Today, we are very excited to announce that Darryl Anderson and Ian Lurie have joined the Participate Capital advisory board. Darryl’s expertise in cloud architecture, APIs, and software development, and Ian’s expertise in online marketing including SEO, content creation, and Amazon optimization means Participate Capital can deliver more value-add to great entrepreneurs and their companies.

Darryl Anderson

Darryl Anderson has over 20 years of experience in building large scale enterprise and cloud applications. Currently a Principal Architect at Clearcover, Darryl was also the co-founder of ChainFront (now open source), an API-as-a-Service company to enable customers to transact cryptocurrencies using only…



We launched ChainFront in October of last year to solve one of the largest usability issues for end users of crypto: how to deal with private keys. Expecting mainstream consumers to keep a written backup of either a 36 character hexadecimal string or a 12 word passphrase always struck us as unrealistic. ChainFront is an API-as-a-Service (see API docs here) that provides account creation, multi-sig transaction signing, integrated out of the box with several multi-factor authentication techniques. ChainFront currently works with the Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Stellar networks. Essentially ChainFront provides any developer the ability to create a Coinbase-like experience…


ChainFront was founded in May 2018 by Alan Warms and Darryl Anderson to create software to enable blockchain-based applications. During a blockchain consulting engagement for a top 10 ecommerce company, Warms and Anderson realized that mainstream end-users and corporations would never accept the notion of unrecoverable private keys. End users, including companies, accredited investors, and consumers, do not want to manage their own bank and security; and do not want to be responsible for the backup of a 36 character hexadecimal key or the storage of long pass-phrase mnemonics. Sponsors of permissioned blockchain networks do not want the extra burden…


Today we are excited to announce ChainFront support for Bitcoin, joining the Stellar, Ripple, and Ethereum blockchains. Go to https://developers.chainfront.io now to register, create accounts, and get instructions on how to get an API key. The ChainFront API documentation also includes examples of code and a Getting Started guide.

Bitcoin remains the most valuable, most widely held, and most used cryptocurrency — and by a large margin. The growing excitement and focus on DeFi in crypto by definition includes a renewed focus on Bitcoin as an asset class and making it as useful and accessible to as many institutions and…


ChainFront now supports XRP Ledger and Ethereum, to go along with the Stellar blockchain. Go https://developers.chainfront.io now to register, create accounts, and get instructions on how to get an API key. The ChainFront API documentation also includes examples of code and a Getting Started guide.

XRP Ledger is at the forefront of blockchain development, with some of the fastest transaction times enabling real applications. We expect XRP Ledger to be one of the first public blockchains to go mainstream. Despite Ethereum’s well known challenges, there is a plethora of top developers and capital working on real applications against that blockchain…


The ChainFront Developers site is now live at https://developers.chainfront.io. Developers can go there to register, create accounts, and get instructions on how to create their API key. The ChainFront API documentation also includes examples of code and a Getting Started guide. The API is currently offered as a 60 day free trial; please contact us directly for pricing information; we will have “startup/hobbyist” level pricing.

As stated in our press release announcing the launch, our vision at ChainFront is to enable mass adoption and usage of blockchain technologies, by killing the on-device wallet. …


TL;DR : Underpinning much of the recovery and two-factor authentication options today are SMS/texts to your mobile phone number. These options rest on the “security” that the carriers provide for your number. That security is simply non-existent. This should be a much bigger deal and the carriers should he held accountable. Please share this.

Well before the Equifax hack had happened, I had already put a four-digit PIN number on my wireless account. As a regular reader of @fredwilson’s blog, I read this article last year: https://avc.com/2017/06/getting-hacked-lessons-learned/


I am avid listener of the UnChained podcast, hosted by Laura Shin. Not only are there lively informative discussions every week, but the guests always give context and history of how the industry got here. Last week, Laura hosted Nathaniel Popper and Paul Vigna, reporters who cover Bitcoin and crypto for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, respectively, to provide reflections on the 10-year anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper. …


APIs for centralized private key management, transaction signing, and multi-factor authentication

Over the summer, we wrote a post on the difficulties of getting mainstream users to the blockchain. In keeping with our vision to help developers create and blockchain applications, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the ChainFront Cloud Service and the availability of APIs for the Stellar and Ethereum Blockchains (Bitcoin and Ripple coming soon) to solve the user adoption, security, and software development issues around crypto wallets. ChainFront makes life easy for end users (no need to use and secure wallets) and for developers (eliminates…

Alan Warms

President, Participate Capital https://participatecapital.com

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