At ShapeShift, we like to show our support for projects that inspire us; creating technology that brings us one step closer to a future filled with cutting edge financial alternatives. Through 2019, we saw some great blockchain projects continue to develop and wanted to share some of our favorites with you to keep an eye on for the year ahead.
We like Cosmos so much that we recently added ATOM to KeepKey, making it tradeable on the ShapeShift Platform. The project works to improve interoperability between blockchains, allowing them to communicate and transact in a decentralized “Internet of Blockchains.” To learn more, check out the open-source tools that make this possible like Tendermint, Cosmos SDK, and IBC.
⚛️ Connect your KeepKey to the ShapeShift Platform and trade dozens of assets for Cosmos (ATOM).
We don’t know if Facebook will find success in 2020, or if Libra will fail to launch and fade into history. Still, we’d like to give a nod to the tech giant. Libra has helped build awareness in the crypto space, and put digital currencies at the forefront of the minds of government officials, technologists, and Facebook’s own audience of over 2 billion people.
Binance does a great job engaging their users by offering a coin that powers the Binance Ecosystem. BNB can be used to pay transaction fees, credit card bills, travel expenses, and much more. Learn about its uses, support options, and burn mechanism here.
What Is BNB? | Binance Academy
BNB powers the Binance Ecosystem and is the native coin of Binance Chain.
DigiByte was founded in 2014 as a decentralized, fast, and secure way to transact across the world. DGB claims to be 5x’s more secure than Bitcoin, with state-of-the-art security that integrates the same tech used to secure nuclear launch codes. Aiming to be the Paypal of the blockchain space, DigiByte boasts quick transactions and minimal fees.
💙 Secure your DigiByte keys using self-custody. Buy or trade DGB with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin in the ShapeShift Platform.
According to Alethio, Maker’s DAI (now SAI) was the most traded token against ETH in 2019, having been traded for over 4.4 million Ethereum. If you’ve been confused through the SAI/DAI transition, here’s a quick breakdown. Original, single collateral DAI has now become SAI, and DAI now stands for multi-collateral DAI, which is backed by a multitude of assets, rather than just ETH. You can learn more here.
To the Moon in 2020
These blockchain projects are just a few of those that are making waves in the crypto and blockchain tech space this year. As the industry continues to grow, we’ll keep an eye out and keep you up-to-date on our favorite projects.