Top Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2022

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative blockchain startups to watch in 2022 and beyond. From peer-to-peer crypto exchanges to cash loans — these are the hottest blockchain startups to follow.

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Best Blockchain Companies to Follow

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting blockchain startups of 2022 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Chainalysis

Location: New York, NY
Funding: Series E, $366.6M

Chainalysis is a platform that provides banks, government agencies, and other members of the blockchain ecosystem with a litany of resources to help identify and eliminate hacked or stolen funds. Their anti-money-laundering software aims to create safer interactions for all.

2. Chain

Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: Secondary Market, $43.7M

Chain provides tools to industry leaders, such as Visa and Citigroup, as well as fintech startups to make more intelligent, secure, and calculated financial transactions using cryptographic ledger systems.

3. Coinbase

Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: Series Unknown, $547.3M 

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency app that allows users, including merchants, consumers, and traders, to buy and sell crypto currencies while building a digital portfolio of their investments. The app also provides several merchant processing systems and tools that are compatible with some of the largest websites on the internet. 

4. Paxful

Location: Wilmington, DL
Funding: Undisclosed

Unlike its competitors, Paxful is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace that also serves as a universal money translator. With a platform that includes over 300 financial networks, Paxful offers opportunities to both buyers and sellers alike that may not have access to banking services.

5. Coinme

Location: Seattle, WA
Funding: Series Unknown, $19.1M

Coinme is a cryptocurrency startup that aims to make investing in crypto accessible to a wider population by partnering with Coinstar to create Bitcoin kiosks across the US. Users can make cash investments in crypto using the kiosks and keep track of their financial transactions through the Coinme app.

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6. Republic

Location: New York, NY
Funding: Debt Financing, $64M

Republic is an investment platform that leverages the power of blockchain technology to help users invest in cryptocurrencies, real estate, and more. The goal of this startup is to make building an angel investment portfolio accessible to more people interested in this type of investing.

7. Spring Labs

Location: Marina Del Rey, CA
Funding: Series B, $68.8M

With Spring Labs’s platform, users can expect faster and more secure information exchange due to the startup’s leveraging of blockchain transparency and data collection capabilities. With Spring Labs, fraud is reduced through an increase in verified identities and the protection of consumer data is prioritized.

8. Mythical Games

Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Funding: Series B, $110M

Mythical Games is a studio creating video games and online experiences. Most notably, their blockchain-based game Blankos was released in 2019. The ethos of this startup is to provide financial agency through digital assets, secondary markets, and verifiable scarcity.

9. Gemini

Location: New York, NY
Funding: Undisclosed

Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange that utilizes blockchain technology for cryptocurrency and trading capabilities. Users can buy, sell, or exchange a variety of crypto assets including Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin.

10. SALT

Location: Denver, Colorado
Funding: Later Stage VC, $9.7M

Using the SALT platform, users can leverage their cryptocurrency for real cash loans starting at $5,000 from 1-36 months. Cryptocurrencies that are compatible with the platform include Bitcoin, Ether, and Dogecoin, and the platform is available in a majority of the US states as well as countries across the globe.

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