The World Economic Forum has recognized six blockchain companies on its list of 100 Technology Pioneers for 2020.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognized six blockchain firms on its list of 100 ‘early to growth-stage’ companies as Technology Pioneers for 2020.
According to the WEF’s website, the blockchain and crypto startups recognized for pioneering new technologies and innovations in 2020 are Lightning Labs, Chainlink, MakerDAO, Bitcoin analytics firms Elliptic, Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio, and Veridium Labs.
They’re among 100 companies from around the world chosen for their contributions to bleeding edge technology, from “artificial intelligence to diagnose cancers and quantum computing systems, to carbon capture and removing technologies, cell-grown meat production and use of microbiome to track goods”.
Honored to be chosen as a Technology Pioneer by @wef! https://t.co/klPNuBpnre— Maker (@MakerDAO) June 16, 2020
“By joining this community, Technology Pioneers begin a two-year journey where they are part of the World Economic Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, bringing their cutting-edge insight and fresh thinking to critical global discussions,” the WEF website said.
Chainlink's co-founder Sergey Nazarov said the company was thrilled by the honor.
"Using smart contracts on the blockchain to bring enforceable guarantees to contractual obligations has widespread social and economic benefits.