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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DerivaDEX is a decentralized derivatives exchange where the community owns the insurance fund backing the trading activity.
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.
Fordefi is an institutional-grade, multi-party computation wallet that allows institutions to securely transact, trade, lend, stake, and vote in DeFi protocols.
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.
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.
Membrane Labs is a digital asset management solution offering OTC trading and cross-custodial clearing and settlement to institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.