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New York-based startup Chainalysis, a Delaware-based platform for smart contracts Symbiont and Amsterdam-based Bitfury are among newcomers to the rating.

Forbes published its annual Fintech 50 rating, which includes 50 the most promising startups in the fintech field. The number of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related projects, included in the list, amounted to 11. According to Forbes, the most promising blockchain-related projects are The Bitfury Group, Blockchain.info, Chain, Chainalysis, Coinbase, Ripple, Robinhood, ShapeShift, Symbiont, Veem, Xapo.

"Newcomer Chainalysis, with just $1.6 million in capital invested, already counts the IRS, FBI, and Europol as users of its tools, which allow specific crypto transactions to be traced."

Bitfury, founded by a Russian-speaking computer scientist Valery Vavilov, is also a first-time list member. According to Forbes, Bitfury creates a wide range of software to support blockchains in government, supply chains and insurance and threats to traditional government technology suppliers.

London-based Blockchain, the world's most popular cryptocurrency wallet, and Swiss Zug-based Shapeshift exchange were also included in the rating. Forbes praises ShapeShift as an exchange, which allows users to trades cryptocurrencies, without establishing an account or wallet and using "an unusual proof of concept."

"When Shapeshift was hacked by a malicious employee, no crypto was lost, since it does not hold customer funds."