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Top Blockchain Technology Companies (Fintech, Gaming, Custody, Capital Management and Venture Builders)

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


 

On this blockchain business directory page:

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

 


 

Top Blockchain Businesses in the Directory

Last Update 04 Dec 19

Company Industry Segments Business HQ Funding
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.

Main Industry: P2P, OTC


Focused on Peer-to-peer marketplace


Market segments for LocalCryptos:


#Ethereum

#Bitcoin

#dApp

#Marketplace

Located in Australia.

Personalities involved in LocalCryptos include Michael Foster.

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.

Main Industry: TradeTech


Focused on Global Trade, Cloud Computing, AI


Market segments for Perlin:


#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

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.

Main Industry: Fintech, Banking, P2P lending


Focused on Banking, Credit


Market segments for Nexo:


#Lending

#P2P

#Interest


>> Similar to Salt Lending

Located in 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

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Blockchain Companies Directory by Industry Segment

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[Accelerators] Blockchain Accelerators, Blockchain Incubators

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

Markets: Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance

Accelerator


Located in Amsterdam.

Personalities involved in Web3 Ventures include Emanuele Francioni.

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.

Markets: Community, Education, Innovation

Accelerator


Located in Chicago.

Personalities involved in Chicago Blockchain Center include Matthew Roszak.

Chicago Bitcoin Center

Markets: Blockchains

Accelerator


Located in Chicago.

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.

Markets: Incubators, Venture Capital

Accelerator


Located in London.

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

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.

Markets: Startups

Accelerator


Located in Orange County, US.

Personalities involved in Scalable Labs include Rick Tuinenburg.

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).

Markets: Fintech, Sustainability, Credit Risk, SMEs, Marketplaces

Accelerator


Located in Oslo, Norway.

Personalities involved in TheFactory include Ingar Bentsen.

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

Dignyfy

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

Markets: Consulting, Business Services, PR/Marketing

Accelerator


Unbank.Ventures

A VC hub with three different tracks for early startups - Incubator, Accelerator and Venture Capital. Focuses on Fintech and Defi. In the Accelerator track they invest 75k USD into pre-seed ventures.

Markets: Incubator, Accelerator, Venture Capital

Accelerator


Located in San Francisco, US.

Society3 Group

Accelerator focusing on developing countries.

Markets: Startup mentoring, Community

Accelerator


Located in San Francisco, US.

IdeaFounder Capital

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

Markets: AI, cryptography, virtual reality

Accelerator


Located in Seattle.

AppWorks

Markets: IoT

Accelerator


Located in Taiwan.

The Blockchain Disruptors Initiative

Markets: Incubators

Accelerator


Located in West Palm Beach.

Blocksmatter

Markets: Blockchains

Accelerator


Located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Startup Growth Advisors

Markets: IoT

Accelerator


Blockchain Hub Prague

Accelerator


Located in Prague, Czechia.

Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Markets: Knowledge Management

Accelerator


 

C

[Consortia] Blockchain Consortia and Business Networks

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

[CryptoSec] Blockchain Analysis Companies and Security Audit Services

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Somish Blockchain Labs

Originally an infosec company founded in 2006, operating also in blockchain security since 2016.

Market Segment dApp Security


Focused on Smart Contracts Audits


CryptoSec


#Consulting

#dAppSecurity

#Audits

Located in New Delhi, India.

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

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


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), Alena Vranova.

SatoshiLabs partnered with The B Foundation.

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


Crypto Custody


#Trading

#TradingPlatform

#OTC


>> Similar to Bakkt, Fidelity, Bitfinex, Bithumb

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 525.3 MM USD

Personalities involved in Coinbase include Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam.

Coinbase partnered with Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Fundamental Labs.

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

 

F

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

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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

Personalities involved in Wyre include Tim Draper.

Wyre partnered with MakerDAO, altcoin.io.

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

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.

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


Fintech


#LightningNetwork

#Ecommerce

#Payments


>> Similar to Wyre, Wirex

Located in Stockholm.

Raised funding 2.0 MM USD

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

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

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.

Skaly

Skaly is an e-health and fitness monitoring startup utilizing the IOTA API. Very early stage but has working prototype of a device for the health data collection. The use of the data is meant for health insurance companies.

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on eHealth, SmartDevice, InsurTech


Fintech


#IoT

#Insurance

#Technology

Located in Netherlands.

Personalities involved in Skaly include Dennis Schouten, Peter Willemsen, Stan Scharnigg.

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 Fintech, Banking, P2P lending


Focused on Banking, Credit


Fintech


#Lending

#P2P

#Interest


>> Similar to Salt Lending

Located in 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

Traceto

traceto.io is a decentralized KYC/AML platform for reusable KYC, credit assessment and data analysis. It is focusing around the needs of Asia-based blockchain tech businesses.

Market Segment Fintech


Focused on Legal, KYC


Fintech


#KYC/AML

#Exchanges

#Credit

#CreditRisk

#DataAnalysis


>> Similar to Selfkey, Civic

Located in Singapore.

Personalities involved in Traceto include Chye Kit.

Traceto partnered with Yincubator.

Press / Blockchain KYC Platform traceto.io Partners with Yincubator

Press / traceto.io Partners with AI Trading Platform

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

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

AID:Tech partnered with Wachsman, AmaZix.

Ripple

Market Segment Remittance

Fintech


#Banking

#Fintech


>> Similar to ZED Network

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 86.5 MM USD

Serica

Market Segment Credit

Fintech


Located in Mountain View, USA.

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

500 FinTech

Market Segment Insurance


Focused on InsurTech


Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Purse

Market Segment Blockchains

Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

PayStand

Market Segment B2B

Fintech


Located in Santa Cruz.

Raised funding 9.0 MM USD

37coins

Market Segment Banking

Fintech


Located in Sunnyvale.

Raised funding 0.025 MM USD

Hedgy

Market Segment Trading

Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 1.2 MM USD

Wave (OGYDocs Inc)

Market Segment Trading

Fintech


Located in Delaware.

Raised funding 0.12 MM USD

Coins.ph

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Remittance


Fintech


Located in Manila.

Raised funding 10.0 MM USD

Circle

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Payments, Trading


Fintech


#Poloniex

#Remittance

#Technology

#Fiat-Crypto

Located in Boston, USA.

Raised funding 246.0 MM USD

B2B Pay

Market Segment B2B

Fintech


Located in Helsinki.

Elliptic

Market Segment Legal


Focused on Law Enforcement


Fintech


Located in London.

Raised funding 7.0 MM USD

Monetsu

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in Vancouver.

Raised funding 0.2 MM USD

Bitcoin India

Market Segment Remittance


Focused on Remittance


Fintech


Located in India.

Gluwa

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Coinhako

Market Segment Finance Technology

Fintech


Located in Singapore.

 

G

[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.

Orbit

Fully peer-to-peer wagering system with no house, not even a set team. Integrates automatically once active Metamask extension is detected, every action is part of the user’s smart contract - even change of user name. Wagershave no limits, winners of every ring are chosen by random number generation. Developed by a Discord community.

Market Segment Native Crypto Gambling


Focused on Peer-to-peer gambling, dApp, Casino


Gambling


#ETH

#Casino


>> Similar to Prime Dice, Cyber Dice, Augur

Located in Decentralized.

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.

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.

 

[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

Personalities involved in Axiom Zen include Roham Gharegozlou.

Axiom Zen partnered with Fuel Games.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

EMONT Alliance

Alliance of successful Ethereum-based dApp games and their developers. Fast atomic swaps between in-game tokens thanks to partnership with Kyber Network.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Alliance


Gaming


#Etheremon

#MyCryptoHeroes

#Cubego

#EmontFrenzy

Located in Singapore.

EMONT Alliance partnered with Kyber Network.

Press / EMONT Alliance announces Cubego, a fresh idea for the blockchain collectible space

BitMatrix

Korean blockchain game development studio and owner of the VX Platform. Creator of BitPet, Korea’s first hugely successful dApp game.

Market Segment Game Developer


Focused on Game development studio, Deployment platform


Gaming


#BitPet

#BitGolf

#VXNetworkPlatform

Located in Seoul, Korea.

BitMatrix partnered with Platinum Egg.

The Hive (platform)

Market Segment Augmented Reality

Gaming


Located in Palo Alto, USA.

Gaming dApps:
Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

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.

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.

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.

Roto Hive (platform)

RotoHive is a new type of fantasy sports site that runs weekly tournaments and aims to be the world’s best fantasy sports prediction platform. The weekly tournaments are free to play and open to all fantasy sports fans worldwide.

Market Segment Decentralized Game


Focused on Fantasy Sports Prediction Platform


Gaming


#dApps

#Gaming

#Tournaments


>> Similar to Etheremon, CryptoHeroes

Located in Dallas, US.

Personalities involved in Roto Hive (platform) include Anthony Adams, Luis Osta, Michael Lewellen.

Asset Marketplaces:
Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

Market Segment Marketplace for Collectibles


Focused on Collectibles, Trading


Gaming


#Collectible

#Ethereum

#ERC-721

Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 2.1 MM USD

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

 

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[Investor] Blockchain Investors and VC

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Yincubator

Yincubator is an independent investment firm based in Singapore venturing heavily into AI and fintech in China, North America and Europe.

Market Segment Startups


Focused on Investor


Investor



>> Similar to Dekrypt Capital, NEO Global Capital Fund

Located in Singapore.

Personalities involved in Yincubator include Jennifer Chen, Sophie Zhang, Cynthia Ding, Christy Zou, Chen Dong.

Yincubator partnered with traceto.io.

Press / Blockchain KYC Platform traceto.io Partners with Yincubator

Streamlined Ventures

Market Segment Blockchain / Cryptocurrency


Focused on Investor


Investor


Located in Palo Alto, USA.

Digital Currency Group

Market Segment Blockchains

Investor


#Media

Located in New York City, USA.

Pantera Capital

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Investor


Investor


Located in Menlo Park.

HACK Fund

Market Segment Fintech


Focused on Investor


Investor


#TradeCapital

Located in San Jose, USA.

Raised funding 1.6 MM USD

Blockchain Capital

Market Segment Blockchains

Investor


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Polychain Capital

Market Segment Hedge Funds


Focused on Investor


Investor


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 210.0 MM USD

Boost VC

Market Segment Blockchains

Investor


Located in Silicon Valley, USA.

First Star Ventures

Market Segment Blockchains

Investor


Located in Cambridge.

Fenbushi Capital

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Investor


Investor


Located in Shanghai.

 

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

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Dyno

Re-Defining the sports industry by building the first blockchain based marketplace for user driven sports and metabolic data. Users earn a fee for providing their data from DYNOSTICS device to universities, insurance companies, doctors, sports or fitness companies and clinical researchers.

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on Health & Fitness, Metabolic Data


Sportstech


#Fitness

#MetabolicData

#UserDataMonetization

Located in Bad Wörishofen, Germany (as Sicada GmbH).

Personalities involved in Dyno include Stefan Bartenschlager, Manfred Guenther, Felix Grund, Friedrich Hergenreider.

Dyno partnered with Red Bull, Phantom Athletics, Universitat Leipzig, Cleverfit, InvestInBavaria .

FansUnite

A Protocol for Sports Betting Applications on Ethereum. Facilitating a fully decentralized ecosystem of sports betting applications that can accept wagers in any ERC20 token..

Market Segment Sports Betting


Focused on Technology


Sportstech


Located in Vancouver, Canada (as FansUnite Entertainment Inc.).

Raised funding 0.393 MM USD

Personalities involved in FansUnite include Darius Eghdami, Duncan McIntyre, Nicolas Shuster.

FansUnite partnered with Victory Square accelerator (Fantasy 6 Sports).

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.

Bet On Chart

Dynamically evolving in-play sports betting with the AI-driven technology that recreates sports match in form of a chart that shows the advantage of each team. Running on ETH Plasma.

Market Segment Sports Betting


Focused on Technology, AI


Sportstech


#In-PlaySportsbook

#AI

#Machinelearning

Located in Punta Gorda, Флорида.

Personalities involved in Bet On Chart include Kirill Bykov, Pavel Bykov.

Bet On Chart partnered with Stox.

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

Personalities involved in Socios include Alex Dreyfus.

Socios partnered with ChiliZ, Mediarex, Binance, OKEx.

Article / Sports industry can now link the real-world with blockchain through voting tokens

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.

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.

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.

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.

STG (Sports Technology Group)

STG future-proofs sports teams, organizations, and leagues by building their entire technology stack on blockchain technology. Full-stack sports team management platform from internal operations to fan experiences and engagement.

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on Internal Team Management


Sportstech


#Management

#Data

#Internal

Located in Vancouver, Canada.

Personalities involved in STG (Sports Technology Group) include Danielle Boyd.

 

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[TradeTech] Blockchain for International Trade and Supply Chains

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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

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

Hijro

Hijro is a global trade network that connects platforms to streamline trade finance processes with the help of distributed ledger technology. The Trade Asset Marketplace is the core of the Hijro network.

Market Segment TradeTech, Fintech, Trade, Credit, Lending


Focused on Tradetech


Blockchain Technology


#Network

#Trade

#Open-Account


>> Similar to Universal Protocol Platform, we.trade

Located in Lexington, USA.

Raised funding 2.525 MM USD

Hijro partnered with Draper Associates, Fenbushi Capital, Digital Currency Group.

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

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

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

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

Veratrak

Pharmaceutical supply chain solution. Develops highly secure blockchain-based documentation platform for sharing of sensitive data and collaboration between companies.

Market Segment TradeTech


Focused on Supply Chain


Blockchain Technology


Located in Oxford, UK.

Raised funding 0.27 MM USD

Personalities involved in Veratrak include Jason Lacombe, Matthew Wilson.

Veratrak partnered with Oxford Seed Fund, Seedcamp.

Blockstream

Market Segment Data Security


Focused on Bitcoin


Blockchain Technology


#Bitcoin

#Technology

Located in Mountain View, USA.

Raised funding 76.0 MM USD

Blockstack

Market Segment Platform


Focused on Application Platforms


Blockchain Technology


Located in New York City, USA.

Raised funding 57.5 MM USD

Filament

Market Segment Industrial Automation

Blockchain Technology


Located in Reno.

Raised funding 21.0 MM USD

Chronicled

Market Segment Supply Chain Management

Blockchain Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 12.325 MM USD

LeadIQ

Market Segment Sales Automation

Blockchain Technology


Located in Singapore.

Mosaic

Market Segment Data & Analytics


Focused on Platform for data research.


Blockchain Technology


Located in London, UK.

 

[Trading] Cryptocurrency Trading Industry, Digital Asset Exchanges

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
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.

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

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

Numerai partnered with Union Square Ventures, Fred Ehrsam.

Coinrule

Automated Trading

Market Segment Automated Trading

Trading


Located in London, UK.

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.

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

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

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

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

Korbit

Market Segment Blockchains


Focused on Exchange


Trading



>> Similar to Bithumb

Located in Seoul.

Raised funding 3.61 MM USD

Bitaccess

Market Segment Bitcoin Exchange

Trading


Located in Mountain View, USA.

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

Personalities involved in Kraken Digital Asset Exchange include Jess Powell.

Chroma

Market Segment Trading


Focused on Financial Exchanges


Trading


Located in Portland.

Secure Asset Exchange

Market Segment Blockchains

Trading


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Swarm

Market Segment Fintech


Focused on Investing


Trading


#AI

#Investing

#Technology

Located in Palo Alto.

Raised funding 1.0 MM USD

Bitcoin by Flight.vc

Market Segment Bitcoin Exchange

Trading


Located in San Francisco, USA.

AlphaPoint

Market Segment Financial Exchanges

Trading


Located in Philadelphia, USA.

HODL

Market Segment Investing


Focused on Personal Finance


Trading


Located in Palo Alto, 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.

 

[Technology] Tech Startups Using Blockchain Technology, Businesses Developing Blockchains

Company Industry Segments Business Funding
Amber

Amber video develops AI and blockchain-based products to detect deep fakes and fraud for video content. Amber sources and tracks provenance via a smart contract system to create service for multi-stake situations where multiple parties mistrust each other - such as for governmental use. They have released Authenticate and detect products that are good to be integrated into a workflow.

Market Segment AI


Focused on Fraud detection


Technology


#Video

#DeepFake

#AI

#Veracity

#KYC


>> Similar to Factom

Located in San Francisco, USA (as Unveiled Labs, Inc.).

Personalities involved in Amber include Shamir Allibhai, Roderick Hodgson, David Doermann.

Hijro

Hijro is a global trade network that connects platforms to streamline trade finance processes with the help of distributed ledger technology. The Trade Asset Marketplace is the core of the Hijro network.

Market Segment Fintech, Trade, Credit, Lending


Focused on Tradetech


Technology


#Network

#Trade

#Open-Account


>> Similar to Universal Protocol Platform, we.trade

Located in Lexington, USA.

Raised funding 2.525 MM USD

Hijro partnered with Draper Associates, Fenbushi Capital, Digital Currency Group.

Case

Market Segment Bitcoin

Technology


Located in New York City, USA.

Raised funding 2.2 MM USD

Ripio

Market Segment Emerging Markets

Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 3.725 MM USD

Gem

Market Segment Blockchains

Technology


Located in Los Angeles, USA.

Raised funding 20.882492 MM USD

Axiom Zen

Market Segment Startups

Technology


Located in Vancouver, Canada.

Airfox

Market Segment Blockchains

Technology


Located in Boston.

Bonafide

Market Segment Personal Finance

Technology


Located in Mountain View, USA.

Raised funding 0.95 MM USD

SpringRole

Market Segment Blockchains

Technology


Located in Santa Monica.

Raised funding 0.25 MM USD

Binded

Market Segment Computer Vision

Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Fysical Labs

Market Segment Location Based Services

Technology


Located in San Francisco, USA.

Raised funding 1.515 MM USD

Vault12

Market Segment Blockchains

Technology


Located in Mountain View, USA.

Seeds

Market Segment Blockchain / Cryptocurrency

Technology


Located in Los Angeles, USA.

Raised funding 0.75 MM USD

Lakestar

Market Segment Technology

Technology


Located in Europe.

SABR.io

Market Segment Governments

Technology


Located in Mountain View.

Raised funding 0.208 MM USD

Hackers/Founders

Market Segment B2B

Technology


Located in Guadalajara.

Raised funding 0.575 MM USD

Skry (acquired by Bloq)

Market Segment Blockchains

Technology


Located in Palo Alto.