The Croatia’s Web3 Ecosystem Breakdown.

Josip Vlah
4 min readMay 27, 2023

In the past few years Croatia started to position itself as one of the leading hubs for the Crypto Space in the CEE.

Side by side with Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and others Croatia has been a home to some of the profound companies working in the fields of Blockchain, DeFi, NFTs & Metaverse.

This is a recurring list and breakdown of the Web3 Ecosystem in Croatia. List will continuously be updated on the monthly basis.

Hubs:

  • ICP.Hub Balkans is the recently funded regional hub for the Internet Computer Protocol. Hub is focused on developer education, onboarding and project implementation across the Balkan Region.
    Learn More: https://linktr.ee/ICPHubBalkan
  • NEAR Balkans hub is one of the leading hubs in the world for NEAR Blockchain. Incubating and helping numerous enterprises as well as startups and educating developers about the NEAR ecosystem.
    Learn More: https://nearbalkans.org/
  • PolyGon Guild Croatia is a small guild of PolyGon Network working in the Croatia region and establishing partnerships with brands, startups and developers across the country.
    Learn More: https://polygon.technology/

Startups:

  • Calimero Network is a private blockchain build on top of NEAR Protocol, enabling goverment, enterprises utilization of Blockchain Architerture in their legacy systems.
    Learn More: https://www.calimero.network/
  • Electrocoin is a renowned provider of crypto processing services, enabling merchants and customers to purchase physical and digital goods with Crypto. Futhermore, Electrocoin serves as the largest Crypto-Exchange in Croatia.
    Learn More: https://electrocoin.hr/en
  • Tekuno is a “Proof of Doing” protocol build upon the NEAR Blockchain enabling brands, creators and companies to mint NFTs, collect experiences and activate loyalty programs through web3.
    Learn More: https://tekuno.app/
  • Taxtris is a startup providing tax automation and compliance for digital assets in the web3 economy.
    Learn More: https://www.taxtris.com/
  • RMRK is a NFT 2.0 protocol build upon Polkadot and supported by EVMs. It enables users to build Multi-Nested & Multi-Resourced NFTs.
    Learn More: https://www.rmrk.app/
  • Tribute Brand is a digital fashion house working in the fore-front of digital fashion and self-expression.
    Learn More: https://www.tribute-brand.com/
  • Endemic is a art based social NFT marketplace enabling users to purchase and sell digital artworks build upon NEAR & Aurora Ecosystem.
    Learn More: https://endemic.app/
  • Pathfinder is a p2p file-sharing platform, developed by the team at NEAR Balkans Hub which enables ease of file transfer amongs users, fully-on chain.
    Learn More: https://pathfinder.nearbalkans.org/
  • Klaster is an protocol working with Chainlink CCIP Technology and enabling development secure cross-chain dApps in record time.
    Learn More: https://klaster.io/
  • Dev3 is an All-In-One Web3 Frontend & Mobile Transaction SDK.
    Learn More: https://dev3.sh/

Agencies:

  • RZLT is a leading web3 marketing house specializing in Growth & Social Based Marketing for renowned Web3 Startups such as NEAR & Others.
    Learn More: https://rzlt.io/
  • 4.0 Venture Labs is a development agency focusing completely in web3 and working on multi-chain integrations, complex end-to-end smart contract solutions and other.
    Learn More: https://www.4pto.io/
  • ShardLabs is a development builder focused on the web3 space and working on renowned projects ranging from Lido Finance to others.
    Learn More: https://shardlabs.io/
  • Blank is a web3 development agency who is working on the fore-front of web3 as well as traditional web2 offerings. They recently announced the 50,000 Euro per project development fund focused on web3.
    Learn more: https://blankhq.co/
  • Locastic is a development and design agency focusing on traditional web2 as well as web3 product offerings.
    Learn more: https://locastic.com/
  • Barrage is a development and design agency working with numerous web2 native companies but also having a wast experience within the web3 native space.
    Learn More: https://www.barrage.net/
  • ZeroEffort is a newly formed UX / UI Agency working with some of the leading web3 brands and protocols and building their user-experiences and interactions.
    Learn More: https://zeroeffort.design/

Communities:

  • Bande Balkana is a invite-only Balkan based web3 community of founders, developers, builders and investors where the bright ideas come to mind.
    Learn more: https://twitter.com/BandeBalkana
  • Alice in Blockchains is on a mission to increase the number of women in the fintech and blockchain space through education and equal opportunities, by making women feel welcome in the space and by highlighting the work of women who are already making an impact.
    Learn more: https://www.aliceinblockchains.io/
  • Croatian Association for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (UBIK) was founded in 2017 with the aim of bringing together a growing community of interests in this new technology.
    Learn More: https://ubik.hr/en/
  • House of Blockchain is a co-working crypto hub of Croatia. Started as a pop-up coworking space almost accidentally. We all shared the same passion, curiosity and thirst for knowledge. That’s how we ended up in crypto in the first place.
    Learn More: https://houseofblockchain.xyz/

Events:

  • Money Motion is a fintech based conference based in Croatia supporting some of the leading KOLs in the Fintech industry.
    Learn More: https://www.money-motion.eu
  • Blocksplit is a web3 conference in the heart of the Mediterranean with more than 600+ attendees, 300+ business ranging from all walks of life in the crypto space.
    Learn More: https://blocksplit.net/
  • Block Up (BU) is a newly formed educational project by the student association BEST Zagreb. The goal of the project is to bring blockchain technology and related concepts closer to students through a series of lectures and workshops that conclude with a panel discussion.
    Learn More: https://blockup.best.hr/

Legal:

  • Hrdalo & Krnic is a full-cycle law firm specializing in technology sector and focusing on the Crypto Space.
    Learn more: https://www.hkod.hr/

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