As an active network participant, we look to generate enhanced token-denominated returns by directly participating in the networks we back whenever possible. This means providing onchain resources such as staking, transcoding, and voting as well as offchain resources like tokenomic structuring and advisory
Akash Network is a secure, transparent, and decentralized cloud computing marketplace
Akash Network (AKT) connects those in need of compute power, such as dApps, with those that have excess computing capacity to lease out. This creates a decentralized peer-to-peer marketplace for cloud computing.
Arweave is decentralized Web3 storage protocol built to provide storage to consumers permanently
Arweave (AR) is a data storage protocol built on blockweave technology. Arweave is developing an underlying network where data can be stored forever and accessed on its permaweb, a secondary layer where data is accessible in a human-readable manner (e.g. via web browsers).
Audius is a dApp designed to give everyone the freedom to publish, monetize, and stream music
Audius (AUDIO) is a decentralized application built on Solana that provides artists the ability to earn a larger share of revenue from their own work, rather than giving up majority of their revenue to record labels. Users can use the applications to stream music and support their favorite artists.
Cosmos provides an ecosystem of blockchains designed to scale and interoperate with one another
Cosmos (ATOM) provides an ecosystem of blockchains, solving the problems of scalability and expensive “proof-of-work” blockchains. Cosmos allows for blockchains to interact and efficiently communicate with one another. Another goal of Cosmos is to make blockchains simpler and easier for developers.
DeFi (Derivatives DEX)
Dopex is a decentralized options exchange that aims to maximize gains for buyers and minimize losses for writers
Dopex (DPX) is a decentralized options exchange that allows traders to deposit into pools and earn passive income from either writing or purchasing discounted options which can be arb-ed for a profit.
Ethereum Name Service
Ethereum Name Service is a naming system for the Ethereum blockchain
Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is an open-source Web3 protocol that converts complex Ethereum addresses to human readable names. This provides a better user experience and is similar to the Internet's Domain Name Service. ENS is the first naming service that transfers Domain Name Service to Web3.
Helium is the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network
Helium is a decentralized, global wireless network for billions of IoT devices. The network is powered by Helium Hotspots, hardware devices that provide wireless network coverage in exchange for Helium tokens, HNT. Anyone can set up a Hotspot and provide connectivity for low power IoT devices using LongFi, Helium’s new open wireless protocol.
Livepeer is a decentralized, peer-to-peer video service network
Livepeer has created a permissionless and censorship-resistant platform for users to add live or on-demand video to their website or project. They aim to increase the reliability of video workflows while reducing the costs to scale them by building a P2P infrastructure that interacts through a marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain.
Pocket Network is a decentralized RPC network
Pocket Network (POKT) incentivizes a network of RPC nodes to service API requests from dApps. The network allows dApps to provide blockchain data to end users without needing to run your own node or rely on centralized infrastructure.
Push Protocol is a Web3 communication network that enables cross-chain messaging
Push Protocol (PUSH) is a decentralized, censorship-resistant, Web3 native cross-chain messaging protocol. Push enables dApps and users to send off-chain and on-chain notifications and messages, improving the UX of Web3.
Render is a distributed GPU rendering network that offers fast and cheap rendering services
Render (RNDR) connects studios in need of GPU compute power with mining partners willing to rent out their GPU capabilities. Rendering today is both expensive and slow, Render has the ability to scale rendering at faster speeds than what's currently available on the market by distributing the compute power required to render across multiple GPU's.
The Graph is a decentralized indexing protocol and global API for blockchain data
The Graph (GRT) is an indexing protocol for querying blockchain data. Users can create open APIs, called subgraphs, which can easily be queried by any other user or application. All indexed data is stored on open networks with verifiable integrity, which makes querying data both fast and secure.
DeFi (Spot DEX)
THORChain is a DEX that enables users to swap assets across different blockchains
THORChain has built a cross-chain bridge to connect different blockchains, which allows users to exchange tokens of one blockchain for another (e.g. BTC for ETH) non-custodially. Transaction fees on the trades accrue to holders of the network's native token, RUNE, who contribute either liquidity to the RUNE pools or network security by running a node.
DeFi (Asset Management)
Tokemak is a decentralized liquidity provider designed to create efficient and sustainable liquidity in DeFi
Tokemak (TOKE) is a liquidity provider created to provide efficient and sustainable liquidity for DeFi protocols through its decentralized market making protocol. Tokemak aims to solve the costly and inefficient Liquidity Mining problem from early DeFi.