Map of teams working with the Substrate framework

After Substrate Beta was released, it became possible to get your hands dirty and build something that actually works. Many teams and projects see the potential of the Substrate framework, which allows one to quickly create application-specific Blockchains (dAppchains).

We were wondering what the other teams are building with the substrate framework and the ways they contribute to the substrate community. We figured it can be an interesting read for others, so here you are.

In addition to the actual ecosystem projects, there are already many substrate blockchain projects (dAppchains) that develop dependent and independent networks.

dAppchains

0x (open protocol that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets on the Ethereum blockchain)

0x is an important infrastructure for the emerging crypto economy and enables markets to be created that couldn’t have existed before. As more assets become tokenized, public blockchains provide the opportunity to establish a new financial stack that is more efficient, transparent, and equitable than any system in the past.

What they do with Substrate
They implement the 0x protocol using Substrate.

Website: https://0x.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xproject
GitHub: https://github.com/0xProject
Blog: https://blog.0xproject.com
Location: San Francisco, CA


AdEx (protocol for decentralized digital advertising)

AdEx originated in 2017 as a decentralized ad exchange for digital advertising and subsequently evolved into a full protocol for decentralized digital advertising. The AdEx protocol facilitates the trading of advertising space/time, as well as the subsequent verification and proof that it actually occurred.

What they do with Substrate
Building a short module that implements the AdEx OUTPACE payment channels.

Website: https://www.adex.network
Twitter: https://twitter.com/adex_network
GitHub: https://github.com/AdExNetwork/adex-protocol-substrate
Telegram: https://t.me/adex_trading


Akropolis (reimagining pensions on Blockchain)

Akropolis is a technology platform designed to address deep-seated structural issues of the global pensions sector. It is designed to be a multi-jurisdictional platform for the delivery of pensions, social welfare, and future benefits in a portable manner, that over time brings together individual end users and large institutional players in a new system.

What they do with Substrate
Global pensions infrastructure. The following components are used: Chainlink which supports Ethereum, Bitcoin, Hyperledger; Proof-of-Authority bridge and Polkadot substrate.

Website: https://akropolis.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/akropolisio
GitHub: https://github.com/akropolisio
Blog: https://medium.com/akropolis
Location: Gibraltar


Asure.Network (social security infrastructure on Blockchain)

Asure.Network provides a scalable blockchain network for decentralized social security. The network lays the foundation for 10 billion people to have access to social security systems and achieve a great social impact where it is needed the most.

What they do with Substrate
AsureNetwork develops a scalable network for social security use-cases.

Website: https://www.asure.network
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsureNetwork
GitHub: https://github.com/AsureNetwork
Blog: https://medium.com/AsureNetwork
Telegram: http://t.me/AsureNetwork
Location: Zug, Switzerland.


Blink Network (the first scalable technology to replace Blockchain)

Blink is a company developing novel Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). Their consensus protocol is to become a scalable alternative to the blockchain. Current development progress suggests a main net launch in the first quarter of 2019.

What they do with Substrate
They develop a scalable alternative to the blockchain technology.

Website: https://blink.network
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblinknet
Telegram: http://t.me/blinknet
GitHub: https://github.com/blinknet
Blog: https://medium.com/blinknet
Location: Romania


Chainlink (decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments)

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. The Chainlink network provides reliable tamper-proof inputs and outputs for complex smart contracts on any blockchain.

What they do with Substrate
They implement their decentralized oracle network with the help of Web3 tools.

Website: https://chain.link
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainlink
GitHub: https://github.com/smartcontractkit/chainlink
Blog: https://medium.com/chainlink
Telegram: https://t.me/chainlinkofficial
Location: Cayman Islands


ChainX (cross-chain asset management platform)

ChainX is an inter-chain crypto-asset financial blockchain that will become a Polkadot parachain when the platform launches Q3 2019. Fully Decentralized cross-chain crypto asset management on Polkadot.

What they do with Substrate: Developing a cryptocurrency bridge (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, zCash, Cordano, Ethereum).

Website: https://chainx.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainx_org
GitHub: https://github.com/chainx-org
Location: Hangzhou, China


Clovyr (deploy products to the cloud or on-site production environments)

Clovyr brings the flexibility and ease of use of modern application development to the blockchain domain, for the first time offering a unified way to create, deploy, manage, and extend applications whether they are destined for the public Ethereum network or a private consortium ledger. More than just a development framework, Clovyr is an ecosystem of applications and services — almost all open source — that empowers teams of all sizes to experiment and iterate more quickly, bring products to market that will run in a cloud or in an on-premises production environment, and enable new features as needs change, reducing potential rework and driving down the cost of innovation.

What they do with Substrate
Bring modern application development to the blockchain domain.

Website: https://clovyr.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowClovyr
GitHub: https://github.com/clovyr/clovyr 
Other: https://bit.ly/2UHELDQ, https://bit.ly/2Gkbk7M
Video: https://youtu.be/eO6pYYWZBs8
Location: New York, NY, USA


Edgeware (self-improving smart contract blockchain)

Edgeware is an experimental blockchain for demonstrating the effectiveness of on-chain governance. Participants in the network vote, delegate, and fund each other to improve the network. Edgeware is an actively-governed smart contract blockchain that supports Ethereum (eWASM) smart contracts and integrates advanced and experimental features like proof-of-stake, sharding, on-chain identity, and cryptographic primitives for on-chain voting. Because Edgeware is actively governed, it can serve as a test-bed for both governance and core network upgrades. In this way, it complements existing networks. By distributing balances to Ethereum holders who time-lock their tokens, Edgeware can secure an early community of long-term oriented token holders and developers to participate in the network’s governance.

What they do with Substrate
Building a WASM-based smart contract platform.

Website: https://edgewa.re
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hicommonwealth
GitHub: https://github.com/hicommonwealth
Blog: https://medium.com/commonwealth-labs
Location: San Francisco, CA


Energy Web (building the grid’s digital DNA)

The Energy-Web Chain is an ethereum-based blockchain using a Proof-of-Authority consensus algorithm. The Energy-Web Chain incorporates special features, which make it specifically tailored towards the energy sector with its strict regulations and special requirements stemming from the operation of critical infrastructure. A global non-profit foundation focused on accelerating blockchain technology in the energy sector.

What they do with Substrate
Energy market transformation with the help of Web3 tools.

Website: http://www.energyweb.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/energywebx
GitHub: https://github.com/energywebfoundation
Blog: https://energyweb.org/blog/
Location: Switzerland


Flyingcarpet.network (the Earth Observation Layer for Web3)

The Flyingcarpet Network provides decentralized machine learning models to extract data insights from Earth observation using blockchain-based incentives.

What they do with Substrate
Using Web3 tools to process Earth satellites data.

Website: https://www.flyingcarpet.network
Twitter: https://twitter.com/flyingcarpeth
GitHub: https://github.com/flyingcarpet-network
Blog: https://medium.com/flyingcarpet
Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/C6n3gw7pKBXfxEbcVEXa0w
Location: Panama


iExec (Marketplace for Trading Cloud Computing Resources)

iExec wants to decentralize the cloud computing market by building the future of the Internet infrastructure. They aim at providing to companies scalable, secure and easy access to the services, the data-sets and the computing resources they need. Our technology relies on the Ethereum smart contracts and allows for a virtual Cloud infrastructure that provides high-performance computing services on demand.

What they do with Substrate
They develop a sidechain, using parity-substrate, for Marketplace work deal transactions and PoCo consensus transactions, with node governance based on RLC token economy.

Website: https://iex.ec
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iEx_ec
GitHub: https://github.com/iExecBlockchainComputing
Blog: https://medium.com/iex-ec
Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/FswFJw6AaL-kpQeWdBSwRA
Location: Lyon, France


Katallassos (standard framework for finance)

Katallassos is based on the ACTUS standard. ACTUS codifies all major financial contracts such as Futures, Loans, Bonds, Exchanges and any combination thereof. Built by Trinkler Software AG a blockchain software development company founded by Reto Trinkler and based in Crypto Valley Zug, Switzerland. It was founded in April 2018 with a focus on building a toolkit of FinTech tools that can enable people to become their own economies and to actively participate in exchanges with one another.

What they do with Substrate
Katallassos aims to be a financial node in Polkadot’s relay chain system, focusing on building a standard framework for finance.

Website: https://katallassos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katallassos
GitHub: https://github.com/Trinkler
Blog: https://medium.com/katallassos
Telegram: https://t.me/katallassos
Location: Zug, Switzerland


Kilt Protocol (identity trust market)

KILT is a protocol enabling a fully decentralized claim based Trust Market using blockchain technology. It places claim standardization at the center, providing interoperability between different internet services and applications. This infrastructure is built on top of self-sovereign-identity principles, which means the identity and its claims are controlled by the owner of the identity.

What they do with Substrate
They are going to build an identity trust market with Web3 tools.

Website: https://kiltprotocol.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kiltprotocol
GitHub: https://github.com/jeromegn/kilt
Blog: https://medium.com/@drupaleurope
Telegram: https://telegram.me/protocolKILT
Location: Berlin, Germany


MXC (an IoT protocol)

Their goal is to be the most successful IoT token by implementing a “Global IoT Standard”, the MXProtocol.

What they do with Substrate
They implement their IoT protocol with Web3 tools.

Website: https://www.mxc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MXCfoundation
Blog: https://medium.com/mxcoin
Telegram: https://t.me/mxcofficialannouncements
Location: Berlin, Germany


Robonomics.Network (Ethereum network infrastructure for cyber-physical systems’ integration into Smart Cities and Industry 4.0)

Ethereum network infrastructure for cyber-physical systems’ integration into Smart Cities and Industry 4.0. They consider a scheme that allows them to organize a network of robot economics using existing technologies.

What they do with Substrate
SRML-based Robonomics node Proof of Concept on Substrate.

Website: https://robonomics.network
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIRA_Robonomics
GitHub: https://github.com/airalab
Location: Not found


Ocean Protocol (decentralized data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI)

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for the data economy and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, computations and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements. There is staking on services to signal quality, reputation and ward against Sybil Attacks.

What they do with Substrate
They build a system that provides companies with access to AI and other data services.

Website: https://oceanprotocol.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oceanprotocol
GitHub: https://github.com/oceanprotocol
Blog: https://blog.oceanprotocol.com
Telegram: https://t.me/oceanprotocol
Location: Singapore


Ecosystem projects (Wallets, Explorers, …)

Agoric (secure smart contracts)

Secure smart contracts platform based on an object-capability (ocap) security architecture. Agoric believes that bringing the world economy online requires making it easy for the world’s programmers to develop smart contracts. A key to this is enabling a safe and secure development environment which Agoric tries to achieve through their object-capability-based Javascript execution environment.

What they do with Substrate
A new SRML-based Substrate node.

Website: https://agoric.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoric
GitHub: https://github.com/Agoric/substrate-node-template
Blog: https://medium.com/agoric
Location: San Francisco, CA


Aragon (unstoppable organizations on Ethereum)

Aragon is a project to empower freedom by creating tools for decentralized organizations to thrive. The Aragon Project was born to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of organizations. Everyone should have equal access to governance and collaboration, no matter of their race, gender or age. The project was originally started by Luis Cuende and Jorge Izquierdo in November 2016.

What they do with Substrate
Unstoppable organizations, DAOs with the help of Web3 tools.

Website: https://aragon.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aragonproject
GitHub: https://github.com/aragon
Blog: https://blog.aragon.org
Location: Zug, Switzerland


ChainSafe ( Polkadot runtime environment in the Golang)

ChainSafe takes an active role in blockchain research with projects contributing to the Ethereum ecosystem such as Lodestar (JavaScript Beacon Chain) & the Görli Testnet. By building the next implementation of the Polkadot protocol, ChainSafe is helping develop a robust network — meaning that if there’s an issue with one client, it won’t impact network availability — thus ensuring a healthy, resilient Polkadot ecosystem.

What they do with Substrate
ChainSafe is building the next node implementation of the Polkadot Runtime Environment (PRE) using the Golang programing language.

Website: https://chainsafe.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChainSafeth
GitHub: https://github.com/ChainSafe
Blog: https://medium.com/@chainsafe
Location: Toronto, Canada


OpenNetSys (create useful dApps in any software language)

With OpenNetSys developers can create complex or robust products without having to learn Solidity or use confined systems like EVM or Web Assembly.

What they do with Substrate
Polkadot Substrate implementation in Go.

Website: https://opennetsys.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenNetSys
GitHub: https://github.com/opennetsys/go-substrate
Location: Los Angeles, CA


PolkaScan (The Polkadot Block Explorer)

POLKASCAN is part of WEB3SCAN and offers real-time multi-chain data. WEB3SCAN makes blockchain data accessible, understandable and suitable for business intelligence and advanced analytics, powering fact-based decision support.

What they do with Substrate
Make their explorers compatible with the tech that is being built using Substrate.

Website: https://polkascan.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/polkascan
GitHub: https://github.com/w3f/Web3-collaboration/issues/8
Location: Netherlands


Polkasource (scalable RPC service for Polkadot)

Polkasource’s mission is to provide reliable, simple and secure blockchain gateway services.

Website: https://polkasource.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/polkasource
GitHub: https://github.com/w3f/Web3-collaboration/issues/43
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands


Polkawallet (mobile wallet for Polkadot)

Polkawallet provides Cross-chain asset one-stop management, convenient staking and governance, the private key is self-owned.

What they do with Substrate
Mobile wallet for Polkadot.

Website: https://polkawallet.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/polkawallet
GitHub: https://github.com/polkawallet-io
Blog: https://medium.com/@polkawallet
Location: HangZhou, China


Speckle OS (UX layer on top of Polkadot)

Speckle OS, intends to act as the universal user interface layer for the Polkadot network. Users will be able to discover a list of parachains that are connected to the Polkadot network, “subscribe” to parachains of interest and access their feature-set through one portal.

What they do with Substrate
They are going to build a framework to streamline the user experience for the complex “tree-like structure” of para chains that will be developed in version 2 of Polkadot.

Website: https://www.speckleos.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/speckleos/
GitHub: https://github.com/SpeckleOS
Blog: https://bit.ly/2teNjqi
Location: Panama

Conclusion

We, Asure Team, are happy to be a part of the Substrate community and would like to thank the Web3 Foundation Team, Parity Technologies and the broader community for their countless efforts on improving the ecosystem.

We’d like to say huge thank you to Jack Platts for the initial list of the teams, that can be found here.

It is great to see so much movement around the newest technologies in the crypto scene providing ever easier and mightier ways to develop connected decentralized networks.

In case you are working with the Substrate framework, but you are not in the list, feel free to drop us an email.

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