The list of technology pioneers of 2020 prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been published and, among the 100 most interesting projects, there are 6 companies related to the blockchain world.
Before revealing the names of the “Technology Pioneers 2020” it is worth mentioning that the World Economic Forum, also known as the Davos Forum, due to the Swiss city where the meeting is held, is a non-profit organization founded by Klaus Schwab with the aim of improving the condition of the world. It is financed by multinationals with a turnover of more than 5 billion euros.
This list, which has put together the best projects from around the world in the field of technology, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things (IoT) and machine learning, will lead these projects to become part of the community and, for the next 2 years, they will take part in various activities and events.
World Economic Forum: blockchain technology pioneers
Moving on to the winners, and in particular those related to blockchain, which are 6 in total:
- Maker DAO, famous for its protocol and DAI stablecoin;
- ChainLink, the company behind the decentralized oracles;
- Veridium Labs, dedicated to fighting climate change through the tokenization of environmental assets such as carbon credit and others;
- Lightning Labs, which is behind the development of the Lightning Network (LN) protocol and therefore the scalability of Bitcoin (BTC);
- Ripio, which acts as a gateway to the economy in Latin America thanks to blockchain-based financial products and therefore a valid alternative to traditional banking systems. It has been operating for over 6 years in the territory;
- Elliptic, which works to protect companies from financial crimes in crypto, founded back in 2013 and in which Wells Fargo has recently invested 5 million dollars.
As a result, there is a varied assortment of companies selected by the WEF, which is why there is a project linked to a stablecoin, one to the oracles, one to bitcoin – all of them are linked by decentralized finance (DeFi) – then there is a tokenization project, one that operates as an alternative to the banking system and one in the security sector.
It is worth mentioning that in the past editions, the WEF had selected Bitfury and in 2015 had included Ripple.