As a reader of this article, you may already know that the English version of Primas DApp is currently recruiting users for the first round of beta testing. If you happen to have an iPhone and you feel enthusiastic about earning revenue out of creating and sharing quality content this is the place to go. If you are still wondering what Primas DApp is, or confused what DApps are in general, then continue reading as we will be looking deeper into the Primas DApp and two other interesting DApps currently in beta or development phase.
Let’s take a quick recap to the basics. DApp means a decentralized application, which essentially is an application that runs on a decentralized network. This as opposed to more general applications that are running on a centralized system, where the central entity is controlling the operations and individuals in the network depend on that central entity to send and receive information. In short, your regular apps are talking to a server (a computer) that then send them information back, when DApp will be communicating and recording transactions to multiple different nodes (computers). This makes them more:
a) Robust — as even if one node fails the network is still operational
b) Tamper proof — the information is stored into multiple places, making it pretty damn hard to change or censor information after it has been published
This means that application where robustness and trust is essential, are benefiting of the use of the decentralized structure. Let’s take a couple of examples of what those apps could be
1. Primas DAPP
Primas DAPP provides an open content publishing, referral and exchange system. That means that you can use Primas DApp to write articles and share them with likeminded people. What makes it interesting is that by using the Primas DApp the content published will be written on a blockchain including the authors details, which gives you some extra benefits compared to say, me writing this article on Medium.
1) As the content is documented on blockchain with timestamp and author’s details, it is easy to identify original piece from a plagiarized one, and reward those who have created original content while punishing those who go and steal other peoples stuff.
2) You will directly earn revenue by writing quality pieces. If the audience likes to read and share your content you will be rewarded with Primas cryptocurrency PST. No middle man taking away your earnings or defining what is valuable content — audience makes the choice.
3) You will earn revenue by endorsing quality pieces. Liking and sharing content is rewarded as well. If you share a piece of content you will be getting a share of the PSTs it is generating
The centralized applications for distributing content have been hard on new radical views and easily tampered throught the history (from book burnings to Facebook and Twitter algorithms). If you feel like a central-entity shouldn’t dictate what is published and how the revenues are distributed, come and join the Primas community.
The English version of Primas DApp is currently recruiting beta users for the first round closed beta testing. If you happen to have an iOS device and you feel like trying out how the content ecosystem of the future feels, go ahead and apply here.
The Internet has greatly improved the ability for employers to find employees. Especially the freelancer scene has benefitted of platforms, like Upwork, that bring together freelancer looking for a gig and companies that have short term projects that need taking care of. The only friction left in this open job market has been the fees that the centralized platforms cut from payments of the freelancers. But not anymore. Thanks to decentralized apps on blockchain there is no longer a need for a middle man as smart contracts take care of the trust issues when dealing directly with individuals. Ethlance is one of the most interesting DApps that is functioning in this field. On Ethlance you can find freelancing gigs or post jobs and search freelancers. All of this with 0% cut on the services fees.
Have you realized that your identity is currently quite a centralized application? The basic records of who are you, where you live are held in the safekeeping of thecCountry you are citizen of. This basically means that the if the central records are tampered or destroyed, your official identity could be lost. Ouch. The guys at uPort are trying to prevent this kind of a nightmare by providing a DApp that gives the user a unique digital identity. Future applications could be in the lines of a digital passport and tamper-free online voting. Pretty cool.
DApps are a great way to handle use cases where the application needs to be robust and tamper-free and without a middlman. Check out these three DApps mention in this article for a nice overview on how decentralized apps can improve our future. Also let us know what are your favorite DApps at the moment, we’d love to hear more from you!