Blockchain Startups Europe 2020 Guide #1 BLOCKCHAIN COMPANIES EUROPE
Let’s now take a look at the hottest crypto companies making progress across Europe. This is an organic guide so do check back as we expand it and remove companies due to the natural fast moving aspect of the sector
A video explainer about what blockchain is, just in case we’re getting a little rusty….
And the difference with Distributed Ledger Technology. Just, just in case everything is not totally understood.
So to keep track of the hottest DLT and block scale ups has to work for in UK we’re started this list and will be adding to it each month.
France is one of the main receivers of venture capital in the Fintech and thus Blockchain Space because the French government is not prepared to be left behind and has heavily implemented a series of programs to promote new companies with a tax credit for research (CIR) and employment (CICE) to help them get traction and also the budding Parisian crypto accelerator scene in this category which really is making headway in tis space so let’s take a look at some of the Fintech Startups Paris has making movements in 2020.
Strateumn believes when business interactions are secure and transparent while also protecting privacy, trust is ensured and new levels of productivity are unleashed and their product, Trace, unlocks this potential.
New inter-business relationships, legal requirements and customer expectations are too demanding and complex for traditional tech solutions to manage securely and effectively.
Current processes aren’t cost-effective, nor are they fast, secure, private or traceable and Stratumn aims to change this.
Ledger are a unique digital security ecosystem that provides protection and is built on verifiable trust across our people, hardware and software. And in today’s world, we know that trust deserves proof.
This is why Ledger provide transparency into how our technology works and relentlessly stress-test our own technology solutions.
Their Ledger Donjon team is made up of world-class experts with extensive backgrounds in the security and smartcard industries who continuously look for vulnerabilities on Ledger products as well as our providers’ products in an effort to analyse and improve the security.
Coinhouse is a French company that has been offering crypto asset management and transaction services since 2014 and the french authorities have recognised the quality of their compliance operations and, as a result, are the first digital asset service provider (DASP) registered by the AMF.
Acinq is one of the leading companies working on Bitcoin scalability. Together with other members of the community, we are building an open standard for Lightning, a scalable instant payment network for the Bitcoin blockchain.
Bitit position themselves as the simplest platform for buying and selling crypto-assets without headaches
Founded in 2015 by three friends who believe that everyone, even those in the most remote areas on earth, should be able to access cryptocurrencies through a simple platform to protect and manage their financial wellbeing. We’re based in Paris, France.
BlockPharma‘s application allows consumers to instantly check the authenticity of the box of medicine they buy.
Blockpharma uses the latest Machine Learning technologies to improve the detection of counterfeit cases.
Kaiko is a market data provider in the blockchain-based digital assets space, providing institutional investors and market participants with enterprise-grade data infrastructure.
Kaiko collect, normalize, store, and distribute digital assets market data via a livestream WebSocket, REST API, and cloud-based CSV Data Feed, to which clients connect to build data-driven applications.
Their raw trade data, order books, and aggregates cover 20,000+ currency pairs across 85+ exchanges, with new markets added every day and with over five years of historical data, Kaiko has a claim to be providing the most extensive digital asset datasets in the industry for the market data needs of professional investors, academic researchers, regulators, security issuers, third-party platforms and exchanges.
Berlin is a major startup hub due to state support, innovation and an affordable living cost meaning thousands of expats are more than happy to move there and, as a result Berlin based companies are strong in many sectors and blockchain is not going to be left out so let’s take a look at some of the hot german companies in this fast moving category.
Bitwala want to empower people to exchange value like they exchange ideas. Globally, instantly and at the lowest possible cost.
Bitwala started off as three friends and a dog with a simple idea for paying for everyday items with bitcoin. Back then, Bitcoin had enormous potential and nobody was using it and was bootstrapped and launches an MVP at the start of 2015 with the first product being a bank transfer for cryptocurrencies with a prepaid debit card.
Bitwala then raises its first funding round of €800,000 from HTGF, DCG and an angel investor. Fast-forward to the opening of a bright office-space in Kreuzberg, the hiring of several employees, and a product that processes 75 million euro in transfers but disaster strikes and. Wavecrest, Bitwala’s partner bank shuts down and forces Bitwala to cease operations. This kind of setback doesn’t phase the team but it’s back to the drawing board.
Then in 2018 Bitwala makes the comeback of the century! A new idea spawns from the ashes – the blockchain economy is going to need a bank. With an additional €4 mil. investment secured from renowned investors EarlyBird and coparion, Bitwala proudly launch the world’s first cryptocurrency bank account and as a growing team of 43, the Bitwala team are hard at work launching more features, currencies and partnerships to the roadmap, as well as continuing the mission of fully integrating cryptocurrencies with the financial world.
Spryker offers a commerce operating system and wide range of customer interfaces to enable companies to harness the potential of their products and services.
Neu-Fund is driven by the mission to open finance to all. Based in Berlin, the company behind the brand – Fifth Force GmbH – is the main platform developer and the driving force behind the idea.
Energy Web is a global nonprofit organization accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by unleashing the potential of blockchain and other decentralized technologies.
EW focuses on building core infrastructure and shared technology, speeding adoption of commercial solutions, and fostering a community of practice.
In 2019 EW launched the Energy Web Chain, the world’s first open-source, enterprise blockchain platform tailored to the energy sector. EW’s technology roadmap has since grown to include the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS), a “blockchain-plus” suite of decentralized solutions. EW also grew the world’s largest energy blockchain ecosystem comprising utilities, grid operators, renewable energy developers, corporate energy buyers, and others.
OST technology enables developers to seamlessly embed Ethereum wallets into mainstream applications to benefit from zero-fee micro-transactions. Learn how apps like Pepo use Ost to deliver a blazing fast and gorgeous user experience.
Believe it or not this beautiful country by many measures actually has Europe’s most active tech ecosystem with it tech startups raising more funding per capita than any other European country since 2015. How cool is that! (Ed: groan…) So with that in mind lets look at the blockchain companies iceland has that are making cool waves against the crypto iceblock (Ed: genuinely bad…)
Monerium enables businesses to build digital financial services on a decentralized infrastructure using the fiat currency of their choice. You can focus on your core business while our contracts handle the instructions, clearing and settlements- always ensuring regulatory compliance.
Authenteq is a company on a mission to revolutionize the identity verification and authentication business… when that’s done we have much bigger plans! We are driven by the principles of security and privacy by design. We do not compromise on our principles. We prefer dogs to cats but we love both.
Our Series A funding was led by Draper Associates and Capital300 and closed in January 2019. The round closed exceptionally fast and we are already putting the funding to good use by bringing on highly talented people to support our mission. We have people in six countries, and our main offices are in Berlin, Germany and Reykjavik, Iceland. If we sound like a good fit for your next job change then go check out our open positions.
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