Keep is the privacy-focused infrastructure behind tBTCv2, the only truly decentralized solution for Bitcoin on Ethereum.
The Keep and NuCypher networks merged to form the Threshold network.
Threshold empowers user sovereignty on the public blockchain with access to a suite of threshold cryptographic tools that ensure full control over your digital assets.
The Keep team is building tBTCv2 on Threshold. It is a decentralized bridge to bring BTC to the Ethereum network; the only permissionless solution on the market today. Bridge your Bitcoin to Ethereum in a secure and trustless way to participate in DeFi.
Attention. There is a risk that unverified members are not actually members of the team
Strength and Opportunities:Keep has convinced the strongest venture capital firms that are active in the blockchain space. Among them is Polychain Capital, one of the most recognized, successful and early cryptocurrency investment firms, and Andreessen Horowitz, which is a top tier generalistic Silicon Valley VC firm. Further investors are DHVC, Draper Associates, and Distributed Capital Partners. Keep counts with high profile advisors who are among the most important actors in the Ethereum ecosystem, such as leading people from Consensys, Aragon and district0X. It is almost impossible to get more recognized investors and advisors compared to Keep. At the same time Keep counts with an active community on reddit and a large follower base on Twitter.Weaknesses and Threats:Since Keep is building initially for the Ethereum network, its success will be linked to the adoption of Ethereum vs other public cryptocurrencies. Despite this it will be possible to use the technology on other public blockchains through amendments to the code base. This means that Keep does not entirely depend on the success of the Ethereum platform, which gives more flexibility to the project.Verdict:Next to scalability, privacy seems to be one of the major challenges that public blockchains need to solve before they can see mainstream adoption. Keep is trying to build a solution to this problem for the Ethereum blockchain and this way helps Ethereum compete with other cryptocurrencies such as Zcash. The early stage investors of this project look incredibly solid. Keep seems to be one of the missing pieces for the Ethereum ecosystem to flourish and the team seems to be capable of building that piece.
24-Apr. Sergey: We are watching Keep Network. Membership in Slack is going to be their whitelist. We are waiting for ICO.
Keep Network is a very promising project, but we deduct points for the absence of a prototype. Moreover, it has two strong competitors: NuCypher has an advantage (easy, fast, and scalable) in the mass customer market, and Enigma is more experienced and has already finished its ICO stage. However, this industry-sector is very promising, and we should wait for the Keep Network demo. For now, then, our verdict is 6 out of 10.
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