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ConsenSys Monthly Report  - November 2019

Ethereum dapps, enterprise blockchain solutions, most popular articles, upcoming events, and more.

By ConsenSys

December 1, 2019

November’s monthly report is filled with exciting updates, recaps, and releases from ConsenSys. If this is the first monthly report you’re reading, check out our vision, and learn more about ConsenSys. If you’re a frequent reader, jump right into the good stuff — the top tweets, events, videos, and reads from the past month.

“I’m kind of stunned by how much progress has been made in such a short time. If you look at all the previous massive societal revolutions—mobile phones, the internet itself, the Web, cars, electricity—they all took a lot longer. We’re not really ten years into the decentralized Web revolution or evolution—we’re more like five years into it. Because bitcoin was a very narrow implementation and smart contracts were really invented about five years ago. And so it’s astonishing how many big companies, startups and just people care and think it’s going to be important.’’

— Joe Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum

In November, uPort released Serto, a suite of tools that bring the power of verifiable credentials and decentralized identifiers (DIDs) to the real world. The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is now using Serto to bring Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) to the blockchain. Bounties Network deployed meta-transactions which makes it easier for new members of the Ethereum community to earn their first crypto, rather than having to buy it. Andreas Freund and Lewis Cohen released a white paper that reimagines equitable distribution of public goods using blockchain technology and token-based markets.

ConsenSys attended Convergence, the first-organized global blockchain congress. Convergence brought together representatives from the European Commission, INATBA, and various government officials and corporate leaders. Check out the Convergence videos here. Take a break from staring at the Istanbul Hard Fork Countdown Clock, and check out November updates from the Mesh!

The ConsenSys Vision

Office Locations

Hub and Spoke Model

The ConsenSys “hub” spawns, incubates, and accelerates “spoke” ventures through development, resource sharing, acquisitions, investments, and the formation of joint ventures. These spokes benefit from foundational components built by ConsenSys that enable new services and business models to be built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Hub

  • Labs: Our blockchain venture studio. Labs incubates the best teams of Web3 across the globe, providing them capital, mentorship, and access to ConsenSys’ network of top-tier projects and talent. Read: ConsenSys Labs Announces Investment in atpar.
  • Academy: Our educational institution. Academy’s mission is to develop the global blockchain ecosystem by bridging the Ethereum knowledge gap.
  • Solutions: Our enterprise arm. Solutions brings blockchain to businesses, helping enterprises, governments, non-profits, and startups across the globe build, test, and deploy public and private blockchain solutions. Solutions offers education, advisory, and development services, as well as opportunities for joint ventures and co-creation. Read: Blockchain Use Cases and Applications by Industry.
  • Social Impact: ConsenSys Social Impact leverages emerging technologies to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Read: Introduction to Stablecoins, Payment Ramps, & Transparent Donations Pt. 3
  • Capital: Capital is our constellation of financial service offerings for digital assets and blockchain-based companies, and also includes token sale advisory and a venture capital studio.
  • Diligence: ConsenSys Diligence is committed to improving and protecting the Ethereum ecosystem by facilitating technical excellence, security guidelines, legal precautions, and ethical business practices. Read: “Solidity, the Young Adult”
  • Ethereal: Ethereal Summit brings together builders, philosophers, policymakers, artists, and humanitarians from around the world for two days of storytelling and knowledge sharing around how we can build our decentralized future together using blockchain technology. Watch: “Why Do We Audit – #EtherealTLV Presentation”

Alliances and Initiatives

  • The Brooklyn Project: An industry-wide collaboration utilizing blockchain law, regulation, and policy to promote token-powered economic growth and consumer protection.

Spokes and Ventures

Adhara:

Liquidity management and international payments for decentralized financial networks.

AirSwap

A platform that makes it easy to find, price, and trade tokens peer-to-peer on the Ethereum blockchain.

Alethio

A comprehensive suite of blockchain exploration, analysis, and forecasting products for the Ethereum network.

Allinfra

All infrastructure, for all — platform for the tokenization of large scale unlisted infrastructure.

Bounties Network

Freelance task fulfillment, paying out in any Ethereum token upon successful completion.

Civil

A platform for sustainable and trustworthy journalism using open governance and cryptoeconomics.

Decrypt Media

A daily news site covering all things crypto and the advent of the decentralized web.

Fathom

A decentralized peer assessment protocol forming the foundation of a universal academic system.

Gitcoin

The easiest way to leverage the open-source community to incentivize or monetize work.

Gnosis

Gnosis builds new market mechanisms to enable the distribution of resources — from assets to incentives, and information to ideas.

Grid+

Leverages the public Ethereum blockchain to give consumers direct access to wholesale energy markets

Infura

A scalable, standards-based, globally distributed cluster and API endpoint for Ethereum, IPFS, and other infrastructures.

Kaleido

An all-in-one enterprise SaaS platform that radically simplifies the creation and operation of secure blockchain networks and accelerates the journey from PoC to Production.

Kauri

The Ethereum community’s technical knowledge network.

MetaMask

MetaMask is a browser extension that allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.

MythX

A security analysis API for Ethereum smart contracts. It powers tools that bring security into the smart contract SDLC.

OpenLaw

A blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal agreements in a user-friendly, compliant way.

Panvala

A decentralized foundation that provides sustainable funding through grants.

PegaSys

A protocol engineering team building Ethereum tech for the public chain community and leading enterprises.

Treum

Same project, new name. Treum helps businesses build trust with their customers by bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability to supply chains.

Truffle

A development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum-based smart contracts and dapps.

Trustology

A custody platform to safeguard crypto assets, with customizable smart accounts for diverse client needs

uPort

A self-sovereign identity management platform that allows users to register their own identity on Ethereum, send and request credentials, sign transactions, and securely manage keys and data.

3Box

Profiles and distributed database infrastructure for Ethereum.