Opening Statements & Disclaimers: When I talk about ICOs here I am not talking about how they are today, but how they should and will be built by sane, rationale professionals that want to build sustainable ecosystems and don’t want to go to jail Everything I say in this post still stands despite a sea […]
ARE YOU A STARTUP PIONEERING AR / VR / AI / 3D PRINTING & DRONES? Blockchains – The Next Web We believe blockchain technologies, including distributed ledgers & smart contracts, are the mega-trend that allows all other macro-trends to both scale securely, converge and combine. They represent the next phase of The Web, Web 3.0 […]
Blockchain Startup Tracker In May we opened up our blockchain startup tracker to the public. At launch on the 24th May we had 760 startups, as of the 1st June, we have 837 startups, 77 new startups added in 9 days! This has been amazing growth, and have already seen that this has added real […]
Blockchains are not just the next growth market or investment opportunity; they are the most significant democratising force in history. With this is mind, I am joining Outlier Ventures to head up research and partnerships. I will split my time between providing research to our portfolio companies and exploring new investment opportunities and venture partnerships […]
‘‘Blockchain based startups spend on average an hour of time first explaining distributed ledgers, smart contracts and whether they are or aren’t involved in bitcoin before they get to pitch their actual use-case. That’s if they haven’t run out of time! This makes the process difficult and very time consuming’’ says Jamie Burke founder of […]
DCommerce Startup, Buyco.io, pioneers collective purchasing through a Blockchain Powered by Uphold, dCommerce removes significant costs associated with centralised ecommerce and cross-border trade February 16th 2016 — BuyCo.io, the world’s first decentralised commerce (dCommerce) marketplace for the masses, today announces a new form of collective purchasing using permissioned distributed ledgers and smart contracts, that […]
MoneyCircles.com is a decentralised peer-to-peer lending app built on Uphold (formerly Bitreserve) which allows circles of people to get together and mimic a credit union to save & lend with one another based on a ‘common bond’. By using smart contracts this allows for total transparency and verifiability, a first in the financial services market. […]
Currently we are self-funding 3 DApps each with the potential to disrupt multi-billion dollar global marketplaces including #insurance, #creditunions & #p2plending as well as #groupbuying just part of a 10 product pipe-line of work. You can follow the first two projects in development here; www.moneycircles.com | @moneycircles www.assetcha.in | @assetchain
What is the purpose of Outlier Ventures? We have a very clear view of the wrong we want to fix. We believe..We believe the World is better the less organisations we need to trust. Trust with our money, data or welfare. The less time we have to invest in checking that trust hasn\'t been abused the more time we have to collaborate directly with one another. With people. Without needing central authorities to facilitate our exchanges of information or assets.
Investing in the Crypto-Ecosystem right now is risky money but at Outlier Ventures we actively seek investments outside of the norm with big pay-off if the gamble pays of...There is a large amount of interest in the value Blockchain based decentralised solutions could possibly bring to an increasing amount of markets both private and public. Where ever the cost of central organisations could be better optimised / removed entirely or there is a distinct lack of trust in the institutions that deliver services there is opportunity for disruption.