Networks, Protocols & Projects We Work With

Airfoil chooses to work with many different crypto networks for a variety of reasons, but mainly we select the most interesting projects based on criteria like: engineering prowess, novelty, speed, privacy, staking potential, and growth potential. Many of the nodes that our team runs are not revenue generating, we simply care about the project and have the infrastructure to help it proliferate. It’s our belief that adoption will be driven by making crypto faster and easier to use, we put our resources to work to help achieve this goal. This is far from an exhaustive list, we work with many more projects and are actively following new ones as they emerge. These below are just a few of our favorites.

Bitcoin

Where would we all be without Bitcoin? The oldest and most robust crypto-asset on the planet is still going strong. We support BTC by running full nodes.

Ethereum

Second in line to BTC, Ethereum has changed the way we see distributed computing forever. Airfoil operates ETH nodes to help make the network more decentralized and robust.

Tezos

Airfoil runs one of the world’s largest and most efficient Tezos baker. Find out more about our Tezos operation on our Tezos baking page.

PolkaDot

PolkaDot is one of the most interesting projects in the space. Launching in late 2019, the team is striving to connect the world’s blockchains. Airfoil will run a staking operation on PolkaDot when main-net is launched.

IoTeX

Airfoil runs a validator node on the IoTeX network, one of the most innovative projects at the intersection of IoT and blockchain.

ICON

Airfoil will operate a node on the ICON network when the mainnet launches in late 2019. To learn more check out their community page.

Solana

Solana is building an extremely high-throughput network with estimated max tx volumes of 100k tx per second. This novel approach to high TPS blockchains is extremely interesting. Airfoil will be launching a validator along with the main-net launch.

Arweave

Arweave is a decentralized storage protocol that is building what they call “The Permaweb”. Their goal is to make all data stored on the internet last forever. Airfoil is running an Arweave mining node, which is a validator and storage provider.

FOAM

FOAM is an incentivized TCR-based network that is aiming to make location services independent and decentralized. Currently they are building a mapping product that users are filling with relevant points of interest.

zCash

zCash is the most technically advanced privacy coin. The network uses a zero-knowledge proof system called ZK-SNARKS that allows totally anonymous transactions with Bitcoin-like certainty and finality.

Monero

Monero is a privacy coin that is based on ring signatures, while some argue that it is not as good as ZK-SNARKS, Monero has privacy by default. The Monero community is one of the largest and most active in the crypto universe.

Here is a link to a talk our CTO gave at the first Monero Conference.

Grin

Grin is relatively new privacy focused project that was launched without any ICO or premine. The coin operates on a unique protocol called MimbleWimble. The Grin network gets a lot of negative attention, but the fact remains that it was launched purely by community effort.

IPFS

The Inter-Planetary File System is a protocol that was designed to make file storage more decentralized, scalable and redundant. We work with IPFS in several projects in our R&D efforts.

Aztec Protocol

Aztec is a novel protocol that is attempting to add zero-knowledge proofs to the Ethereum blockchain. Their goal is to enable private transactions (and thus private smart contracts) in a gas-efficient way.

Pinata

Pinata is a service that acts as a paid gateway and GUI for IPFS. Their expert team does all of the heavy lifting when it comes to working with IPFS so their customers can focus on core competencies.

Killcord

Killcord is the first iteration of a decentralized dead man’s switch. It leverages both state of the art encryption along with IPFS for payload storage.

Enigma Protocol

Enigma Protocol is enabling secure nodes to run operations on fully encrypted data. This way it is possible for a client to interact with secret contracts and never expose their data to the public.