do not have the in-house tech to store them. The information about pricing is not public but since Coinbase Custody was the first player in this part of the blockchain industry, it is understandable that professional traders reported the costs of custody to be “outrageous”. In spite of the popularity of the platform across multiple verticals, Coinbase keeps raising VC (Round F in December 2018). It is possible the funding is necessary for further acquisitions - Coinbase has acquired for instance the hybrid DEX Paradex or the platform Earn.com.

Market segment: Trading, Custody, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Wallet


Focused on Trading, Custody, DEX


Market segments for Coinbase:


#Trading

#TradingPlatform

#OTC


>> Similar to Bakkt, Fidelity, Bitfinex, Bithumb

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 525.3 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Coinbase include Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam.

Coinbase partnered with Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Fundamental Labs.

Nexo

Nexo is a regulated financial institution that fills out the inefficiencies in lending markets, especially within the digital economy. The main product of Nexo are cryptocurrency-backed loans. Nexo emerged from an older and more broadly focused European consumer finance fintech Credissimo.

Market segment: P2P lending, Fintech, Bitcoin Loans


Focused on Banking, Credit


Market segments for Nexo:


#Lending

#P2P

#Interest


>> Similar to Salt Lending

Located in USA (Originally Bulgaria).

Personalities involved in Nexo include Michael Arrington, Asen Benev, Constantine Krastev.

Nexo partnered with BitGo, onfido, TrueUSD.

News / Crypto-Backed Loans Similar to PayPal Credit Are Coming

Press / SALT Lending on the inquiries about the state of their business

Press / Fintech company Nexo offers to buy SALT Lending

CML Team

CML Team is a company that delivers Holistic End-To-End Solutions And Platforms For Startups And Enterprises. Among the more crypto apps they developed is the popular accounting software for traders Crypto Tax. The lead solution architect Basil Gorin has an open github repo @vgorin if you want to check the quality of the code.

Market segment: DeFi Developers


Focused on NFT development, Solidity development, DEX development


Market segments for CML Team:


#DeFi

#Ethereum

#ERC721

#ERC1155

#EOS

#Tron

Located in Ukraine.

Personalities involved in CML Team include Basil Gorin.

FTX

FTX.com and FTX.us are cryptocurrency trading platforms that offer a wide range of products for active traders. There are DeFi tokens, futures, preditiction markets, options, perpetual swap and tokenized stocks to choose from. For liquidity, FTX is partnering with Binance and Bitfinex so that traders always get a good experience even though the exchange is quite new.

Market segment: Trading, Staking, Cryptocurrency Exchange


Focused on Trading, Derivatives, Tokenized Stock, Perps, DeFi


Market segments for FTX:


#DeFi

#Staking

#Trading

#Derivatives


>> Similar to Bitfinex, Binance, Deribit

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Personalities involved in FTX include Zane Tackett.

FTX partnered with Bitfinex, Binance.

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Blockchain Companies Directory by Industry Segment

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[Accelerators] Blockchain Accelerators, Blockchain Incubators

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
AppWorks

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on IoT


Accelerator


#Startups

#Accelerator

Located in Taiwan.

Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Knowledge Management


Accelerator


#Startups

#Accelerator

Blockchain Hub Prague

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Network of startups


Accelerator


#Startups

#Accelerator

Located in Prague, Czechia.

Blocksmatter

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Blockchains


Accelerator


Located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Chicago Blockchain Center

Launched originally in 2015 as the Chicago Bitcoin Center. The hub provides educational resources, space and an ecosystem hub for all things blockchain.

Market Segment Incubator


Focused on Community, Education, Innovation


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in Chicago.

Personalities involved in Chicago Blockchain Center include Matthew Roszak.

Dignyfy

Dignyfy is a strategy hub specializing in Blockchain and dApp consulting, PR, Marketing, Education and Development.

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Consulting, Business Services, PR/Marketing


Accelerator


#Accelerator

HODL.vc

HODL is a venture capital fund and company builder with offices in New York City, London, and Seoul. We build and invest early with entrepreneurs that use digital assets and blockchain technology to solve real problems.

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Incubators, Venture Capital


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in London.

Personalities involved in HODL.vc include Ivan Soto-Wright, Victor Faramond.

IdeaFounder Capital

Focused on high-tech - AI, cryptography, virtual reality.

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on AI, cryptography, virtual reality


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in Seattle.

Scalable Labs

Incubator focusing on lean startups and freelancers that want to start in the blockchain technology. Provides tools, funding and networking opportunities. To apply, entrepreneurs must submit a feasible and well researched business model proposal that gets thoroughly vetted. After admission, funding is released by milestones (for instance after MVP completion). Startups that are part of Scalable Labs can leverage the pool of freelance talent that the incubator has at disposal.

Market Segment Incubator


Focused on Startups


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in Orange County, US.

Personalities involved in Scalable Labs include Rick Tuinenburg.

Society3 Group

Accelerator focusing on developing countries.

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Startup mentoring, Community


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in San Francisco, US.

Startup Growth Advisors

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on IoT


Accelerator


#Accelerator

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Incubators


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in West Palm Beach.

TheFactory

The leading nordic tech incubator with a whole host of strategic partnerships and also accolades. They organize or take part events nearly every week, focusing on fintech, innovation and sustainability. Applications for new startups are open and available from the website. TheFactory provides workspace in central Oslo, legal help and backoffice support. Accepted startups receive funding through TheFactory angels (100-500k NOK).

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Fintech, Sustainability, Credit Risk, SMEs, Marketplaces


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in Oslo, Norway.

Personalities involved in TheFactory include Ingar Bentsen.

TheFactory partnered with KPMG, Nordea, Santander, Oslo Fintech Hub.

Web3 Ventures

Web3 Ventures provide the business support for promising sustainable blockchain projects in the area of fintech and international trade. They provide guidance, security advisory and ICO management.

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance


Accelerator


#Accelerator

Located in Amsterdam.

Personalities involved in Web3 Ventures include Emanuele Francioni.

 

C

[Consortia] Blockchain Consortia and Business Networks

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Batavia (merged with we.trade)

Market Segment Global Trade


Focused on Backoffice, Regulations, KYC/AML


Consortium


#HyperledgerFabric

#SMEs

Located in Dublin, Ireland.

Batavia (merged with we.trade) partnered with we.trade.

Dubai Blockchain Strategy

Integrated digital strategy for Dubai.

Market Segment Finance Technology


Focused on Digitalization, Smart Dubai


Consortium


#Digitalstrategy

Located in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai Blockchain Strategy partnered with Emirates Airlines, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, Aramex.

HK Trade Finance

Proof-of-concept demonstrating that distributed ledgers can bring cost savings and higher revenues in some areas of global trade. Launching a test in cooperation with the we.trade consortium.

Market Segment Global Trade


Focused on Trade platform, proof of concept.


Consortium


#Trade

#TradeFinance

#Accounting

Located in Hong Kong.

HK Trade Finance partnered with we.trade, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HSBC, Deloitte.

Marco Polo

Consortium blockchain that supports the TradeIX network.

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Blockchain technology for banking and trade.


Consortium


#ConsortiumBlockchain

Marco Polo partnered with R3, BNP, ING, Natwest, Barclays, Natixis, Commerzbank, Wells Fargo, ING.

r3

Blockchain enterprise alliance with more than 200 members developing solutions for global trade and insurance available from the Corda marketplace.

Market Segment Finance Technology


Focused on Trade Finance, Insurance


Consortium


#Fintech

#Insurtech

#Trade

r3 partnered with Microsoft, Amazon, Intel.

TradeIX

Full insfrastructure for banks, asset managers and B2B networks.

Market Segment Finance Technology


Focused on Network of networks (alliance of blockchain consortiums)


Consortium


#Banking

#B2B

#Trade

TradeIX partnered with R3, BNP, ING, Natwest, Barclays, Natixis, Commerzbank, Wells Fargo, ING.

we.trade

Joint venture of bank giants like HSBC and Deutsche, we.trade is a blockchain trade finance consortium focusing on SMEs.

Market Segment Trade Finance


Focused on Fintech, Backoffice, Regulations, KYC/AML


Consortium


#HyperledgerFabric

#SMEs


>> Similar to r3, TradeIX, HKTFP

Located in Dublin, Ireland.

Personalities involved in we.trade include Roberto Mancone.

we.trade partnered with HSBC, Deutsche, Santander, Societe Generale, Erste, Unicredit, e-Trade Connect.

 

[CryptoSec] Blockchain Analysis Companies and Security Audit Services

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Chainalysis

Chainalysis is a blockchain analysis company that aims to set a standard for security evaluation, fraud detection and regulatory practices in the blockchain technology industry. They provide compliance and investigation services to legacy institutions like banks, corporations, or governments.

Market Segment Blockchain Analysis


Focused on Payments, Analytics, InfoSec


CryptoSec


#Security

#Blockchains

Located in New York, US / Germany, EU.

Raised funding 53.6 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Chainalysis include Michael Gronager (former COO of Kraken Bitcoin Exchange), Jonathan Levin.

Chainalysis partnered with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sozo, Accel, Benchmark.

CipherTrace

CipherTrace is a security and forensics company that focuses on AML, compliance and monitoring for organizations. They also provide software for blockchain security researchers.

Market Segment Cryptocurrency Security


Focused on AML, Payments, Compliance, Forensics


CryptoSec


#Audits

#Compliance

#Monitoring

Located in San Francisco, US.

Raised funding 18.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in CipherTrace include David Jevans, Shannon Holland, Stephen Ryan.

CoinFabrik

Argentinian startup for dApp security audits.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits


CryptoSec


#Consulting

#dApps

#Audits

Located in Buenos Aires, Argentins.

Crystal Blockchain

Crystal is a software-as-a-service application for blockchain security and compliance that was developed by the Bitfury Group. It is a product-based solution that comes in various degrees, based on what kind of licence you get - either as a web app or as an API or installed on premises.

Market Segment Blockchain Security Software


Focused on AML, Monitoring, Compliance, Prevention


CryptoSec


#SaaS

#Product


>> Similar to TraceTo.io

Located in Amsterdam, NL.

Crystal Blockchain partnered with Bitfury.

Decenter

Decenter is a research hub focused on developing on the Ethereum blockchain, but they have also had a success as sevice provider of smart contract auditing.

Market Segment dApp DEvelopment


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits


CryptoSec


#Research

#Consulting

#Audits

Located in Belgrade, Serbia.

Decenter partnered with BlockCollider, Bet Dex.

Elliptic

Recognized as one of the leading UK’s startups, Elliptic provides blockchain analytics to manage risk and meet regulatory compliance on a wide range of blockchains (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and more). They can also do criminal forensics for cryptocurrencies, having most expertise in money laundering flow investigations on Bitcoin blockchain.

Market Segment Cryptocurrency Security


Focused on AML, Payments, Compliance, Forensics


CryptoSec


#Audits

#Compliance

#Monitoring

Located in London, UK.

Raised funding 35.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Elliptic include Adam Joyce, James Smith, Tom Robinson.

Elliptic partnered with Santander, Digital Currency Group, SBI, 2017 GCHQ Cyber Accelerator.

Hacken Hub

Estonian tokenized cybersecurity company that specialized in smart contract auditing and network security services.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits


CryptoSec


#Consulting

#dApps

#Audits

Located in Kesklinna, Estonia.

OpenZeppelin

OpenZeppelin provides blockchain security audits to verify that a distributed system works as intende. The audit includes review of the system’s architecture and codebase, plus a thorough report with actionable feedback. They got VC funded in 2017 with undisclosed amount.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits


CryptoSec


#Consulting

#dApps

#Audits


>> Similar to QuantStamp, Elliptic

Located in Distributed organization.

Personalities involved in OpenZeppelin include Demian Brener, Francisco Giordano.

OpenZeppelin partnered with brave, augur, coinbase, BitGo, ethereum foundation, cosmos.

QuantStamp

QuantStamp is a full-stack blockchain tech consulting and development company. They help tokenized businesses to scale their operation and provide security audits and monitoring. They run their own security network on Ethereum and are tokenized themselves, having had an ICO in 2017.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits, BlockchainTech Security


CryptoSec


#SecurityAnalysis

#Consulting

#dApps

#Audits

Located in San Francisco, US.

Raised funding 3.2 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in QuantStamp include Richard Ma, Steven Stewart.

QuantStamp partnered with OmiseGo, Nomura, Y Combinator.

ScoreChain

ScoreChain provides transaction monitoring and fraudulent pattern detection reporting.

Market Segment Blockchain Analysis


Focused on Payments, Analytics, InfoSec


CryptoSec


#Security

#Blockchains

Located in Luxembourg.

ScoreChain partnered with CEX.IO.

SmartDec

The full-stack infosec company SmartDec provides a line of services around blockchain consulting, auditing and bespoke security tool development for blockchain tech startups. They are based in Israel with regional office in NYC and a threat research lab in Moscow.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Blockchain Security Audits, Smart Contracts Audits, Analytics


CryptoSec


#ERC20TestSuite

#dApps

#Audits

Located in Rishon LeZion, Israel.

Personalities involved in SmartDec include Sergei Levin.

SmartDec partnered with kyber.network, Gladius, UTRUST.

 

[Custody] Cryptoasset Custody Business

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Bakkt

Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, is building an open, seamless global network to enable you to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets simply, safely and efficiently.

Market Segment Fintech


Focused on Cryptoasset Custody, Regulations, Institutional Trading, Institutional Investors


Crypto Custody


#Trading

#Exchange

#Custody

#Bitcoin

Located in Atlanta, USA (as Intercontinental Exchange).

Personalities involved in Bakkt include Kelly Loeffler.

Bakkt partnered with ICE, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boston Consulting Group.

Article / The grim side of Bakkt's potential consequences

Blockchain

Market Segment Personal Cryptocurrency Storage


Focused on Payments, Donations, Crypto wallet


Crypto Custody


#Storage

#Wallet

#PaymentGateway

#Merchants

Located in Luxembourg.

Raised funding 70.0 MM USD
via ICO

Coinbase

Coinbase started as a simple bitcoin wallet web-app that got popular by offering 10USD worth of BTC to every nearly anonymous signup. The Coinbase exchange later split into basic trading (directly from wallet with high fees) and PRO trading platform that became widely popular among daytraders in the US. Coinbase Custody is a subservice offered by Coinbase to institutions that trade cryptocurrencies but do not have the in-house tech to store them. The information about pricing is not public but since Coinbase Custody was the first player in this part of the blockchain industry, it is understandable that professional traders reported the costs of custody to be “outrageous”. In spite of the popularity of the platform across multiple verticals, Coinbase keeps raising VC (Round F in December 2018). It is possible the funding is necessary for further acquisitions - Coinbase has acquired for instance the hybrid DEX Paradex or the platform Earn.com.

Hot!

Market Segment Trading, Custody, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Wallet


Focused on Trading, Custody, DEX


Crypto Custody


#Trading

#TradingPlatform

#OTC


>> Similar to Bakkt, Fidelity, Bitfinex, Bithumb

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 525.3 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Coinbase include Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam.

Coinbase partnered with Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Fundamental Labs.

Fidelity

Fidelity is a financial services giant that will start crypto asset storage in 2019 along with a trade execution engine.

Market Segment Trading


Focused on Cryptoasset Custody, Regulations, Institutional Trading, Institutional Investors


Crypto Custody


#Trading

#Arbitrage

#Custody

#Bitcoin

#Ethereum


>> Similar to Bakkt, Universal Protocol Platform

Located in Boston, USA.

Fidelity partnered with Coinbase.

SatoshiLabs

SatoshiLabs is the company that created the very first ‘cold storage’ device - the Trezor Wallet.

Market Segment Personal Cryptocurrency Storage, Crypto Custody, Institutional Crypto Storage


Focused on Hardware, Cryptoasset Storage Devices, Custody


Crypto Custody


#Custody

#ColdStorage

#CryptoassetStorageDevice

#Hardwarewallet


>> Similar to Ledger Wallet, KeepKey

Located in Czechia.

Personalities involved in SatoshiLabs include Marek Palatinus (Slush), Pavol Rusnak (Stick), Formerly Alena Vranova.

SatoshiLabs partnered with The B Foundation.

 

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[Finance] Blockchain FinTech Companies, InsurTech, RegTech Blockchain Startups

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
37coins

Market Segment Banking


Focused on Banking, Credit


Fintech


#Banking

#Fintech

Located in Sunnyvale.

Raised funding 0.025 MM USD
via ICO

500 FinTech

Market Segment Insurance


Focused on InsurTech


Fintech


#Fintech

#Insurtech

#Trade

Located in San Francisco, USA.

AID:Tech

Transparency protocol for decentralized economy. First blockchain tech project to receive capital from government-backed initiatives and funds. Actively contributing to Hyperledger and Kubernetes.

Market Segment Legal & Regulatory


Focused on Transparency as a Service, Governmental grands, Fundraising


Fintech


#Fundraising

#SocialImpact

#FinancialServices

#PersonalIdentity

Located in Dublin, Ireland.

Raised funding 1.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in AID:Tech include Enterprise Ireland, Techstars, Blockasset Ventures, Expo 2020 Dubai.

AID:Tech partnered with Wachsman, AmaZix.

B2B Pay

Market Segment B2B


Focused on Payments, Trading


Fintech


#Payments

Located in Helsinki.

Bitcoin India

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Remittance


Fintech


#Payments

Located in India.

Bitrefill

Having started as a simple service for topping up your prepaid phone card with Bitcoin, since 2014 the startup expanded into a more complete ecommerce solution. Bitrefill is currently expanding out of EU and has joined an initiative to develop a LN protocol for Bitcoin.

Hot!

Market Segment Ecommerce


Focused on Shopping, Ecommerce


Fintech


#LightningNetwork

#Ecommerce

#Payments


>> Similar to Wyre, Wirex

Located in Stockholm.

Raised funding 2.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Bitrefill include Sergej Kotliar, Patrick Stiller, Charlie Lee.

Bitrefill partnered with Poseidon Group, Fulgur Ventures, BHB Network, Chainside, inbitcoin.

Circle

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Payments, Trading


Fintech


#Poloniex

#Remittance

#Technology

#Fiat-Crypto

Located in Boston, USA.

Raised funding 246.0 MM USD
via ICO

Civic

Market Segment Identity Management


Focused on Identity


Fintech


#KYC/AML


>> Similar to Selfkey, traceto.io

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 35.75 MM USD
via ICO

Coinhako

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in Singapore.

Coins.ph

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Remittance


Fintech


Located in Manila.

Raised funding 10.0 MM USD
via ICO

Gluwa

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Lexit

Blockchain-based marketplace for mergers & acquisition, intellectual property and tech solution trading. As for now, without a competition in the blockchain tech space.

Market Segment Smart Contracts for Backoffice


Focused on M&A


Fintech


#IP

#IntellectualProperty

#Legal

#Acquisitions


>> Similar to Blocknotary, traceto.io

Located in Estonia.

Raised funding 8.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Lexit include Amir Kaltak, Waijid Khilji, Jason Corbett.

Lexit partnered with Selfkey.

Monetsu

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in Vancouver.

Raised funding 0.2 MM USD
via ICO

Nexo

Nexo is a regulated financial institution that fills out the inefficiencies in lending markets, especially within the digital economy. The main product of Nexo are cryptocurrency-backed loans. Nexo emerged from an older and more broadly focused European consumer finance fintech Credissimo.

Hot!

Market Segment P2P lending, Fintech, Bitcoin Loans


Focused on Banking, Credit


Fintech


#Lending

#P2P

#Interest


>> Similar to Salt Lending

Located in USA (Originally Bulgaria).

Personalities involved in Nexo include Michael Arrington, Asen Benev, Constantine Krastev.

Nexo partnered with BitGo, onfido, TrueUSD.

Article / Crypto-Backed Loans Similar to PayPal Credit Are Coming

Press / SALT Lending on the inquiries about the state of their business

Press / Fintech company Nexo offers to buy SALT Lending

PayStand

Market Segment B2B

Fintech


Located in Santa Cruz.

Raised funding 9.0 MM USD
via ICO

Purse

Market Segment Blockchains

Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Ripple

Market Segment Remittance

Fintech


#Banking

#Fintech


>> Similar to ZED Network

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 86.5 MM USD
via ICO

Serica

Market Segment Credit

Fintech


Located in Mountain View, USA.

Wave (OGYDocs Inc)

Market Segment Trading

Fintech


Located in Delaware.

Raised funding 0.12 MM USD
via ICO

Wyre

Blockchain technology initiative for compliant decentralized trading, supported by the DCG or Tim Draper.

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Fiat-Crypto


Fintech


#RegTech

#Compliance

#DecentralizedFiatTrading


>> Similar to ZED Network, MakerDAO

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 8.61 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Wyre include Tim Draper.

Wyre partnered with MakerDAO.

Press / Wyre acquired Hedgy, platform for smart contracts on Bitcoin

ZED Network

Platform modernizing the remittance business via the Stellar network, currently organizing a token sale and an airdrop.

Market Segment Fintech


Focused on Remittance


Fintech


#Stellar


>> Similar to Ripple

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Personalities involved in ZED Network include Alan Safahi.

 

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[Gambling] Crypto Gambling Platforms

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Bethereum

Bethereum is an innovative social betting solution built on the Ethereum blockchain. Primarily a sports book, users can wager on sports events or participate in airdrop games with the platform’s native Bether token.

Market Segment Native Crypto Sports Betting


Focused on Ethereum Casino, Ethereum Gambling


Gambling


#ETH

#Sportsbook

Located in Hong Kong.

Personalities involved in Bethereum include Peter Gal, Martin Herman, Giacomo Tognoni, Philip Staehelin, Alex Zelvin, Stanislav Sebest.

Bethereum partnered with IDEX, CoinTiger, AERUM.

Cloudbet

Cloudbet is a bitcoin gambling site licensed by E-Gambling Montenegro. They run crypto betting on sports events and also a bitcoin casino with entertainment and the classic games that you know from any online casino. In 2019, Cloudbet has been running a bonus campaign every Thursday for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash deposits.

Market Segment Native Crypto Betting


Focused on Sportsbook


Gambling


#NativeCryptoBetting


>> Similar to Nitrogen Sports

Located in Montenegro.

Nitrogen Sports

The first bitcoin sports betting platform that is anonymous, but filters access based on IP address. If you are allowed access, you can bet in bitcoin anonymously & securely on #NFL #MLB #NHL #NCAA #UCL #eSports. Nitrogensports also has a bitcoin casino with Blackjack, Poker & Dice.

Market Segment Native Crypto Betting


Focused on Sportsbook, Casino


Gambling


#Casino

#Gambling

#Sportsbook


>> Similar to Cloudbet

Located in EU.

Primedice

Primedice is the original Bitcoin dice site that has been operating since 2013.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Dice, Entertainment


Gambling


#Casino

#Gambling

#Gaming

Satoshi Dice

Satoshi Dice is a decentralized application, or dApp, where players can instantly roll dice after sending in a Bitcoin Cash deposit.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Dice, Entertainment


Gambling


#BCH

#Casino

#Gambling

#Dice

Located in Decentralized.

 

[Game Development] Blockchain Gaming Startups

Game Developers:
Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Axiom Zen

Axiom Zen is mostly known thanks to CryptoKitties, but the company does more than just game development. They quickly identified dApp games as a killer app for blockchain in Asia, and adjusted accordingly. They call themselves “an idea accelerator and builder” though. Their second most popular product is Zenhub, product management software used by NASA and companies like SONY or Google.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Innovation Studio, Game development studio, Enterprise software builder


Gaming


#CryptoKitties

Located in Vancouver, Canada.

Raised funding 12.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Axiom Zen include Roham Gharegozlou.

Axiom Zen partnered with Fuel Games.

Cryptokitties (dApp Game)

Cryptokitties / 谜恋猫 is a blockchain-based game that allows players to purchase, collect, breed and sell various types of virtual cats. In December 2017 a cryptokitty sold for 100k USD. It is still the most popular decentralized game with about 400 DAU in Sep 2018 and the game with largest ETH transaction volume.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Virtual Pet


Gaming


#Blockchain-basedGame

#Ethereum

#Collectible


>> Similar to Etheremon, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Axiom Zen: Vancouver, Canada.

Personalities involved in Cryptokitties (dApp Game) include Animoca, Benny Giang, Bryce Bladon, Dieter Shirley, Fabiano Soriani, Guile Gaspar, Mack Flavelle, Mik Naayem, Roham Gharegozlou.

Cryptokitties (dApp Game) partnered with Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz.

double jump Tokyo

Studio that aims to rebuild the future of gaming with blockchain technology. Their vision goes that the invention of blockchain changed how value is defined and therefore it is needed to create new business models for relevant industries. In December 2018 raised 200 million yen through Gumi Group and are currently hiring for tech and non-tech positions.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio


Gaming


#MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Tokyo, Japan.

Raised funding 1.85 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in double jump Tokyo include Koen Uno, Tadashi Miyazaki.

double jump Tokyo partnered with Gumi Group, DLE Group, EMONT Alliance.

Etheremon (dApp Game)

Etheremon is a decentralized game on the ETH blockchain where players can own and train Ether Monsters (Mons) who can then explore game sites and gain tokens that can be further exchanged. Etheremon is the second most popular blockchain game by DAU after Cryptokitties. Etheremon is developing a module on Zilliqa blockchain making use of their blockchain grant (undisclosed amount).

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Ether Monsters


Gaming


#Collectible

#Ethereum

#Zilliqa


>> Similar to CryptoKitties, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in EMONT Alliance: Singapore.

Personalities involved in Etheremon (dApp Game) include Jake Tran.

Etheremon (dApp Game) partnered with EMONT Alliance, Kyber Network.

Fuel Games

Australian game development studio founded in June 2018 and funded in seed round by Coinbase, Sora Ventures, Nirvana and Continue Capital. Fuel Games focus on blockchain gaming exclusively, having developed a platform for speedy integration of cryptoassets into existing games, no middleware-token needed.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio, Deployment platform


Gaming


#ApolloPlatform

#GodsUnchained

#CryptoKitties


>> Similar to Axiom Zen, double jump, Platinum Egg

Located in Fuel Bros Pty. Ltd.: Sydney, Australia.

Raised funding 2.4 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Fuel Games include James Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson.

Fuel Games partnered with Axiom Zen (CryptoKitties), Coinbase, Nirvana Capital, Continue Capital.

Press / Fuel Games and Cryptokitties bring you "The Cat in the Pack" until the end of January 2019

GodsUnchained (dApp Game)

Casual esports dApp game by Fuel Bros Digital Ventures, the creators of Etherbots. Players engage in battles and collect rare tokenized cards.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Collectibles, eSports


Gaming


#Ethereum

#Gaming


>> Similar to Etheremon, MyCryptoHeroes

Located in Fuel Bros Pty. Ltd.: Sydney, Australia.

Personalities involved in GodsUnchained (dApp Game) include James Ferguson.

GodsUnchained (dApp Game) partnered with Coinbase, Continue Capital, Nirvana Capital, Sora Ventures.

MyCryptoHeroes (dApp Game)

MCH is a blockchain game where players purchase Heros and game extensions, then send Heroes to acquire territories. There are free Heroes available too and playing MCH does not cost gas as the game runs on the Loom Network ETH side chain. Developed Heroes can be sold on a marketplace, the game comes with a game money (GUM) and has ICO in Sep 2018.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Heroes


Gaming


#RPG

#Blockchain-basedGame

#Ethereum

#Collectible


>> Similar to Etheremon

Located in double jump.tokyo Co., Ltd.: Tokyo, Japan.

Raised funding 0.0 MM USD
via ICO

MyCryptoHeroes (dApp Game) partnered with EMONT Alliance, Go Wallet, Play dApp, WAX, OTAKU Coin, Token Pocket.

Opensea

OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for tokenized digital goods. It is mostly used as an independent marketplace for crypto collectibles - unique collectible digital assets that gamers can gain when playing a blockchain game. These assets often come in small series and sometimes have properties that give their owner an edge in the game, which then enables the player to earn more of the in-game token which has a monetary value. Some collectibles have high value only because they are rare, though.

Hiring!

Market Segment Marketplace for Collectibles


Focused on Collectibles, Trading


Gaming


#Collectible

#Ethereum

#ERC-721


>> Similar to Looksrare

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 2.1 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Opensea include Alex Atallah, Devin Finzer.

Opensea partnered with Coinbase Ventures, Blockstack.

Press / Cubego launches collab with OpenSea with a promotion for 11 - 12 December 2018

Platinum Egg

Development studio active since 2002 that has created more than 100 games, some of them on contract for bigger platforms. They recently added blockchain gaming to their portfolio, having focused on mobile games and PS2 before.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio


Gaming


#ShiningForceNeo

#RiseofMana

Located in Tokyo, Japan.

Personalities involved in Platinum Egg include Nariya Takemura.

Platinum Egg partnered with BitMatrix.

 

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[Investor] Blockchain Investors and VC

Company Industry Segments Business Funding

 

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[SportsTech] Sports Technology Startups, Sports Betting Business in Crypto

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Fan360

AI-driven news feed and platform for overall fan engagement. Fans collect reward in FAN tokens that can be exchanged for merchandise, tickets, special experience or fiat.

Market Segment Fan Engagement


Focused on Fan Engagement, Reward for action


Sportstech


#FanEngagement

#Rewardforaction

Located in London, UK.

Personalities involved in Fan360 include Katja Gersak, Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank), Angel Di Maria, Gianluigi Buffon.

Fan360 partnered with RCD Espanyol.

Globaltalent

Globatalent is the blockchain-based tool where clubs and players can fund themselves by selling their future revenue rights and all fans can invest in their idols. Fans can tokenize, trade and support their favorite clubs and sports idols.

Market Segment Management


Focused on Future revenue trading, Financing


Sportstech


#Liquidity

#Marketplace

Located in Zug, Switzerland.

Personalities involved in Globaltalent include Sunil Bhardwaj, Ferran Martinez, Inaki Cabrera.

Globaltalent partnered with ELOS, brandcrypt, SponB, DEKALABS.

Inoovi

Inoovi or Infinivi is the issuer of IVI, utility token to access or participate on special sales and events (assist private trainings, access VIP salons, receive ticket discounts).

Market Segment Fan Engagement


Focused on Reward for action


Sportstech


#FanEngagement

#Rewardforaction

Located in Hong Kong.

Inoovi partnered with Clube Atletico Paranaese.

LFE (London Football Exchange)

First fully integrated football club stock exchange and fan marketplace on blockchain.

Market Segment Fan Engagement


Focused on Marketplace


Sportstech


#Marketplace

#Stellar

Located in London, UK.

LFE (London Football Exchange) partnered with Stellar, Lighyear, CMS Law Tax, SoccerEx, Penta, World Football Summit, F6S.

Lympo

Sports and health ecosystem on the blockchain powered by user-generated and user-controlled data. The LYM token can be used for purchases on an in-platform marketplace with 500+ fitness trainers.

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on Health & Fitness, Metabolic Data


Sportstech


#Fitness

#MetabolicData

#Marketplace

Located in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Personalities involved in Lympo include Ada Jonuse, Pat Brown, Marius Silenskis, Justas Kregzde.

Lympo partnered with Smackway, Gympro, Crypto Tax & Payments, Blockchain for Healthcare and Medical Research, Blockchain for sports alliance.

Socios

Fans buy, trade and execute ‘crowd-manager’ rights for their favourite football teams.

Market Segment Fan Engagement


Focused on Crowd Management, Reward for Action


Sportstech


#CrowdManagement

#Rewardforaction

#Football

#FanEngagement

Located in Malta.

Raised funding 20.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Socios include Alex Dreyfus.

Socios partnered with ChiliZ, Mediarex, Binance, OKEx.

Sportyco

Removing barriers in the financing of up-and-coming athletes. Uses SPF ERC20 token to manage the crowdfunding.

Market Segment Crowd management


Focused on Crowd Micro-Financing


Sportstech


Located in London, UK (as SportyFi Ltd).

Personalities involved in Sportyco include Charlie Shrem, Ronaldinho Gaucho.

 

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[TradeTech] Blockchain for International Trade and Supply Chains

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Perlin

Perlin is a decentralized marketplace that makes use of underutilized computational power in everyday smart-devices to make supercomputing accessible. This has a wide range of B2C and B2B applications. One such possible application is the backoffice administration of global trade, for which the government of Singapore agreed to test Perlin.

Market Segment TradeTech


Focused on Global Trade, Cloud Computing, AI


Blockchain Technology


#WaveletLedger

#AvalancheProtocol

#POS

#DAG

#ComputeLayer

Located in Singapore.

Personalities involved in Perlin include Dorjee Sun, Kenta Iwasaki, Vincent Zhou, Rob Eldridge, Howard Wu, Taiyang Zhang.

Perlin partnered with GlobalBrains, Bitmain, OK Blockchain Capital, FBG, Blocktower, Arrington.

Press / The AI/Blockchain startup Perlin gets (not only) funding boost from a Japanese innovator

Other / Singapore Government Partners with Perlin to develop International Trade Platform on Blockchain

Other / Perlin Homepage

 

[Trading] Cryptocurrency Trading Industry, Digital Asset Exchanges

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
AlphaPoint

Market Segment Financial Exchanges


Focused on Trading


Trading


#Trading

#Exchange

#Custody

#Bitcoin

Located in Philadelphia, USA.

Bitaccess

Market Segment Bitcoin Exchange


Focused on Trading, Custody


Trading


#Trading

#Exchange

#Custody

#Bitcoin

Located in Mountain View, USA.

Bitcoin by Flight.vc

Market Segment Bitcoin Exchange


Focused on Trading, Custody


Trading


#Trading

#Exchange

#Custody

#Bitcoin

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Bitfinex

Bitfinex is one of the largest operating leveraged cryptocurrency exchanges still standing with reliable well maintained web platform and very secure API-based mobile app. Bitfinex survived losing money in a hack in August 2016 by issuing a redemption token the trading of which helped. In 2018 they released their first dApp trading platform ETHfinex and planned to release EOSdex, but in October 2019 these projects were rebranded into a new non-custodial DEX called DeversiFi. In addition to spot and margin markets (with publicly accessible lending) Bitfinex opened derivatives trading in September 2019. The organization operating Bitfinex exchange also operates the Tether IOU stablecoin which created some amount of controversy in 2018.

Market Segment Cryptocurrency Exchange


Focused on Large-scale Trading, OTC, DEX, Lending


Trading


#Trading

#OTC

#DEX


>> Similar to Coinbase, Kraken

Located in BVI (as iFinex).

Personalities involved in Bitfinex include Jean-Louis Van Der Velde, Phil G. Potter.

Bitfinex partnered with Tradingview.

Chroma

Market Segment Trading


Focused on Financial Exchanges


Trading


Located in Portland.

Coinrule

Automated Trading

Market Segment Automated Trading

Trading


Located in London, UK.

Covesting

Currently in beta with launch planned for Q3 2018, Covesting is a digital currency trading platform focused on copytrading - the real value for beginner traders.

Market Segment Trading


Focused on Trading


Trading


#Copytrading

#SocialTrading


>> Similar to LeverJ, CINDX, eToro, altcoin.io

Located in Gibraltar.

Raised funding 87.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Covesting include Dmitrij Pruglo, Tim Voronin.

HODL

Market Segment Investing


Focused on Personal Finance


Trading


Located in Palo Alto, USA.

Korbit

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Exchange


Trading



>> Similar to Bithumb

Located in Seoul.

Raised funding 3.61 MM USD
via ICO

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Market Segment Cryptocurrencies


Focused on Cryptoasset Exchange, OTC


Trading


#Trading

#TradingPlatform

#OTC


>> Similar to iFinex, Coinbase, LeverJ, IDEX

Located in USA.

Raised funding 5.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Kraken Digital Asset Exchange include Jess Powell.

LocalCryptos

Formerly LocalEthereum, the Ethereum marketplace dApp with smartcontract-based escrow system and encrypted messaging. Users hold their own private keys. Since November 2019 rebranded to LocalCryptos, adding non-custodial BTC trading built on native bitcoin scripts.

Market Segment P2P, OTC


Focused on Peer-to-peer marketplace


Trading


#Ethereum

#Bitcoin

#dApp

#Marketplace

Located in Australia.

Personalities involved in LocalCryptos include Michael Foster.

Press / LocalCryptos, the non-custodial p2p platform, added a crypto-to-crypto exchange feature

Numerai

Numerai is a crowd-sourced AI-run hedge fund and Erasure marketplace that provides free data feeds for machine learning, leveraging structure-preserving encryption.

Market Segment Trading


Focused on AI, Machine Learning, Hedge Fund


Trading


#Numeraire

#Erasure

#AI


>> Similar to Covesting, LeverJ

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 7.5 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Numerai include Richard Craib, Fred Ehrsam, Joey Krug, Fred Wilson, Howard Morgan.

Numerai partnered with Union Square Ventures, Fred Ehrsam.

Secure Asset Exchange

Market Segment Blockchains

Trading


Located in San Francisco, USA.

ShapeShift AG

One of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, parent company of KeepKey and formerly the go-to place to quickly obtain an alternative cryptocurrency for bitcoin. Originally completely anonymous and often the place for stolen crypto to be exchanged into XMR. In 2018, ShapeShift implemented KYC and due to drop in demand the company had to lay off third of employees as announced on January 9th, 2019.

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Cryptocurrency Exchange, Hardware Wallets


Trading


#InstantExchange

#Keepkey


>> Similar to LocalBitcoins, LocalEthereum

Located in Switzerland.

Raised funding 2.125 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in ShapeShift AG include Eric Voorhees.

TradeBlock

TradeBlock offers financial institutions with a range of execution and analysis tools for digital currency markets. The company acts as a global source of data which shares analyses on market data relating to cryptocurrencies, trading, regulations, mining, protocol updates, block chain analysis, and economic developments.

Market Segment OTC


Focused on Liquidity, OTC, Data, Analysis


Trading


#OTC

#Data

#Analytics

#Markets

Located in New York City, USA.

Raised funding 20.5 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in TradeBlock include Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, Digital Currency Group, Fintech Collective.

TradingView

TradingView operates an online community platform for traders of stock markets, forex and cryptocurrencies. It provides advanced tools for analyzing stock charts and researching financial markets that are customizable and can be released in public library for the community to use. 

Market Segment Trading


Focused on Charting Platform, Social Network


Trading


#StockTrading

#CryptoTrading

#MarketAnalysis

#Charting

#Forex


>> Similar to TensorCharts, Cryptowatch

Located in Westerville, USA.

Raised funding 40.8 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in TradingView include Denis Globa, Stan Bokov, Konstantin Ivanov, Andrew Kirillov.

FTX

FTX.com and FTX.us are cryptocurrency trading platforms that offer a wide range of products for active traders. There are DeFi tokens, futures, preditiction markets, options, perpetual swap and tokenized stocks to choose from. For liquidity, FTX is partnering with Binance and Bitfinex so that traders always get a good experience even though the exchange is quite new.

Hot!

Market Segment Trading, Staking, Cryptocurrency Exchange


Focused on Trading, Derivatives, Tokenized Stock, Perps, DeFi


Trading


#DeFi

#Staking

#Trading

#Derivatives


>> Similar to Bitfinex, Binance, Deribit

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Personalities involved in FTX include Zane Tackett.

FTX partnered with Bitfinex, Binance.

 

[Technology] Finance and Fintech Startups Using Blockchains

Any Technology
Company Industry Segments Business Funding

 

Blockchain Technology
Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Adbank

Blockchain for advertising with strong team and interesting business partnerships.

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Advertising


Blockchain Technology


#Advertising


>> Similar to MetaX, RefToken

Located in Ontario, Canada.

Raised funding 14.0 MM USD
via ICO

Adbank partnered with Verasity, IAB.

BlockCypher

Market Segment Cloud Infrastructure


Focused on Data


Blockchain Technology


Located in San Mateo.

Raised funding 3.1 MM USD
via ICO

Blockstack

Market Segment Platform


Focused on Application Platforms


Blockchain Technology


Located in New York City, USA.

Raised funding 57.5 MM USD
via ICO

Blockstream

Market Segment Data Security


Focused on Bitcoin


Blockchain Technology


#Bitcoin

#Technology

Located in Mountain View, USA.

Raised funding 76.0 MM USD
via ICO

bottr.me

Market Segment dApps


Focused on Messaging


Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Brave

Brave Software focuses on increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators. Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Publishing, Advertising


Blockchain Technology


#WebBrowser

#Privacy

#BAT

#BasicAttentionToken


>> Similar to Adbank, MetaX

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 42.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Brave include Brendan Eich.

Brave partnered with Founders Fund.

Centrifuge

Centrifuge blockchain is an open decentralized operating system to globally connect active parties in supply chain. It allows even small businesses to transact in a global network, have their transaction status verified and at the same time retain all their private data. Favored by the suits, created by people from the supply chain business.

Market Segment Supply Chain Financing


Focused on Open source protocol for supply chain


Blockchain Technology


#Ethereum

#Sidechains

#Fintech

#Insurtech


>> Similar to EOS, Hijro, we.trade

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 3.8 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Centrifuge include Maex Ament, Philip Stehlik, Martin Quensel, Steven Becker.

Centrifuge partnered with MakerDAO, Hokodo, Mosaic Ventures, Semantic Ventures, Blue Yard.

Chain

Market Segment Development APIs


Focused on Technology


Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 43.7 MM USD
via ICO

ChiliZ

Blockchain technology project to tokenize voting rights, known mainly in the esports and gaming community. Main claim to fame among people outside of those two niches: “Project backed by Binance.”

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Tokenization


Blockchain Technology


#Gaming

#eSports

#Sports


>> Similar to Funfair

Located in Malta.

Raised funding 27.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in ChiliZ include Matthieu Pigasse, Xavier Niel, Alex Dreyfus, Thibault Pelletier.

ChiliZ partnered with Mediarex, Binance, Kosmos Capital, Ceyuan Ventures, FBG Capital, OKEx, Steven Nerayoff.

Chronicled

Market Segment Supply Chain Management

Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 12.325 MM USD
via ICO

Colony

Platform integrating collaborative decentralized organizations

Market Segment DAOs

Blockchain Technology


Located in London, UK.

Filament

Market Segment Industrial Automation

Blockchain Technology


Located in Reno.

Raised funding 21.0 MM USD
via ICO

Fintricity

Originally business consulting, now branching into blockchain and innovative technologies


Focused on Blockchain venture studio.


Blockchain Technology


Located in London, UK.

LeadIQ

Market Segment Sales Automation

Blockchain Technology


Located in Singapore.

Mainframe

Market Segment dApps


Focused on Messaging


Blockchain Technology


Located in London.

Mosaic

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on Platform for data research.


Blockchain Technology


Located in London, UK.

New Stack Ventures

Market Segment IoT


Focused on Internet of Things


Blockchain Technology


Located in Chicago, USA.

NuCypher

Market Segment Cyber Security

Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 5.15 MM USD
via ICO

Perlin

Perlin is a decentralized marketplace that makes use of underutilized computational power in everyday smart-devices to make supercomputing accessible. This has a wide range of B2C and B2B applications. One such possible application is the backoffice administration of global trade, for which the government of Singapore agreed to test Perlin.

Market Segment TradeTech


Focused on Global Trade, Cloud Computing, AI


Blockchain Technology


#WaveletLedger

#AvalancheProtocol

#POS

#DAG

#ComputeLayer

Located in Singapore.

Personalities involved in Perlin include Dorjee Sun, Kenta Iwasaki, Vincent Zhou, Rob Eldridge, Howard Wu, Taiyang Zhang.

Perlin partnered with GlobalBrains, Bitmain, OK Blockchain Capital, FBG, Blocktower, Arrington.

Press / The AI/Blockchain startup Perlin gets (not only) funding boost from a Japanese innovator

Other / Singapore Government Partners with Perlin to develop International Trade Platform on Blockchain

Other / Perlin Homepage

PROPS by YouNow

Market Segment Technology


Focused on Video Streaming


Blockchain Technology


Located in New York City, USA.

Raised funding 30.0 MM USD
via ICO

Qwikwire

Market Segment SaaS

Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 0.315 MM USD
via ICO

ShoCard

Market Segment Mobile Commerce

Blockchain Technology


Located in Cupertino.

Raised funding 1.5 MM USD
via ICO

SmartContract

Market Segment Blockchains

Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Status

The WeChat on Ethereum - instant messaging with integrated functions.

Market Segment Encrypted Messaging


Focused on dApps, Social Networks


Blockchain Technology


Located in London, UK.

Storj Labs

Market Segment Data Storage


Focused on Cloud Data Services


Blockchain Technology


#Storage

Located in Atlanta, USA.

Raised funding 2.0 MM USD
via ICO

Universal Protocol Platform

UPP is a hybrid solution for blockchain interoperability

Market Segment Interoperability


Focused on Protocol


Blockchain Technology


#Custody


>> Similar to Polkadot, Cosmos, SmartBridge, Block Controller, Atomic Swaps

Personalities involved in Universal Protocol Platform include Dan Schatt, JuanPablo Thieriot, Tiago Ribeiro, Rui Marinho, Pavel Paramonov.

Universal Protocol Platform partnered with BitGo, PwC, Uphold, Cred (Libra Credit), Brave Browser, Blockchain at Berkeley.

Press / Universal Protocol Platform gets its first institutional service provider on board

Voatz

Market Segment Politics

Blockchain Technology


Located in Boston, USA.

Raised funding 2.2 MM USD
via ICO

Zcash Electric Coin Company

Market Segment Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain Technology


Located in Boulder, USA.

Zilliqa

Scalable blockchain for decentralized applications focusing on high throughput and scalability.

Market Segment Platform


Focused on Scalability, High-Throuput


Blockchain Technology


#DappPlatform

#Gaming

#eSports

#Entertainment


>> Similar to Ethereum, EOS

Located in Singapore.

Raised funding 22.0 MM USD
via ICO

Personalities involved in Zilliqa include Max Kantelia, Prateek Saxena, Amrit Kumar, Jia Yaoqi.

Press / Zilliqa announced blockchain grants for technology developers

 

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[Venture Builders] Blockchain Venture Studios, Startup and Venture Builders

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Catena Capital

Catena is a German blockchain startup builder and investor, actively sourcing projects in scalability, identity management, KYC, AdTech and blockchain-based marketplaces. Catena provides entrepreneurs in residence, ICO service and full legal and operational support for new entrants. They also run a coworking office with event space in Berlin - the CryptoTank.

Market Segment Builder


Focused on Venture Builder, ICO Accelerator


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in Germany.

Personalities involved in Catena Capital include Miriam Neubauer, Michael Ambros, Gunther Schmidt, Fabian Spielberger.

Coinsilium

Coinsilium is a venture builder, investor and advisor, supporting early-stage blockchain technology companies and the digital token economy. They were the first global blockchain accelerator to IPO already back in 2015. Coinsilium invested in projects like Factom, Rootstock or Elevate Health.

Market Segment Investor


Focused on Investing, Startup Builder, Consultancy, Seed Funding


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in UK & Gibraltar.

Personalities involved in Coinsilium include Eddy Travia, Malcolm Palle.

Ledger Project

Ledger Project is an EU-funded venture builder for human-centric solutions in the blockchain space. They are currenntly building a portfolio of MVPs built around privacy by design, openness and citizen data sovereignity. Ledger Project receives funding from the EU and has the total of 5.6 MM EUR to invest. There is network access, partnerships, mentoring and experts available for each venture it supports.

Market Segment Builder


Focused on Business Network, Investor, Startup Studio, Advisory


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in EU.

Raised funding 6.304284 MM USD
via ICO

Ledger Project partnered with IOTA Foundation , decode, c-voucher, RobotUnion, Telefonica Open Innovation, bottish association.

Next Big Thing AG

Next Big Thing (NBT) is a Berlin-based IoT and blockchain company builder and VC. NBT focuses mainly on IoT, sensors, data processing and smart contracts. The model NBT follows is not that of full-fetched dedicated startup building with entrepreneurs in residence, but one of co-founding with equity stakes and strong advisory through a network of partners. Key NBT employees are very active and influential in Berlin’s startup and innovation space.

Market Segment Builder


Focused on Startup Studio, Investor, IoT - AI - Blockchain


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in Germany.

Personalities involved in Next Big Thing AG include Harald Zapp, Jasmin Skenderi, Sandra Panknin, Michael Bommer, Martin Buhl.

Outlier Ventures

Outlier Ventures is an investor and builder focusing on IoT, AI, blockchain and broadly any kind of distributed or tokenized systems. They have offices in London, Chicago and Toronto and are very open to new pitches. They do not provide dedicated entrepreneurs in residence but they invest and their investees benefit from their extensive network of partners. The company is also active in the research area and organizes webinars and events.

Market Segment Investor


Focused on Investor, Partner, Advisor


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in UK, USA & CA.

Personalities involved in Outlier Ventures include Jamie Burke, Stephan Apel, Aron van Ammers, Rumi Morales.

Starkus

Starkus is a venture builder and advisory for startups that provides backoffice support & expertise for new ventures in the blockchain tech industry. They specialize in strategizing, audits and legal advisory but they do not provide funding or entrepreneurs in residence.

Market Segment Advisor


Focused on Consultancy, Advisory


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in Argentina.

Personalities involved in Starkus include Brian Prilick, Cesar Levene, Nicolas Belgrano, Bernardo Chapar.

Thesis

Thesis is a creative venture studio that focuses on how to bridge the crypto/real-world purchase gap. They mainly work with public blockchains, a lot with bitcoin. Part of their work ventures into enabling private data storage on public blockchains. Thesis follows the venture builder model, they participate in the actual building of the tech and are backed by larger organizations. Their main verticals are Data, Payments and Gaming.

Market Segment Builder


Focused on Venture Builder, Startup Studio, Investor, Public Blockchains


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in Atlanta, US.

Personalities involved in Thesis include Matt Luongo, Corbin Pon, Michael Gluzman, Andrew Nalbland.

Thesis partnered with Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Draper Associates, DHVC.

dlab

dlab was created by SOSV in 2018 to provide capital and resources to web3 and crypto projects creating more open, transparent, and participatory systems using blockchains and other decentralized technologies. We provide up to $250k in venture funding to pre-seed and seed-stage startups across the globe through our fully-remote program.

Hiring!

Market Segment Accelerator


Focused on Venture Builder, Accelerator, DeFi


Builders


#Accelerator

Located in Boston, USA.

Personalities involved in dlab include Shawn Broderick, Nick Plante.

dlab partnered with Pantera.

 

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Numerai

INSTITUTIONAL TRADING

Numerai is a crowd-sourced AI-run hedge fund and Erasure marketplace that provides free data feeds for machine learning, leveraging structure-preserving encryption.

Published October 12, 2018 by Diana
#BusinessOfCrypto

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Yincubator

INVESTOR

Independent investment firm with extensive business network, venturing into AI and fintech.

Published August 09, 2018 by JMT
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