The new era of decentralization has spawned a massive range of interesting new ideas that use blockchain in clever ways. Some seek to improve on current products or processes, others have created entirely new concepts which didn’t exist before blockchain.
This has lead to the rise of decentralized applications (dapps / Dapps / dApps / DApps) which are experimenting in many areas, from currency exchanges to gaming to virtual collecting.
Here at Verity, as proponents of blockchain working on building a decentralized oracle for smart contracts — we have created a list of our personal
0xgame — bedroom-built betting site to beat the bookies
Created by one man wanting to ‘beat the bookies at their own game’, 0xgame demonstrates the benefits of blockchain by eliminating the middleman, in this case, the bookmaker.
Requiring no registration and charging no fees, the site offers pool (
Other benefits of this blockchain-powered betting experiment are that it has no
Definitely one to check out if you want to see the benefits of blockchain for the betting world.
Cryptokitties — collectable cats on blockchain
This virtual-cat-collectible project deserves a place in our best Dapps list for bringing crypto to the crowds. Cats have long been internet favorites, so it was only a matter of time before someone tokenized them and put
It was late 2017 when these cyber-felines came to be, and they generated so much interest that they slowed the entire
MLB Crypto Baseball — fantasy league baseball on blockchain
Taking the long-enjoyed concept of fantasy league sports, MLB Crypto Baseball put fantasy league baseball on
Aragon — organizing decentralized organizations
Another great example of utilizing blockchain this time to decentralize any
Decentraland — Second Life on blockchain
This is a fun idea, using blockchain as a framework to create a virtual world. A bit like Second Life but on
Etherroll — dice bets on the ethereum blockchain
Another excellent example of using smart contracts to cut out the middleman and create transparency. Built by a developer with 15 years experience in corporate development, he took the idea from
Like 0xgame, Etheroll takes advantage of smart contracts to remove the house, making it possible to place bets on provably fair dice games, with no deposits or sign-ups required. Unlike 0xgame, Etheroll does take a cut of the betting pot, but at 1% house edge, it’s much lower than most casinos.
IDEX — the (mostly) decentralized exchange
Most in the world of crypto trading will have heard of, if not used, IDEX at some point. Whether it’s a true Dapp is debatable as they have a centralized order book so are perhaps more of a hybrid than pure Dapp.
DappRadar — where Dapps hang out
We couldn’t do an article about Dapps without mentioning the ‘house of Dapps’: DappRadar. It’s not a Dapp itself, but using the open source nature of blockchains, it has created a place that collects Dapp data and allows you to see which ones are trending up and down, based on the number of users and volume of ETH (or EOS, or TRON).
Splitting Dapps into various categories, such as gaming, gambling
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