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Crypto Ecosystem One-Pager

Binance Research (JieXuan Chua, CFA, TianTian Fang)


  • The Crypto Ecosystem One-Pager provides a bird’s eye view of the crypto landscape. We break down the crypto ecosystem into three broad categories - Application Layer; Infrastructure; Blockchain Network.

  • Application layer consists of decentralized applications (“dApps”) across different verticals in crypto and is usually the front-end interface that general users interact with.

  • Infrastructure is made up of providers that offer the necessary framework, foundation, or functionalities, that other projects can build on or integrate with.

  • Blockchain Network includes Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchains. These form the cornerstone of the crypto ecosystem.

  • This map is compiled based on publicly available data, research, and qualitative analysis. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of projects in the industry. Projects showcased are mapped according to their primary use cases. The mention of specific projects does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Binance.

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