47 leading blockchain technology companies to watch

2022-05-31News

Written by: David Bailey-Lauring

Blockchain technology is rapidly expanding into several use cases, driven by blockchain and web 3.0 companies. And it is easy to see why. Apart from the numerous technological advantages that blockchain technology brings, by the end of 2024, it's expected that corporations will spend $20 billion per year on blockchain technical services.

The technology can revolutionise government, finance, insurance, personal identity security, and supply chain, among other fields.

We've rounded up 47 interesting examples of web3-based companies using blockchain. Whilst some can be categorised as fundamentally blockchain companies, others are familiar names embracing the new technology. Regardless, everyone on our list is proving blockchain as an avenue for improving the future.

Supply chain & logistics blockchain technology companies

Supplain

Supplain, an Open Supply Chain Standard, supported by a multi-chain supply chain protocol that standardises connections between companies, simplifies the data accuracy verification & introduces global verifiable identities. 

OriginTrail

OriginTrail wishes to build a blockchain ecosystem that makes supply chains work better by supporting universal data exchange, connecting legacy IT systems, and ensuring data immutability. 

SyncFab

SyncFab secures available capacity data and purchase order management whilst providing transparent order tracking.

GrainChain

GrainChain's blockchain platform provides end-to-end traceability (from producer to consumer) for supply chains within the agricultural sector.

Openport

Openport is a mobile platform for supply chain management in emerging markets by connecting shippers with carriers directly to reduce costs, improve performance, and drive continuous supply chain optimisation.

Healthcare blockchain technology companies

Akiri

Akiri operates a network-as-a-service explicitly optimised for the healthcare industry, helping protect patient health data when transporting it. 

BurstIQ

BurstIQ's blockchain technology enables the safekeeping, sale, sharing or license of data while maintaining strict compliance with HIPAA rules.

Factom

Factom develops products that aid the healthcare industry in securing and storing digital records that are only accessible by hospitals and healthcare administrators or by authorised people.

Guardtime

Guardtime is helping healthcare companies and governments implement blockchain into their cybersecurity methods. The company was vital in implementing blockchain in Estonia's healthcare systems. 

Retail & eCommerce blockchain technology companies

OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar is an eCommerce marketplace connecting buyers & sellers utilising blockchain technology and protecting them with various features, including reviews, an independent moderator and a multi-signature escrow payment system.

Shopping.io

Shopping.io's ultimate goal is to achieve mass adoption and the acceptance of cryptocurrencies within the world of eCommerce by being the bridge between cryptocurrency and eCommerce. 

GAMB

GAMB is focused on the merchants with platform features, functionality and fee structures being controlled by merchants themselves in a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO).

Bleexy

Bleexy is creating an efficient and inexpensive method to build dynamic catalogues, record product provenance and secure the rights to sell and distribute user-generated content.

Property & Real Estate blockchain technology companies

Republic

Republic allows users to invest in property opportunities, including highly-vetted startup opportunities, video game and crypto investments and real estate.

Vairt

Vairt is designed to help users learn more about investing in property and real estate by providing tools like market overviews, neighbourhood insights, property analysis and long-term support. Vairt aims to aid users in obtaining more secondary income.

RealIT

RealT is a property investment platform that allows investors worldwide to invest in the US property market through a fully-compliant, token-based blockchain network.

RealBlocks

RealBlocks uses blockchain technology to develop new opportunities for property investing. RealBlocks lets investors buy fractional interest rather than entire portfolios or assets. Through blockchain tokenisation, RealBlocks reduce fees, speeds up efficiency and provides liquidity.

Meridio

Meridio empowers commercial property owners to sell digital shares of their property. Meridio connects retail and corporate investors with property owners looking to liquidate portions of their ownership.

Media blockchain technology companies

Binded

Binded is a blockchain copyrighting technology for image owners and photographers. Photographers upload their images stored on a copyright vault secured by a unique fingerprint. Once the pictures are uploaded and secured, image artists can share their work, knowing they are protected from copyright infringements. 

Sapien

Sapien is a social news platform aimed at helping users control their data and content. By posting content, that the community unanimously agrees is true (or by interacting with other members), Sapien creators earn SPN tokens they can use throughout the platform and marketplace. 

NFT marketplace blockchain technology companies

OpenSea

OpenSea, is old by NFT timelines, having launched years ago. Still, it has become the marketplace for NFTs today and includes art, music, virtual worlds and photography. 

LooksRare

LooksRare is the community-first NFT marketplace with rewards for participating. Users earn rewards when they purchase NFTs they love. Buy NFTs (or sell 'em) to earn rewards.

Rarible

Like OpenSea, Rarible allows users to buy and sell collectables, art, digital assets, and NFTs. 

NBA Top Shot

The NBA Top Shot marketplace lets users purchase NFTs of great moments in basketball history if you're a basketball fan. Buyers can buy video clips, highlights and art for both the NBA and the WNBA. 

Binance

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, expanded into the NFT space by launching its own marketplace in 2021. 

Coinbase NFT

Much like Binance, Coinbase NFT, one of the leading crypto exchanges, have now created their own marketplace for buying, selling and trading NFTs.

Nifty Gateway

Nifty Gateway has gained notoriety for hosting expensive and exclusive NFT sales, including digital artist Pak's "The Merge," which sold $91.8 million. Nifty Gateway primarily focuses on artwork from celebrities and top artists. 

SuperRare

SuperRare is a high-end NFT art marketplace that positions itself in the NFT ecosystem as an art gallery. This marketplace doesn't accept "meme style" NFTs and is highly selective with NFT submissions.

Music blockchain technology companies

Digimarc

Digimarc is a music fingerprinting technology that stores the metadata and music sources, measures usage, and estimates payments on a blockchain. 

Vezt

Vezt is a music rights marketplace allowing fans to fund artists, songwriters and producers they love more directly. In return, fans receive royalties earned from their favourite recordings, all recorded on a blockchain. 

MediaChain

MediaChain is a P2P blockchain database for sharing information across different applications and organisations. MediaChain is organising open-source information by issuing unique identifiers for each piece of information, ensuring artists are paid fairly.

OPUS

OPUS wants to eradicate unfair royalty distribution in music streaming, operating a decentralised music hosting, discovery and listening platform allowing users to support artists directly. 

Internet of Things blockchain technology companies

Helium

Helium uses blockchain to connect low-power IoT machines (like routers and microchips) to the internet via blockchain-based wireless internet infrastructure. Using radio technology to strengthen internet connections, Helium seeks to drastically reduce the power needed to run 'smart' machines.

Chronicled

Chronicled combines IoT products with blockchain technology to deliver an end-to-end supply chain solution. Chronicled focuses on the pharmaceutical and food supply industries by using IoT-enabled shipping containers and sensors to provide real-time updates on shipping processes.

ArcTouch

ArcTouch develops and builds blockchain-based software for smart, connected items, including voice assistants, wearables and smart TVs.

NetObjex

NetObjex has created a standardised, decentralised mechanism for IoT devices to communicate with one another. NetObjex blockchain-enabled IoToken provides a secure digital platform for smart devices in the same ecosystem to interact and communicate.

HYPR

HYPR uses decentralised networks to secure connected cars, locks, homes and ATMs. HYPR wishes to avoid the cyberattacks that cause widespread inconvenience caused by centralised databased storing millions of passwords. 

Gaming blockchain technology companies

Sky Mavis

Sky Mavis, the company behind Axie Infinity, is perhaps the most important blockchain gaming company right now. Axie Infinity has withstood the test of time and has seen vast numbers of players consistently for quite some time. 

Dencentraland

Decentraland is used for online stores, art galleries, and virtual hangout spots. However, the company is also behind the online gaming platform where users can buy, sell, trade and use virtual land in crypto tokens. Users can then decorate that land. 

Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands is a Hong Kong-based company responsible for NFT games the Sandbox, Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes. 

Mythical Games

Mythical Games is a blockchain gaming company behind the Blankos Block Party game released in 2020. Unlike many different projects, they didn't launch pre-sale tokens or otherwise release proof of concepts or alpha versions of the game. That community-based development approach is widespread with smaller projects within the crypto-gaming space.

Yuga Labs

Yuga Labs was founded in February 2021 and is best known for creating the world's largest and most profitable NFT project to date, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). BAYC is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs.

Advertising blockchain technology companies

NYIAX

NYIAX is a marketplace for advertising contract trading. Developed in partnership with Nasdaq, NYIAX uses blockchain to provide advertisers and publishers with a platform to buy, sell and trade advertising contracts similar to a futures contract in share trading.

Brave

Brave's blockchain-based browser is designed to block unwanted ads yet reward frequently visited sites using a rewards system to pay advertisers. Brave is working with verified publishers to help generate more significant revenue per user than they receive from today's broken ad-tech model.

Automotive blockchain technology companies

ARXUM

German startup ARXUM provides blockchain-based solutions for the supply chain of automotive parts, enabling its customers to track details to manufacturers. They also provide data about various sub-parts and processes used to manufacture a specific part. Thus, it helps manufacturers to analyse and optimise production in real-time.

BitCar

BitCar, a Singaporean startup, develops a blockchain-based solution that sells fractional ownership of exotic cars through live auctions on their P2P trading platform. Their platform provides tokens to its users, representing their part of the ownership. 

Cube

London-based startup Cube develops blockchain-based autonomous vehicle technologies. Vehicle data is securely stored, including user data and GPS coordinates for both autonomous and connected vehicles. 

VINchain

VINchain, a US-based startup, provides blockchain solutions that integrate with usage-based insurance plans. Their products allow insurance companies to access vehicle information and driver history using a unique number. This data is stored on a blockchain network; it can be securely accessible anywhere.