#SmartCustody is a project of Blockchain Commons. Our mission is to support open blockchain infrastructure and the broader security industry. We are proudly a “not-for-profit” social benefit corporation committed to open source & open development.
Our mission is funded entirely by donations and collaborative partnerships with people like you. Every contribution will be spent on building open tools, technologies, and techniques that sustain and advance blockchain and internet security infrastructure and promote an open web.
Your personal or corporate patronage can help us to accomplish to further the development of #SmartCustody and other projects. Together, we can expand and improve the blockchain infrastructure that’s used by our entire industry, and with your gift, we can remain independent while doing so.
Please consider becoming a Patron of Blockchain Commons and support #SmartCustody as well as other other projects intended to improve blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure though ongoing monthly patronage as a GitHub Sponsor. You can also support Blockchain Commons with bitcoins at our BTCPay Server.
Help Sponsor #SmartCustody Second Edition!
We are also working on a Second Edition of the #SmartCustody book. This new edition of the book will reorganize the text to make it more approachable, expand our options for more hardware wallets, introduce scenarios for multi-signatures, and discuss fiduciary responsibility (see our planned table of contents). I invite you to join the sponsors and patrons who made the First Edition of this book freely available to the public.
You can do so by helping us meet our goal of 5 BTC dedicated to Second Ediition of #SmartCustody project by donating via our #SmartCustody Book Crowdfunding page.
Particularly for business and service providers, if you donate 1 BTC, or sign up as Sustaining Patron at GitHub Sponsor ($1000/mo), we will accept a one-page non-bleed informative flier about your business or services for inclusion in the next edition of our book. You will be listed as a sponsor and, where appropriate, we will list your product or services as an option. (But even if you’re not a business, or you want to sponsor us with a smaller amount, we encourage you to do so!)
Sponsors of the First Edition
The following parties have contributed to the First Edition of #SmartCustody in order to make it freely available to the public.
Sustaining patrons have made an ongoing commitment of funds for the support of Blockchain Commons and/or its #SmartCustody work.
Digital Contract Design creates contracts with trust minimization. They engage in Contract Design to show how contracts could be made more reliable; they offer Threat Analysis to demonstrate how well contract design holds up in an adversarial setting; and they work with the W3C Credentials Community Group and Rebooting Web-of-Trust community to provide a Self-Sovereign Identity Wallet.
HTC Exodus is the product of HTC, who brings brilliance to life through leading innovation in smart mobile device and experience design. Beginning with a vision to put a personal computer in the palm of our customers’ hands, they have led the way in the evolution from palm PC to smartphone. Their goal for the Exodus blockchain phone is to rebuild trust, one phone at a time.
Project sponsors have donated funds specifically for the creation of this #SmartCustody book.
Adamant Capital believes that Bitcoin is retooling the financial industry. They run Adamant Fund I, a Bitcoin Alpha fund. Their mission is to responsibly outperform Bitcoin in a tax-efficient manner. Their vision is to build on Bitcoin as a collateral asset, as a basis for lending, as a financial benchmark, and as a developing technology.
Beam Privacy is a scalable confidential cryptocurrency: a Mimblewimble implementation. It completely conceals the values and metadata of transactions, in a prunable way which also reduces bloating on the blockchain. In addition to enhanced privacy and fungibility, this allows for much greater scalability. Beam’s emphasis is on privacy, scalability, and usability. Download their wallet to try it out.
Blockchainbird is a free and open source software toolset with a manual to build an extra guarantee layer on existing database systems. It is free to use and adapt to your own needs.
Smartphones and smart custody arranged? Then Bird gives wings to projects that are labeled as blockchain, but can in fact be implemented with databases.
Catallaxy develops products and services in the domain of finance and accounting. The group of technology experts in cryptography, blockchain, data science and artificial intelligence develops solutions that can help build trust in the digital economy. Based in Montréal, Catallaxy is a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a professional services firm, also a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.
Hardcore Fund is a nonprofit organization backed by hardcore bitcoiners. We donate to those who contribute to the Bitcoin ecosystem independently as an individual, a team or a nonprofit project. Our mission is to diversify the current bitcoin developement funding landscape and cover neutral developers from all over the world. The fund is currently run and managed by Kevin Pan and Dovey Wan.
Ledger develops security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies, as well as blockchain applications for individuals and companies, by leveraging a distinctive, proprietary technology. Their Ledger Nano S and the touchscreen Ledger Blue can both directly support 23 cryptocurrencies – and dozens more via third party applications.
Unchained Capital is a new kind of financial services company. They are the first collaborative asset management firm that offers loans and vaults for your Bitcoin. It was founded by people who believe that cryptocurrencies have the potential to change the world but only if they’re useful. They set out to build financial products for long-term crypto-investors to get more value from their assets today and in the future.
Winstead is a law firm whose Fintech, Cryptocurrencies & Emerging Technologies team counsels clients on structuring digital asset transactions – from trading cryptocurrencies directly; participating in token launches; secondary trading of tokens; acquiring digital asset exposure through equity vehicles and derivatives; or making more traditional venture capital or other investments in companies building protocols, trading platforms other infrastructure.
In-kind sponsors have provided material such as books or hardware devices that were distributed at a #SmartCustody event or have provided space for an event.
Blockstream has a mission to create the financial infrastructure of the future. They build crypto-financial infrastructure based on Bitcoin, the most robust and secure blockchain. Applying cutting-edge cryptography and security engineering, they are building the products and networks that make financial markets more efficient by reducing reliance on trust.
Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning by Pamela Morgan is a clear blueprint to inheritance planning for those holding cryptocurrency, tokens, crypto-collectibles, and other cryptoassets. Since 2015, Pamela has educated thousands of cryptocurrency owners around the world about why inheritance planning for cryptoassets matters and how to do it in a secure, usable, resilient, and efficient manner.
CryptoTag is a crypto security company from Amsterdam. They believe cryptocurrencies and blockchain will make our society a better place. They are a security company whose customers count on them to be there when all the other layers of security, like hardware and software layers, fail.
Other Financial Contributors
Thanks to the following who have offered financial contributions to the #SmartCustody project in order to make it freely available to the public and to support continued updates as the technology changes.
- Andreas M. Antonopoulos
- Anonymous (x3)
- Gabriele Domenichini
- Frederic Meyer
- David Strayhorn
If you would like to support the Second Edition of #SmartCustody and be added to this list of financial contributors, you can do so via the #SmartCustody Book Crowdfunding page on our BTCPay server (also available via the QR code below).