Top 10 EOS dApps In 2019
Cryptocurrencies still continue to struggle with high volatility and dropping prices. Even though the situation took a positive turn on February 8th, and a small rally is bringing the prices up, it is unclear whether or not it will last, and when the growth might be cut short by the still present bearish influence.
However, when it comes to blockchain technology, the situation is completely different, and many projects dedicated to dApp creation are actually doing rather well on that front. While Ethereum still remains the project with the highest number of available dApps, and TRON is among the most active ones, EOS is doing pretty well also.
While EOS’ gambling dApps usually attract the most attention, there are others who are also doing pretty well right now. Let’s take a look at the top 10 dApps that are currently dominating this project’s blockchain.
1) PRA CandyBox
PRA CandyBox is a dApp that a lot of EOS supporters tend to use, as the application allows them to regularly claim tokens, once every four hours. The application also supports the pledge of more EPRA tokens, which also increases the users’ level. This results in a shorter waiting period between the claims, which eventually brings even more coins to the user.
The dApp is also supported by a number of wallets, including NOVA, 51Token, TockenPocket, EOS MeetOne, IMEOS, Math Wallet, Lynx, OracleChain, and others.
Gaming dApps have also received a lot of attention on pretty much every blockchain that offers them. The gaming community has taken a special liking to the blockchain, as well as cryptocurrencies, which is why EOS’ EOSKnights mobile game holds the second rank on the list of most popular projects. The game was launched back in September 2018, and it allows users to create smart contracts by simply playing the game. All of the contracts are stored on the EOS blockchain, like every other transaction.
3) Hold’em PokerKing
As mentioned, most of the dApps that are currently taking the spotlight are gambling-related, as most of those who enjoy this activity see a lot of potential in blockchain technology. EOS’ PokerKing is near the top, holding the position of the third most popular dApps, as it allows users to play the game no matter where they are at any given time. Besides, thanks to the smart contracts, all of the winnings are secure, and PokerKing’s users have a guarantee that they will get their funds.
4) Big Game
Another gambling dApp is called Big Game, and it currently holds the position of fourth most popular dApp within EOS’ ecosystem. It received a lot of attention, just as other similar dApps due to several reasons, among which is pure convenience.
The app is pretty much a blockchain-based casino which is always accessible, and it currently offers two games — Poker war and Dice, while more games are expected to arrive in the future.
Yet another gambling dApp, EOSBet, also serves as a blockchain-based casino. The app became quite well-known last year, due to the fact that it became the first regulated casino on the blockchain after it got a license from Curaçao. The dApp also aims to improve transparency and trust, but also to bring forth lower fees. The situation seemed great until reports about a hacking attack appeared, although the incident clearly did not scare gamblers away, as this decentralized application remains the fifth most popular one on EOS’ blockchain.
FarmEOS is another gambling app where players become shareholders if they place a bet that earns them some of the FARM tokens. The dApp offers seven games at this time, including Farm 3D, Dice, Minefield, Crash, R-S-P, Guess BJ, and Roulette. More games are announced to arrive as well, which makes it clear why this app is within the top 10 in the EOS ecosystem.
As mentioned, gambling dApps are really popular in the crypto world right now, and the seventh spot on EOS’ list of most popular apps is yet another one of those, called Fast. The platform is quite popular as it doesn’t require investors’ personal information in order for them to start betting. As a result, every user gets to keep their privacy, while the EOS coin is the main currency used for betting. Apart from EOS itself, there are also FAST tokens.
EOSHash is also a gambling dApp, but one that allows the simplest forms of betting. We are, of course, talking about the lottery, which remains popular even today, as proven by this dApp. Developers are often calling EOSHash the fairest decentralized casino within the EOS ecosystem, with the lowest house edge, which is at 1.9%.
Stepping away from gambling for a second, there is Karma, a dApp that holds the 9th spot on the list. This dApp wishes to inspire people to do more good in the world by incentivizing beneficial interactions. Karma tokens can be earned by helping those in need, as well as witnessing a good deed of others and validating it. It can also be shared with pretty much anyone who deserves it, which puts it among the nobler crypto use cases.
Finally, there is QuickWin, which is another gambling decentralized application. Its users can win EOS coins or WIN tokens in a lottery-like betting by picking a number combination between 1 and 30. Every 5 minutes, the game reveals 4 out of 7 numbers, and the chance of winning goes up with the more numbers being announced. If the round ends up lacking a clear winner, the coins end up being shared among the players.
Top 3 Japanese Bank to Roll Out Services on Marco Polo Blockchain
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Japan’s third-largest bank by total assets, will launch blockchain-based trade finance services in the second half of this year.
SMBC’s vice chairman Yasuyuki Kawasaki announced the news at a recent fintech seminar in Tokyo, saying that the bank will roll out new services for import and export companies using the Marco Polo trade finance blockchain platform, CoinDesk Japan reported Thursday.
Kawasaki said that, traditionally, trade finance is a “very complicated,” paper-based and time-consuming process. SMBC completed a proof-of-concept using the blockchain platform back in February, aiming to improve its trade operations. It said at the time that the platform “provides paperless, real-time connectivity and easier access.”
The Marco Polo network – built on blockchain software startup R3’s Corda platform – saw its first real-world transactions going live last month. The network was founded by R3 and trade finance specialist TradeIX.
The transactions took place between two German companies. One transaction involved the delivery of special hydraulic couplings from Germany to China and the other the delivery of pumps within Germany.
Since launching in 2017, the Marco Polo network has added some major financial institutions as members, including ING, BNP Paribas and Commerzbank, among others.
Announced this morning, BayernLB, Helaba and S-Servicepartner have also joined the Marco Polo network “for piloting and evaluating purposes.”
Daniel Cotti, managing director, Centre of Excellence for Banking and Trade for Marco Polo, said:
“Today, we have the resources and technology to transform the way banks serve their trade finance customers and enable easier access to credit, while minimizing risk and increasing transparency.”
Trade finance is increasingly being eyed as a beneficial use case for blockchain technology. Last July, another trade finance blockchain platform called– built on Hyperledger Fabric and with nine banks on board – went live.
Just yesterday, China’s forex regulator and manager, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), said that it has developed a blockchain system aimed to address inefficiencies in cross-border trade finance. Pilots in three regions and two cities are now
Naturipe farms uses blockchain to track blueberries from harvest to table
Naturipe Farm, in collaboration with tech company SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service, will use blockchain to track Naturipe’s blueberries all the way from the point of harvesting to your dining table.
Carol McMillan, director of information technology at Naturipe Farms explained that the crates with berries are weighed, scanned and then sent to cold storage.
‘Moments after our produce is picked, the growers now place QR codes onto these crates. That QR code stays on those berries all the way to the store. Soon, by simply scanning the QR code with our smartphones, we’ll see proof of where the berries were grown and learn about the farm’s sustainability practices.’
With SAP’s blockchain technology, consumers and customers will have the possibility to easily access the complete origin and history of Naturipe Farms produce, simply by using their smartphones to scan a QR code on the product package.
‘Blockchain helps SAP customers track and trace goods across their entire supply chain by using SAP’s cloud platform blockchain services’, said Eric Somitsch, senior director of SAP Agribusiness.
‘Suppliers must use a provided code to enter their information into the blockchain. SAP’s blockchain captures that data and protects it with the world’s most stringent encryption security protocols.’
At present, most fruit is traced manually, using hand-written paperwork that accompanies the shipments.
‘Just in that process alone, there can be delays of up to four hours for an air shipment, up to two days for a boat shipment for a product to get cleared and go through customs’, Naturipe’s IT Director Carol McMillan added.
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In the future, blockchain data can be used to make better decisions relating to production itself, she said.
‘Freshness is imperative to keep people healthy. We can use all the data input from weather patterns and harvest data to eventually better forecast the future.’
McMillan pointed out that currently, food supply chain stakeholders record their own product information and share only if necessary.
‘The goal with our new blockchain technology is to help create a system with higher trust and transparency that ultimately simplifies operations and reduces food waste’, she said.
‘By pioneering this technology with SAP, we are hoping to lead a movement in the produce industry that minimizes waste and promotes transparent sustainability practices.’
Blockchain art platform raises $2 million from Facebook, Coinbase, and more
A new digital art marketplace will make use of blockchain technology to ensure creators’ ownership. MakersPlace has just completed a seed funding round for $2 million (as reported byTechCrunch).
Uncork Capital has led the seed round, with investment also coming from Pinterest, Facebook, Coinbase and more. MakersPlace allows artists with limited knowledge of blockchain tech to easily fingerprint their works. They just need to provide photo ID, and an ERC-20 token will be generated for each work that they put on to the platform.
According to MakersPlace co-founder Dannie Chu, “millions of digital creators…are spending countless hours creating digital artwork, but they struggle with basic things like attribution…If you can’t create a sustainable model for digital creators to create, you’re not going to have art…People are actually valuing digital creations like physical creations”.
The work that is offered on the MakersPlace platform includes animation, photography, drawings, pixel art and 3D creations. They can be bought using regular payment methods as well as Ethereum (ETH), and MakersPlace takes a 15 percent cut of sales, similar to the model offered by hobbyist marketplace Etsy.