It’s time for part eight on Blockchain initiatives/companies powered by the Metaverse Insider. In case you missed out on the first part published in April, here is the link to it.
1. The Blockchain Group
The Blockchain Group (TBG) is a global umbrella organization of engineers and entrepreneurs with an end mission to create a blockchain-powered ecosystem that allows businesses to harness the power of decentralized energy through its various divisions.
Founded in 2018 and led by Chairman and CEO Xavier Latil, TBG has headquarters in Paris, France, as well as dev centres in Toulouse, Avignon, Barcelona, and Bangkok.
2. Blockchain Association Singapore
The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders — both regional and international — to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open, and transparent manner. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.
The BAS was the result of a merger of the Singapore Blockchain Association (SBA) (founded by former SBA chairman Chia Hock Lai) and the Blockchain, Enterprise and Scalable Technologies (BEST) (former BEST chairman Prof David Lee), both founded in 2018 and currently led by Chia Hock Lai and Tan Bin Ru.
SmartLedger, founded in 2019 by Shawn Ryan and Bryan Daugherty, envisions a world transformed through the use of blockchain technology. Its mission is to contribute to and accelerate the coming of this newly born era of full accountability, and optimized efficiency by assisting in the wide implementation of blockchain solutions across all sectors.
With access to more than 250 patented and other blockchain innovations, SmartLedger helps its customers realize their full potential by implementing customized strategies using ground-breaking blockchain technologies.
Its experience in navigating and managing traditional technology distribution channels, paired with our insightful command of blockchain applications, and our communication focus on the latest innovations, allow us to introduce our vendor partners’ blockchain technology to the right customers.
4. Blockchain Game Alliance
Based in Bern, Switzerland, Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) is one of the companies committed to promoting blockchain within the game industry.
Led by President Sebastien Borget, its goal is to spread awareness about blockchain technologies and encourage adoption by highlighting their potential to foster new ways to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games.
The BGA also provides an open forum for individuals and companies to share knowledge and collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices, and network.
æternity envisions a future based on open-source, public blockchain 3.0 technology empowering billions. It is a vision that is being realized by a global community of believers, convinced of the disruptive potential of scalable, public blockchain technology.
Disrupting existing online and offline interaction models and helping billions of people benefit from a global sharing economy based on decentralized systems and individual merit, from a technological point of view, æternity is a decentralized æpps platform that scales through state channels, running smart contracts off-chain. It introduces a new language that supports formal verification and allows for writing simpler, safer code. The VM also accommodates compiled Solidity contracts. æternity uses an ASIC-resistant, memory-bound Proof-of-Work with less than 15 seconds of block time. It features an integrated naming system and oracles, which could be used to request and access data from various data providers.
Most importantly, all components are native features of the æternity system. They are not meta layers on top of a blockchain (like Lightning, Raiden, Oraclize, etc.), but parts of the core protocol. This ensures unmatched efficiency and significantly reduces the cost of running smart contracts and making lightning-fast transactions.
Based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, æternity was founded in 2016 by Yanislav Malahov and has raised a total of $24.3 million in funding over two rounds, making it one of the most successful blockchain companies.