Crypto Companies in the UK

Crypto. Is. Hot. 
Here we are in 2021 witnessing a breathtaking crypto bull run outpacing the 2017 surge. With the pandemic as fuel, Bitcoin has graduated from speculative trading to an accepted store of value rivaling gold, and is surging past $60,000 - more than triple its 2017 all time high. Aided by the acceptance of corporate investors, banks and payments giants like PayPal and Square, it has ushered in a whole new era of cryptocurrencies leveraging the blockchain. Frankly, it’s getting hard to keep up with all the innovation and new players on the block - so we decided a handy list was in order. 
Take a look and see if your favourite crypto company is included. If you’re at a crypto company, or you’re in the crypto space and think a company should be included, please do let us know - Just contact us at hello@cledara.com. 
The Research
When it comes to looking at the top European crypto companies, there is certainly no definite list, which is why we decided to create our own. The idea is to offer a list of companies that represent the breadth and depth of the sector to enable education and comparison.
In compiling this list we took inspiration from a number of guides and sources, including this one at Cryptoslate.
Let’s get to the list!
Crypto Companies in the UK
Arweave‍
Makes information permanence sustainable. Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to store data forever. As a collectively owned hard drive that never forgets, Arweave allows users to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely. By preserving history, it prevents others from rewriting it.
Founders: Sam Williams 
Location: London, UK
Bitstamp‍
A bitcoin exchange which allows trading between fiat currency, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. It allows USD, EUR, GBP, bitcoin, XRP, ethereum, litecoin, bitcoin cash, XLM, Link, OMG Network, USD Coin or PAX deposits and withdrawals.
Founders: Julian Sawyer
Location: London, UK
Celsius Network
‍Celsius has built a platform of curated services that it says have been abandoned by big banks – things like fair interest, zero fees, and lightning quick transactions. Its goal is to disrupt the financial industry, one happy user at a time, and introduce financial freedom through crypto.
Founders: Alex Mashinsky, S. Daniel Leon, Nuke Goldstein
Location: London, UK
Coinfirm
‍A globally recognized RegTech firm. Aims to create a safer blockchain economy by being at the forefront of innovation in crypto AML/KYC compliance and analytics. Its risk management strategy helps cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols scale sustainably.
Founders: Paweł Kuskowski, Paweł Aleksander, Jakub Fijołek, Robert Ciurkot
Location: London, UK
Cryptonite‍
The first implementation of the light weight mini-blockchain scheme. It claims that nodes will never again spend days synchronizing with the network and the average user will not have to fear becoming a full node. This is made possible due to their decentralized balance sheet approach.
Founder: J D Bruce
Location: London, UK
Elliptic
‍Provides blockchain analytics for crypto asset compliance. They enable compliance teams to manage risk across 100+ crypto assets and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Founders and senior management: James Smith and Chief Product and Technology Officer; Tom Robinson, and Chief Scientist; Adam Joyce, Chief Architect 
Location: London, UK
FunFair‍
A decentralised gaming platform powered by Ethereum smart contracts, FunFair is pioneering the development of blockchain tech to deliver a world of decentralised gaming through wallet games and platform solutions.
Founders: Jez San, Jeremy Longley
Location: London, UK 
Gresham International
‍A market leader in cryptocurrency and Security Token Compliance and legal services. Assists entrepreneurs, companies, governments, and groups launch their currency or token offering to market. 
Founders: Cal Evans
Location: London, UK
Luno
‍A global cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider which believes that decentralised cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money.
Founders/senior management Marcus Swanepoel, and CEO; Timothy Stranex; Pieter Heyns, Head of Finance; Carel van Wyk, software engineer. 
Location: London, UK
Nexo
‍The world's largest and lending institution in the digital finance industry. It strives to bring professional banking services to the world of digital assets. Leveraging the best of its team's years of experience in fintech along with the power of blockchain technology, it empowers thousands of people to harness the value behind their crypto assets, shaping a new, better financial system.
Founders: Antoni Trenchev
Location: London, UK
Skew
‍Its leading data analytics and trade execution services allow investors to enter this new market using modern, credible, and regulatory compliant tools. It works with market-making firms, hedge funds, exchanges, asset managers, research outlets to make cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible to institutional finance.
Founders: Emmanuel Goh, and CEO
Location: London, UK
Velo Trust‍
Built to enable safe and efficient transactions in the Bitcoin OTC market. Helps high-net-worth individuals, miners, family offices, funds, trusts and blockchain based projects in need of outsized liquidity with bulk bitcoin trades. Velo Trust is a global organisation, bringing diverse expertise and deep knowledge to the sophisticated financial needs of its clients around the world.
Founders: Specialist team
Location: London, UK
Wirex‍
A digital payment platform with a mission to make crypto and traditional currencies equal and accessible to everyone.
Founders: Pavel Matveev and Dmitry Lazarichev, co-CEOs
Location: London, UK
Crypto Companies in Switzerland
Breadwallet
‍The most renowned iPhone bitcoin wallet, including an Android app. Breadwallet allows the users to have complete control over their funds along with security and privacy features. The interface of the wallet is highly appreciated and helps in preventing bitcoin theft.
Founders: Adam Traidman, and CEO
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Crypto Capital
‍Believes the blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency ecosystem should be built to work for everyone. Crypto Capital has developed an investment platform that lets users start investing at their own pace. Their aim is to democratize cryptocurrency investment and we provide clients with solutions that help them access the cryptocurrency trading markets with ease.
Founders: Specialist team
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Ethereum Foundation
‍A public, open-source resource for the Ethereum community that anyone can contribute. Ethereum has a small team dedicated to maintaining and developing the site which is funded by the Ethereum Foundation.
Founders: Ethereum Foundation
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Santiment
‍Crypto market intelligence platform. The mission is to block out the noise and provide data-driven insights on cryptocurrency networks, blockchain-based projects, crowd sentiment and market behavior.
Founders: Maksim Balashevich
Location: Zug, Switzerland
SEBA Bank
‍Cryptocurrency company that says it provides a seamless, secure, and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets. 
Founders/senior management: Guido Buehler, CEO
Location: Zug, Switzerland.
ShapeShift
‍Instant digital asset exchange. ShapeShift offers global trading of a variety of digital assets via web and mobile platforms
Founders: Erik Voorhees
Location: Zug, Switzerland
SIBEX
‍The world's first fully decentralized technology enabling peer-to-peer OTC Trades directly between Bitcoin and ETH/ERC20 Tokens. Aims to give back control to users. No middlemen, no settlement/exchange token and no withdrawal, or custody fees. Traders settle on chain.
Founders: Daniel Haudenschild
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Tezos Foundation
‍Tezos is an open-source blockchain protocol for assets and applications backed by a global community of validators, researchers and builders. The Tezos protocol is said to be secure, upgradable, and built to last. The Tezos Foundation stands as part of the community in support of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem.
Founders: Arthur Breitman and Kathleen Breitman
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Crypto Finance
‍A leading digital asset enabler offering asset management, brokerage, and storage infrastructure and tokenization solutions
Founders: Tobias Reichmuth
Locations: Zurich, Switzerland
ZB.com
‍A cryptocurrency exchange platform that uses multiple technical security protection to build a professional financial level digital asset transaction network
Founders/senior management: Omar Chen, CEO
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
SwissBorg
‍A team of finance and technology experts dedicated to democratising wealth management by making it fun, fair and community-centric.
Founders: Cyrus Fazel and Anthony Lesoismier-Geniaux
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Bity
‍A cryptocurrency broker and crypto finance service provider. Seen as a fiat currency exchange platform that allows you to buy, sell and exchange different currencies.
Founders: Alexis Roussel, and CEO
Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland
Crypto Companies in Luxembourg
Blockchain
‍A cryptocurrency blockchain explorer service, and a cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency exchange. Supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum. Also provides Bitcoin data charts, stats, and market information.
Founders/senior management: Peter Smith, and CEO; Nicolas Cary, Vice-Chairman
Location: Luxembourg and London
Binance
‍The world's leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by millions worldwide, the Binance platform is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money for users, and features an unmatched portfolio of crypto products and offerings.
Founders: Changpeng Zhao
Location: Malta and Hong Kong
ZBX
‍A cryptocurrency exchange registered in Europe for individual and institutional traders. Users can trade Bitcoin and altcoins against cryptocurrencies or the EURO. In a world first, users can now open real bank accounts insured up to 100,000 Swiss Francs.
Founders/senior management: Jimmy Zhao, and CMO/Dave Pulis, CEO
Location: St Julians, Malta
NSBroker
‍Established by a crew of experts in the financial sphere with a clear-sighted perception of making a directed web trading brokerage, to give investment administration to a wide range of brokers and foundations around the world.
Founders: NSFX
Location: Valletta, Malta
Exolix
‍A fast, anonymous, reliable and fully transparent cryptocurrency exchange built by crypto enthusiasts, for crypto enthusiasts, crypto investors, crypto traders and everyone. Exolix says it offers an intuitive interface, secure transactions, favorable exchange rates. The service does not charge any hidden, or unreasonable, fees and offers complete anonymity.
Founders: Specialist team
Location: Rača, Bratislava, Slovakia
Crypto Companies in Germany
Centrifuge
‍Decentralized asset finance. Asset originators who can collateralize invoices, royalties, and other real-world assets for untapped liquidity in DeFi. That means money and collateral passing through fewer hands. An end-to-end solution, powered by its RAD token.
Founders/senior management: Lucas Vogelsang, and CEO
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bitwala
‍Blockchain banking service which launched the world’s first cryptocurrency bank account.
Founders: Jörg von Minckwitz, Jan Goslicki and Benjamin P Jones
Location: Berlin Germany
Finoa
‍A leading digital asset platform for institutional investors, offering secure, regulated and intuitive access to crypto custody, staking, trading and more.
Founders/senior management: Henrik Gebbing, and co-CEO; Christopher May, and co-CEO
Location: Berlin, Germany 
CoinTracking
‍Analyzes user’s trades and generates real-time reports on profit and loss, the value of their coins, realized and unrealized gains, and tax reports. With the prices for 9887 coins and assets, users can have a complete overview of their portfolio.
Founders/senior management: Dariusz Kachel, and CEO
Location: Munich, Germany
Crypto Companies in The Netherlands
Bitfury‍
Mission is to make the world more secure and trusted through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, bitcoin and high-performance computing.
Founders/senior management: Valery Vavilov, Founder and CEO
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deribit Amsterdam
‍A Bitcoin and Ethereum Options exchange. Says is is the most advanced crypto derivatives trading platform with up to 100x leverage on Crypto Futures and Perps
Founders: John Jansen
Location: The Netherlands
Anycoin Direct
‍Anycoin Direct is a platform that aims to make cryptocurrency accessible for anyone. It has developed a platform focused on user-friendliness. Anycoin Direct’s step-by-step process sets out to help users buy and sell cryptocurrencies with ease. 
Founders: Bram Ceelen, Lenert Vlemmings, and Julian van der Wijst
Location: The Netherlands
Crypto Companies in the rest of Europe
Ledger‍
An ecosystem that lets users simply secure, store and manage their crypto assets. Ledger aims to offer the best level of protection and control, via its hardware wallet, combined with its application Ledger Live. Users secure your funds, with the freedom to manage everything on their own.
Founders/senior management: Pascal Gauthier, CEO
Location: Paris, France
1xBit‍
Bitcoin sportsbook and casino website. Allows Bitcoin betting across a huget range of sports and activities. 
Founders/senior management: Sergey Karshkov, Roman Semiokhin 
Location: Cyprus
YouHodler‍
The YouHodler fintech platform is focused on crypto-backed lending with fiat (USD, EUR, CHF, GBP), crypto (BTC) and stablecoin loans (USDT, USDC, TUSD, PAX, PAXG, DAI, HUSD), crypto/fiat and crypto/crypto conversions, as well as high-yield crypto-saving accounts (crypto-rewards and staking). The platform supports BTC, BCH, BNB, ETH, LTC, XLM, XRP, DASH, HT, REP and other popular cryptocurrencies and tokens. 
Founders/senior management: Ilya Volkov, CEO 
Location: Cyprus and Switzerland
ARYZE
‍Founded in August 2017 with a mission to make payments cheaper, faster and smarter. Creator of ARYZE digital cash - a stable coin ecosystem. ARYZE is developing the interactive series of technological solutions that are required to build a modern, comprehensive payment system.
Founders/senior management: Jack Nikogosian, CEO
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Openledger
‍Dedicated to bringing the power of blockchain technology to the wider business world. Aims to deliver the blockchain services and custom blockchain developments that power real business transformations. Creates new business tools based on decentralized networks that hope to change industries forever. 
Founders: Ronny Boesing 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coinmetro‍
Buys and sells crypto. Fiat deposits and withdrawals in AUD, EUR, GBP and USD. Via its crypto exchange, it allows trade and users keep more of the profits. Feature rich trading platform built to scale. Margin trading and multiple collateral options including fiat & crypto. And copy trading
Founders/senior management: Kevin Murcko, and CEO
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Instant crypto exchange. An online exchange to buy cryptocurrencies. The company is an authorized provider of financial services, with legal compliance and infrastructure system for fast cryptocurrency exchange services.
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
LocalBitcoins
‍A peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace which facilitates over-the-counter trading of local currency for Bitcoins. Users post advertisements on the website, where they state exchange rates and payment methods for buying, or selling bitcoins.
Founders/senior management: Jeremias Kangas/Sebastian Sonntag, CEO
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Currency.com
‍Regulated crypto exchange. Built the world's first regulated tokenised assets platform. It aims to revolutionise cryptocurrency investment.
Founders/senior management: Jon Squires, CEO
Location: Gibraltar
Digital Asset Management
‍Was established to effectively assist in buying, managing, sending and storing cryptocurrencies and tokens in a regulated environment. It provides a variety of digital asset solutions for its varied clients within a regulated framework. 
Founders/senior management: Sam Buxton, and CEO; Thomas Johnson, and COO; Jeremy King, and Head of Partnerships; Scott McKim, and Head of Trading
Location: Gibraltar
Amplify Exchange
‍World's first zero trading fee cryptocurrency brokerage. Buy, sell, or trade the top cryptocurrency assets in the world with commission-free trading. Can trade crypto for fiat directly or exchange one cryptocurrency for another.
Founders: Justin Tabb
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Nash
‍Self-custody decentralised exchange and the only fully-featured exchange where a user can trade Bitcoin without giving up their private keys.
Founders: Ethan Fast, Luciano Engle, Thomas Saunders, Fabian Wahle, and Fabio Canesin
Locations: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
DappRadar
‍Acts as a distribution channel for dapp developers that are looking to reach new consumers. Tracking over 3,000 dapps across multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, EOS, TRON, and ONT, with plans to expand to others.
Founders/senior management: Skirmantas Januškas, and CEO; Dragos Dunica, and CDO
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Kriptomat
Kriptomat is an online platform that enables people globally to quickly, safely and easily buy, sell and store digital currencies in the local language and with local support.
is a cryptocurrency exchange platform. The platform supports 130+ cryptocurrencies and is available in 23 languages, making it one of the most hyperlocalised.
Founder: Srdjan Mahmutovich
Location: Tallin, Estonia
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