Chain is a blockchain-based technology company on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected economy. We build cryptographic ledgers and cloud infrastructure that underpin transformative finance.
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Chain is a blockchain-based technology company on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected economy. We build cryptographic ledgers and cloud infrastructure that underpin transformative financial products and Web3 services.
Founded in 2014, Chain has raised over $40 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Pantera Capital, Capital One, Citigroup, Fiserv, Nasdaq, Orange, and Visa.
In 2018, Stellar acquired Chain to form Interstellar, a commercial arm of the Stellar Foundation. In 2020, Chain was re-acquired to continue its mission to build a more robust global financial system through blockchain technology.
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IndustryFeb 29, 2024
A Complete Guide to the Ethereum Dencun Upgrade
Ethereum's Cancun-Deneb (“Dencun”) hard fork upgrade has been successfully activated on all testnets, setting the stage for its mainnet debut on March 13, 2024. At the heart of this pivotal upgrade lies 'protodanksharding' through EIP-4844, implemented to dramatically lower the transaction costs associated with Layer 2 solutions. Building on the advancements of the Shapella upgrade, Dencun introduces innovative elements such as ephemeral data blobs (or ‘blobs’) and boosts both the consensus and execution layers of Ethereum. As the mainnet launch approaches, node operators and stakers are urged to update their systems, ensuring they're aligned with the upgrade's numerous key protocol changes, all designed to enhance Ethereum's scalability and operational efficiency.
ResearchFeb 22, 2024
What is Generative AI for Web3?
From the static, one-way communication of Web 1.0 to the dynamic, user-driven landscape of Web 2.0, the internet has undergone a remarkable transformation in the span of two decades. Now, as we stand on the brink of the Web 3.0 era, we're witnessing the dawn of something even more disruptive: the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) into our digital world. This rapidly growing technology promises to redefine creativity, content creation, and interaction within the vast expanses of the internet. With generative AI's market projected to hit $60 billion by 2025, the highly developed combination of generative artificial intelligence with the decentralized capabilities of Web3 is expected to transform our online experience.
ResearchFeb 15, 2024
SocialFi: Transforming Digital Engagement in the Web3 Age
Remember the days when the internet felt like a vast frontier of endless possibilities, a digital world where we ventured to explore and foster authentic connections? There's an ironic quote circulating on social media that captures this sentiment perfectly: “15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet”. This statement resonates with those of us who remember the days of the early internet (a.k.a Web 1.0), a time when the digital landscape was unmarred by the complex algorithms that dictate our online experiences today.
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We help countless organizations and communities around the world that are in need of immediate assistance, that would otherwise take days to reach through the traditional financial system. Chain Gives uses blockchain technology to send funds swiftly and securely to those in need.
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Building a Community for All
Chain strives to create a truly connected economy that benefits our partners and clients. We hope to fulfill our mission by creating a smarter and more connected community by collaborating with leaders from various industries, and welcoming newcomers to the Web3 world. We recognize that each brand has its own set of objectives, and we work around the clock to ensure that our partners’ needs are met.
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