4K is a platform that bridges asset ownership across physical and digital goods.
AnotherBlock is a marketplace for users to share royalties with the artists they’re streaming. Artists like Rihanna have already joined the platform.
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.
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.
BurstIQ helps doctors securely manage and gather insights on sensitive health information.
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.
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.
Coinversation is a DeFi and cross-chain crowdfunding platform that began as a synthetic asset protocol.
Compound connects lenders and borrowers - by way of smart contracts, not intermediaries - using incentives paid in cryptocurrency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
dYdX is decentralized exchange platform where users can margin trade cryptocurrencies and perpetual contracts. At the time of writing this, in the past 24 hours, dYdX had $1.7+ billion trading volume, 620,000+ trades, and $256+ million open interest.
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.
Fordefi is an institutional-grade, multi-party computation wallet that allows institutions to securely transact, trade, lend, stake, and vote in DeFi protocols.
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.
Hashflow is a liquidity protocol that allows market makers to source liquidity and price assets using off-chain pricing functions, enabling greater capital efficiency.
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.
impactMarket provides accessible financial solutions powered by web3 tools. Through a partnership with Node Finance - a web3 wallet provider - impactMarket created a Universal Basic Income (UBI) powered wallet. Donors can provide UBI to beneficiaries who can on-ramp into financial tools and grow their holdings. UBI recipients can use these funds through Moola Market, Ubeswap, and Mobius.
Integral helps companies and protocols manage their crypto treasuries and use crypto rails for day-to-day operations such as paying bills.
iomob aims to create a mobility-as-a-service platform based on blockchain technology, whereby mobility service providers can “plug in” and offer their services.
Lens Protocol is a Web3 social graph that is designed to empower creators to own the links between themselves and their community. It is equivalent to a web3 version of social media that gives users control over their digital footprint.
MeanFi is a permissionless and non-custody treasury management protocol. It allows users and teams to secure the treasury, automate token vesting, and set up payroll streams for the team.
Membrane Labs is a digital asset management solution offering OTC trading and cross-custodial clearing and settlement to institutions.
MetaMask is the leading self-custodial wallet that allows users to manage permissions with whom they share data, cryptocurrency, NFTs, etc.
Mirror is a decentralized publishing platform that allows writers to tokenize their work and users to collect it.
Dapper Labs partnered with the NBA to create NBA Top Shot - an NFT marketplace - for digital media from NBA players or teams.
Nebula Genomics aims to understand the human genome and keeps all data private through a blockchain-based encryption.
Nifty Gateway — owned by Gemini — is an NFT marketplace that hosted art by artists like Beeple, Pak, Refik Anadol, among others. It shut down operations in August 2023.
OAK Network provides trustless automation for payments and finance infrastructure in Web3 (e.g., scheduling future transactions and auto-trading).
Obligate is a blockchain-based debt securities protocol. Muff Trading AG, a Swiss physical commodities trading boutique specializing in sourcing precious metals and raw materials from South America, issued corporate bonds using Obligate’s platform. Lamar Olive Oil has also issued an on-chain bond using Obligate.
OmniBTC is a decentralized multichain liquidity aggregation protocol that connects and integrates decentralized exchanges (”DEXs”) and bridges, enabling composable cross-chain DeFi transactions.
Onboard is a self-custody wallet that gives individuals control over their own assets. Currently, Onboard only supports the Nigerian currency (Naira) and two payment methods: bank transfers and mobile wallets.
OneOf is an NFT marketplace. eBay partnered with OneOf to launch an NFT collection called “Genesis” that features animated 3D renditions of Sports Illustrated athletes with the first one being Wayne Gretzky.
Open Music Initiative is a non-profit initiative creating an open-source protocol for the uniform identification of music rights holders and creators.
OpenGrants is a grant search engine and marketplace of grant experts. It launched its digital securities - $GRANT offering - on the Ethereum blockchain.
OpenSea is the largest NFT marketplace on Ethereum. It has formed a number of large partnerships and hosts projects from major brands such as: Twitter, Meta/Instagram, Givenchy, Adobe, Stella Artois, Ralph Lauren, among others.
Osmosis is the leading decentralized exchange on Cosmos. It has $113+ million in total value locked, $15 million in 24 hour trading volume, and 1000+ interchain transfers.
Parallel hosts a multichain wallet, borrowing & lending, swaps, staking, cross-chain functionality, and newer Web3 innovations such as DAO-Fi and infrastructure for decentralized organizations to manage finances. It has $187+ million total value locked and 300+ total users.
Parcl is a noncustodial automated market maker (”AMM”) designed for perpetual synthetic assets - real estate - that cannot otherwise support liquid trading markets.
Patientory is a digital healthcare system for patients and doctors, backed by blockchain technology.
Ellipsis Labs is building Phoenix, a decentralized limit order book that is on-chain and non-custodial.
Primitive built the Replicating Market Maker ("RMM") protocol, an oracle-free solution for replicating derivative payoffs.
Propy is a global real estate marketplace that lets users buy and sell homes on Web3 technology.
Recur is an NFT marketplace that mints popular brand figures - like those on Nickelodeon and Star Trek - into digital collectibles for consumers.
Royal is a marketplace for discovering, investing, and trading music. Artists like Nas, Diplo, and The Chainsmokers have already joined the platform.
Saddle is an automated market maker (”AMM”) optimized for pegged-value crypto assets (”stablecoins”). It has $2.2+ billion in cumulative volume, $11+ million in total value locked, and 3,000+ total token holders.
SushiSwap is decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform (a “decentralized exchange” or “DEX”).
Sweet is an NFT marketplace for collectibles. It has formed a number of large parternships. One of them was with Macy’s for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, which generated ~250,000 sales that was donated to Make-A-Wish. Additional partnerships include: Build-A-Bear, Old Navy, New York Knicks, among others.
Syndicate is a decentralized asset management platform and social network that allows users to create investing communities through DAOs.
Tokemak is a market making protocol that provides sustainable DeFi liquidity and capital-efficient markets to users.
Uniswap is one of the largest decentralized cryptocurrency trading platforms with $1.4+ trillion in trade volume and 151+ million all time trades.
The Verida Wallet is a self-custody, mobile wallet that allows users to manage their self-sovereign decentralized identities and encrypted personal data.
WholeCare simplifies and streamlines patient care by bringing personalized care plan information. It keeps patient information on a blockchain network to provide HIPAA-compliant record keeping.
A UNICEF Innovation Fund portfolio company, Xcapit, is a self-custodial wallet that provides access to key financial services in informal economies. For example, access to credit. In Argentina, where the initial pilot took place, 91% of applicants are rejected in traditional credit requests. Xcapit is addressing this challenge with its credit processing and lending infrastructure.