Parity

Parity

Parity is a digital wallet for the Ethereum blockchain

Parity is a digital wallet for the Ethereum blockchain, and other digital assets that was founded by Gavin Wood, Jutta Steiner, and Björn Wagner. The company has offices in London, United Kingdom; Cambridge, United Kingdom; in Berlin, Germany. Parity comes with a dApp environment that can be accessed through web browsers. Parity also allows developers to create smart contracts and decentralized applications using its protocol extensions. Parity uses a proof-of-authority consensus for private Ethereum transactions, and allows on-chain governance protocol upgrades.

Technologies

The following are blockchain technology solutions offered by Parity:

Parity Ethereum

Parity Ethereum is an Ethereum client for interacting with the Ethreum blockchain.

Parity Bitcoin

Parity Bitcoin is a modular client built for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash blockchain miners.

Polkadot

Polkadot is Parity's platform for connecting independent blockchains together.

Parity Substrate

Parity substrate is a platform created by Parity for creating decentralized blockchains.

Parity Fether

Parity Fether is an Ethereum wallet that allows users to manage Ethereum transactions.

Parity Signer

Parity Signer is Parity's offline cryptocurrency wallet.

Parity Secret Store

The Parity Secret Store provides encryption for permissioning and smart contracts on public blockchains.

Parity Bridge

Parity Bridge is a developer tool that allows developers to speed up, or scale up, their dApps by merging blockchains together.

Parity Wasm

Parity Wasm is a WebAssembly technology stack that allows cross-platform decentralization of blockchain technologies.

Kovan

Kovan is a testnet for dApps and smart contracts that require Proof-of-Authority.

Light.js

Light.js is a optimized and high level react JavaScript library for the creation of light clients.

Timeline

May 2019

$5 million Series A with ArcTern Ventures.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aeron Buchanan

Founder

Björn Wagner

Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Gavin Wood

Founder

Fredrik Harrysson

CTO

Gavin Wood

Co-Founder

Jutta Steiner

Founder

Jutta Steiner

Co-Founder & CEO

Ken Kappler

Founder

Lubomir Fotev

Founder

Robert Habermeier

Founder of Polkadot

TJ Saw

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Parity: The bug that put $169m of Ethereum on ice? Yeah, it was on the todo list for months

Iain Thomson

News

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Blockchaingers Tech Deep Dive Talk by Tomasz Drwiega, Core Developer at Parity Technologies

December 11, 2017

Commoditizing Trust and Disrupting the System | Gavin Wood | TEDxVienna

December 6, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Caitlin Hotchkiss
December 20, 2019
BetaKit
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Caitlin Hotchkiss
November 15, 2019
BetaKit
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Meagan Simpson
September 18, 2019
BetaKit
ArcTern Ventures has announced the second close of its Fund II, drawing in $165 million from investors including TD Bank Group, Suncor, and BDC.
Jessica Galang
September 10, 2019
BetaKit
Parity, which builds software that uses AI to eliminate energy waste in multi-residential buildings, has received $1.25 million from Silicon Valley Bank.
Meagan Simpson
August 27, 2019
BetaKit
Toronto's Parity, which reduces carbon emissions of condos and multi-tenant buildings, has added three energy industry veterans to its senior management team.

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