Eleven crypto projects announced Tuesday they had joined the Messari Disclosures Registry, including four top-100 projects by market cap: Cardano, Lisk, V Systems and Beam.
"The ability to find basic information on networks and their underlying tokens will be essential to responsible growth in the industry; and we’re thrilled to be working with such a great group to move the industry forward," Ryan Selkis, Messari's founder, told CoinDesk.
The other projects added Tuesday were Akropolis, Elrond, Fusion, Helix, Orbs, Permission and Keep.
Messari is a startup founded to bring clarity and transparency to the new economy of cryptocurrency, blockchains and tokens. The registry – which projects join voluntarily – aims to create a standard set of data freely available to everyone in the industry. Projects commit to sharing "ongoing disclosures regarding their projects," according to Messari.
The four largest projects among the registry's new additions all have market capitalizations in the tens of millions of dollars.
is the only one of the new projects with a market cap over $1 billion. It's a smart contract, open-source blockchain based on pre-existing academic research.
describes itself as a blockchain database cloud-engineered for mass adoption. It's currently worth over $350 million.
is a privacy-centric blockchain based on Mimblewimble. Its market cap is over $40 million.
Update (Aug. 20, 17:27 UTC): An additional crypto asset, Keep, was also added Tuesday subsequent to the original notice sent to CoinDesk. The article and headline have been updated.
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