TYPOLOGY

Fully-Distributed

Parity, Ethlance, EtherDelta, Status, Mist

Semi-Centralised (Hybrid)

ShapeShift, Lykke, Iconomi, Ripple, Gnosis

Centralised

Azure, Kraken, CoFound.It, Hyperledger, Stratis

Dedicated Software

To truly change the world, blockchains have to be connected with the real world infrastructure and legacy software. This is a monumental objective that will take years to achieve. At initial stages, it is crucial to design and develop software that will bridge the two worlds. Nowadays, pure decentralisation remains elusive for many sectors, so initially hybrid semi-centralised solutions are ushered in and are gradually stewarded towards decentralised and distributed models. It is important to understand the compatibility of existing blockchains, distributed apps and protocols with mainstream software, operating systems and networks, and vice versa. Our advisors have solid understanding of technological aspects and are able to analyse blockchain infrastructure companies, blockchain assets (excluding tokens and cryptocurrencies) and non-blockchain software companies that integrate blockchain solutions into their offerings. The main sectors of software we have deep understanding of includes:

  1. Exchange Platforms and Trading Software – distributed, semi-centralised or centralised; trustless or assured; compatible with one blockchain or many; accepting fiat currencies or not; able to tokenise non digital-assets or not; secure or vulnerable – we have deep understanding of various aspects of exchange and trading platforms.
  2. Wallets and Security Solutions – ideally, wallets should combine security and usability, to enable wide adoption of the technology. We are building our own wallets and work with existing software and hardware wallets for storage of digital assets.
  3. Smart Contracts, Dapps and DAOs – there are various tools for developers that permit expedient creation and deployment of smart contracts, distributed apps (Dapps) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs). We have an overview of these developer tools and their compatibility with other technology stacks.
  4. Blockchain Protocols – blockchain protocols are proliferating and there are more and more overlaps between them. In many cases protocols are coupled with software designed for enterprises or wider user-base. In this case the choice of the protocol and software most suitable to organisational needs is essential.

We analyse dedicated software both for investment purposes and in terms of  its compatibility with existing infrastructure, hardware and software. We are able to advice on dedicated blockchain software from both points of view.