Goal of this website

Index Ethereum is all about its use cases.  They are what defines its utility.  Sure its a great crypto currency and you can make money mining Eth, but the real advantage is in the many different applications it has.  As it evolves, it is positioned to make some real changes in the way people interact …

Giveth Use Case

Introduction Giveth is looking to revolutionize charitable giving.  They want the Giver closer to the people directly involved in the charitable works and remove the middleman (dis-intermediate). They will do this using a DAO.  The DAO takes the place of most of the intermediary’s roles.  Several people are involved in the process, as will be …

Vitalik’s 5 Points

At the beginning of a video by Vitalik Buterin on scaling he discussed the speed of the Ethereum network and its important characteristics.  I highly recommend watching this video (at least the start).  In it he describes how Ethereum is presently 1,000,000 times slower and more expensive than regular computers available today.  Even once scaling …

Grid+

Introduction Grid+ is a powerful application that can be marketed to standard consumers, save them significant money without any knowledge of blockchain.  The premise is very attractive.  Plug in a device, give it credits and it will reduce your electrical bill for you.  It introduces a household appliance that trades on the blockchain on your …

District0x

Overview District0x calls themselves a collective of decentralized marketplaces and communities, when in fact they are an infrastructure group (you could never call them a company) that will enable their vision of decentralized marketplaces.  This is great, because the big up-front work is on the infrastructure.  The infrastructure code is called d0xINFRA. I won’t call …

CryptoKitties

CryptoKitties  is an Ethereum blockchain collectable game that had a big impact on the blockchain when it came out in November 2017.  Their goals, as stated in their whitepaper were to; Gamify the unique features of the blockchain. Make an application that was approachable, easy for the non-technical, and fun. Make a self-sustaining financial model …

Identity Applications Use Case

Overview Identity applications or Self-Sovereign Identities are poised to make one the biggest impacts on our daily lives of all Blockchain applications.   Anyone can use it without an Ethereum wallet or any Ethereum knowledge.  Both uPort and Civic have apps for phones that can be downloaded and stored and used in their present basic forms.  …

History of Ethereum

Ethereum was announced by Vitalik in January 2014, so perhaps its too short to be considered history.  A good story of Ethereum’s early days is here. Ethereum Network Development Plan At its outset, Ethereum was a designed as a development program.  Four releases were initially foreseen; Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis and Serenity.  Metropolis has now been …