April 16, 2021

The Top 50 European Crypto Companies


From the UK, to The Netherlands and Malta, here are some of the top crypto companies in Europe in 2021.

Crypto. Is. Hot. 

Here we are in 2021 witnessing a breathtaking crypto bull run outpacing the 2017 surge. With the pandemic as fuel, Bitcoin has graduated from speculative trading to an accepted store of value rivaling gold, and is surging past $60,000 - more than triple its 2017 all time high. Aided by the acceptance of corporate investors, banks and payments giants like PayPal and Square, it has ushered in a whole new era of cryptocurrencies leveraging the blockchain. Frankly, it’s getting hard to keep up with all the innovation and new players on the block - so we decided a handy list was in order. 

Take a look and see if your favourite crypto company is included.  If you’re at a crypto company, or you’re in the crypto space and think a company should be included, please do let us know - Just contact us at hello@cledara.com

Take control of your SaaS with Cledara

Take control and gain visibility over every software subscription.

Learn more

The Research**

When it comes to looking at the top European crypto companies, there is certainly no definite list, which is why we decided to create our own. The idea is to offer a list of companies that represent the breadth and depth of the sector to enable education and comparison.

In compiling this list we took inspiration from a number of guides and sources, including this one at Cryptoslate.

Let’s get to the list!

Crypto Companies in the UK**


Makes information permanence sustainable. Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to store data forever. As a collectively owned hard drive that never forgets, Arweave allows users to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely. By preserving history, it prevents others from rewriting it.

Founders: Sam Williams 

Location: London, UK


A bitcoin exchange which allows trading between fiat currency, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. It allows USD, EUR, GBP, bitcoin, XRP, ethereum, litecoin, bitcoin cash, XLM, Link, OMG Network, USD Coin or PAX deposits and withdrawals.

Founders: Julian Sawyer

Location: London, UK

Celsius Network

Celsius has built a platform of curated services that it says have been abandoned by big banks – things like fair interest, zero fees, and lightning quick transactions. Its goal is to disrupt the financial industry, one happy user at a time, and introduce financial freedom through crypto.

Founders: Alex Mashinsky, S. Daniel Leon, Nuke Goldstein

Location: London, UK


A globally recognized RegTech firm. Aims to create a safer blockchain economy by being at the forefront of innovation in crypto AML/KYC compliance and analytics. Its risk management strategy helps cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols scale sustainably.

Founders: Paweł Kuskowski, Paweł Aleksander, Jakub Fijołek, Robert Ciurkot

Location: London, UK


The first implementation of the light weight mini-blockchain scheme. It claims that nodes will never again spend days synchronizing with the network and the average user will not have to fear becoming a full node. This is made possible due to their decentralized balance sheet approach.

Founder: J D Bruce

Location: London, UK


Provides blockchain analytics for crypto asset compliance. They enable compliance teams to manage risk across 100+ crypto assets and fulfill regulatory requirements.

Founders and senior management: James Smith and Chief Product and Technology Officer; Tom Robinson, and Chief Scientist; Adam Joyce, Chief Architect 

Location: London, UK


A decentralised gaming platform powered by Ethereum smart contracts, FunFair is pioneering the development of blockchain tech to deliver a world of decentralised gaming through wallet games and platform solutions.

Founders: Jez San, Jeremy Longley

Location: London, UK 

Gresham International

A market leader in cryptocurrency and Security Token Compliance and legal services. Assists entrepreneurs, companies, governments, and groups launch their currency or token offering to market. 

Founders: Cal Evans

Location: London, UK


A global cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider which believes that decentralised cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money.

Founders/senior management Marcus Swanepoel, and CEO; Timothy Stranex; Pieter Heyns, Head of Finance; Carel van Wyk, software engineer. 

Location: London, UK


The world's largest and lending institution in the digital finance industry. It strives to bring professional banking services to the world of digital assets. Leveraging the best of its team's years of experience in fintech along with the power of blockchain technology, it empowers thousands of people to harness the value behind their crypto assets, shaping a new, better financial system.

Founders: Antoni Trenchev

Location: London, UK


Its leading data analytics and trade execution services allow investors to enter this new market using modern, credible, and regulatory compliant tools. It works with market-making firms, hedge funds, exchanges, asset managers, research outlets to make cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible to institutional finance.

Founders: Emmanuel Goh, and CEO

Location: London, UK

Velo Trust

Built to enable safe and efficient transactions in the Bitcoin OTC market. Helps high-net-worth individuals, miners, family offices, funds, trusts and blockchain based projects in need of outsized liquidity with bulk bitcoin trades. Velo Trust is a global organisation, bringing diverse expertise and deep knowledge to the sophisticated financial needs of its clients around the world.

Founders: Specialist team

Location: London, UK


A digital payment platform with a mission to make crypto and traditional currencies equal and accessible to everyone.

Founders: Pavel Matveev and Dmitry Lazarichev, co-CEOs

Location: London, UK

Crypto Companies in Switzerland**


The most renowned iPhone bitcoin wallet, including an Android app. Breadwallet allows the users to have complete control over their funds along with security and privacy features. The interface of the wallet is highly appreciated and helps in preventing bitcoin theft.

Founders: Adam Traidman, and CEO

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Crypto Capital

Believes the blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency ecosystem should be built to work for everyone. Crypto Capital has developed an investment platform that lets users start investing at their own pace. Their aim is to democratize cryptocurrency investment and we provide clients with solutions that help them access the cryptocurrency trading markets with ease.

Founders: Specialist team

Location: Zug, Switzerland

Ethereum Foundation

A public, open-source resource for the Ethereum community that anyone can contribute. Ethereum has a small team dedicated to maintaining and developing the site which is funded by the Ethereum Foundation.

Founders: Ethereum Foundation

Location: Zug, Switzerland


Crypto market intelligence platform. The mission is to block out the noise and provide data-driven insights on cryptocurrency networks, blockchain-based projects, crowd sentiment and market behavior.

Founders: Maksim Balashevich

Location: Zug, Switzerland


Cryptocurrency company that says it provides a seamless, secure, and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets. 

Founders/senior management: Guido Buehler, CEO

Location: Zug, Switzerland.


Instant digital asset exchange. ShapeShift offers global trading of a variety of digital assets via web and mobile platforms

Founders: Erik Voorhees

Location: Zug, Switzerland


The world's first fully decentralized technology enabling peer-to-peer OTC Trades directly between Bitcoin and ETH/ERC20 Tokens. Aims to give back control to users. No middlemen, no settlement/exchange token and no withdrawal, or custody fees. Traders settle on chain.

Founders: Daniel Haudenschild

Location: Zug, Switzerland

Tezos Foundation

Tezos is an open-source blockchain protocol for assets and applications backed by a global community of validators, researchers and builders. The Tezos protocol is said to be secure, upgradable, and built to last. The Tezos Foundation stands as part of the community in support of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem.

Founders: Arthur Breitman and Kathleen Breitman

Location: Zug, Switzerland

Crypto Finance

A leading digital asset enabler offering asset management, brokerage, and storage infrastructure and tokenization solutions

Founders: Tobias Reichmuth

Locations: Zurich, Switzerland


A cryptocurrency exchange platform that uses multiple technical security protection to build a professional financial level digital asset transaction network

Founders/senior management: Omar Chen, CEO

Location: Zurich, Switzerland


A team of finance and technology experts dedicated to democratising wealth management by making it fun, fair and community-centric.

Founders: Cyrus Fazel and Anthony Lesoismier-Geniaux

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland


A cryptocurrency broker and crypto finance service provider. Seen as a fiat currency exchange platform that allows you to buy, sell and exchange different currencies.

Founders: Alexis Roussel, and CEO

Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland

Crypto Companies in Luxembourg**


A cryptocurrency blockchain explorer service, and a cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency exchange. Supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum. Also provides Bitcoin data charts, stats, and market information.

Founders/senior management: Peter Smith, and CEO; Nicolas Cary, Vice-Chairman

Location: Luxembourg and London


The world's leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by millions worldwide, the Binance platform is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money for users, and features an unmatched portfolio of crypto products and offerings.

Founders: Changpeng Zhao

Location: Malta and Hong Kong


A cryptocurrency exchange registered in Europe for individual and institutional traders. Users can trade Bitcoin and altcoins against cryptocurrencies or the EURO. In a world first, users can now open real bank accounts insured up to 100,000 Swiss Francs.

Founders/senior management: Jimmy Zhao, and CMO/Dave Pulis, CEO

Location: St Julians, Malta


Established by a crew of experts in the financial sphere with a clear-sighted perception of making a directed web trading brokerage, to give investment administration to a wide range of brokers and foundations around the world.

Founders: NSFX

Location: Valletta, Malta


A fast, anonymous, reliable and fully transparent cryptocurrency exchange built by crypto enthusiasts, for crypto enthusiasts, crypto investors, crypto traders and everyone. Exolix says it offers an intuitive interface, secure transactions, favorable exchange rates. The service does not charge any hidden, or unreasonable, fees and offers complete anonymity.

Founders: Specialist team

Location: Rača, Bratislava, Slovakia

Take control of your SaaS with Cledara

The software management tool that automates your expenses.

Learn more

Crypto Companies in Germany**


Decentralized asset finance. Asset originators who can collateralize invoices, royalties, and other real-world assets for untapped liquidity in DeFi. That means money and collateral passing through fewer hands. An end-to-end solution, powered by its RAD token.

Founders/senior management: Lucas Vogelsang, and CEO

Location: Berlin, Germany


Blockchain banking service which launched the world’s first cryptocurrency bank account.

Founders: Jörg von Minckwitz, Jan Goslicki and Benjamin P Jones

Location: Berlin Germany


A leading digital asset platform for institutional investors, offering secure, regulated and intuitive access to crypto custody, staking, trading and more.

Founders/senior management: Henrik Gebbing, and co-CEO; Christopher May, and co-CEO

Location: Berlin, Germany 


Analyzes user’s trades and generates real-time reports on profit and loss, the value of their coins, realized and unrealized gains, and tax reports. With the prices for 9887 coins and assets, users can have a complete overview of their portfolio.

Founders/senior management: Dariusz Kachel, and CEO

Location: Munich, Germany

Crypto Companies in The Netherlands**


Mission is to make the world more secure and trusted through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, bitcoin and high-performance computing.

Founders/senior management: Valery Vavilov, Founder and CEO

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deribit Amsterdam

A Bitcoin and Ethereum Options exchange. Says is is the most advanced crypto derivatives trading platform with up to 100x leverage on Crypto Futures and Perps

Founders: John Jansen

Location: The Netherlands

Anycoin Direct

Anycoin Direct is a platform that aims to make cryptocurrency accessible for anyone. It has developed a platform focused on user-friendliness. Anycoin Direct’s step-by-step process sets out to help users buy and sell cryptocurrencies with ease. 

Founders: Bram Ceelen, Lenert Vlemmings, and Julian van der Wijst

Location: The Netherlands

Crypto Companies in the rest of Europe**


An ecosystem that lets users simply secure, store and manage their crypto assets. Ledger aims to offer the best level of protection and control, via its hardware wallet, combined with its application Ledger Live. Users secure your funds, with the freedom to manage everything on their own.

Founders/senior management: Pascal Gauthier, CEO

Location: Paris, France


Bitcoin sportsbook and casino website. Allows Bitcoin betting across a huget range of sports and activities. 

Founders/senior management: Sergey Karshkov, Roman Semiokhin 

Location: Cyprus


The YouHodler fintech platform is focused on crypto-backed lending with fiat (USD, EUR, CHF, GBP), crypto (BTC) and stablecoin loans (USDT, USDC, TUSD, PAX, PAXG, DAI, HUSD), crypto/fiat and crypto/crypto conversions, as well as high-yield crypto-saving accounts (crypto-rewards and staking). The platform supports BTC, BCH, BNB, ETH, LTC, XLM, XRP, DASH, HT, REP and other popular cryptocurrencies and tokens. 

Founders/senior management: Ilya Volkov, CEO 

Location: Cyprus and Switzerland


Founded in August 2017 with a mission to make payments cheaper, faster and smarter. Creator of ARYZE digital cash - a stable coin ecosystem. ARYZE is developing the interactive series of technological solutions that are required to build a modern, comprehensive payment system.

Founders/senior management: Jack Nikogosian, CEO

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Dedicated to bringing the power of blockchain technology to the wider business world. Aims to deliver the blockchain services and custom blockchain developments that power real business transformations. Creates new business tools based on decentralized networks that hope to change industries forever. 

Founders: Ronny Boesing 

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Buys and sells crypto. Fiat deposits and withdrawals in AUD, EUR, GBP and USD. Via its crypto exchange, it allows trade and users keep more of the profits. Feature rich trading platform built to scale. Margin trading and multiple collateral options including fiat & crypto. And copy trading

Founders/senior management: Kevin Murcko, and CEO

Location: Tallinn, Estonia


Instant crypto exchange. An online exchange to buy cryptocurrencies. The company is an authorized provider of financial services, with legal compliance and infrastructure system for fast cryptocurrency exchange services.

Location: Tallinn, Estonia


A peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace which facilitates over-the-counter trading of local currency for Bitcoins. Users post advertisements on the website, where they state exchange rates and payment methods for buying, or selling bitcoins.

Founders/senior management: Jeremias Kangas/Sebastian Sonntag, CEO

Location: Helsinki, Finland


Regulated crypto exchange. Built the world's first regulated tokenised assets platform. It aims to revolutionise cryptocurrency investment.

Founders/senior management: Jon Squires, CEO

Location: Gibraltar

Digital Asset Management

Was established to effectively assist in buying, managing, sending and storing cryptocurrencies and tokens in a regulated environment. It provides a variety of digital asset solutions for its varied clients within a regulated framework. 

Founders/senior management: Sam Buxton, and CEO; Thomas Johnson, and COO; Jeremy King, and Head of Partnerships; Scott McKim, and Head of Trading

Location: Gibraltar

Amplify Exchange

World's first zero trading fee cryptocurrency brokerage. Buy, sell, or trade the top cryptocurrency assets in the world with commission-free trading. Can trade crypto for fiat directly or exchange one cryptocurrency for another.

Founders: Justin Tabb

Location: Dublin, Ireland


Self-custody decentralised exchange and the only fully-featured exchange where a user can trade Bitcoin without giving up their private keys.

Founders: Ethan Fast, Luciano Engle, Thomas Saunders, Fabian Wahle, and Fabio Canesin

Locations: Vaduz, Liechtenstein


Acts as a distribution channel for dapp developers that are looking to reach new consumers. Tracking over 3,000 dapps across multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, EOS, TRON, and ONT, with plans to expand to others.

Founders/senior management: Skirmantas Januškas, and CEO; Dragos Dunica, and CDO

Location: Kaunas, Lithuania


Kriptomat is an online platform that enables people globally to quickly, safely and easily buy, sell and store digital currencies in the local language and with local support.
is a cryptocurrency exchange platform. The platform supports 130+ cryptocurrencies and is available in 23 languages, making it one of the most hyperlocalised.

Founder: Srdjan Mahmutovich

Location: Tallin, Estonia

Not on the list? 

Notice a company that should be on the list?  Let us know! Just contact us at hello@cledara.com

Suggestions and subscribe!

This post was inspired by questions from people like you. We love receiving new and interesting questions that help us think about data in new ways. If you found this post interesting and would like to keep yourself updated on big trends in the SaaS industry, subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email below.

Take control of your SaaS

Stop wasting time tracking expenses and start making informed decisions.

Learn more



Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest insights in your inbox

Share this post

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed on the latest SaaS insights

Explore more

Explore more

How to write a CFO report: 2 free examples

Assessing and communicating your company’s fiscal status is a key responsibility for finance leaders. Here are 2 CFO report examples to speed this up.
Read more

What does a great CEO-CFO relationship look like? 10 Tips

As a CFO, you’re the CEO’s right hand person. The company hinges on your working relationship—so here’s how to strengthen it.
Read more

7-Step Checklist to Improve Employee SaaS Onboarding

Here’s how to plan a super smooth employee SaaS onboarding: one that gives new hires an excellent first impression and sets them up to add value as soon as possible.
Read more

The Best Cap Table Management Software: 5 Options for 2024

Essential information on the 5 best cap management software tools for 2024, and why each one could be a great fit for your business.
Read more

Your First 90 Days as CFO: 11 Steps to Early Success

Your first 90 days as CFO at a new company set the trajectory of this chapter of your career. Here’s a checklist of how to play these valuable initial weeks for maximum impact.
Read more

The Top Subscription Analytics Software for 2024: ChartMogul vs Baremetrics

If you’re a CFO for a tech company, subscription analytics software will make your job a lot easier. Here’s a rundown of two of the best.
Read more

The Top Accounts Receivable Software for 2024: Upflow vs Chaser

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re in the market for accounts receivable software and want to make the best choice, with a focus on Upflow and Chaser, two leading options.
Read more

10 CFO Performance Metrics: What Makes a Great Finance lead?

These 10 performance metrics indicate a great CFO. Fulfil these criteria, and you’re on track to lead your business to financial success. 
Read more

How Scaleups Can Maximize Software ROI in 2024

Wondering how to improve software ROI for your company? In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know to drive maximum ROI from software investments.
Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Key Performance Indicators for CFOs

Here’s 23 KPIs CFOs should track in order to gain a full overview of their business’ financial health.
Read more

14 Smart Strategies to Reduce IT Costs as a CFO

Software is typically a company’s second biggest expense after payroll, so here are 14 actionable ways to get your spending under control and reduce IT costs.
Read more

10 Must-Have Software Tools for CFOs

According to Cledara’s data, these software tools for CFOs are absolutely invaluable. Save time, reduce errors and increase compliance with these programs.
Read more

The Complete Guide to Forecasting SaaS Costs for 2024

As we enter 2024, accurately forecasting SaaS costs is more critical than ever for CFOs. With tightened funding, volatile markets, and increasing SaaS expenditures, getting your 2024 projections right has major implications. This comprehensive guide equips you with the key strategies to master SaaS cost forecasting.
Read more

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Top 10 Software Tools

Interested in learning how to enhance your FP&A strategy with the right software tools? This guide is here to help.
Read more

Why Treasury and Cash Management Software Is Essential in 2023 [+ Best Tools]

Treasury and cash management are crucial to financial planning. Discover key tools and strategies to optimize your cash management in 2023's unique landscape.
Read more