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
Algorand is the world's first pure Proof-of-Stake network
Algorand (ALGO) is a permissionless digital currency founded in 2019 by cryptography pioneer, Turing award winner, and MIT professor, Silvio Micali. The Algorand blockchain is the first to provide immediate transaction finality and hard fork prevention. It has a fixed supply and does not reward validators with newly minted tokens.
Aragon is a digital jurisdiction governed by its tokenholders
Aragon is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) aiming to build the necessary legal infrastructure for doing business entirely online. The network is governed by tokenholders who vote to create or amend laws included in the network's Constitution. Operation of the network is funded by fees collected from participating organizations.
Basic Attention Token
Basic Attention Token is a blockchain-based digital advertising platform
Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an advertising and rewards platform powered by BAT, an Ethereum-based token, and Brave, a crypto-friendly internet browser. The BAT token incentivizes and disintermediates activity between the advertisers, publishers, and users who spend, receive, and earn BAT, respectivley.
Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and digital store of value
Bitcoin (BTC) is the world's first digital currency. It is designed to be a permissionless, censorship-resistant, peer-to-peer payments network with a fixed-supply, provably scarce, and programmable native token, BTC. In addition to being the the first and largest digital currency in the world, Bitcoin is also the largest and most secure computer network in history
Smart Contract Platform
Ethereum is a distributed computing platform for decentralized applications
Ethereum is a blockchain-based platform for smart contracts and dApps (decentralized applications) to perform complex computation. The network's native token, ETH, serves primarily as a means of payment for transaction fees as well as collateral for much of the DeFi (decentralized finance) sector. The majority of other tokens are built on top of Ethereum.
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.
Maker is a permissionless, peer-to-contract platform for stablecoin loans
The Maker protocol enables users to take out over-collateralized loans by simultaneously locking up ETH (or a select number of other tokens) and minting DAI, a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. Dollar. DAI's stability is a dynamic function of the over-collateralized debt positions and an incentive system for external arbitrageurs.
Serum is a DEX with an onchain orderbook, sub-second settlement, and low Tx fees
Serum is a decentralized exchange built on top of the Solana blockchain for higher scalability and cost-efficiency needed for DEXs to deliver a similar user experience to centralized exchanges. Unlike other DEXs, Serum has a fully onchain, limit order only orderbook. The native platform token, SRM, holds governance rights as well as participation incentives.
Tezos is a self-amending onchain governance protocol
Tezos (XTZ) supports the creation of new tokens, smart contracts, and dApps while relying on tokenholders to make decisions governing the network entirely onchain. Tezos introduced the concept of "delegated Proof-of-Stake" (DPoS) where users can participate in consensus by locking up their XTZ tokens with a delegate who validates blocks and distributes rewards.
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.
Zcash is a privacy-preserving digital currency providing anonymous value transfer
Zcash (ZEC) is a Bitcoin fork with added cryptography known as "zero-knowledge proofs" that allows transactions on the network to be either transparent (all transaction data is visible onchain, like with Bitcoin) or shielded (no information, not even the public address, is visible onchain).