100 Nominees For Europe's Top Blockchain Startup of 2023

The Awards Finale will take place in the framework of European Blockchain Convention 2023, to be held on 15-17 Feb 2023 in Barcelona.

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1. Ajuna Network

Ajuna Network is a decentralized gaming platform that delivers real value to gamers, without compromising on gameplay. Gamers don’t have to choose between real value and real games. Ajuna gives them both by integrating blockchain-based in-game assets.

Switzerland

2. Akselos

Akselos provides a voting platform through tokens. The tokens can be used in Akselos’s ecosystem to pay for all voting operations and other services. Akselos platform is an open-source blockchain stack using Merkle Patricia Tree to structure proven digital votes.

France

3. Aleph Zero

Aleph Zero is a peer-reviewed DAG platform that is capable of synchronizing with other blockchains and running smart contracts, as well as a truly trustless universal wallet.

Switzerland

4. Anotherblock

Anotherblock provides a blockchain-based platform to decentralize music rights connecting non-fungible tokens to royalty rights. Users may co-own pieces of music tracks by connecting music rights to NFTs.

Sweden

5. Atani

This trading platform works as an aggregator, integrating over 20 crypto exchanges. Users can access different exchanges in one spot, monitor their portfolios, and trade cryptocurrency. 

Spain

6. Binarii Labs

Blockchain SaaS start-up, Binarii Labs provides a range of services including secure end-to-end document management and assistance in migrating to distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure.

Ireland

7. BTP

Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) is an enterprise blockchain company that brings the benefits of smart contracts and blockchain to business. BTP is behind Sextant and Chronicle.

United Kingdom

8. cheqd

Based on blockchain technology, cheqd provides payment rails, customizable commercial models and governance structures for trusted data, including self-sovereign identity (SSI).

United Kingdom

9. Chimeras

Chimeras is a thrilling mobile game. It is a free-to-play and play-and-earn game with integrated DeFi farming and NFTs into the metaverse. The game allows players to earn on the content they generate in-game and the actions and feats they accomplish.

Estonia

10. Circularr

Circularr is a sustainable blockchain ecosystem focused on the incubation and development of sustainable crypto assets backed by recycled sustainable commodities. The startup rewards customers when they recycle.

United Kindgom

11. CLST

CLST is a one-stop-shop for peer-to-peer lending and borrowing that serves digital asset lenders and borrowers such as hedge funds, trading firms, treasuries, asset managers, and crypto banks seeking automated digital asset collateral management features.

Switzerland

12. Coadjute

Coadjute is a blockchain network that enables the existing software used by estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders to become interoperable. The parties can  synchronize and share progress updates, property information, digital identities and payments.

United Kindgom

13. Coinpanion

Coinpanion enables anyone to profit from the cryptocurrency market without requiring in-depth knowledge as the company accompanies the customer through the entire process: from simple market entry to the ongoing optimisation of crypto investments and automated tax reporting.

Austria

14. Coinrule

Coinrule enables cryptocurrency traders to automate their investments across multiple platforms. Traders can create and test automated trading strategies to benefit from market opportunities and also to protect them against adverse events.

United Kindgom

15. Comadran Studios

Comadran Studios is a videogame and movie studio with an AAA team. The project encompasses a number of products: a platform/marketplace that has NFTs and the platform a token that will allow users to manage their assets in the game.

Andorra

16. Cookie3

Cookie3 is in the field of behavioural analytics on the blockchain. The startup focuses on interpreting customer profiles based on the individuals’ wallet history. The goal is the domination of the behavioral analytics market on the blockchain, including Metaverse, Gaming, NFTs, DeFi, and Web3 ecosystem.

Estonia

17. Credefi

Credefi is an hybrid of FinTech Solution and DeFi Protocol connecting crypto lenders with small & medium business borrowers from the traditional economy. Early 2022 Credefi announced that it has reached $1M in Total Value Locked (TVL) on its platform.

Bulgaria

18. Crunch DAO

Crunch DAO leverages the power of collective intelligence of Web 3.0 to create a market-neutral trading strategy. Crunch DAO sells signals that generate returns, regardless of market conditions.

France

19. Cryptonovae

Cryptonovae is an all-in-one trading ecosystem to manage digital assets across multiple cryptocurrency exchanges. It provides users with a sophisticated trading experience through advanced charting features and trade management easy to use for traders at all levels.

France

20. D2X Group

D2X is designed as a plug-and-play solution for institutional investors with a robust risk management model and a reliable trading interface providing financial institutions with capital-efficient and clean exposure to the asset class while mitigating risks.

United Kindgom

21. DappRadar

DappRadar is a popular decentralized app tracker and their respective smart contracts. With more than 9,000 dapps, 30+ protocols and an audience of over 1 million monthly users worldwide, DappRadar is already the go-to dapp exploration platform.

United Kindgom

22. Devium Network

Devium is a software development platform built for the next generation of Web3 decentralized applications giving developers ownership and monetization of their code. It solves many issues of today’s centralized platforms including privacy, security, censorship, and availability.

Turkey

23. Dfns

Dfns is a cybersecurity company that builds SaaS protocol for web3 app, a developer tool that provides a secure cloud for crypto. Dfns brings serenity to DeFi by eliminating new blockchain risks and vulnerabilities, and making crypto transactions easier, faster, and compliant with existing regulations.

France

24. Diadata

Diadata is a cross-chain, end-to-end, open-source data and oracle platform for Web3. The DIA platform enables the crowd-sourcing, validation and sharing of transparent and verified data feeds for asset prices and metaverse data.

Switzerland

25. DoinGud

DoinGud operates an online marketplace for companies that use non-fungible tokens. It allows various users to join, from artists that want to promote their works, collectors that search for new products, and businesses that aim for sustainable goals.

Switzerland

26. DoxyChain

DoxyChain is a platform for documents digitisation and management powered by its own blockchain. DoxyChain is an innovation that combines electronic signature, workflows optimisation and enhanced security.

Poland

27. ELYT

ELYT is an online platform offering customer tools for NFTs. The platform allows users to redeem their NFTs for gifts offered on the platform. The redeemed NFTs are burned so their volume continuously decreases, increasing their value and rarity.

Turkey

28. Emergent Games

Emergent Games is a leading metaverse and blockchain games studio that brings together industry veterans from PlayStation, Activision and NCsoft, with blockchain technologists from Pluto Labs. Its first release is a Web3 game, Resurgence.

United Kindgom

29. Encode Club

Encode Club, a Web3 education community with focuses on blockchain education, talent sourcing and venture investing that aims to educate the future generation of blockchain professionals.

United Kindgom

30. EvenFi

EvenFi is the regulated peer-to-peer crowdlending platform that offers investment opportunities in business loans with an interest between 8% and 11% per year. Users can start investing from just €20.

Italy

31. Everlend

Everlend is a decentralized lending and borrowing aggregator that offers the highest yield on deposits and the lowest interest rate on loans. Everlend is integrated with all major money markets on Solana.

Ukraine

32. Exchange Art

Exchange Art’s mission is to democratise the $64B+ art market by being an open and inclusive platform and solving a historic problem: the provenance of art. Collectors are able to verify the token provenance and ownership on-chain.

United Kindgom

33. Fiat Republic

Fiat Republic provides banking API unlocking mainstream fiat services for crypto platforms. The result is reduced time and cost of processing fiat currencies for crypto platforms, both at the individual consumer and at the corporate treasury levels.

United Kindgom

34. Folks Finance

Folks Finance is an algorithmic capital markets protocol for lending and borrowing built and operated on top of the Algorand blockchain. Folks users can deposit liquidity and start earning a continuous economic return instantly.

Italy

35. FQX

FQX provides an electronic promissory note infrastructure to facilitate trade finance and money markets. The platform uses blockchain and tokes to make promissory notes transferable, cross-border and more cost-efficient.

Switzerland

36. Gamium

Gamium is a Web3 and Metaverse technology company building the truly Decentralized Social Metaverse. Gamium is building the first decentralized social metaverse and the digital identity of humans.

Spain

37. Ganius Yield

Genius Yield is a DeFi asset management solution implemented on the Cardano blockchain to provide superior yield optimization and high returns to users. Genius Yield’s aggregator is a secured and unbiased ecosystem to carry out on-chain economic activities seamlessly.

Switzerland

38. GlobeDX

GlobeDX offers an entire set of spots and perpetual futures contracts to crypto traders. It is a much faster and stronger exchange platform where traders can use any asset as collateral and get a margin without swapping or selling their digital currencies.

United Kindgom

39. GOGO Protocol

GOGO is an open-source DeFi protocol for asset management and savings and offers security through NFT smartVaults, near gas-less transactions, and keyless non-custodial wallets for users to create a robust, DeFi ecosystem.

Switzerland

40. Goracle

Goracle, formerly known as Algoracle, is a decentralized oracle network that links the Algorand blockchain to the physical world. Algorand is a blockchain that accelerates the convergence between decentralized and traditional finance.

Switzerland

41. HAL

HAL, which stands for Heuristically programmed Algorithmic computer, allows crypto traders to use advanced trading strategies to effortlessly trade cryptocurrencies non-custodial on their existing centralized exchange.

United Kindgom

42. Haruko

Haruko is a platform that gives institutional investors visibility, security and compliance when trading digital assets. Haruko’s vision is to be the go-to interface between institutions and the fast-moving world of the blockchain.

United Kindgom

43. ICRYPEX

ICRYPEX is a cryptocurrency exchange platform focusing on money and foreign exchange markets, fixed-income products, and digital currencies. It offers 20 different fiat currencies on a single account, helping to foster a closer integration between crypto and fiat currencies.

Turkey

44. Immutable Insight

Immutable Insight is a provider of commercially investment and blockchain application insights on the Ethereum blockchain. Immutable offers products and services such as analytical reports, asset analyses, portfolio strategies, and advisory services.

Germany

45. IQ Labs

IQ Protocol develops a decentralized money market for digital asset renting and on-chain subscriptions. It enables digital asset owners to earn passive income by safely lending their NFTs & Fungible Tokens.

Estonia

46. Januar

Januar is a payment gate for crypto companies. Januar offers payment account solutions to accept payments and send payouts while maintaining full compliance and stable business operations.

Denmark

47. Kriptown

Kriptown is a platform that allows individuals to acquire shares in unlisted companies (startups and SMEs) and sell them on a secondary market using a private blockchain. Investors can buy, from €1, start-up tokens linked to the value of its shares.

France

48. KwikTrust

KwikTrust is a next-generation blockchain e-validation platform that provides provenance and legal protection. A unique feature of the protocol is the ability to process a wide array of media and file formats. The platform is also home to the SuperNFT.

United Kindgom

49. maxxer

maxxer is a crypto exchange social trading platform. Traders can automatically copy other traders, socialize and post content. The platform gamifies the experience for users by rewarding, financially and socially, the best-performing traders in each league.

The Netherlands

50. Merge

Merge provides crypto and web3 companies with a range of banking and payments solutions enabling them to instantly create bank accounts, send payments and seamlessly convert funds between fiat and crypto.

United Kindgom

51. mintBlue

mintBlue is the go-to platform for developers to build with blockchain. It allows companies to focus on their core operations without the need to devote time and resources to understanding complex blockchain infrastructure.

The Netherlands

52. Morpho Labs

Morpho is an on-chain peer-to-peer layer on top of lending pools. Morpho combines the efficiency of P2P with the liquidity of lending pools. Users enjoy an improved APY while maintaining the pool’s flexibility.

France

53. Murasaki

Murasaki, a game studio building decentralized games on the blockchain. The studio created Cyberstella, an NFT-focused game with a new take on the play-and-earn modeal and it is on a mission to disrupt the GameFi economy.

Ireland

54. MyCointainer

MyCointainer is a platform with a wide range of services like cold staking, masternodes, and airdrops when users can leverage crypto staking, yield farming, and cashback to earn passive income.

Estonia

55. Nayms

Nayms is a smart contract platform for the placement, trade, reporting and settlement of insurance risk. The contract is immutable and preset by brokers and asset managers so the risk is transparent.

United Kindgom

56. Neoki

Neoki is a decentralized metaverse platform powered on polygon blockchain for individuals to explore, showcase, own and monetize their talent or work of design and creativity.

Sweden

57. Neol

Neol is a learning and on-demand talent platform, which is decentralized and aims to build a tokenized system. It is powered by a global creative community and enabled by Web3 to produce more equitable value creation and exchange.

United Kindgom

58. NGRAVE

NGRAVE is a digital asset security company and a cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer. Its flagship product ZERO, is the first end-to-end solution for managing crypto. In the wallet pre-order campaign ZERO reached 85 countries.

Belgium

59. nobank Labs

With nobank app, users can create their account directly on the blockchain and remove all intermediaries by sending and receiving digital assets without intermediaries and trading crypto directly on decentralized exchanges – without anyone taking fees in the middle.

Switzerland

60. OBORTECH

OBORTECH is a smart hub fully digital ecosystem and Web3 collaboration for all actors in supply chain where they can remotely collaborate in a decentralized and democratic blockchain network. The platform also offers its own toke, the OBOT.

Estonia

61. Obscuro Labs

Obscuro is a layer 2 solution for Ethereum that brings privacy to Ethereum with a seamless, frictionless user and developer experience. It ensures the inputs, ledger state and execution are always encrypted. No changes to Dapps, just migrate and gain privacy.

United Kingdom

62. Old Street Digital

Old Street Digital is a crypto asset advisor that offers, fundamental research-driven investment funds. OSD advises crypto funds that offer investment opportunities across the risk and return spectrum by bringing experience from traditional fund management focused on crypto assets.

United Kingdom

63. Panzerdogs

Panzerdogs is a earn-to-play game on the blockchain where players own NFT tanks and dogs while earning tokens through the Solana network where players own all their game assets and use them to play P2E as well as P2P battles.

Finland

64. Polygen

Polygen is a decentralized blockchain launchpad where projects are free to innovate, experiment and launch their ventures with no gatekeepers, no whitelist and no whales. Current solutions all foster innovation on a specific blockchain, but they also look and operate the same.

United Kingdom

65. Primex Finance

Primex is the cross-chain brokerage liquidity protocol for cross-DEX margin trading with trader scoring mechanisms. While lenders then have an opportunity to earn high yields by providing liquidity to pools, traders can use it for leveraged trading in cross-DEX environments.

Estonia

66. Propchain

PropChain allows its users to invest in fractional Real Estate properties – both sourced and developed by PropChain. Built on an interconnected, Ethereum-based blockchain, they provide its users with a platform to monitor, manage, and collect rent returns directly on the marketplace.

Switzerland

67. Qori

Qori is a mobile payment solution allowing brick and mortar merchants to cost-effectively accept bank and crypto payments by simply generating a QR code on their phone, tablet or payment terminal. Qori removes intermediaries and does not require an app on the client side.

France

68. Quasar Labs

Quasar is the gateway to multi-chain DeFi Investment opportunities. Quasar offers powerful tools and infrastructure to create vaults based on unique investment strategies, fundraise through the open marketplace and earn revenue on top of yield.

Spain

69. Rated Network

Rated offers node and node operator ratings, pipelines, robust data, and the most comprehensive infrastructure dataset for Ethereum. The main goals are to arrive at a more generally accepted way to rate validator and operator performance and an approach.

United Kingdom

70. RBL Labs

RBL Labs BV is a NFT and gaming studio. LOCGame (LegendsOfCrypto) is the first blockchain-based collectible strategy card game. LOCGame runs on top of the decentralized blockchain, supported by Ethereum and Matic Networks.

The Netherlands

71. Recap

Recap is a focused crypto tax software and crypto portfolio manager. Its is designed for privacy and security – only a user holds the keys to his data. Real-time sync to accounts on major exchanges like FTX, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, Luno and Uphold.

United Kingdom

72. RedStone

RedStone is a blockchain startup building two data-focused products aiming to unlock the potential of DeFi and Web3: RedStone Orales, a generator of blockchain oracles with a novel architecture, and Warp, a data-processing smart contract layer on top of the storage chain.

Poland

73. Request Finance

Request Finance is a Web3 enterprise crypto payment. The French startup simplifies and automates invoicing, expenses, payroll, and accounting in crypto for more than 1,900 Web3 teams.

France

74. Rvvup

Rvvup is a payments 3.0 platform enabling businesses with simple access to CeFi and DeFi, FinOps and Data-as-a-Service – without the complexity. It builds a global infrastructure to enable the interoperability of both the centralized and Web 3 decentralized financial systems.

United Kingdom

75. Salto X

Tokenized stock options for distributed companies. Old-school stock options just do not fit into the future of work. And here is where Salto X raises as the web3 alternative to stock options in Europe.

Estonia

76. Senit

Senit is a digital platform that allows users to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies. Senit uses stablecoin technology and the cloud to minimize customer risk and ensure the highest levels of compliance and security for our users.

United Kingdom

77. Skrmiish

Skrmiish is a mobile play-to-earn app that enables gamers of every level to earn cash in every match they play across the AAA+ games. Skrmiish allows players to earn real cash in every match they play, without having to wait for a tournament or find a peer to challenge.

Isle of Man

78. Solid World DAO

Solid World is a decentralized carbon derivatives marketplace. The company’s platform provides pre-financing solutions to future carbon projects by the help of blockchain and web3 technologies.

Estonia

79. Spellfire

Spellfire is a legendary card-based NFT game powered by Ethereum. Spellfire packed 30 years of history into an amazing experience and combined it with the latest trends. The cards are available as valuable collectible NFTs on OpenSea.

Lithuania

80. striga

Striga is a crypto-native banking as a service platform that enables fintech and crypto startups to build and scale crypto-and-fiat blended applications in Europe, such as crypto-enabled card programs. 

Estonia

81. SUN ZU Lab

SUN ZU Lab is an independent provider of quantitative analytics for crypto professionals. It provides crypto professionals liquidity analytics in the form of quant reports and dashboards fed in real time.

France

82. Symbiosis Finance

Symbiosis is a multi-chain liquidity protocol that aggregates decentralized exchange liquidity across all EVM and some non-EVM networks. Symbiosis works with Defi and web3 economy and simplifies the time-consuming process of finding a suitable cross-chain bridge.

Russian Federation

83. TAIKAI Labs

TAIKAI connects companies and developers through a unique hackathon platform that has clients such as Microsoft, Pfizer and Nissan. It provides Web3 products and services for use-cases such as NFTs, crypto-tokens, staking, prediction markets.

Portugal

84. Talent Protocol

Talent Protocol is the Web3 professional network where high-potential individuals can build an on-chain resume and launch a talent token, allowing anyone to easily invest in their careers. Users can create a web3 resume, make connections and access exciting web3 opportunities.

Portugal

85. Tangany

Tangany is a white-label platform for custody of crypto assets. Tangany’s WaaS (Wallet as a Service) provides highly secure storage for digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, stablecoins, security tokens and NFTs.

Germany

86. Telos

Telos is a third-generation blockchain platform for the construction of fast and scalable distributed applications with free transactions. Its network can sustainably support hundreds of millions of transactions per day, and produces blocks in 0.5-second intervals.

United Kingdom

87. Tenderize

Tenderize unlocks the full utility potential of staked assets for all participants in web3 protocols while minimizing any obstructions to its current workflows and interfaces. Users can unlock liquidity, collateralize loans and trade tokens, all while maintaining a staked position represented.

United Kingdom

89. Trikon

TRIKON is building an sustainable  community-driven ecosystem around gaming and Web3 space. TRIKON aims to disrupt and revolutionize the Web3 and gaming landscape by building multiple sets of products, tools and infrastructure to simplify and make Web3 space accessible.

United Kingdom

90. Trisolaris

Trisolaris is a community-owned DEX with a fast settlement, low fees, and a democratic governance process. Its key product is a stableswap that allows users to swap fund acrros multiple automated market makers (AMM) from one interface.

Portugal

91. VALK

VALK is building a decentralized infrastructure for capital markets. Its solution allows users to transform their business by making their transaction processes and workflows 100% digital through Merlin, VALK`s app.

United Kingdom

92. Vinter

Vinter is an index provider specialised in crypto assets, playing a key role in the emerging crypto ETF industry. The firm collects digital asset data from hundreds of sources, transforming proprietary strategies into investable products.

Sweden

93. Voltz Labs

Voltz Labs is a DeFi primitive that empowers leveraged interest rate swaps. Voltz has created the first-ever synthetic interest rate swap AMM that’s highly capital efficient, removes silos between fixed and variable rates, and allows users to trade with >10x leverage.

Spain

94. Weld Money

Weld Money provides a cryptocurrency card, the Weld card, that allows users to connect to different crypto exchanges and perform daily payments for goods and services directly from their crypto wallets using Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Ukraine

95. Wert

Wert enables users to purchase crypto with the help of its top-up module which can be integrated into any mobile application or website. By installing Wert’s solution crypto projects without gateways don’t need to adapt to the ever-changing regulatory landscape and focus on innovation instead.

Estonia

96. Whalemap

Whalemap offers an easy-to-use platform for users to track data on various blockchains, including Solana, Ethereum, and Polygon at a fraction of the cost. Users can acquire information about the market and macro indicators.

United Kingdom

97. WingRiders

WingRiders is a platform that leverages the benefits of Cardano to correct the issues plaguing DEXs on Ethereum where people can swap, stake, provide liquidity to pools and deposit into yield farms.

Ireland

98. XPmarket

XP Market combines blockchain information and big data analysis, allowing anyone to have a detailed overview of XRPL’s ecosystem. Users can inspect any token and its key parameters, while also receiving notifications on suspicious activities.

United Kingdom

99. Yoello

Yoello is a payments platform building infrastructure that connects banks and payment networks to merchants’ consumers. Utilizing the open banking legislation (PSD2) to cut out the middlemen and in turn, Yoello brings merchants and customers closer together.

United Kingdom

100. Zenith Chain

Zenith Chain is a blockchain technology company that allows crypto-market participants to trade directly with one another. FuzionX, its trading platform bridges the gap between DeFi and CeFi where users can send and receive tokens between your Web3 wallet and the centralized exchange.

Lithuania

Criteria

100 Nominees

The 100 nominees have been selected by an EBC Committee in line with the following criteria:

  • Startups must have raised a pre-seed or seed funding round. 

  • Total funding raised must be over €1M.

  • Startups must be founded in 2017 and onwards

  • Startups must have at least an MVP (minimal viable product)

  • Startups must be related to Blockchain, crypto, Web3, NFTs or Metaverse industry

  • Startups must be based in Europe

5 Finalists

The 5 Finalists will be determined by a weighted total between:

  • Public Voting: 50%
Your input is very important in terms of shaping the Awards.
 
  • EBC Committee: 50%

A group of industry experts from around the world, will provide significant feedback on all proposals.