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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uniswap is a decentralized exchange protocol running on the Ethereum blockchain that allows traders to trade tokens without the intermediaries. The daily trading volume has been reaching USD 1bn in less than 2 years from its launch. The market capitalization has reached 4bn in September 2020.
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.