15 Blockchain & Bitcoin-Focused Startup Incubators Bringing Together Cryptography, Software, and Technology

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As the blockchain-focused community of entrepreneurs expands worldwide, so does the ecosystem aimed to support and nurture top-performing solutions. Being FinTech-focused is not enough — experienced professionals are branching out to blockchain-focused entities, incubating and accelerating development and deployment of DLT-based solutions across industries.


Adel is a global cryptocurrency community that is self-regulated, self-sustained, and offers its own economic ecosystem with the Adelphoi token. Its community focuses on creating, developing, and implementing use cases involving blockchain technology that covers a wide range of digital and physical industries. Projects are chosen by the community and successful ventures are either reinvested in for further growth or issued as rewards to Adel’s stakeholders.

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In this ecosystem, the Adel Board will act as an advisor by providing guidance to its community. Leadership is appointed to utilize the highest level of expertise, integrity, and due diligence.

Bank of England FinTech Accelerator

Bank of England FinTech Accelerator works in partnership with firms working with new technology to explore how FinTech innovations could be used in central banking. The Bank of England’s work on distributed ledger technologies and machine learning has highlighted areas for further exploration, so the bank is particularly keen to advance its understanding of quantitative and qualitative machine learning solutions and to conduct a more detailed exploration of privacy in distributed ledger networks.

The Bank of England is looking for firms to join it in working on a time-limited PoC in the following areas: big data analytics, privacy in distributed ledger systems, and XBRL data storage.

BitHub by Space Kenya Networks

BitHub.Africa is a commercial blockchain accelerator that is driving the adoption of blockchain technology and solutions across Africa. The accelerator’s focus is developing innovative and relevant solutions using blockchain technology.

BitHub provides analytical, development, maintenance and support services for organizations interested in deploying blockchain solutions. BitHub also trains and hosts blockchain developers at our hub in Nairobi creating the best pool of expertise in this area across the African continent.

Block Chain Space

Block Chain Space is a focused startup accelerator for talented visionaries creating disruptive solutions to real-world problems using blockchain technology.

Block Chain Space is a connected environment conducive to creativity and collaboration, combining mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts. Staying true to the global, ubiquitous reach of blockchain technology, Block Chain Space developed a multi-location 12-week acceleration program to help its participants benefit from the technology’s disruptive potential.

Blockchain Trust Accelerator

In June 2016, New America, the Bitfury Group, and the National Democratic Institute announced the launch of theBlockchain Trust Accelerator Institute, a platform that will connect blockchain-based pilot concepts with the technologists, governments, and funders in order to deliver better governance outcomes and social impact. The Blockchain Trust Accelerator will help match promising pilot proposals with the civic expertise and technical partners needed to produce software that can be successfully scaled to address social and governance challenges.

The Blockchain Trust Accelerator initiative is managed through New America and focuses on locating, matching and supporting individuals from the technology, business, academia, governments, and philanthropy spheres to deploy pilot programs using blockchain technology.

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