These Top Blockchain Startups in the U.S. To Look For in 2021
With the recent popularisation of blockchain technology through celebrity-touted cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE), and headline-making NFT sales, more companies are familiarising themselves with the innovation.
The increasing widespread acceptance of the technology has also led to a surge in blockchain-based startups, with younger entrepreneurs more eager to take risks in the sector. More companies are scrambling to apply blockchain and decentralised technology to various sectors, even as US regulators are not so keen on the idea.
Here are the top 8 blockchain startups to incorporate blockchain technology into their companies.
Netki is located in Canoga Park, California, and makes using cryptocurrencies safe for businesses. Its software creates a unique digital currency ID and wallet for businesses so they can carry out blockchain transactions without worrying about their legitimacy. The company uses advanced biometrics, a fully automated, scalable solution, and applies its deep industry knowledge to ensure compliance in all digital transactions.
BlockCypher was founded in 2013 and offers Amazon Web Services for Bitcoin. Their services allow companies to easily build blockchain applications with web APIs and callbacks. Companies can run their applications on BlockCypheer’s cloud-optimised platform that boasts high throughputs, linear scaling, and low-latency.
Vault12 Personal Digital Asset Security helps people recover, backup, and provide legacy inheritance for all their digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, private keys, seed phrases, and crypto wallets. It applies the power of Threshold Cryptography, rather than Public Key Infrastructure (KPI), to safeguard critical data. This means that the data is encrypted in sections that are meaningless unless put together.
Vault12 also allows users to appoint an individual, usually the executor, trustee, or beneficiary, to inherit their entire portfolio of digital assets stored in a secure Vault when the time comes.
Gem is an all-in-one cryptocurrency manager that offers people a single platform to track all their crypto investments and net worth, a universal secure wallet, and a connection to the larger crypto community. Gem allows users to track and research over 2,000 cryptocurrencies, and syncs with over 20 exchanges. The platform will soon offer users a universal token wallet that makes it easier to hold and trade crypto, initially offering support for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH, and other ERC-20 tokens, with plans to add support for others.
The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange is the world’s leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, owned and operated by HDR Global Trading Limited. It was launched in 2014 by former bankers and experts in computer science, financial engineering, and traditional finance, and is operates out of New York. The exchange currently serves half a million customers worldwide.
Founded in 2009 and based in Armonk, New York, IBM iX is one of the largest digital and design consultancies in the world. The combines its deep industry and ISV expertise with blockchain knowledge, and provides IT and cloud consulting services.
IBM iX has partnered with several companies in the last 3 years for various blockchain projects, including a solution to simplify the digital ad supply chain with Unilever, and a blockchain network for media deals with Mediaocean.
The digital experiences agency offers digital advisory, design strategy, UX/UI services, app development and maintenance, and expertise in technologies like AR, VR, blockchain, chatbots, and more. The company was established in 1996 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Mumbai, Udupi, Bengaluru, Chicago, and New York.
Adoriasoft is a software development agency in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with offices in Ukraine and Israel. They specialise in web design and development, blockchain, mobile app development, UX/UI, AI development, and cybersecurity.