While blockchain may be perceived as a trend, it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is here to stay. As banks around the globe set up sandboxes to test how blockchain can be implemented within their core business, blockchain is simultaneously progressing through production, largely in the realms of cross-border payments and trade finance. Today, not only financial institutions, but also central banks and governments are interested in blockchain technology and its potential. Moreover, while the focus has mainly been on the financial world, we are now increasingly seeing blockchain applications within other industries.
Colu is a smart city technology company focused on helping municipalities significantly increase civic engagement by rewarding residents for taking actions that promote strategic goals for the good of the community. The company’s platform is powered by a unique City Coin that can be spent only at local merchants. This allows cities to reward residents for a desired behavior while keeping marketing funds circulating locally. Colu has over 250,000 users worldwide.See full profile >>
Bancor has developed an approach to value transfer that occurs outside crypto exchanges and removes many of the risks associated with buying and selling digital currencies. The Bancor Protocol is a standard for the creation of Smart Tokens, cryptocurrencies with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts. Bancor utilizes a token "connector" method to enable continuous liquidity for all integrated tokens, without needing to match orders in an exchange. Smart Tokens form token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated cryptocurrencies to thrive. The Bancor Network processed over $1 billion in token conversions in its first year and has facilitated affordable and accessible liquidity for 100+ token projects, who joined the open-source network with no listing fees. Bancor is working towards a future where one form of value can be easily connected to any other through an open-source protocol without rent-seeking middlemen, similar to how information networks are connected through protocols such as TCP and HTTP.See full profile >>
Zen is a decentralized financial platform, built with the goal of providing people with a secure, scalable, and useful infrastructure for creating their own financial instruments and trading them without intermediaries. The Zen blockchain is secured by multiple proof-of-work algorithms, with token-holder voting on the balance between them. Multi-hash mining creates robust incentives for miners to deliver efficient, reliable security. The Zen platform comes with a built-in solution for oracles, which provide contracts with useful real-world data. Finally, Zen is integrated with the Bitcoin blockchain, allowing contracts to observe and respond to native Bitcoin transactions.See full profile >>
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Last updated: January 2018
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Last Updated: January, 2018