More and more founders and leaders are realizing that blockchain is not some “fad”, and that it is here to stay. There are international banks that are now embracing blockchain, for example. Countless other organizations that are trying to use blockchain technology to improve efficiency, increase transparency, and help to solve common problems involving cybersecurity, privacy, logistics, intellectual property, and more.
Some blockchain companies are disrupting specific industries to the point where it seems like their success is almost inevitable. However, time will tell whether they will be able to thrive – or even survive. So what are some of the blockchain companies that will be growing significantly over the next several years? Here are five blockchain companies to look out for in 2021 and beyond.
Kirobo is a blockchain company based in Tel Aviv, and it was founded in 2018. The company offers a new level of protection for cryptocurrency users, and it easily integrates into existing current transfer processes. Furthermore, it is a non-custodial solution, meaning that Kirobo never holds user private keys, and it continues to be audited by external authorities for maximum transparency.
One of the most frustrating issues with crypto transactions is that users do not have many options if they accidentally send their cryptocurrency to the wrong address. Kirobo has changed that, offering “Undo buttons” that can help users retrieve their funds if they sent them in error. The platform is already quite successful, with over $250 million has already passed through the platform.
Kirobo remains one of the most innovative companies in the blockchain space, and its ultimate goal is to remove the “fear” out of cryptocurrency transactions. Kirobo is one of the most important companies in the space that are working to make the cryptocurrency sector as “user friendly” as possible. Kirobo receives support from Israel’s Innovation Authority, as well.
Hive is a publicly-traded Canadian cryptocurrency mining company, and it is based in Vancouver. The company has operations and facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland and remains focused on mining both Bitcoin and Ethereum. Hive was launched in 2017 through a strategic partnership between Genesis Mining and Fiore Group.
The management appears to remain committed to the growth of the cryptocurrency markets, as their current strategy involves long-term holdings in cold wallets. Hive strategizes how to sell coins for maximum profit, while also keeping costs low overall. Hive does this partially by mining for cryptocurrency in cold climates, which is why they have operations in companies like Sweden and Iceland. Hive also appears to be moving into the red-hot DeFi (decentralized finance) space.
Hive is unique in that it is the first publicly-listed blockchain infrastructure company that bridges blockchain and crypto into current capital markets. Hive trades as the ticker HIVE on the TSX Venture Exchange based in Canada. It appears as though HIVE will also soon to be trading on the NASDAQ, as well.
Many companies are leveraging blockchain technology to create their unique products and solutions, and Applicature is one of the organizations that is helping to drive blockchain adoption. The organization is dedicated to offering blockchain development, decentralized finance development, and blockchain development services for clients worldwide.
Applicature was born as a brand in 2011, and is headquartered in California. The company helped raise $200 million for its ICO (initial coin offering) clients in 2017 alone. The organization has since expanded its consulting services and also expanded into Silicon Valley. It is now considered one of the top blockchain development companies globally and is certainly one to look out for over the next several years.
Good Dollar was launched by EToro, a multi-asset trading firm based in Israel. The initiative was launched in 2020 as a non-profit initiative. The goal of Good Dollar is to address wealth inequality and help to connect the globally unbanked to financial assets and services that are otherwise unavailable. In addition, Good Dollar hopes to turn the concept of a UBI, or universal basic income, into a reality.
Good Dollar leverages decentralized finance technology to help put digital money into the hands of those that need it the most. A “basic income” refers to giving all individuals a regular payment, without a specific population being targeted (whether they are employed or not, for example). Good Dollar is powered by the G$, the Good Dollar Token.
Solve.Care is a company that wants to leverage blockchain technology to improve the global healthcare sector. The company was launched in 2017 and now enjoys a global presence. Its headquarters are in Ukraine, but Solve.Care boasts offices in Washington DC, London, Singapore, and Fort Lauderdale.
The global healthcare industry faces all sorts of challenges: medical records privacy, the bureaucracy that can often slow down efficiency, inefficient payment systems and patient data management, and more. Solve.Care looks to lower costs for healthcare organizations and maintain compliance, all while improving the overall patient experience. In 2019, Solve.Care was awarded the Most Innovative Blockchain Project at the 2019 Blockchain Life Forum in Singapore.