Tag Archives: practical application

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.  …

Ethereum Names Service

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a utility that allows names to be associated with Ethereum Addresses. An Ethereum address is a 40 character hex number (0x1d8a08c8c3ce0a852cb4da902754991759f7f625). It is far too long to type or dictate practically without errors. ENS allows you to shorten this to a simple name (such as rexhygate.eth). I would recommend …

Prism

This post is about a Use Case that actually exists.  I would like to give a big shout-out to Reine Revere who gave an excellent talk at the Decentralized Web Montreal meetup on July 28 I hope this post will summarize all she said but any errors or oversimplifications are my alone.  The program is called …