- Six blockchain companies named in the 2020 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers list
- Blockchain technology has its own category for the first time
- Chainlink, MakerDao, and Lightning Labs among those listed
Six blockchain projects including Chainlink, Lightning Labs, and MakerDAO have been included in the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneers list. The six projects, representing five different countries, follow in the footsteps of Ripple and Bitfury in making the list, with blockchain technology recognized as a category in its own right for the first time.
Blockchain Technology Gets its Own Category
The WEF added a number of categories to their Technology Pioneers list this year, including a Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Tech category, illustrating the prowess of the nascent technology and the strides it has made in recent years.
The six projects that make up the new category are:
- Lightning Labs
- Veridium Labs
Anyone in the crypto space will know about Chainlink, Lightning Labs, and MakerDAO, but the remaining three may not be on everyone’s radar, so here’s a little bit about them.
Elliptic is one of a growing number of blockchain analytics companies that trace crypto transactions and assist law enforcement agencies in investigations. The British company launched back in 2013 and states that its mission is to “stop illicit cryptocurrency activity from leaving a smudge on the technology and the future it represents for all of us.”
Ripio is an Argentinian company focused on offering financial alternatives to traditional banking solutions for the Latin American population. Also founded in 2013, the company used the 2017 crypto boom as a springboard for expanding their operations in the region and has made great progress in reaching those who need their services most.
Veridium Labs, which was founded in Hong Kong in 2016, aims to use blockchain technology to provide a solution that “goes well beyond climate change and sustainability” and revolutionizes the way businesses and individuals treat the world around us. Veridium plans to introduce a tokenized marketplace for environmental assets, such as carbon credits, alongside solutions to allow corporations to track their environmental impact.
Congratulations From FullyCrypto!
Congratulations to all the listed projects, and congratulations to blockchain technology in general for having its own category in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneers list!