Coinbase is the most trusted cryptocurrency platform, and an ideal starting point if you're new to crypto. They started in 2012 with the idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to easily and securely send and receive Bitcoin. Today, they offer a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader crypto-economy.
When you deposit on a centralised exchange you receive an IOU for your tokens, which shows up as your wallet balance. When your tokens are held on a centralised exchange, you don't physically own them – the exchange does, and you may lose them.
### What Base is built as an Ethereum L2 on the OP stack, with the security, stability, and scalability you need to power your dapps. Confidently deploy any EVM codebase and onramp your users and assets from Ethereum L1, Coinbase, and other interoperable chains. ### Why Get the EVM environment at a fraction of the cost. Get early access to Ethereum features like Account Abstraction (ERC4337), simple developer APIs for gasless transactions, and smart contract wallets. ### Risk Bridging your funds from Base back to mainnet can take up to 7 days. Find out more about [Base bridges](https://docs.base.org/tools/bridges/) ### Reward Base’s rollup architecture reduces costs (vs using ethereum mainnet) by up to 10x for users.
0x API is a professional grade liquidity aggregator enabling the future of DeFi applications.
The web3 dev platform powering millions of users. Build scalable DApps, faster ⚡
Our goal is simple: to grow Web3 to 1 billion users by 2025. To do so, we're uniting the top builders and industry experts within the space.
The crypto market in a single index. AMKT makes it easy to get exposure to the entire crypto market through a single index token.
Next generation layer 2 for Ethereum dApps. Use your favorite tools and scale your dApp at the lowest cost. Arbitrum is a suite of Ethereum scaling solutions that enables high-throughput, low cost smart contracts while remaining trustlessly secure
Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to truly store data forever – for the very first time. Their mission is to become the new Library of Alexandria, but invulnerable to the pitfalls of centralised points of failure, ensuring that humanity’s shared knowledge and history is available to all future generations.
Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators. Giving everyone the freedom to distribute, monetize, and stream unstoppable audio.
Aztec is building blockchain encryption without trade-offs. Their advanced zero-knowledge cryptography means applications can be efficient, private, and secure.
Ceramic is a decentralized data network that brings unlimited data composability to Web3 applications.
Smart contract audit, KYC, on-chain monitoring, bug bounty, pen testing.
Chaos Labs provides real-time risk assessments and makes use of simulation technology to ensure the safety of the assets their clients manage. They provide risk services including: ### Parameter Recommendations Gain actionable insights on how shifts in your parameter settings will impact protocol revenue, capital efficiency, and user accounts. ### Protocol Risk Dashboard A macro view on your protocol’s economic well-being as well as user positions, ensuring you always have a view on risk exposures. ### New Asset Support Make informed decisions around adding new assets, comprehensively weighing the economic risk and opportunity ### Economic Analysis Get assurances that what you’re building is economically sound and test potential exploits in Chaos Labs’ on-chain simulation environment.
CoFiX Dapp is a Token Swap on Ethereum. It provides traders ways get market prices at the smallest spread.
Compound is a decentralized autonomous interest rate protocol. It allows people to lend and borrow their cryptocurrencies, and establishes money markets by algorithmically setting interest rates based on supply and demand of various assets. Its native token is COMP, allowing holders to propose and vote on changes made to the protocol.
Consensys develops full-stack Ethereum products to help developers build next-generation networks and enable enterprises to launch more powerful financial infrastructure
Cozy is an open-source protocol for automated and trust-minimized Protection Markets. Protection Markets allow you to provide and receive protection against predefined conditions like a loss of funds due to a smart contract hack. Anybody can create and use Protection Markets.
Credora is a network powering provably private computations of risk information from permissioned data sources across CeFi and DeFi. The network ensures that reliable credit information is available for applications and credit providers, using scalable and secure infrastructure.
DeBank is a dashboard for tracking your DeFi portfolio, with data and analytics for decentralized lending protocols, stablecoins, margin trading platforms and DEXes.
Disco · Bring all your selves
Disco is your identity for the metaverse. Our friendly tools make it easy for you to carry your data from web2 to web3, under your ownership and control. We believe in the power of equality, ownership and joyful experiences
DODO is a decentralized exchange platform powered by the Proactive Market Maker (PMM) algorithm. It features highly capital-efficient liquidity pools that support single-token provision, reduce impermanent loss, and minimize slippage for traders. The trading platform also offers SmartTrade, a decentralized liquidity aggregation service that routes to and compares various liquidity sources to quote the optimal swap rate between any two token.
Dune Analytics is a platform that aggregates multiple datasets and creates indicators about protocols in the DeFi space.
### What Euler is a non-custodial permissionless protocol on Ethereum that allows users to lend and borrow almost any crypto asset. Euler helps users to earn interest on their crypto assets or hedge against volatile markets without the need for a trusted third-party. ### Why? Euler introduces a number of new features in DeFi, including permissionless lending markets, protected collateral, reactive interest rates, per-second compounding interests and feeless flash loans. #### Permisionless listing Euler lets its users determine which assets are listed. Any asset that has a WETH pair on Uniswap v3 can be added as a lending market on Euler. #### Protected Collateral On Compound and Aave, collateral deposited to the protocol is always made available for lending. On the other hand, Euler allows collateral to be deposited, but not made available for lending. This collateral is 'protected'. It doesn't earn interest, but is free from the risks of borrowers defaulting, can always be withdrawn instantly, and helps protect against borrowers using tokens to influence governance decisions. #### Reactive interest rates Euler uses control theory to autonomously change the interest rates towards a level that maximises utilisation of assets in the protocol. These reactive interest rates adapt to market conditions for the asset in real-time without the need for ongoing governance intervention. #### Compound Interest Compound interest is accrued on Euler each second. This is different from other lending protocols, where interest is typically accrued every block. Earning interest per-second is generally expected to perform more predictably in the long-run, even if upgrades to Ethereum lead to changes in the average time between blocks. #### Feeless Flash Loans Euler only charges fees according to the time value of money, and from the blockchain's perspective flash loans are held for a duration of 0 seconds. Thus, they are entirely free on Euler (ignoring gas costs).
Farcaster is a sufficiently decentralized social network. It is an open protocol that can support many clients, just like email.
Fleek makes it easy to build websites and apps on the new open web: permissionless, trustless, censorship resistant, and free of centralized gatekeepers.
Explore the best data and insights in Web3. Access the most reliable blockchain data, for free. Discover analyses on leading protocols from expert analysts.
The Forta Network monitors on-chain activity in real-time, detecting threats, security-related events and other noteworthy activity. The network is made up of thousands of detection bots developed by a community of Web3 developers and security experts. Each bot acts like a little security camera monitoring something specific on-chain. Some bots monitor generic threats (i.e. phishing attacks, rug pulls), and others monitor protocol-specific activity (i.e. Lido, Compound). There are two primary actors in the Forta Network: **Users, **who consume threat intel generated by the network. Users could be Web3 wallets, DeFi protocols, or centralized exchanges looking for the latest threat intel to protect their customers. **Developers,** who create and maintain detection bots. They could be a leading Web3 security team, an independent security researcher or a DeFi core dev using Forta to monitor their protocol.
Gauntlet is a financial modelling platform that uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to inform on-chain protocol management.
The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible.
Trade any asset on any chain in seconds. No deposits. No BS.
We help web3 creators drop NFT collections, build token-gated experiences, and engage collectors across any web3 project
LayerZero enables the realization of cross-chain applications with a low level communication primitive.
Bridge Ethereum, Polygon, Gnosis, Optimism, Arbitrum
The Instadapp protocol ('DSL') acts as the middleware that aggregates multiple DeFi protocols into one upgradable smart contract layer.
Advanced Bridge & DEX Aggregation. Cross-chain bridging, swapping and messaging will drive your multi-chain strategy and attract new users from everywhere.
Messari is a platform that aggregates multiple datasets and creates dashboards for users to explore information about asset prices, DeFi statistics, research papers and more.
The home for web3 publishing Built on web3 for web3, Mirror’s robust publishing platform pushes the boundaries of writing online—whether it’s the next big white paper or a weekly community update.
Moralis provides APIs, SDKs and Data for building high performance dapps. Integrate Web3 into any tech stack.
### What Morpho is a peer-to-peer layer built on top of other lending protocols like Compound or AAVE. It is a lending protocol optimizer - this means that it improves capital efficiency on lending pools by improving the matching of lenders and borrowers. Morpho can be adapated and deployed to any pool based lending protocol, and it acts as a proxy between the user and the underlying lending pool. In the worst case scenario users get the normal APY of the underlying pool, but when matched they received an improved rate thanks to the P2P matching. You can think of Morpho as an engine that matches users interacting in a pool depending on their preferences to get the best rates for both of them. ### Why Peer-to-peer lending is more efficient than peer-to-pools lending (where lenders provide liquidity or assets, to a pool of assets, and borrowers borrow from it). In P2P lending, lenders and borrowers are matched directly and the interest is paid by the borrowers directly to the lender instead of being paid to a pool to be later distributed among all lenders in a pro-rata basis. Morpho combines the benefits of P2P lending (capital efficiency) with the relative high liquidity of peer-to-pool lending. This enhanced matching results in improved rates for lenders and borrowers.
We analyze 240M+ labeled addresses & their activities, so you can get real-time Crypto, DeFi & NFT insights
Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Offchain Labs are the developers of the Arbitrum technology. They are also the developers of Arbitrum Orbit, Stylus, BOLD, and Arbitrum Nitro. In October 2022, Offchain Labs acquired Prysmatic Labs, makers of Prysm.
Open Zeppelin provides security products to build, automate, and operate decentralized applications. Open Zeppelin also protects organizations by performing security audits on their systems and products.
Opensea is an NFT exchange platform that allows users to buy and sell NFTs on the ethereum network.
Optimism is a low-cost and lightning-fast Ethereum L2 blockchain.
Opyn is a DeFi-native derivatives and options infrastructure. Inventors of Squeeth
A perpetual, oracle-free options protocol. Panoptic will transform what it means to trade options by getting rid of the Options chain and enabling liquid markets without the need for intermediaries and centralized points of failure.
Perennial is built from first-principles to be a powerful, flexible, and composable primitive that can scale to meet the needs of DeFi traders, liquidity providers, and developers.
Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks
PoolTogether is a crypto-powered savings protocol based on Premium Bonds. Save money and have a chance to win every day.
Learn to code in Web3
Radicle is a peer-to-peer stack for building software together. For unstoppable, permissionless, decentralized open-source development. Forget platforms. Easily share your code without relying on a third party. No central servers, no censorship. Built on Git, backed by public-key crypto
Rarible is a NFT exchange platform that allows users to buy and sell NFTs on the ethereum network.
Ribbon Finance is a suite of DeFi protocols that help users access crypto structured products. It combines derivatives and fixed income to improve a portfolio's risk-return profile.
Saddle is a decentralized automated market maker on the Ethereum blockchain, optimized for pegged value crypto assets such as stablecoins and wrapped BTC. Saddle enables cheap, efficient, swift, and low-slippage swaps for traders and high-yield pools for LPs. Saddle’s open-sourced StableSwap implementation in Solidity is the pillar for many DeFi projects, across different verticals and blockchains.
The most trusted platform to manage digital assets on Ethereum. Enter the Multisig. Safe is a smart contract wallet running on Ethereum that requires a minimum number of people to approve a transaction before it can occur
Socket is a complete interoperability stack which allows asset & data transfer across chains, enabling developers to build truly cross-chain apps
STARK-Based Scaling Solutions
Synthetix is a new financial primitive enabling the creation of synthetic assets, offering unique derivatives and exposure to real-world assets on the blockchain.
Comprehensive Ethereum Developer Platform for real-time monitoring, alerting, debugging, and simulating Smart Contracts
Textile's mission is to accelerate the exchange of information across society.
Tokemak is a decentralized liquidity providing/market making protocol designed to create efficient, sustainable liquidity across DeFi. Tokemak's native token, TOKE, serves as tokenized liquidity, enabling stakers to direct the protocol's TVL as liquidity across DeFi markets.
### What Uniswap is a decentralized exchange protocol (DEX). It allows people to set up or contribute to liquidity pools consisting of various ERC-20 token pairs, or to use the available liquidity to swap their tokens against another using its Automated Market Maker (AMM) mechanism. ### Why AMMS are one of the building blocks in the crypto space as they always provide users with a price between two assets. Uniswap uses a simple X * Y = K, formula to price assets where x is the amount of one token in the liquidity pool, and y is the amount of the other. k is a fixed constant, meaning the pool’s total liquidity is always the same. ### Risk There are various risks involved with using AMMS. These include but are not limited to: Protocol Risk - risk due to mechanics in the design of a protocol. Even when the protocol functions as intended there might be risks e.g. high slippage incurred in trades due to the liquidity curve set-up Smart contract risk - This is risk from an error in the code causing the contract to operate in ways unexpected by the developers. It might leave the code vulnerable to exploits or other attacks Cybersecurity risk - Hackers, Exploiters or other malicious actors trying to attack Uniswap ### Reward Uniswap is arguably one of the largest AMMs in crypto and is usually the protocol where tokens find the most liquidity. Its UI/UX is extremely simple and users can trade most tokens with little problems.
WalletConnect is an open source protocol for connecting decentralised applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. People can interact securely with any Dapp from their mobile phone, making WalletConnect wallets a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets.
The open protocol and network for secure web3 messaging. Build with XMTP to send messages between blockchain accounts, including DMs, alerts, announcements, and more
A simple dashboard for DeFi. Easily track and visualize all your DeFi assets and liabilities in one simple interface.
zkSync is a trustless protocol for scalable low-cost payments on Ethereum, powered by zkRollup technology. It uses zero-knowledge proofs and on-chain data availability to keep users' funds as safe as though they never left the mainnet.
a16z crypto is a venture capital fund that invests in crypto and web3 startups.
Backing the Builders of the Open Economy. Investing in businesses, builders, and networks from inception to scaling since 2012.
First U.S. institutional asset manager focused exclusively on blockchain technology. Since 2013, Pantera has invested in digital assets and blockchain companies, providing investors with the full spectrum of exposure to the space.
Paradigm is an investment firm focused on supporting the crypto/Web3 companies and protocols of tomorrow. Our approach is flexible, long term, multi-stage, and global. We often get involved at the earliest stages of formation and continue supporting our portfolio companies over time.
Version One Ventures
Version One Ventures backs founders at the earliest stages. The fund has 10 years of experience investing in more than 100 companies