Crypto Good Guys

Adrien Be.
5 min readMar 15, 2019


The crypto space is just like any space: you will often have over-simplifications & vulgarizations in order to get people to dumb down the young-but-huge blockchain community. 🤪

I have read 100+ whitepapers, talked with 10s of crypto founders, created investor reports for 100+ projects for Ten8 VC, created 30+ investor reports for IPA News, digged for Initial Supply data for 50+ traded projects (visible on my Reddit profile’s posts). All-in-all, just in 2018, I spent 2000+ hours reading, analyzing & creating reports about crypto projects. 🤓 🤯 💪

“Whitepapers I love you!”

All this to say that I have gathered a unique overview of the crypto landscape. This is list is by no mean perfect. The “Crypto Good Guys” list is what I’d call the “biased list of crypto project with a very good image”. 😍

Some projects kept being mentioned as “good projects” by very knowledgeable community members, usually these guys who’ve been in crypto before 2015. 🤓 These people usually developed an eye for projects that act in a good way & have a taste that’s certainly more mature than someone who came in the crypto space recently (yes, these guys screaming “MOOOOON” and abusively using that 🚀 emoticon).

“He’s such a good guy!”

Without further ado, here are the lists…

Tokenized “Crypto Good Guys” Projects

  • Ethereum, does it really need introducing? 💁‍♂️ 💎
  • MakerDAO, since 2014, creating the 1st (and only so far) onchain stable coin ✨✨✨
  • Gnosis, decentralized prediction market platform 🔮 , built on Ethereum
  • Polkadot, interchain protocol 👽
  • Omisego, Omise’s crusade for crypto remittance 💸
  • Ocean Protocol, Decentralized Data Exchange Protocol to Unlock Data for AI (read more) 🤖
  • Aragon, powering the DAOs of tomorrow 🗳️
  • Bancor, superpowering crypto liquidity 💱 🏦
  • Status, mobile OS built on Ethereum 🖥️
  • Augur, oracle & prediction market 🔮 , Joey Krug’s creation
  • Tezos, since 2014, smart contract platform with on-chain governance (no forks), read more ️️ ️💵️ 🗳
  • Cosmos, interchain protocol 👽
  • Decred, crypto currency & possibly having the best DAO Governance out there, very powerful & smart community 🗳️
  • Golem, decentralized supercomputer 🖥️
  • 0xProject, decentralized exchange protocol 💱 🏦
  • District0x , framework of smart contracts and front end libraries for the purpose of deploying, operating, and governing communal marketplaces (read more) 🗳️ 🛒
  • Loom Network, gaming on the blockchain, educating the blockchain devs of tomorrow 🕹️
“Can’t stand that crypto winter anymore! Sell all my tokens!! (p.s. don’t tell those good guys)”

Non-Tokenized “Crypto Good Guys” Projects

You may not know but there are actually a lot of crypto projects that do NOT have a token. 🧐 These guys are really too cool for a shameful ICO ya know 😎

  •, peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open (censorship resistant) 🦸
  • Protocol Labs, organization behind FileCoin, IPFS, Libp2p, IPLD, & Multiformats 🧙🏭😲
  • Parity, blockchain infrastructure company behind Parity Ethereum Client, Parity Bitcoin Client, Polkadot, Substrate, and so much more 🧙🏭😲 Parity & Web 3 Foundation work hand-in-hand, Gavin Wood’s creations
  • Consensys, blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices for the Web 3 🧙🏭😲 Joe Lubin’s creation
  • Metamask, your ETH & ERC20 browser wallet 👛
  •, since 2014, powering the DAOs of tomorrow (decided to cancel its ICO) 🗳️
  • EthLend, The World’s First Crypto Lending Marketplace 🛍️ 💸
  • Plasma, layer 2 solution for Ethereum ⚡ , lead by Joseph Poon & Vitalik
  • Uniswap, superpowering crypto liquidity 💱 🏦 Just like Bancor, but without a token.
“Phewww that was exhausting!”

EDIT: “Blockchain For Good” Projects

I decided to add this section as it made sense and got quite a lot of popularity when I originally posted that “Blockchain For Good Project List” on Reddit.

  • IXO Foundation, “ixo solves the current issues in impact investing, results-based finance, and sustainable development by enabling projects to cost-effectively collect, verify and share their impact data” — public sale date TBD and the IXO blockchain is live since Dec 7th 2018
  • ConsenSys Social Impact, Consensys is the biggest consulting firm in the blockchain space, created by one the cofounders of Ethereum
  • Gitcoin, aims to drive change & grow the open source movement
  • Giveth, donation platform supporting crypto donations (ETH for now)
  • Wadappt, platform to fund impact projects
  • Alice, “a platform that brings transparencyto social funding through blockchain technology”
  • Bounties Network, “empowers humans to incentivize and self-organize, from freelancing to grassroots social action, and anything in between”
  • Blockchain 4 Humanity, “Leverage the full potential of blockchain to make the world a better placeby inspiring, connecting and supporting projects that bringpositive change to humanity”
  • RightMesh, “RightMesh enables developers to retrofit existing mobile applications and build new, P2P mesh applications.”
  • Proof Of Impact, “verifies, traces and values individual impact events as they happen”

Additionnaly, UNICEF’s Innovation Fund Reveals First Round Of Blockchain Technology Investments (Dec 2018)

Give & Receive — Blockchain For Good… will it actually work?

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