This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Cryptocurrency companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Cryptocurrency industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Chicago Cryptocurrency Companies
Zero Hash offers a post-trade settlement utility to bridge a fragmented market of diverse execution platforms. It supports a wide range of fiat and digital assets that can be combined into any product pair.
Zero Hash combines this with an on-chain settlement for digital assets, which provides an independent ability to verify ownership via the blockchain. Zero Hash was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois..
Metronome (“Metronome” or “MTN”) is a new cryptocurrency focused on making greater decentralization possible and delivering institutional-class endurance. Metronome builds off the lessons learned from previous cryptocurrencies and optimizes for self-governance, long-term reliability, and maximum portability.
Built by leading figures in the space and supported by a diverse array of partners and advisors, Metronome is engineered to meet and exceed the high standards of the cryptocurrency community.. .
Stacked develops an automated cryptocurrency investment platform. It enables everyone to invest in crypto indices, access trading bots, and automate portfolio management.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.. .
DrawBridge offers lending loans with no margin calls backed by Bitcoin holdings. They initiate cash loans secured by digital assets.
Operating as a CFTC regulated Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”) and Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”), DrawBridge Lending uses both a qualified and insured custodian & advanced risk management strategies to protect borrower assets and lender capital. DrawBridge Lending is driven by a vision to provide the most reliable and efficient service for connecting institutional lenders with borrowers seeking to monetize any asset recorded on a Blockchain.
With unmatched rates, no margin calls, and secured storage, individuals and commercial businesses now have a hassle-free way to get cash by using their crypto as collateral.. .
Blockware Solutions is a blockchain infrastructure company that provides bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining services such as hardware procurement, mining rig colocation, as well as professional Mining and Staking Pool operations. It assists clients with the acquisition and sale of mining rigs direct from foreign manufacturers and through trusted Peer-to-Peer channels.
Blockware also offers access to an extensive network of commercial Data Center Facilities across North America who specialize in Hosting Services for Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs; providing guaranteed up-time and 24/7 monitoring of your machines by experienced IT personnel. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois..
CMT Digital Ventures
CMT Digital is a venture capital firm engaging in the crypto asset and Blockchain technology industry. The firm focuses on asset trading, blockchain technology investments, and legal and policy.
It was founded in 2017 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.. .
Decred is a cryptocurrency, similar to Bitcoin, with a strong focus on community input, open governance and sustainable funding and development. It utilizes a hybrid “proof-of-work” and “proof-of-stake” mining system to ensure that a small group cannot dominate the flow of transactions or make changes to Decred without the input of the community.
A unit of currency is called a ‘decred’ (DCR). To ensure the integrity of the currency and prevent people from making fraudulent transactions or creating their own coins, Decred uses a method of recording transactions known as a blockchain..
Rocketr is a cryptocurrency & fiat payment processor and eCommerce company. Our platform allows users to manage a variety of payment options from a single dashboard location.
Current support includes: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, PayPal, Stripe, and Perfect Money.. .
DefendEdge began as a Managed Security Service Provider for SMB and Enterprise clients located in the United States. With our experienced cyber security team we have created a platform called SiON which helps enable our clients to become proactive against cyber threats.
The SiON platform integrates and analyzes upstream target system logs, data in real-time through machine learning algorithms and takes action on human threats. SiON has several trademarks, patents, and a friendly user interface making it easy for auditors, analysts, CISO’s, CIO’s, and other executives to make cyber risk business decisions..
Beaxy is the new generation of cryptocurrency and digital asset exchange, providing users with robust portfolio management tools, industry leading technology, a wide variety of order types, cutting edge security and market making incentive programs. Beaxy brings all of the tools and technologies that traders in traditional markets utilize on a regular basis to the cryptocurrency space for the first time, assembling them under one roof for crypto-traders to have at their fingertips and use at their disposal.
Beaxy leverages startegic partnerships with market leaders from the traditional financial world to deliver the best in class platform to our users. Beaxy’s exclusive partnership with OneMarketData (“OMD”), lead to the development of a proprietary and market leading matching engine with unparallelled speeds of up to 250,000 transactions per second, per pair – comparable to that of NASDAQ.
Our development teams started with OMD’s OneTick® product, a comprehensive suite for time-series data management and real-time analytical event utilized by Bloomberg, Bank of America and The Federal Reserve, among others and built Beaxy’s matching engine on top of their existing software. The result is a platform with extremely low latency and market leading high speed data transmission.
Beaxy brings military-grade security features to the crypto world through its proprietary IP whitelisting process utilizing hot and cold wallets with automated “sweeping.” Through our partnership with Optiv, we’ve conducted a first of its kind threat and vulnerability management assessment. Beaxy’s superior customer service team provides prompt 24/7 live support..
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Red Fog offers free-to-play crypto games within a diverse social community. Expand your knowledge as you rise to higher skill levels, progressively unlocking new coins and prizes.
Don’t get lost in the crypto fog!. .
Alertatron is an automated algorithmic trading service platform for digital asset markets, with a trading strategy. Alertatron is perfect for running your own trades, but our advanced support for trading groups makes managing large groups easy too.
It can automate complex order execution across the whole group.. .
CColnect is a comprehensive online solution for collectors of mass-produced collectibles such as stamps, coins, phonecards, and so many more, revolutionizing the collecting experience by providing online personal collection management within a designated community. It offers unique services to Collectors worldwide.
Colnect is available in 61 different languages and offers extensive collectibles catalogs, created in a wiki fashion by members of the community, which provide the base for personal collection management and easy matching for swaps. It allows collectors to manage their personal collection using these catalogs and automatically match their swap/wish-lists with those of other collectors.
The company provides a marketplace dedicated to buying and selling collectibles. Colnect was founded in 2002..
Visionary Financial (VF)
Visionary Financial is one of the fastest growing Digital Asset and Blockchain media outlets. VF caters to 15,000+ daily through social, sponsors numerous events globally, and consults some of the largest companies in the industry.
We are consolidating the media space and building out a one-stop solution for readers, businesses, investors, and traders globally. As VF continues to grow on a global scale, our next developments include a one of a kind social experience and introducing 1st to market investing solutions for millennials..
EtherDelta is ERC-20 token exchange for trading ethereum-based cryptocurrency tokens. It is particularly notable for its selection of alt coins (from ICOs) which are often listed on its site before they hit other, higher profile exchanges.
The exchange is also easy to use since it doesn’t require user verification of any kind to commence trading, although it doesn’t support fiat so all trades are crypto-to-crypto.. .
HTMLCOIN recognizes and celebrates that all people are created equal. Their goal is to build and continually enhance a platform that helps to unlock the highest potential in all people.
HTMLCOIN is committed to improving the quality of life for all with a platform and coin that can be accessed and used with ease by everyone. HTMLCOIN is committed to breaking down barriers by providing a strong foundation of support for all, including people who are currently unemployed, physically restricted, or who may not be able to work for other reasons.
HTMLCOIN will be for everyone.. .
Radiant is a Chicago based consulting firm that specializes in blockchain and cryptocurrency education, portfolio management, development, and implementation. Radiant provides risk-mitigated investment strategies, catered to your fiscal goals.
The company’s team of certified analysts makes money personal, taking time to create a game plan that’s perfect for you.. .
Tasit Labs makes mobile Ethereum dapps. Tasit Labs has two major projects that dovetail together: the Tasit SDK (for developers) and the Tasit mobile apps (for pretty much anyone who uses a smartphone).
The Tasit SDK is a standardized, open-source set of tools and components for interacting with major classes of already-on-chain dapp smart contracts, and Tasit is a suite of mobile apps for mainstream users that lets them use features of these popular dapps through a Tasit third-party client.. .
Crypto Key Stack
Crypto Key Stack is a software based hardware wallets help protect your keys while transacting. Crypto Key Stack LLC was co-founded by Chris Gonyo and NFL veteran Israel Idonije in an effort to reduce the billions of dollars lost due to improper private key storage.
The number of assets being stored and tracked on the blockchain is growing at an exponential rate, and they are all being secured by private keys. Realizing that software-based hardware wallets are excellent for cybersecurity, but become vulnerable in the event of a physical disaster, Chris and Israel designed Crypto Key Stack to help preserve access to your assets in the event of a hardware failure and physical disaster.
It was created out of a need for an affordable, high-quality stainless steel backup device that allowed users to store multiple cryptographic keys permanently.. .
Gordian Block Capital is an investment and trading firm focused exclusively on digital currencies, crypto assets, and blockchain technologies. They are an experienced and diverse team with backgrounds in fund management, trading, blockchain tech, machine learning and computer science.
They integrate information, computing power, data analytics and human skill to provide their investors optimized exposure to the global crypto opportunity set.. .
Intellectual Property Coin Group
The Company will issue / lend IPCs to patent owners; IPC loans are secured by the borrowers underlying patents. These patent-backed loans will be funded at the then-current IPC market price, in an amount not to exceed 25% of the appraised dollar value of the patent collateral and at a term not more than 5 years.
IPC loans are an interest bearing and may be paid back in IPCs or an approved cryptocurrency based on market pricing at the time of repayment. One-third of interest paid by borrowers will be distributed quarterly on a prorate basis to all holders of IPCs, with the balance of the proceeds used to fund the company’s operations.
IPCs used in loan repayment will be returned to the escrow loan pool.. .
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