The emergence of bitcoin and subsequent blockchain technologies has generated a new digital asset class in which scarcity is based on mathematical properties. Through cryptographic verification and game-theoretic equilibrium, blockchain-based digital assets can be created, issued, and transmitted using software. Polychain is an investment firm committed to exceptional returns for investors through actively managed portfolios of these blockchain assets.
Multicoin Capital is a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain companies reshaping trillion-dollar markets. Since founding the firm in May 2017, Multicoin has developed a reputation for being forward-leaning, independent thinkers. Digital assets are first inherently global asset class, and Multicoin built their team around the world, with a presence in Austin, New York City, and Beijing.
As the first U.S. Bitcoin investment firm, Pantera Capital is the leading blockchain investment firm and one of the largest institutional owners of cryptocurrencies. The Pantera team is experienced in both traditional finance and emergent blockchain technology. Having strong relationships with some of the most promising entrepreneurs and other top investors in the space, Pantera is fulfilling its strategic investment philosophy by building a diversified portfolio and bringing industry-specific value-add resources to its portfolio companies.
Blockchain Ventures is a venture capital fund and a subsidiary of a company Blockchain. Blockchain Ventures supports and invests in distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects that advance the industry and provide positive social impact. With support from its parent company, Blockchain Ventures aims to contribute to the creation of an open, fair, and accessible financial system and promote DLT use-cases that are revolutionary beyond finance.
Wintermute is a crypto-native market maker, focused on building a decentralized financial system by creating efficient, liquid markets with transparent prices. Since the company’s launch in 2017, the team has become one of the largest liquidity providers in spot markets, covering thousands of pairs over dozens crypto exchanges and trading platforms on CeFi, DeFi and OTC.
Bitcoin Suisse is the Swiss crypto-finance and technology pioneer and market leader with a global reach and solid track record. Bitcoin Suisse is providing crypto-financial services since 2013 and currently undergoing the application for Swiss banking licence. The company has 145 full-time employees spread across 3 countries.
Solana is a high performance blockchain, focused on the speed of transactions. While Ethereum can achieve 7-15 transactions per second, Solana can achieve 65k transactions per second. Team behind Solana worked together at Qualcomm, where they focused on low-level assembly-based programming of chipsets, operating and distributed systems. They live and talk computer code. Solana has become unicorn in 2020.
Terra is a blockchain-based payment network for the growing ecommerce market. It rebuilds the payment stack on the blockchain to enable cheaper and faster payment settlement. Terra processes ~$3bn USD of payments per year, growing 150% annually. Team behind Terra is a mixture of experienced e-commerce entrepreneurs and IT experts.
1inch.exchange – leading aggregator of decentralized exchanges (DEX) – is designed to roll liquidity and pricing from all major DEXes into one platform, making it easy to get the best price for the desired trade. Trades via 1inch can be split across exchanges, to minimize slippage and provide the best pricing possible.
Kyber is a decentralized protocol that enables the exchange of tokens without the need for an intermediary. Kyber enables a future where anyone who owns tokens can easily use them in any context they want. One can use gold-backed tokens to buy a T-shirt in a matter of seconds, invest in alternative funds in different parts of the world or use tokenized real estate to buy jewellery for a loved one. This is a future where seamless cross-border and cross-platform value flow becomes a reality.
Vega is a decentralized exchange that allows anyone to create and trade derivatives. It aims to globalize localized low-medium liquidity derivative markets representing $10T-$100T yearly volume. Team behind Vega has experience from blockchain industry, as well as from the traditional derivatives industry.
Opium Protocol allows to easily build decentralized derivatives, such as credit default swaps and interest rate swaps, which represent 85% of the traditional derivatives market. Additionally, the protocol is permissionless, enabling anyone to launch custom derivatives with minimal efforts and costs. This could give birth to derivative markets on any exotic asset such as olive oil, which has been impossible until now due to the prohibitively high costs associated with the traditional finance system.
Centrifuge is an open, decentralized operating system to connect the global financial supply chain. It allows participants to transact on a global network while maintaining ownership of their data, including their validated company details, their reputation, business relationships, and subsequent transactions. The company’s team built multiplecompanies together over the last 18 years and they still enjoy working as a group. Together, they created software that transacts billions of dollars each day and is used by 97 out of the Fortune 100. With the help of their world-class investors, advisors, partners, and team they started Centrifuge to go on building real software, solving real business problems.
Oasis Labs allows to program applications that keep data private. It allows for example applications to use healthcare data without compromising patients’ privacy that could be access from everywhere. Team behind Oasis Labs consists of experts in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence.