The 100+ Projects Pioneering Decentralized Finance

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Decentralized finance has grown into one of the most active sectors of blockchain in 2019, and Ethereum projects in particular have raced to the front in establishing an ecosystem with global network effects and interoperability. From stablecoins, decentralized exchanges and wallets to payments networks, lending and insurance platforms, key infrastructural development, marketplaces, and investment engines — the decentralized finance ecosystem is flourishing.

What’s now emerging is a vast spectrum of decentralized finance: On one end, open finance platforms that empower individuals around the world in engaging with new and remodeled financial systems. On the other, decentralized finance solutions are changing the approach of established institutions by bringing decentralized solutions into play. All in all, decentralized finance projects now range in the thousands, and we’re seeing the early stages of a whole new industry.

We built on excellent research by The Block, DeFi Pulse, Delphi Digital, Github, in addition our deep dives into ‘The State of Stablecoins’ and ‘The State of Decentralized Exchanges’ to put together a wide-reaching list of the projects pioneering decentralized finance, broken down by category…

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PAYMENTS

Request Network

Decentralized payments network for apps and individuals that utilizes Ethereum and IPFS

xDai Chain

Ethereum-based network with the USD-pegged xDai token — by POA Network

Groundhog

Toolbox for creating crypto-based subscriptions

OmiseGO

Interoperability and scaling solutions for payments over Ethereum

Raiden

Ethereum off-chain scaling solution for instant and low-fee payments

Ink Protocol

A decentralized reputation and payment protocol

STABLECOINS

Dai

A USD-pegged stablecoin built on the Ethereum and governed by the MakerDAO system

USD Coin

A US dollar-backed stablecoin as an ERC20 token, by Circle.

Gemini Dollar

A stable value coin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars

Monerium

A digital money provider planning to issue asset-backed, redeemable, and regulated e-money on Ethereum

Reserve

A protocol with three types of assets: reserve stablecoin, reserve share tokens, and collateral tokens

StableUnit

Decentralized privacy stablecoin

Synthetix

Synthetic fiat currencies collateralized by cryptoassets

Augmint

Stablecoin backed 1:1 by Euros

Digix

Physical gold with DGX tokens, where 1 DGX represents 1 gram of gold on Ethereum.

Paxos Standard

A stable value coin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars

TrueUSD

A stablecoin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars

Ampleforth

A digital asset protocol that decreases and increases the Ample stablecoin value to ensure stability

INFRASTRUCTURE

Connext

Free, open-source p2p micropayment infrastructure, built with payment channels on Ethereum

Settle

A web-based operating system and dashboard for decentralized finance

DutchX

A decentralized trading protocol for ERC20 Tokens

0x

An open protocol for the peer-to-peer, decentralized exchange of digital assets

Foam

Protocol for Proof-of-Location and decentralized location services

0xcert

Open source framework for creating, managing, and swapping NFTs and tokens

EXCHANGES & LIQUIDITY

Airswap

Peer-to-peer trading on Ethereum

Uniswap

Open source protocol for automated token swaps on Ethereum

Liquality

Swap cryptocurrencies without intermediaries

Omega One

A decentralized, automated trade execution platform that makes crypto trading cheap and safe

Paradex

Token relay platform acquired by Coinbase

Hydro

Blockchain solutions for security, identity, payments — not sure about this one

Marble

Open Source, DAO-based bank for ‘flash lending’ tokens

Ethfinex

‘Hybrid decentralized exchange’ built by Bitfinex

Kyber

On-chain liquidity protocol for token swaps

IDEX

A decentralized, real-time, and non-custodial token exchange

Centrifuge

Open, decentralized platform to connect the global financial supply chain

Loopring

A protocol for decentralized token exchange

ForkDelta

A decentralized Ethereum token exchange

Bancor

A decentralized liquidity network

Ren

Zero-knowledge, trustless swaps between blockchains

Bamboo relay

Decentralized exchange and lending, an 0x and bZx relayer

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INVESTMENT

Allinfra

A platform for the tokenization of large scale unlisted infrastructure

Set

A protocol for creating and managing token baskets for investing and trading

Harbor

‘All in One’ platform for digital securities

Melonport

Autonomous systems for crypto asset management

Brickblock

Platform for real estate investment, asset tokenization, and capital raises

SPiCE

Tokenized VC fund investing in tokenized security ecosystem ←not sure about this one

Betoken

‘Open and Meritocratic’ crypto hedge fund

Polymath Network

A platform for the creation of tokenized securities

Mattereum

Asset tokenization and agreements network

Meridio

A platform for fractional ownership shares in real estate assets.

Coven

Open venture investing

KYC & IDENTITY

SelfKey

Self-sovereign identity system

Civic

Secure blockchain identity toolbox and ecosystem

uPort

The open identity system for the decentralized web

Bloom

Decentralized credit scoring and identity for blockchain

Sovrin

Open source, self-sovereign identity network

Jolocom

Decentralized infrastructure for self-sovereign identity

DERIVATIVES

VariabL

Leverages the Ethereum blockchain to offer trustless, secure, and efficient financial derivates

MARKET Protocol

A protocol on Ethereum that enables users to trade stocks, cryptocurrencies, or traditional assets

Universal Market Acess (UMA)

A decentralized financial contracts platform that utilizes self-enforcing contract design patterns and provably honest oracle mechanisms

bZx (b0x)

A decentralized margin lending protocol on Ethereum

Daxia

Creates smart contracts on Ethereum to issue Long and Short trading positions on assets.

dYdX

Open-Source Protocols for Decentralized Margin Trading and Derivatives

MARKETPLACES

TruSet

Multi-sided marketplaces that collect, validate, publish, and commercialize business-critical reference data

Gitcoin

A marketplace for open source development work

Bounties Network

Freelance and bounty any task, pay with Ethereum

Ethlance

A marketplace for freelance work in the Ethereum space

OpenSea

A peer to peer trading market for crypto collectibles and rare digital items

Origin

A protocol for creating peer-to-peer marketplaces utilizing Ethereum and IPFS

District0x

A network of decentralized markets on Ethereum that operate via DAOs by utilizing Aragon

PREDICTION MARKETS

Veil

A peer to peer trading market for derivatives and predictions on Augur, 0x, and Ethereum

Guesser

Peer-to-peer trading market on Augur in three easy clicks

Bodhi

Prediction market protocol building on Ethereum

Augur

Prediction market protocol built on Ethereum

Helena

Prediction markets platform for forecasting blockchain developments, events, and projects

Gnosis

Open platform for creating prediction market applications on the Ethereum protocol

CREDIT & LENDING

Compound Finance

Open source protocol for algorithmic, efficient money markets on the Ethereum.

Dharma

A suite of smart contracts and developer tools that make it possible to borrow and lend crypto-assets on blockchains like Ethereum

BlockFi

Offers financial products like crypto-asset loans and interest accounts

Lendoit

A decentralized peer-to-peer lending platform that connects borrowers and lenders

Cred

A decentralized lending and borrowing network

SALT

A lending and borrowing platform that allows users to leverage their crypto-assets to secure loans.

ETHlend

A cryptocurrency lending marketplace

Bloqboard

Non-custodial digital asset lending platform for secured loans originated, settled, serviced and managed on Ethereum

Colendi

A protocol for credit scoring and microcredit on Ethereum

Marble

An open-source bank on the Ethereum

NUO

A protocol for non-custodial lending, borrowing or margin trading crypto assets

MakerDAO Collateralized Debt Position

MakerDAO’s CDP enables the generation of DAI stablecoins against collateral that is locked until the DAI generated is paid back in full

InstaDApp

A decentralized bank built on top of the MakerDAO protocol to create an easy-to-use interface

Joe Lubin at SXSW on the future of blockchain, Ethereum, and decentralized finance

INSURANCE

Etherisc

A decentralized insurance protocol to collectively build risk transfer solutions

Nexus Mutual

A risk-sharing pool that allows anyone to purchase insurance

iXledger

A marketplace for insurers, reinsurers and brokers

VouchForMe

A distributed insurance platform based on social proof built on Ethereum

CUSTODIAL SERVICES

Trustology

A platform for safeguarding crypto assets, with customizable smart accounts for diverse client needs

MetaMask

A browser extension that allows users to run Ethereum dApps

BuffiDAI

A digital asset that runs on an Ethereum xDai sidechain created for ETHDenver food and beverage purchases

Burner Wallet

Burner wallet works in your mobile web browser like Safari so no app download and no seed phrase

MyEtherWallet

A free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets & more

Zerion

An interface for blockchain-based protocols in decentralized finance applications

Argent

A wallet for Ethereum-based crypto-assets and apps

Trust Wallet

Ethereum wallet and multi cryptocurrency wallet to store your favorite ERC721 & ERC20 tokens

Balance

Ethereum wallet and mobile app that interfaces to the open source financial system

MyCrypto

A free, open-source interface for interacting with the blockchain

DE-FI DATA & ANALYTICS

Alethio

Blockchain data, analytics, and visualization platform with Core API product & analytics tool suite

Alethio De-Fi Dashboard

Stats around the various decentralized finance platforms on Ethereum

De-Fi Pulse

A decentralized finance live tracker

Prediction Global

Shows a list of all the markets on Augur.

Curious Giraffe

Ethereum blockchain analytics for decentralized finance platforms

MKR tools

A platform analytics dashboard to track CDPs, overall system statistics, Dai and MKR transactions, and more.

MakerScan

A MakerDAO CDP explorer

LoanScan

Ethereum loan explorer tracking loans on MakerDAO, Compound Finance, and Dharma

Augur Leaderboard

Number of trades and profits on Augur by ethereum address

Stablecoin Index

Tracks and monitors the price, volume, and stability of stablecoins

DECENTRALIZED FINANCE SOLUTIONS

Adhara

A real-time gross settlement platform providing liquidity management and international payments for decentralized financial networks

DrumG Titanium Network

A decentralized, anonymous, and cryptographically secured consensus pricing network for OTC market data

Kaleido

An all-in-one SaaS blockchain business cloud

komgo

A blockchain-based solution for data security and exchange in commodity trading

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