12 Real-World Stories of How Millions of People Are Using Crypto Services Today

San Francisco • March 20, 2024

As the crypto partner to thousands of investors, our team hears one question time and time again: “Where are the real-world uses?”

In our latest white paper, fully revised for 2024, we provide the answer: They’re everywhere. In this piece, you’ll get a glimpse of 12 real-world examples of crypto in action—and what they could mean for both everyday users and crypto investors. 

While these projects are diverse, they share a common theme: Entrepreneurs and innovators are turning to crypto to improve the status quo. 

  1. XP: Ticketmaster, Minus the Gouging

  2. Coinbase Wallet: Sending Money via Text Message

  3. Attestiv: Fighting Deepfakes With Blockchains and AI

  4. Farcaster: Social Media Built for Innovators

  5. Render: A Marketplace for Computing Power

  6. Gridless: Tackling Africa’s Electricity Crisis by Mining Bitcoin

  7. Nouns DAO: An Online Community With a Bank Account

  8. Ondo Finance and Superstate: Tokenizing Real-World Assets

  9. Helium Mobile Network: Decentralized Wireless Plans for $20 per Month

  10. Stablecoins: The World’s Reserve Currency in Every Pocket

  11. Polymarket: Solving the Trust Problem for Prediction Markets

  12. Bitcoin: Crypto’s Original Use Case

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About Bitwise

Bitwise Asset Management is the largest crypto index fund manager in America. Thousands of financial advisors, family offices, and institutional investors partner with Bitwise to understand and access the opportunities in crypto. For six years, Bitwise has established a track record of excellence managing a broad suite of index and active solutions across ETFs, separately managed accounts, private funds, and hedge fund strategies. Bitwise is known for providing unparalleled client support through expert research and commentary, its nationwide client team of crypto specialists, and its deep access to the crypto ecosystem. The Bitwise team of more than 60 professionals combines expertise in technology and asset management with backgrounds including BlackRock, Millennium,, Meta, Google, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bitwise is backed by leading institutional investors and has been profiled in Institutional Investor, Barron’s, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. It has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit

  • Ryan Rasmussen

    Head of Research
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    Matt Hougan

    Chief Investment Officer
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