With the creation of Ethereum, developers came across a new type of applications called Decentralized Applications or dApps. Decentralized Applications have no central authority and challenge the traditional client-server architecture. Ethereum enables developers to create decentralized applications that run over Ethereum Blockchain. This eliminates the need of a centralized leadership or a single individual making key decisions. As a result, a number of interesting and useful apps have emerged, shaping the world we live in. let’s have a look at Top 10 Decentralized Applications.
With the aim of enriching the web, Vevue is an app where users can post 30 second clips of different places around the world. The places may be include restaurants, hotels, events and more. Additionally, as a reward, users get Bitcoin or Vevue tokens for responding to requests for videos of certain areas. Most of all, a smartphone is all that users need to use this service.
We live in a time where cyber-crimes are ever increasing and cases of fraud and identity theft are rising. This stresses on the need of a robust mechanisms to secure people’s identity. KYC-Chain promises to provide that kind of security at the highest level. They use the existing KYC (Know Your Customer) Model and simplify the process of identification of new customers for businesses.
A decentralized micro-blogging platform, Eth-tweet provides twitter like functionality. The app is itself based on Ethereum Blockchain and allows users to post 160 character messages, just like twitter. The advantage of a decentralized platform is that there is no central authority in-charge. As a result, once a message is posted, no one can remove it except the original user who posted it.
The main objective of Ampliative Art is to empower artists by providing them their own dedicated social platform. Hence, the platform allows artists to establish their own galleries and demonstrate their work without any charges. Artists can also reward each other through tips, comments/reviews and even exchange proposals.
WeiFund’s an open-source and decentralized crowd funding application running on Ethereum platform. It is developed on Web 3.0 and in order to use WeiFund, users will first have to run the application on a Web 3.0 compatible browser such Ethereum Mist. The funds raised on WeiFund will be in form of Ether tokens. WeiFund also incorporates smart contracts, making it a lot more flexible than traditional crowd funding platforms.
Swarm City touts itself as a decentralized commerce platform running on Ethereum Blockchain. The main advantage of Swarm City is that it enables two parties to contact and transact directly, while eliminating middlemen. However, the information of the parties is stored on their own personal devices as there are no central databases involved.
Akasha aims to emerge as a next generation social networking platform, running on Ethereum platform. What makes Akasha different from other social networks is its immunity to censorship by default. This enables the users to propagate their ideas without any restrictions. The beta invites for Akasha One network have already been sent.
Backfeed touts itself as a social operating system which facilitates the working of decentralized organizations. It provides infrastructure for the collaboration needed among various entities of a decentralized organization without interacting with each other directly. Backfeed can have a great number of potential applications such as a decentralized journalism platform or ride sharing app.
BitNation is a rather brave initiative, which aims at building a global “virtual nation” based on Blockchain. Their idea is to create peer-to-peer network which makes its own governmental decision. They believe that since governments have failed to keep up with advancing technologies, this is their way of taking matters into their hands.
EthLance is an Ethereum based freelancer platform where potential employers can post freelance job offerings and freelancers can apply for jobs. Freelancers get paid in form of Ether tokens and smart contracts are used to make automated payments once the job is done.