Founded in 2015, Melbourne, Australia-based CanYa is a hybrid between an on-chain cryptocurrency payment layer using CanYa Coins, and a fast off-chain service that enables users to find and book services, and for service providers to list their skills and services. The CanYaCoin ICO is only the beginning for this ambitious Australian technology company. The Australian entity is now well on its way to becoming the first ever Decentralised Autonomous Organisation for peer-to-peer (P2P) services, where consumers can engage directly with providers looking to both make payments, and be paid, through cryptocurrencies. Having already established a platform that hosts more than 10,000 users and 4,000 service providers domestically, it is well on its way to achieving this international long-term goals.
Coinify ApS is an established global virtual currency platform actively offering solutions in Europe, Asia and other regions. Coinify offers blockchain currency trading and payment processing services and allows white label solutions for partners via API. Coinify team consists of strong backgrounds in payments, finance, risk, e-commerce, and compliance areas and experience in working with digital currencies since 2010. The company was foundedin 2014 by Hans Henrik Hoffmeyer, Kris Henriksen, Lasse Olesen and Mark Højgaard. It is backed by Nordic Eye Venture Capital, SEED Capital Denmark, SEB Venture Capital and Accelerace. Recent industry awards and recognitions include: Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award: ‘Global Blockchain Financial Service Provider 2017’; ‘Top 100 FinTech Europe’ 2017 & 2016; Nordic Startup Award ‘Best Fintech Startup Denmark 2017’; and ‘Top 50’ Financial IT Pathfinder Ranking.
Coinlancer is a decentralized job market built on Ethereum platform, which empowers burgeoning freelancers and clients from across the globe. Coinlancer is trying to change and revolutionize the traditional ways of freelancing. The startup sees problems in the current freelance markets and decided to solve it by leveraging blockchain technology to help freelancers keep up with the trend of freelancing. Coinlancer wants to improve the freelance process in a safe and secure fashion and address problems such as unexplained account suspensions, unaddressed or prolonged. Founded in 2017, Coinlancer is a decentralized job market built on Ethereum platform, which empowers burgeoning freelancers and clients from across the globe.
Rentberry is the first rental platform powered by blockchain. It streamlines negotiations between landlords and tenants, eliminates the hassle of paperwork and helps properties get their true market price. Rentberry is able to utilize blockchain and enhanced contracts technology to make all stages of rental process faster, easier, and safer for everyone involved. With Rentnberry, you can market your property listings, benefit from custom offers, make use of tenant screening, and collect rent online if you’re a landlord. It also enables its customers to take advantage of an intuitive search tool, transparent application process, e-signed lease, and online rental payments as a tenant. Rentberry was founded in 2015 by Aleksey Perfilov, Alex Lubinsky and Lily Ostapchuk. The startup has raised a total of $4 million in funding. It currently has over 120,000 customers.
Cypherium is a cryptocurrency-based startup founded by a team of engineers from Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Cypherium is a highly scalable & permission-less hybrid blockchain platform based on proof-of-work and Byzantine fault tolerance consensus. The design goal of Cypherium is to address the flaws and scalability in the current blockchain by focusing on achieving the apex of scalability, decentralization, and commercialization viability. The startup is partnering with the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) research group to develop new blockchain scaling solutions. The company is surrounded with industry leaders and advisors Emin Gun Sirer and Jeremy Gardner. The company is also utilizing the Bitcoin-NG technology pioneered by IC3 co-director Emin Gün Sirer. Bitcoin-NG was designed to solve scaling issues with blockchains by using two different types of blocks.
OpenBazaar is a different way to do online commerce. It’s a peer to peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, which means no fees & no restrictions.
You can sell anything on OpenBazaar and get bitcoin in return. In just a few clicks, you will be able to create a digital store, lay out some postings, and reach an entirely new audience.
OpenBazaar costs nothing to download and use. There are no fees to list items, and no fees when an item is sold. It’s completely free e-commerce.
In a future world where everyone is looking to spend all sorts of currencies, merchants will be need to be able to accept all types of payments. This is where Monetha (and it’s competitors come in) — to serve as THE payment solution that enables ecommerce to thrive. It’s built on the Ethereum chain, meaning you’ll be able to accept Ethereum coins!
Circle is perhaps the easiest and “hippest” way to be sending around your money. With no fees, no rates, no borders, you can send money to your friend whenever and wherever they are! It is built around the social experience of talking to your friends, and gives you features like “photo support and gifs” to make conversations more fun.
Coinsbank is another company trying to provide the magical, all in one experience to getting you into the crypto world. Using their wallet, in just a few clicks, you can begin sending/receiving currency (and get access to their physical debit card).
HumanIQ aims to give power to those who currently do not have financial freedom / access to modern markets. With Human IQ’s free and lightweight app, you can send, receive, and request funds (all with little to no internet connection). They are one of just a few companies working on enabling those without digital access.