Top-10 business & fintech Blockchain startups

Top-10 business & fintech Blockchain startups

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Top-10 business & fintech Blockchain startups

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We are working on a new issue of the magazine summing up the results of the year, which will be issued on December 31, 2018. The issue will include Top 100 companies in the blockchain industry which we believe will change the world in 2019. Companies will be structured in 10 categories. Read about the first category today – TOP-10 Business & Fintech blockchain companies.

Startups sorted alphabetically:

 

1. Abra

https://www.abra.com/
At Abra, we’re making cryptocurrency investing simple. Abra operates an easy to use app — with 30 cryptocurrencies, 50 fiat currencies, and the BIT10 crypto index available. Users can buy, sell, store, and invest in cryptocurrencies, plus manage all crypto investments, in one place. Our vision is an open, global financial system that is easily accessible to everyone.
Users fund a “wallet,” track prices and make exchanges between currencies. Formal name is Plutus Financial Inc.

LOCATION:
Mountain View, California

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Bill Barhydt, James D. Robinson

INVESTORS:
American Express
Arbor Ventures
Boost
CMT Digital Ventures LLC
Digital Currency Group
FBS Capital
First Round
Foxconn Technology Group
Ignia
Jungle Ventures
Lerer Huppeau
Liberty City Ventures
Operative Capital
RRE Ventures
Silicon Badia
Silver8 Capital

 

2. Blockchain

https://www.blockchain.com/
Blockchain.com (formerly Blockchain.info) is a bitcoin block explorer service, as well as a cryptocurrency wallet supporting bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. They also provide Bitcoin data charts, stats, and market information.

LOCATION:
Luxembourg

DATE FOUNDED:
2011

FOUNDERS:
Bill Barhydt, James D. Robinson

INVESTORS:
Digital Currency Group
Future Perfect Ventures
GV
Lakestar
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Mosaic Ventures
NJF Capital
Prudence Holdings
Virgin Group

 

3. Blockstream Corp.

https://blockstream.com/
Creating ways to handle bitcoin micropayments and a technology called sidechain that offers firms more flexibility handling bitcoin transfers. Blockstream is one of a number of institutions that provide funding for the development of Bitcoin Core, the predominant network client software
Working with Intercontinental Exchange on a cryptocurrency data feed for traders.

LOCATION:
Montreal

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Dr. Adam Back, Matt Corallo, Alexander Fowler, Mark Friedenbach, Francesca Hall, Austin Hill, Greg Maxwell, Erik Svenson, Jorge Timon, Jonathan Wilkins, Dr. Pieter Wuille

INVESTORS:
AME Cloud Ventures
AXA Strategic Ventures
Blockchain Capital LLC
FuturePerfect Ventures
Horizons Ventures Ltd.
Innovation Endeavors
Khosla Ventures
Mosaic Ventures
Real Ventures
Reid Hoffman
Seven Seas Venture Partners

 

4. Brave Software Inc.

https://brave.com
Offers a web browser designed to improve privacy and includes a blockchain-based ad platform through which revenue is split with publishers. Note: Has a partnership with Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

LOCATION:
San Francisco

DATE FOUNDED:
2015

FOUNDERS:
Brian Bondy, Brendan Eich

INVESTORS:
Digital Currency Group Inc.
Foundation Capital
Founders Fund LLС
Pantera Capital Management
Propel Venture Partners

 

5. Chain

https://chain.com
Chain builds cryptographic ledger systems that make financial services smarter, more secure, and more connected
Offers blockchain technology for financial institutions, as well as ledger balance software for fintech and ecommerce companies
Building blockchain initiatives with Nasdaq and Citigroup
Chain has been acquired by Lightyear, a Stellar-focused company formed last year with the support of the Stellar Development Foundation.
The Chain and Lightyear brands will be retired and the combined company will be re-named to Interstellar.

LOCATION:
San Francisco

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Adam Ludwin, Devon Gundry

INVESTORS:
BlockChain Capital
Citi Ventures
Draft Ventures
Fiserv
Khosla Ventures
NASDAQ
Orange Digital Ventures
Pantera Capital
RRE Ventures
VISA

 

6. Chainalysis

http://chainalysis.com
Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains between people, businesses, and governments. Our Blockchain Intelligence Platform powers our compliance and investigation software for the world’s top institutions. Customers include the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration and Europol.

With offices in NY, D.C., and Copenhagen, Chainalysis is global and backed by Benchmark and other leading names in venture capital.

LOCATION:
New York, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Jan Moller, Jonathan Levin, Michael Gronager

INVESTORS:
Barclays Accelerator
Benchmark
CVP
Digital Currency Group
FundersClub
Point Nine Capital
Techstars

 

7. Digital Asset Holdings LLC

https://www.digitalasset.com
Digital Asset is a financial technology company that builds products based on distributed ledger technology for regulated financial institutions, such as financial market infrastructure providers, CCPs, CSDs, exchanges, banks, custodians and their market participants.Working on financial “infrastructure,” such as trade clearing and settlement for Australias main stock exchange.

LOCATION:
New York

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Sunil Hirani, Don R. Wilson

INVESTORS:
ABN AMRO Bank NV
Accenture LLP, ASX Ltd.
BNP Paribas SА
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
Citi
CME Ventures LLC
DB1 Ventures GmbH
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
ICAP PLC
International Business Machines Corp.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Jefferson River Capital
PNC Financial Services Group
Santander InnoVentures

 

8. Shapeshift

http://shapeshift.io
ShapeShift is a web and API platform formed in August of 2014 to provide instant Bitcoin and altcoin conversion with the maximum level of consumer protection and efficiency.
Users do not have to create accounts, deposit funds, or provide private personal information. This keeps the users safe from identity or financial theft – a critical improvement in exchange technology.
The company has a strict “No Fiat” policy, meaning it does not use banks or political currencies anywhere in its operations.

LOCATION:
Zug, Switzerland

DATE FOUNDED:
2014

FOUNDERS:
Erik Voorhees

INVESTORS:
Access Venture Partners
Blockchain Capital
Digital Currency Group
Earlybird Ventures
FundersClub
Hard Yaka
Lakestar
Pantera

9. Symbiont

https://symbiont.io/

Symbiont is a blockchain technology company based in New York City, developing products in smart contracts and distributed ledgers for use in capital markets. Their product provides a simple interface for specifying the terms and conditions when issuing smart securities, as well as integration with market data feeds.
Industry leaders such as Vanguard and the State of Delaware have chosen to partner with Symbiont.

LOCATION:
New York, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2015

FOUNDERS:
Adam Krellenstein, Robby Dermody, Evan Wagner, Mark Smith

INVESTORS:
Atlantic Merchant Capital
Celeridem Capital Management
DHVC (Digital Horizon Capital)
Fenbushi Capital
Hundsun Technologies
Kayon Partners
Medici Ventures
SenaHill Partners
Wicklow Capital

 

10. Xapo

https://xapo.com
Provides secure offline storage for investors and family offices who want to hold Bitcoin as a form of digital gold (as opposed to actively trading it). Also offers Bitcoin wallets for consumers, mainly in developing world.
By offering two distinct products – an easy access wallet and a locked-down vault – they’re marrying the convenience bitcoin users want for everyday needs with the security they require for confident bitcoin saving. It’s the most secure, the reliable, and the most convenient.

LOCATION:
Palo Alto, USA

DATE FOUNDED:
2012

FOUNDERS:
Federico Murrone, Wensceslao Casares

INVESTORS:
AME Cloud Ventures
Benchmark Capital
Digital Currency Group
Emergence Capital Partners
Endeavor Catalyst
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Greylock Partners
Index Ventures
Pantera Capital
Ribbit Capital

 

Read more news in the new issue of our Rising Blockchain Magazine.