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Chain Wins Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 – Chain is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Company in North America.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating global technology startups for over two decades, giving them an uncanny ability to spot emerging leaders. Companies like Alibaba, Google, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been awarded the Top 100 designation since Red Herring began its program in 1996. Technology industry executives, investors, and strategists value the Red Herring 100 list as an instrument for discovering the most promising private ventures from around the world.

Among thousands of entrants, Chain was one of several hundred companies selected to participate in an exhaustive review process. Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Finalists were chosen last week following an intensive, two-day series of speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

“2017’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.”

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Chain embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Chain should be proud of its achievement - the competition was incredibly strong.”

Following its North America win, Chain will compete for Red Herring Top 100 Global honors against the current class of award winners in Europe, Asia and North America.

About Chain

Chain, Inc. ( is a technology company that partners with leading organizations to build, deploy, and operate blockchain networks that enable breakthrough financial products and services. Chain is the author of the Chain Protocol, which powers the award-winning Chain Core blockchain platform. Chain was founded in 2014 and has raised over $40 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, and strategic partners including Capital One, Citigroup, Fiserv, Nasdaq, Orange, and Visa. Chain is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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