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Crypto List 2022

No sector is trending as much as Crypto. Enthusiasts from all over the world are trying to navigate the metaverse — setting up wallets, minting NFTs, exploring DAOs, watching floor prices, and paying gas fees.

Finding the right role in crypto can be a dizzying task, with emerging startups trending left, right, and center across Twitter and Discord.

We compiled 30 of the fastest-growing and most reputable crypto startups with help from our panel of judges in the center of it all: Jeff Morris Jr, Gaby Goldberg, and Niraj Pant.

Judges

Jeff Morris Jr.
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Founder & Managing Partner, Chapter One
Gaby Goldberg
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Crypto Investor, TCG
Niraj Pant
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General Partner, Polychain Capital

Companies

OpenSea

Marketplace for cryptogoods.
Backed by Coatue
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Mirror

Revolutionizing the way we express, share and monetize our thoughts.
Backed by Union Square Ventures
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Uniswap

Decentralized protocol for automated liquidity provision on Ethereum
Backed by Union Square Ventures
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dYdX

Open trading platform for crypto assets.
Backed by Polychain Capital
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Fireblocks

Bringing all exchanges, OTCs, counterparties, hot wallets, and custodians into one platform.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Aleo

Developer platform for enabling absolute privacy on blockchains.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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MakerDAO

Decentralized autonomous organization on the Ethereum blockchain.
Backed by Paradigm
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Ponto

Bridging the gap between cryptocurrencies and digital banking.
Backed by Musha Ventures
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Terra

Decentralized price-stable cryptocurrency that will gain usage as a means of payment.
Backed by Coinbase Ventures
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Ava Labs

Blockchain platform with revolutionary scalability, decentralization, security, and flexibility.
Backed by Polychain Capital
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Dapper Labs

Fun and games on the blockchain.
Backed by Coatue
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Solana Labs

Architecture for a high-performance blockchain.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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Rainbow

Mobile app of Ethereum wallet for managing your assets.
Backed by Digital Currency Group
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Aave

Creating a transparent and open infrastructure for decentralized finance.
Backed by Blockchain Capital
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Zapper

Hub for managing DeFi assets & liabilities.
Backed by Sound Ventures
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Axie Infinity

Game centered around collecting, raising, and battling fantasy creatures called axies.
Backed by 500 Startups
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Nansen

Open-source interest rate protocol that unlocks new financial applications.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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Compound Labs

Instant transactions and scalable smart contracts on Ethereum.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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Optimism

Blockchain analytics platform that enriches on-chain data with millions of wallets labels.
Backed by Accel
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Phantom

Crypto wallet and browser extension for accessing decentralized finance applications.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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Polygon

Platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development.
Backed by Coinbase Ventures
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Zora

Crypto-driven marketplace.
Backed by Coinbase Ventures
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Flashbots

Mitigating the negative externalities of current MEV extraction techniques.
Backed by Paradigm
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Offchain Labs

Building the Arbitrum platform to unlock the full potential of smart contracts.
Backed by Lightspeed
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Celestia

First modular consensus and data network to power scalable, secure Web3 applications.
Backed by Binance
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Fractional

Fractional ownership of the world’s most sought after NFTs.
Backed by Paradigm
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Yield Guild Games

Gaming guild, bringing players together to earn via NFT games.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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The Graph

Indexing and query protocol for Web3 using GraphQL.
Backed by Tiger Global
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MoonPay

Payments infrastructure for crypto.
Backed by Tiger Global
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FTX

Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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