Monero is a cryptocurrency designed for privacy and anonymity. It completely remains in the dark which transactions a Monero coin went through, while all transactions of a given Bitcoin are traceable since the very beginning.
Nexo provides instant crypto-backed cash loans. Borrowers can pledge selected cryptocurrencies – currently Bitcoin, Ethereum, Nexo and Binance Coin – as collateral, and access fiat cash loans against that collateral.
Golem is a peer-to-peer network for computational power built on the Ethereum blockchain. It plans to offer a Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to its customers.
Factom is building a distributed, autonomous protocol linked to the Bitcoin blockchain. Through an API provided by Factom hash functions can be created which are thereafter anchored in the Bitcoin blockchain.
Bitmain is all over the news at the moment, and not just for one reason either. There are four separate, yet connected topics concerning the company.
Celes Chain is a public blockchain platform designed for supporting dApps (decentralized Applications) in the financial service industry.
Keep Network is building a privacy layer for the Ethereum Blockchain. Whereas it is the nature of public blockchains to create immutable and transparent records designed for auditability, it is the ambition of Keep to enable privacy and confidentiality on the very same blockchains.
Matic plans to achieve 65,000 TPS (transactions per second) on a single Matic chain. Combining these chains under a sidechain tree architecture could achieve several millions of TPS.