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
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.
DEIP is a Web3 protocol that provides a set of tools and applications for the creative economy
DEIP is a decentralized protocol, built on Polkadot, that allows builders to discover, evaluate, license and exchange intangible assets. It was created specifically for intangible asset tokenization, governance and liquidity. With DEIP Protocol, every intangible asset, such as an NFT, will be tokenized and DEIP Protocol will be able to boost the liquidity of these assets.
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.
Olympus is a decentralized reserve currency protocol using crypto-native currencies rather than fiat
Olympus (OHM) is an algorithmic currency that aims to become the stable crypto-native currency by trying to achieve price stability while maintain a floating market-driven price. Achieving this goal will provide crypto with a native currency where purchasing power is always stable.
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.
Saffron provides a standard for tokenizing on-chain collateral, a peer-to-peer risk exchange and dynamic exposure
Saffron Finance (SFI) is a risk management platform that allows users to tokenize on-chain assets, giving liquidity providers flexibility and uninterrupted access to collateral while enabling leverage staking and risk management.
Sentinel is a network decentralized Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications
Sentinel (DVPN) provides the ability for developers to create decentralized VPN applications. Sentinel is cheaper and guarantees privacy and unrestricted access, unlike today's VPNs and has over 100,000 mobile downloads. Demand for VPNs is increasing with the move to remote work and need for privacy.
Solana is a decentralized blockchain capable of extremely fast transactions
Solana (SOL) uses a hybrid model combining both proof-of-history consensus and proof-of-stake consensus, which allows for greater scalability within the protocol. Solana’s quick processing times, quick validation times for both transactions and smart contract execution has gained attention of small traders as well as institutions.
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.
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.