Coorest allows farmers and tree planting projects to generate tokens that represent absorbed CO2 linked to real-world trees. These tokens can only be minted through satellite verified on-chain data.
Courtyard allows users to verify the authenticity of physical collectibles - by shipping and storing them in secured vaults - and turn them into digital collectibles to trade and earn passive income. Courtyard partnered with Brink’s (an American private security and protection company) to ensure the security of the physical asset storage.
Cozy Finance is building a protocol that would protect users against financial risks (like hacks or scams) when engaging with DeFi.
Crossmint provides an enterprise-level API suite for streamlined NFT integration, featuring wallets-as-a-service and tokenization APIs. Serving over 15,000 businesses and developers, its clientele spans various sectors and includes names like Deloitte, airBaltic, and Asus.
Crusoe Energy is an infrastructure provider that taps into “stranded energy” - like flared methane or excess production from clean and renewable sources - to power compute resources. For example, it repurposes methane that would have to been flared otherwise to power Bitcoin mining, reducing methane emissions. They’ve reduced natural gas flaring by 4+ billion cubic feet and mitigated 6,400 metric tons of methane emissions.
CruzoCards uses AI to generate images that users can turn into NFTs and use as greeting cards.
Crypto, Culture, and Society (CCS)
CCS started as an online crowdfunding campaign to "raise 15 ETH, which will fund ten weeks of learning from prominent voices in crypto." Today, it functions as an online community - focused on a liberal arts education for crypto - in which students get NFTs that they can use to get access to content and vote on how CCS should deploy additional funds.
Cultivo sources land for regenerative projects. It was also chosen by the World Bank’s International Financial Corporation (IFC) to help lead its Carbon Opportunities Fund.
Culture Pulse provides a platform for users to find and buy signed sports memorabilia from prominent NBA personalities like Gary Payton II and Shareef O'Neal. The platform tackles counterfeiting — restoring authenticity and trust for creators — and cultivates collector communities, facilitating direct digital interactions between creators and collectors.
Curve Finance is an automated market maker (”AMM”) that maintains low fees and low slippage by only accommodating liquidity pools made up of similarly behaving assets. Curve DEX is a decentralized exchange (”DEX”). crvUSD is a collateralized-debt-position (CDP) stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar.
DIMO allows drivers to gain better insight into their vehicles and get compensated for sharing their car data.
DaybyDay allows retail investors - instead of only corporations - to underwrite insurance policies.
Decaf equips businesses with a Point of Sales system to accept and sell crypto by integrating with Square and supporting USDC. They also offer unique NFT discounts and rewards.
Decent offers tools for creating and managing NFTs across multiple blockchains: developers get simplified tools, creators can handle their NFT collections without coding, and collectors can explore and curate collections.
Delegate Cash allows NFT owners to safely interact with NFT-locked benefits (e.g., airdrop claims, token governance, and more) without having to keep high-value assets in risky “hot” wallets. At the time of writing this, Delegate protects $608+ million worth of assets for 15,750 wallets across 90 projects.
DerivaDEX is a decentralized derivatives exchange where the community owns the insurance fund backing the trading activity.
Diagonal allows businesses to integrate cryptocurrency payments as well as facilitates subscription payment services.
Diamond Standard tokenizes diamonds to increase investment accessibility and liquidity for this asset class.
Dibbs lets users send in physical collectibles that will be verified, stored in a vault, and turned into digital goods (i.e., tokenized) for online distribution, whether for fans, loyalty programs, or other uses.
Disco is a digital identity “data backpack” where users can stash their private data in a way that they retain ownership and control of that data.
Disney chose Polygon Labs as one of six companies to join its Disney 2022 Accelerator program, a business and development program designed to spur the growth of innovative companies around the world. Disney seeks to develop new technologies within augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFT) and artificial intelligence (AI).
DraftKings, an American sports betting company, has launched three main initiatives using the blockchain. 1. “DraftKings Marketplace” is a digital collectibles marketplace where users can buy, sell, and access exclusive NFTs from sports, entertainment, and culture using their existing DraftKings account. Many iconic athletes — including Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Derek Jeter — have already launched their own NFT collections on this Marketplace. 2. “DraftKings Reignmakers” offers gamified athlete cards (as NFTs) licensed by the NFLPA, PGA TOUR, and UFC, which can be used in various fantasy contests based on athletes' real-life performances. As of August 9th, 2023, this NFT collection has reached $4.5M daily trading volume. 3. DraftKings also partnered with Zero Hash, a B2B digital assets infrastructure provider, to stake digital assets and become a Polygon network validator.
DreamDAO gives Gen Z financial and educational tools to contribute to web3 projects focused on social impact and sustainability.
Dubai Land Department
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) launched a blockchain solution that records real estate contracts and links them with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the telecommunications system, and various other organizations.
EASIER Data Initiative
The University of Maryland launched the EASIER Data Initiative to efficiently, accessibly, and sustainably on-load, analyze, and extract large amounts of geospatial data using a decentralized network infrastructure.
ENDSTATE combines footwear and technology, creating phygital - intersection of physical and digital - products. As one of its projects, ENDSTATE launched a Ukraine-themed collection and donated 100% of proceeds to Direct Relief, an NGO and non-profit.
EY OpsChain seeks to provide data among the networks in the supply chain to improve tracking and visibility. In one of its applications, EY OpsChain is used for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals by enhancing emission transparency across the entire value chain.
Eclipse is a tool for developers to build customizable rollups, allowing for increased interoperability among different chains.
Ejara, a Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) portfolio company, is a savings and investment platform for cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and tokenized assets. Ejara and MCV partnered to launch a pilot that provides Cameroonian users with the opportunity to invest in fractionalized government bonds through savings plans directly within the Ejara app.
Platinium Group (the largest ticket operator for Formula One Grand Prix events) partnered with Elemint (an NFT marketplace) and Bary (a web3 firm) to issue NFT tickets to VIP attendees of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.
Elliptic offers compliance solutions and services for crypto businesses, financial institutions, and regulators to detect and prevent financial crime in cryptoassets. Its customer base includes Coinbase, Revolut, BitGo, among others.
Empowa, a Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) portfolio company, is a property development and NFT digital collectibles platform that aims to enable “affordable home loans for the financially excluded.” Empowa and MCV partnered to launch an affordable housing pilot project that uses retail NFT sales to create liquidity for the provision of affordable housing units.
Energy Web is a global nonprofit organization that develops open-source blockchain solutions to accelerate the transition to a decentralized, decarbonized energy system. It has three core applications: Asset Management Solution, Data Exchange Solution, and Green Proofs Solution. It’s testing its solutions with a number of partners including Shell, SB Energy, Vodafone, among others.
Enso is a platform where brands and designers showcase their products, and influencers or tastemakers can select and organize them in a "virtual closet." It acts as a bridge between creators and those who influence trends in the market.
Ethereum Name Service (ENS)
ENS is the most widely integrated blockchain naming standard. It hosts 2.7+ million names and has 570 integrations.
Etherisc is an infrastructure provider for building insurance products. Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) partnered with Etherisc and a number of organizations - ACRE Africa, Mercy Corps AgriFin, Ethereum Foundation, and Chainlink Foundation - to test automation using smart contracts for insurance payouts involving 12,500 smallholder farmers in Kenya. The results showed that 40% of the claims were processed within 24 hours (versus the 14 days through the traditional system) and insurance coverage increased by 27%.
EthicHub connects buyers and investors with smallholder farmers to provide loans or offer investments to increase productivity of farming operations. To date, EthicHub has intermediated $3M+ in micro loans to 600+ families in 5 countries.
Events by Unlock Labs
Events by Unlock Labs allows users to set up tickets and event detail pages for both physical and digital events. It lets users deploy smart contracts, manage guest registrations, sell tickets as NFTs, and handle check-ins using QR codes.
Everyname enables applications to map names to wallet addresses from any blockchain naming system, like ENS and Unstoppable Domains.
Everyware provides connected sensors for healthcare products, ensuring safety and proper procedures in instances like temperature monitoring.
Extensible Message Transport Protocol (XMTP)
XMTP is an open protocol, network, and standards for secure, private web3 messaging. XMTP is not a blockchain. Nodes on the XMTP network run software to store and transfer messages between blockchain accounts. Currently, XMTP Labs is working towards decentralizing the network.
FaTPay offers a range of blockchain-based financial infrastructure services including fiat payments, wallet, and OTC trading. The company is licensed in the European Union and Canada.
Fabrica allows property owners to digitize their property records on-chain. So far, Fabrica works across 20 states and 250+ properties.
Farcaster is a blockchain network for applications that focus on social interactions and digital identity.
Farmsent authenticates food origins, aims to guarantee product integrity for consumers, and ensures fair compensation for farmers. It is referred to as the “Farmer’s blockchain.”
Fasanara Capital (a boutique alternative asset manager) launched its first crypto-native hedge fund, Fasanara Digital. Since launch, they implemented Fireblocks (a platform that manages digital assets), Fasanara has grown the size of its crypto-native fund from $20M to $100M.
Through an integration with WhatsApp, Felix allows individuals to send fast and cheap payments, with a focus on Latin America.
Fibo tokenizes physical real estate, which it allows users to invest in. It aims to increase liquidity, access, and transparency to the largest asset class in the US, while providing opportunities for investments to investors that historically have been marginalized.
Filebase is a decentralized data storage platform for developers and enterprises to store and retrieve data.
Fileverse aims to create the web3 equivalent of Google Workspace, where people can collaborate on documents and file sharing, while minimizing points of centralization and increasing encryption and security.
Flexa is a cryptocurrency payment network. AMP is the digital asset token used to collateralize payments on the Flexa Network.
Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce giant, launched Flipverse, a metaverse where digital avatars can go on quests to unlock new e-commerce experiences to enable a highly engaged, bi-directional relationship between consumers and their favorite brands.
An Argentinian low-cost airline, Flybondi, expanded its partnership with a web 3 company, TravelX, to offer all tickets as NFTs. Flybondi explained that the NFT tickets offer a more flexible travel experience for passengers and reduce administrative costs for the airline.
Fonbnk is a fintech company that builds on-ramp solutions emerging market users. Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) partnered with Fonbnk to launch a “Learn to Earn” program for financial and Web3 literacy, offering users an opportunity to get compensated — through Fonbnk’s ‘market maker’ program — while learning. Fonbnk has also partnered with Tanda (a merchant network platform in East Africa) to launch an “airtime marketplace” that will give African micro-entrepreneurs more earning opportunities.
Fordefi is an institutional-grade, multi-party computation wallet that allows institutions to securely transact, trade, lend, stake, and vote in DeFi protocols.
Forest Carbon restores degraded wetland forests. Forest Carbon and Mercy Corps Ventures (”MCV”) partnered on a data transparency pilot aimed at integrating reliable forest restoration data into the voluntary carbon market.
Franklin OnChain U.S. Government Money Fund
Franklin Templeton announced that the Franklin OnChain U.S. Government Money Fund (FOBXX) (the “Fund”) is the first US-registered mutual fund to use a public blockchain to process transactions and record share ownership. As of March 2023, the Fund has $270+ million in assets under management.
GET is a digital ticketing infrastructure provider. Since 2016, GET has processed 3+ million in tickets.
GainForest fights deforestation by connecting donors with transparent environmental rehabilitation efforts through indigenous communities that receive financial compensation for choosing to preserve their land. For example, individuals can buy reputable offsets that contribute to conservation efforts. GainForest then monitors these preserved areas by using a combination of on-the-ground input, drone photos, and satellite imagery, and uses self-executing smart contracts to distribute rewards to communities over time. GainForest has two on-going pilots: a partnership with Paraguay's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES) to address deforestation and the other with Oceanus Conservation in the Philippines to preserve mangrove ecosystems.
GateKeeper is a no-code credential issuance and verification platform that enables access control management via a dashboard. GateKeeper aggregates multiple identity data points - such as Verifiable Credentials, NFTs, on-chain data and more - to simplify and customize the requirements for gating content.
Gatenox is a compliance and verification hub - streamlining the corporate KYC process - for organizations.
GenomesDAO is a biotech DAO focused on safe, private & auditable monetization of genomic data using DeFi.
Giga by UNICEF & ITU
UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) partnered to launch Giga, a global initiative to connect every school to the Internet by 2030. Since launch, Giga has already connected 2.1+ million students globally and has a number of blockchain initiatives as part of its strategy and mission. It launched the Patchwork Kingdoms NFT Collection - commemorating UNICEF’s 75 anniversary - that generated the images using real data from schools to highlight the digital divide and raised more than $700,000. For another project, Giga created a way for schools to pay for Internet using staking rewards and issued a successful case study about Rwanda.
Gitcoin is a platform enabling coders and developers to be paid for working on open-source software.
Giveth helps fund nonprofits and social causes by connecting donors with on-the-ground projects. As of July 2023, there are 2,500+ projects on the platform with $1.8+ million donated to projects.
Glo is a non-profit Stablecoin that invests in government bonds that generates interest which then gets distributed to those in extreme poverty (through the GiveDirectly organization).
In order to establish a Universal Basic Income (UBI) system supported by social investment, GoodDollar had to tackle two primary goals: ensuring the effective distribution of funds to those in need and guaranteeing a continuous source of funding by distributing only the interest accrued from trust funds that were staked.
Gucci released a number of NFT collections: Gucci Aria, SuperGucci, and Gucci Grail. It has also bought land in the Metaverse - Sandbox - and integrated cryptocurrency payments in several of its stores. Gucci Vault was created in partnership with SuperRare.
HYPR is a passwrodless authentication service that uses the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework.
Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab
Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab is experimenting with decentralized storage technologies like Filecoin to preserve digital information.
Hashflow is a liquidity protocol that allows market makers to source liquidity and price assets using off-chain pricing functions, enabling greater capital efficiency.
Health Heroes Program
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela partnered with Circle, Airtm (a fintech company), and the US government to distribute $18 million USD in US-seized funds from the Maduro dictatorship to front-line medical workers.
Hedgehog Markets is a platform for users to create and respond to polls, while getting rewarded for placing predictions.
Helium is a community-owned wireless network, powered by over 1 million individual hotspots in 200+ countries. The ecosystem built on top of the Helium network leverages these hotspots for a number of purposes from Helium's Long Range Wireless capabilities to monitor for forest fires to using Helium 5G hotspots to provide internet coverage in rural Montana communities.
Hivemapper is a community-build global mapping (GPS) network, leveraging its user base to efficiently collect mapping data. Users use dash cams to capture street-level imagery as they drive, incentivized by tokens that reward data collection. Hivemapper turns this crowdsourced data into a world map that's constantly expanding and updating. Since January 2023, 19,000+ Hivemapper users have mapped over 3.9 million unique kilometers.
Hourglass released the first-ever marketplace to trade Time-Bound Tokens (”TBTs”) that tokenize a user's staked assets in a DeFi protocol based on its lock-up time period.
Huma Finance is income-backed DeFi that allows users to lend and borrow against their income.
Humanity Cash is a blockchain company that aims to create a circular economy through “community currencies” and Universal Basic Income (UBI). It partnered with the community in western Massachusetts to create their community currency called “BerkShares,” which is now accepted by ~350 local businesses.
Immunefi is a DeFi bug bounty platform, protecting over $60 billion in user funds across protocols like Synthetix, Chainlink, MakerDAO, among others.
The Immutable gaming platform allows game studios and independent developers to build and launch games on Ethereum.
ImpactMarket provides accessible financial solutions, including universal basic income (”UBI”), a non-custodial wallet, microcredit, and learn to earn to empower unbanked and financially underserved people around the world. The UBI product is already supporting over 46,000 people in almost 30 countries.
InstaDApp is a DApp built on the Ethereum network that integrates DeFi protocols into one platform for easy asset monitoring and management.
Integral helps companies and protocols manage their crypto treasuries and use crypto rails for day-to-day operations such as paying bills.
InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)
IPFS is a file sharing peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system.
IslandPay is a digital payments platform that offers financial services in the Caribbean. It partnered with MasterCard to launch prepaid and reloadable virtual and physical cards. IslandPay also offers physical cash loading locations and electronic loading of issued accounts, through its widespread Kiosk network and bank transfer integration.