Startups

While startups original to the digital economy have grown into established leaders, new innovators continue to push the envelope. Stay tuned here to keep up with the newest and most exciting companies and applications as they emerge.

Startups - New Blockchain-Based Renewable Energy Pilot to Power 500
New Blockchain-Based Renewable Energy Pilot to Power 500,000 Homes

The large-scale pilot program aims to distribute roughly 3.5Gw of solar, wind, hydro and bio-gas energy capacity, which is enough to power over 500,000 homes.

Startups - Advancing Toward a Decentralized Internet in the Real World
Advancing Toward a Decentralized Internet in the Real World

HBO’s comedy Silicon Valley features a “decentralized internet” storyline. Here are some of the actual projects underway in the real-life, blockchain world.

Startups - Crypto Exchange Huobi Quietly Opens Office in Brazil and Starts Hiring
Crypto Exchange Huobi Quietly Opens Office in Brazil and Starts Hiring

According to reports, Huobi has already set up offices in a coworking space in São Paulo and is hiring staff.

Startups - Tari Introduces a Blockchain Protocol for Digital Assets Built on Monero
Tari Introduces a Blockchain Protocol for Digital Assets Built on Monero

Tari protocol enables consumers and business to sell and trade scarce digital assets with programmed rules, and record immutable transfer and verification of ownership.

Startups - Streamr Launches Real-Time Data Marketplace
Streamr Launches Real-Time Data Marketplace, Partners With Nokia and OSIsoft

The Streamr Marketplace connects data producers and consumers through a web-based application where data consumers can pay for access to real-time data streams listed by data providers.

Startups - Paxful Expands Investment in Africa with Launch of Nigerian Blockchain Incubator Hub
Paxful Expands Investment in Africa with Launch of Nigerian Blockchain Incubator Hub

“Paxful’s initiatives have not only helped those in great need here, but are also helping African entrepreneurs achieve their full potential.”

Startups - Blockchain Asset Company Huobi Group Announces Expansion to Canada
Blockchain Asset Company Huobi Group Announces Expansion to Canada

“We want to work with local communities — not just dev communities but also fintech, local businesses, funds and financial service companies.”

- Helbiz
Helbiz, Blockchain and the New Future of Mobility

Transportation mobility options are not only critical for many people’s lives, but they are also…

Startups - Blockchain-Friendly Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company
Blockchain-Friendly Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company

Neufund is the latest of many blockchain companies that have established a presence in Malta, attracted by the promise of cryptocurrency-friendly regulations.

Startups - Coinbase Buys Earn.com
Coinbase Buys Earn.com, Gaining Top Talent in the Process

In addition to welcoming the entire Earn.com team, Coinbase has made Earn.com co-founder and CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO.

Startups - FPT and Factom Announce Partnership to Expand Blockchain-as-a-Service
FPT and Factom Announce Partnership to Expand Blockchain-as-a-Service

FPT Software and Factom will work with each other to develop a new blockchain technology platform that creates audit records regarding data, decisions, activities and events.

Startups - Collaboration Tools Graphite and Stealthy Create a Decentralized Duo
Collaboration Tools Graphite and Stealthy Create a Decentralized Duo

“The integration brings a Stealthy module into your Graphite documents just like you see with the Google Hangouts module inside a Google Doc,” said Graphite Docs creator Justin Hunter.

Startups - Bill Barhydt on Abra’s Pivot From P2P Money Transfers to “Crypto Banking”
Bill Barhydt on Abra’s Pivot From P2P Money Transfers to “Crypto Banking”

Abra is a bitcoin-powered investment and payments app that first came to light at Launch…

Startups - Golem
Golem, the “Airbnb for Computers,” Launches on Ethereum Mainnet in Beta

Golem’s plan is to create a global market for idle computing power that rewards contributors with cryptocurrency.

- Smart Startup Token Brings Blockchain Security to Small Business Legal Transactions
Smart Startup Token Brings Blockchain Security to Small Business Legal Transactions

Properly upholding legal agreements is critical to a successful startup business. Despite their importance, falling…

Startups - Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Accepts Monex Takeover Bid
Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Accepts Monex Takeover Bid

Along with the new management, Coincheck will receive an influx of fresh capital in the form of “several billion Japanese Yen” from Monex.

Startups - Zhongyunhui Capital
Zhongyunhui Capital, IDG Capital and Bitmain Boost BitKan Funding Round

The China-based cryptocurrency data service provider announced today that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding.

Startups - Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Plans Move to Switzerland
Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Plans Move to Switzerland

“We want to be the most transparent of all exchanges and meet the requirements of the Swiss regulator,” says Jean-Louis van der Velde, CEO at Bitfinex,

Startups - Minds Wants to Offer a Blockchain-Based Alternative to Facebook
Minds Wants to Offer a Blockchain-Based Alternative to Facebook

Planning to #DeleteFacebook? There’s a decentralized platform application planned for the Ethereum blockchain for both mobile and web devices.

Startups - Decentralized Exchanges on the Rise With Kyber and Binance Developments
Decentralized Exchanges on the Rise With Kyber and Binance Developments

Exchanges Binance and Kyber Network released news of progress toward the future of decentralized exchanges.

Startups - We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found
We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found

The TREZOR Model T cryptocurrency hardware wallet is easy to use, with an appealing UI design and some cool new features.

- A “Four-Wheel” Economy
A “Four-Wheel” Economy, Parked Right Up the Block

Like a car accelerating onto a highway on-ramp, the trajectory of blockchain technology continues to…

Startups - Cryptocurrency Mining at Home Heats Up With Eco-Friendly Miner
Cryptocurrency Mining at Home Heats Up With Eco-Friendly Miner

The new Qarnot QC-1 “crypto heater” takes advantage of an obvious synergy: It makes use of the waste heat generated by mining crypto in the guise of an attractive space heater.

Startups - Tezos Foundation Adds Four New Members
Tezos Foundation Adds Four New Members, Paving Way for Platform Launch

Tezos Foundation has added four new members to its board.