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ConsenSys Monthly Report  - October 2019

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

By ConsenSys

November 6, 2019

October’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.

“Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer.’’
— Vitalik Buterin, co-founder and inventor of Ethereum

In October, 4,000+ developers, designers, researchers, and scholarship recipients came together in Osaka, Japan for Devcon5. ConsenSys put a call out for One Million Ethereum Developers. Gitcoin released Gitcoin Quests —a colorful gamified way to learn about the web3 ecosystem, earn rewards, and beef up your decentralization knowledge. 7 Ethereum projects scored $175,000 in ConsenSys Grants, and the applications are now open for the third wave.

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

  • 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.
  • 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. 2
  • 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 Visual Auditor Extension for VS Code.
  • 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: Investor Hypotheses for Blockchain in 2020 – #EtherealTLV Panel.

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.
Read: Best Practices for Running a Permissioned Blockchain Network in a Regulated Production Environment

AirSwap

A platform that makes it easy to find, price, and trade tokens peer-to-peer on the Ethereum blockchain. Read: “AirSwap @ Devcon 5.

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.

Read: “The DeFi Series — Statistics Around DAI Stablecoin.

Bounties Network

Freelance task fulfillment, paying out in any Ethereum token upon successful completion.
Read: “Come Together: The Evolution of Communities.”

Civil

A platform for sustainable and trustworthy journalism using open governance and cryptoeconomics.
Read: “Civil ID Hubs, DIDs & Verifiable Credentials.”

Decrypt Media

A daily news site covering all things crypto and the advent of the decentralized web.
Read: “Tokenize all the Things”

Fathom

A decentralized peer assessment protocol forming the foundation of a universal academic system.
Read: “hyperlink.academy, an internet native school.”

Gitcoin

The easiest way to leverage the open-source community to incentivize or monetize work.
Read: “Gitcoin Quests is now LIVE”

Gnosis

Gnosis builds new market mechanisms to enable the distribution of resources — from assets to incentives, and information to ideas.
Read: “Gnosis & FCLA: Introducing Geospatial Prediction Markets.”

Grid+

Leverages the public Ethereum blockchain to give consumers direct access to wholesale energy markets.
Read: “GridPlus Mini Update: October 25, 2019.”

Infura

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

We’re Ready for the Istanbul Fork

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.
Read: “Introducing Hyperledger Avalon

Kauri

The Ethereum community’s technical knowledge network.
Read: “The Importance of Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

MetaMask

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

Read: “MetaMask Monthly: October 2019

MythX

A security analysis API for Ethereum smart contracts. It powers tools that bring security into the smart contract SDLC.
Read: “Kaleido Is First Blockchain Platform to Offer Native Smart Contract Management”

OpenLaw

A blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal agreements in a user-friendly, compliant way.
Watch: “OpenLaw Interest Rate Swap Demo 1″

Panvala

A decentralized foundation that provides sustainable funding through grants.
Read: “The Astrotrope Era”

PegaSys

A protocol engineering team building Ethereum tech for the public chain community and leading enterprises.
Read: “Increasing Security with Blockchain Database Encryption.

Treum

Same project, new name. Treum helps businesses build trust with their customers by bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability to supply chains.
Read: “Blockchain-based temperature traceability powered by EVIGENCE Sensors™ and Treum.”

Truffle

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

Release: v5.0.42 — Ghastly Almond 👻 Cookies
Read: “Developing Ethereum Smart Contracts to Interact with Other Existing Smart Contracts.”

TruSet

Building multi-sided marketplaces to collect, validate, publish, and commercialize business-critical reference data.
Read: Decrypt has teamed up with the good folk at @TruSetData to help deliver accurate company information on some of the biggest startups in the crypto-sphere. 

Trustology

A custody platform to safeguard crypto assets, with customizable smart accounts for diverse client needs.
Read: “Ex-Bankers Offer First Hot Wallet for Institutional-Grade Crypto Finance.”

Ujo

A digital rights management platform enabling fairness, transparency, and profitability in music and creative works.
Read: “How Ujo helps fans own a slice of their favorite musicians.”

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.

Read: “uPort Serto Ecosystems: Creating trusted data networks between businesses and individuals.”

3Box

Profiles and distributed database infrastructure for Ethereum.