2023 Toyota Auto Salon
Toyota created NFTs to give to attendees of its annual event as a way to showcase its cars and get people more engaged.
3NUM Shield is an anonymous web3 mobile number that protects a user’s identity and provides private, secure messaging.
7-Eleven Slurpee Day NFTs
7-Eleven launched free Slurpee NFTs on “Slurpee Day” (July 11 or 7/11) to engage its customers.
ANA NFT Marketplace
All Nippon Airlines (ANA) launched an NFT marketplace to merge travel with virtual experiences. The platform, led by ANA's metaverse-focused subsidiary, ANA NEO, allows purchases via credit card and targets a younger, international audience to rejuvenate the brand. The shift to the virtual domain started as a "regional revitalization" effort through its NFT collection of Boeing 787’s.
Mercedes-Benz launched Acentrik, a tool for data-sharing based on Gaia-X principles and the Gaia-X Trust Framework - a European initiative and standards for the data economy. Acentrik has secured a number of partnerships, including with Automaton (an AI platform for the agriculture industry) and Syntegra (an ML platform that generates synthetic healthcare data), among others.
AgroToken allows farmers to tokenize their grains, sell rights to that grain, and receive upfront payments for the grains. In addition, it allows the grains to be tracked throughout the supply chain. AgroToken also partnered with VISA to issue credit and debit cards to be used in conjunction with its token.
Airchains is a SaaS platform for deploying blockchain-based products. It’s services have been used in a number of projects, including with the Telangana Government's Transport Department for improving the efficiency and transparency in managing transportation services and data. Recently, the West Bengal’s City Development Authority has partnered with Airchains to digitally implement the land ownership and mutation system.
Akash is a cloud computing platform that creates a marketplace where providers can lease their idle computer processing power to customers who need it.
AlphaWallet is an open-source, self-custodial wallet. An example of an application is Shankai Sports - an international sports company - leveraging the wallet in 2018 to optimize sale, distribution, and fulfilment of FIFA World Cup 2018 VIP tickets.
Altr is a platform to buy, sell, and exchange parts of luxury real-world assets (”RWAs”) like collectible watches and cars. Users can own parts of these assets or use them as collateral for loans via DeFi.
Ampy allows users to track music consumption, both in Web2 and Web3, as well as discover new experiences.
AnChain is a web3 security and compliance platform. It has 200+ customers and has secured $100+ billion in trading volume.
Andes offers carbon removal credits of businesses and organizations while also developing microorganism technology for to permanently remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Andes has already removed 50k tonnes of carbon dioxide in their first pilot program.
Anonybit is a decentralized, authentication protocol based on biometric and blockchain technology.
AnotherBlock is a marketplace for users to share royalties with the artists they’re streaming. Artists like Rihanna have already joined the platform.
Aragon builds flexible and secure tools that enable anyone to launch and manage Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). In 2016, Aragon built the first DAO framework, which has since powered the creation of over 5,000 DAOs and secured the governance of over 12B in value for leading decentralized projects like Lido, Decentraland, API3, Aavegotchi and NFTX.
Arianne works with luxury brands to digitally authenticate their products and help them build their online community. They have secured partnerships with a number of large brands like Lacoste, Breitling, Moncler, Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oreal, among others.
Arkeen creates a marketplace between those who supply data around electricity generation and consumption with those who use the data for building applications and services.
Arkis is a DeFi Prime Broker that focuses on enabling under-collateralized leverage for DeFi institutions and traders. Their system lets users leverage their on-chain trades across various protocols and blockchains using a single on-chain margin account.
Arpeggi Labs enables artists to create music using their studio library and get credit attribution when used by other artists.
Atithi Compliance System
Atithi automates and simplifies compliance requirements within the hospitality industry, by facilitating the collection, organization, and submission of compliance data, such as guest information, occupancy reports, etc.
AtlantisDAO is a web3 community organized around social impact and sustainability initiatives. Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) partnered with AtlantisDAO to build a network for verifying and accessing clean water. The pilot will focus on 45,000 people across five remote villages in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India.
Atlas Cafe coffeehouse in San Francisco used NFTs as a way to boost customer engagement and increase visits to the coffee shop. It partnered with Celo and ran a small pilot that produced increased visits, overall revenue, and brand awareness as well as created global reach.
Atma by Avery Dennison
Atma creates digital product passports (”DPPs”) for physical goods to enable end-to-end tracking and circularity. It has a number of partnerships including with SAP and adidas.
Atrium is a decentralized studio that connects IP owners with top digital artists. IP owners use Atrium to commission high-quality content like short video clips or feature length movies.
Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Prada Group, Cartier, Mercedes-Benz, and OTB Group partnered to launch The Aura Blockchain Consortium, to develop a unified blockchain solution for luxury brands for creating a “circular business model” while increasing transparency and trust for the customers.
Australian Open (AO) ArtBall 2023
AO ArtBall 2023 is a collection of 9,230 NFTs with each ArtBall linked to a plot on the court. If the winning shot from any of the ~400 AO matches lands on that plot, the ArtBall is updated with that information, and the owner of that NFT plot receives special perks or rewards, like tickets to exclusive events.
Autify combines blockchain and AI to develop a modern, modular supply-chain management and cross-border payment platform.
BLOOCK is a technology company that provides software-as-a-service solutions to secure information exchanges and systems.
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) launched the first phase of BLR Metaport, the world's first metaverse experience for an airport, in collaboration with AWS, Intel and Polygon.
Latin America’s biggest investment bank, Brazil-based BTG Pactual, launched its own stablecoin called “BTG Dol.”
Backed expands access to financial assets by bridging equities into decentralized finance. Backed introduces fully backed ERC-20 tokens that represent the value of popular equities like Tesla, Google, Apple and can be used across the DeFi ecosystem.
Balancer is a decentralized automated market maker (”AMM”) that represents a flexible building block for programmable liquidity.
Beefy is a decentralized, multi-chain yield optimizer platform that maximizes rewards from various liquidity pools (LPs), automated market making (AMM) projects, and other yield farming opportunities in the DeFi ecosystem.
Bifrost developed a cross-chain Staking Liquidity Pool (SLP) that allows users to stake tokens and secure the network.
BitGo provides regulated custody, financial services, and core infrastructure for investors and builders.
BitPay is an app for buying, storing, swapping, and spending cryptocurrency. Ralph Lauren partnered with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments - including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and MATIC - in its new store in Miami’s Design District.
Bitfury is a security and infrastructure provider for the Bitcoin blockchain. An example of a Bitfury application includes: the National Agency for Public Registry (NAPR) - operating under the Ministry of Justice in Georgia - issuing 300,000 land titles on the blockchain for the sale of land titles, registration of new titles, mortgages, rentals, and notary services.
Bitwise is a leader in crypto index funds and created the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund in 2017, the Bitwise 10. The firm today manages more than $1.5 billion in assets across multiple funds, serving institutions, family offices, financial advisors, and high-net worth individuals. It also launched the Bitwise Polygon (MATIC) Fund to give investors exposure to MATIC, the native cryptoasset of Polygon, through a professionally managed investment vehicle.
Blackbird is a loyalty program for restaurants that aims to boost customer engagement through rewards and give restaurant owners a way to collect data. It already launched a rewards program for a Williamsburg diner called GERTIE and the Upside Nolita “Pizza Club” initiative.
BlockCerts Wallet allows students to access verifiable, tamper-proof version of their diploma that they can share with employers, schools, family, and friends. BlockCerts Wallet partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a pilot program of issuing diplomas to a cohort of 111 graduates.
BlockSpac is an NFT API platform that consolidates data from various blockchains, making it easier for developers to create reliable Web3 apps. It offers real-time insights into NFT metadata, activity, and pricing, enhancing search and research capabilities in the NFT domain.
Blockchain Lock is building the bridge to unlock doors in physical buildings using digital infrastructure. In a simplified use case, a holder of organization A’s credential can unlock partner organization B’s office door, as long as the access is granted, without invading A’s privacy.
Blockchain-eCommerce Centre of Excellence
Flipkart - one of India’s leading digital commerce entities - is launching a Blockchain-eCommerce Centre of Excellence that will focus on research and development for e-commerce in Web3 and the metaverse, exploring the next iteration of shopping and being online.
Bluezelle is a blockchain infrastructure provider focused on secure and efficient storage and retrieval of data. An example of a Bluzelle application includes: three banks in Asia - OCBC Bank, HSBC Singapore, and the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) - collaborated with the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IDMA) - a Singaporean regulator of media and information communications - to streamline and improve the banking KYC process by creating a shared ledger for verifying customer identities.
Bolero introduced "Song Share" for artists that lets fans acquire micro-ownership in an artist's music, entitling them to a share of the song's royalties. Over 30 artists, mainly from hip hop and techno genres, are already on board.
Sports Illustrated Tickets launched “Box Office” - an NFT ticketing platform - that targets smaller, community events.
Brave is a free and open-source web browser. It also offers an option to businesses to use private advertising - through Brave Ads - and has had a number of major companies use their services. This includes Chipotle, Verizon, eToro, among others.
BrightID is a social identity network that allows users to prove that they’re only using one account.
Brixton Pound is a “community currency” project based in the Brixton area of London that aims to revitalize the local economy.
Broadridge, a large financial services company, is now facilitating $70 billion worth of repurchase agreements through the blockchain.
Building Blocks Project
Created by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Building Blocks (BB) is a permissioned, blockchain network that connects humanitarian organizations to streamline communication and aid disbursement. BB has already been used for helping Ukraine during the war, Syrian refugees in Jordan, citizens of Bangladesh, and residents of Beirut during the 2020 explosion.
Buk tokenizes hotel room bookings to give more control to hotels - like through increased price discovery - as well as to travelers by allowing them to have flexibility over their bookings.
Clover is a one-stop infrastructure platform for cross-chain and decentralized applications. CLV Wallet is a cross-chain all-in-one wallet that supports in-app messaging, asset management, seamless transfer of cryptocurrencies, and now enables users to store their verifiable credentials. CLV Wallet allows users to prove their access rights in a privacy-preserving way through ZK proofs.
Calaxy is a social media platform that aims to give creators better tools to expand their audience and increase their earnings through engaging content.
The Department of Motor Vehicles in Oakland, California plans to tokenize 14+ million automobiles registered in the state to increase liquidity in vehicle marketplaces. It would also allow for a quicker issuance and transfer process and more secure ownership as well as promote less fraudulent activity.
Candy is an NFT marketplace and ecosystem. Candy works directly with athletes, artists and content owners on developing their NFT projects. They have partnerships with brands like Major League Baseball, Netflix, WWE, among others.
Carbify is a platform that offers a UNFCCC-certified carbon debit system. They plant trees in AgroForestry systems (that are linked to NFTs called “NFTrees”), aiming to aid local communities and indigenous populations by providing agricultural education. Using their “CarbiDash” dashboard, users can manage tree purchases, track their carbon offsets, or access game NFTs.
Carbonland Trust offers carbon credits and access to voluntary carbon markets for landowners and corporations.
Certora provides security analysis tools for smart contracts using formal verification (math proofs) to ensure that algorithms are behaving as intended, automating security auditing for DeFi protocols like Lido, MakerDAO, Aave, among others.
Chainalysis provides intelligence and risk management tools for blockchains and blockchain-based applications.
Chainlink helps individuals and companies deploy blockchain-based solutions across industries. It has partnerships with T-Mobile, Aave, Synthetix, among others.
Champ helps create, manage, and transfer digital vehicle titles for insurance carriers, lenders, state governments, vehicle retailers, and OEMs.
Change.Gallery by ChangeDAO
ChangeDAO created Change.Gallery, an NFT marketplace, to use art for social impact. These NFTs allow artists to tie their art to philanthropic goals by tying the NFT to a specific charity that benefits every time the art is re-sold or using the NFT as a fundraising tool.
The Government of El Salvador created the Chivo Wallet to send payments in dollars or Bitcoin. The El Salvador Central Reserve Bank reported that Chivo processed $50+ million in remittances in the first 5 months of 2022.
Chronicled aims to automate transactions between trading partners in the Life Sciences Industry. It has partnerships with large companies like Pfizer, McKesson, Bayer, among others.
Circle began as a peer-to-peer payments technology company that now manages the stablecoin USD Coin (”USDC”). As of June 11, 2023, there’s $28+ billion USDC in circulation among 1.7 million holders. Circle is trusted by a number of large institutions including BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Mastercard, VISA, worldpay from FIS, MoneyGram, and Coinbase.
Circles is a universal basic income (”UBI”) platform allowing communities to generate their own local currencies.
Circularise is a software platform that creates “Digital Product Passports” - similar to “digital twins” - that allow for end-to-end traceability of supply chains. It has formed a number of major partnerships, including with automobile companies (e.g., Porsche and Mitsubishi), plastics companies (e.g., DOMO and Covestro), chemicals companies (e.g., Borealis) as well as Marubeni Corporation (a Japanese trading and investment conglomerate), Neste (Finnish oil refiner), and the City of Amsterdam.
Civic gives users and enterprises access to identity and access management (”IAM”) tools for DeFi, DAOs, or anything else on-chain.
Clearpool is the first decentralized marketplace for uncollateralized institutional lending. Clearpool recently partnered with Polygon to allow its substantial borrower network — which includes Jane Street, Amber, Auros, FBG Capital, Folkvang, and Wintermute — more efficient access to uncollateralized liquidity provided by a decentralized network of lenders.
Climate Action Data (CAD) Trust
CAD Trust unifies disparate carbon credit registries, aiming to enhance market transparency and integrity.
ClimateX developed Spectra, a climate risk intelligence platform that allows organizations to access and integrate climate-related data into their business strategy and meet regulatory disclosures.
Clowder Club allows users to co-buy and co-own NFTs, increasing access to these digital assets.
CoFund aims to make institutional grade real estate investments accessible in a compliant manner. Its first property is a $10 million hotel in Bali.
Coca-Cola issued a collection of collectibles (NFTs) to commemorate “International Friendship Day.”
Coinversation is a DeFi and cross-chain crowdfunding platform that began as a synthetic asset protocol.
Reddit launched an avatar, NFT-based collection called “Collectible Avatars” that are designed by independent artists.
Comm is a crypto-native chat application (i.e., Discord but for Web3) that allows communities to host their own backend.
Common Ground aims to give online communities a way to organize on the Internet, through a single dashboard that brings together newsfeeds, video calls, chats, etc.
Compound connects lenders and borrowers - by way of smart contracts, not intermediaries - using incentives paid in cryptocurrency.
Constellation is a privately backed, founder-led blockchain ecosystem focused on big data. The US Air Force (UASF) began contracting Constellation through a DOD partnership (”Phase I + II”) in 2019 to modernize the cybersecurity of its backend systems. More specifically, the USAF wants to effectively and efficiently transfer confidential data across their Defense Transportation System commercial airlift partners without sacrificing cost or speed. The USAF and Constellation are now in Phase III of their research and development.
ConstitutionDAO (2021-2021) was an experiment in a single-purpose DAO. Over the course of seven days, 17+ thousand individuals came together to raise $42 million to buy the physical copy of the US Constitution that was being auctioned by Sotheby’s.