CHAIN-FINANCE is conducting an on-going survey on the use of blockchain or distributed ledger technologies in the financial services industry. The following directory highlights the companies, organizations and projects in the “Blockchain in Finance” ecosystem, the technology they have developed or provided, and the customers or partners that they are currently working with.


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Founded: July 2014

Founders: Joseph Lubin

Technology: Ethereum DApps

Customers/Partners: John Hancock, Microsoft, Transactive Grid, Ubuntu


ConsenSys is a “hub” of Ethereum developers and projects. The studio is a member of the Hyperledger Project and has DApps hosted on Microsoft Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service.

In April 2016, ConsenSys and one its studio companies, BlockApps, formed a partnership with insurance giant John Hancock to develop a Ethereum blockchain proof of concept. Through John Hancock’s ‘Lab of Forward Thinking’ (LOFT), the partnership is applying blockchain technologies to enhance the on-boarding of new insurance and wealth management clients.

ConsenSys has also formed partnerships with Ubuntu to bring identity management and asset ownership to mobile phones and TransActive Grid to enhance resource sharing in the solar energy sector.

ConsenSys’ core components include on-blockchain persona management element uPort, HD wallet LightWallet, development framework Truffle, in-browser Javascript module ethereumjs-accounts, the Haskell Ethereum Client, and ethereumJ – the Java Ethereum Client.

ConsenSys is incubating a number of Ethereum-based platforms and projects that include Balanc3 – a smart contract powered accounting system, Blockapps – a full stack platform for decentalized applications, BoardRoom – a decentralized organization governance apparatus, DAOWars – a blockchain programming game, DAppstore – a marketplace for decentralized applications, Ether.Camp – a blockchain explorer and web-based IDE, EtherEx – a decentralized exchange, EtherPoker – decentralized platform for playing online poker with real money, EtherSign – a system for managing and electronically signing documents and smart contracts, GroupGnōsis – a prediction markets platform, and others.

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