Binance is a leading crypto-only exchange that trades more than 100 tokens and cryptocurrencies. Its name is derived from the words Binary Finance. Binance’s matching engine is capable of sustaining 1,400,000 orders / second, making Binance one of the fastest exchanges in the market today. The average daily trading volume on Binance has exceeded $500 million in 2018, and is ranked as the top exchange in trading volume compared to other crypto exchanges. It supports limit, market and stop limit orders. Its token BNB is used on the Binance platform for fees (trading pairs, listing, discounts, and more).
OmiseGO was founded in 2013 by a Southeast Asian fintech group in Thailand with the goal to "Unbank the Banked" by allowing people to buy, sell, and exchange any asset in a decentralized way without any restrictions. They plan to do this with an interoperable platform that allows anyone, regardless of credit history regional infrastructure, to have access to liquidity and rapid transactions.
0x was founded in 2016 with the mission to enable anyone to exchange any type of asset. It allows any ERC-20 token to be traded on the Ethereum blockchain for decentralized exchanges. It aims to do this with off-chain transactions and smart contracts with reduced trading fees.
Founded in 2017, Zilliqa was created to solve the blockchain scalability issue with their sharding protocol that divides the work of transactions across the network. This process is also known as "sharding". They also intend to have smart contracts built on the network.
Founded in 2016, Aeternity is a digital-asset and distributed computing platform that supports scalable decentralized applications. It runs on a cryptographic peer to peer technology. Aeternity enables high-speed transacting through its virtual machine using smart contracts. The company's plans to launch a main net are currently on hold.
Basic Attention Token was established in 2017 and was created to disrupt the traditional digital advertising industry by introducing a blockchain-based digital advertising token. Instead of advertising middlemen absorbing a large portion of advertising revenue, content producers can be fairly compensated while users can monetize their attention.
The Pundi X Platform is a visual management system consisting of Pundi X POS devices and other existing POS devices. The Pundi X POS is a smart device that is built to distribute cryptocurrency and is connected to the blockchain, so that each transaction is recorded. Anybody can login to the Pundi X Platform to buy or sell cryptocurrencies using the PundiX card and the Pundi- Pundi wallet App. All transactions that are executed by the PundiX devices are recorded in the blockchain for easy access and tracking. Pundi X enables use of cryptocurrencies to buy and sell at physical retail stores using a mobile app and a contactless payments card.
ChainLink is a blockchain-base middleware, acting as a bridge between cryptocurrency smart contracts and off-chain resources like data feeds, various web APIs, and traditional bank account payments. ChainLink allows Smart Contracts to communicate with external resources on their own.
Augur was founded in 2015 with a mission to create a decentralized prediction market platform. It is built on the Ethereum network, where you can wage the outcome of future events to earn a reward and potentially eliminate counter-party risk
Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. It is a data integrity engine for distributed apps.provides a framework for developers to build decentralized applications and aims to change the paradigm of data-centric blockchains to an agent-centric system. In Holochain’s system, no true global consensus is maintained. Instead, each agent in the public blockchain maintains a private fork, essentially, that is managed and stored in a limited way on the public blockchain with a distributed hash table. This means there are no scalability limits and dapps hosted on Holochain can do much more with less of nearly everything than traditional blockchains.
Founded in 2015, the Populous platform was founded to enable peer to peer invoice finance trading on a global level. The platform allows business owners to sell invoices at a specified discount rate in order to obtain cash quicker, while providing an opportunity for invoice purchasers to make a profit. Populous provides targeted marketing solutions to find borrowers who need invoice finance using methods such as K-means cluster analysis. By implementing the use of smart contracts on the platform, Populous helps prevent duplicate invoice finance fraud and create a cost effective and efficient solution.
WaltonChain was founded in 2016 and started with a goal to give companies the ability to track products at every point in the supply chain and with inventory being logged. Their approach included using a blockchain with RFID to manage supply chain by decentralizing the supply chain, provide history of the product, and to securely store this information.
IOST was founded in 2017 and aimed to be a blockchain used to allow the exchange of services and digital goods in a decentralized manner. It wants to enable developers to deploy dApps with the ability to serve a user base on a large scale. IOS is an innovative and secure blockchain paradigm designed to provide horizontal scalability and high transaction throughput. By implementing our novel sharding architecture and consensus mechanism, the IOS system is able to process up to 100,000 secure transactions per second.
The SharesPost Token Index seeks to track the growth of tokens issued by Blockchain startups. These companies are typically younger than a venture-backed startup and have raised capital by selling tokens. Utility tokens allow the buyer to access a service on the Blockchain while security tokens represent ownership in an asset like real estate or equity in a company. Specifically, the Index focuses on a select group of tokens built on the ERC20 protocol, a common technology standard companies use for building decentralized apps on blockchain.
There are multiple criteria to determine inclusion of a token in the Index, such as market capitalization, trading volume and trading history. The Index will rebalance and reconstitute the index weightings and constituents at the end of each quarter.
The Index is calculated based on a market cap-weighted methodology. Each Index constituent’s weight is determined by its circulating supply and token price to better reflect the overall maturity of the token market while minimizing liquidity risk and transaction costs. The Index pulls daily pricing data from a whitelist of exchanges. Circulating supply market capitalization and trading volume data are sourced from publicly available data sources and used during the quarterly rebalancing of the index to determine eligible constituents and their respective weightings.
Published by SharesPost Research LLC, the SharesPost Token Index was initiated on July 1, 2018.