"By measuring user behavior metrics, dApps can optimize, iterate, and grow. And by measuring investor-centric metrics, dApps can position themselves for future funding to aid growth."
Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about DAPPs.
"Toward dApp monetization & sustainability."
"DAO stands for “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. Each of these words can be interpreted in many ways, spawning different definitions of DAOs with emphasis on one aspect or another. In order to clarify the concept, let’s analyze each term."
"So, it’s time to survey the dApp landscape to assess the current state of the different Ethereum dApp desktop wallet integrations."
"The DAO vision is becoming soon possible with the maturing of the needed technology, and in particular the DAO stack and its first interfacing DApp, Alchemy, both of which are live on the mainnet of the Ethereum blockchain."
"Platforms for a Post-Industrial Civilization"
"Since the beginning of 2015, investors have deployed billions of dollars into crypto tokens that power open-source networks. These include both tokens that power decentralized application and smart-contract platforms (eg EOS, Ethereum) and ones that power protocols built on top of these blockchains (eg 0x, Maker). These tokens are designed to align incentives among network participants and (in theory) should increase in value as network usage grows."
"We need to start removing fear from the cryptocurrency equation."
"Since the launch of CryptoKitties – a digital cat-breeding game built on ethereum – roughly a year ago, games have provided a digitally native playground for early adopters to experiment with the unique benefits of open protocols. Currently, most of the top dapps by transaction volume are games."
"Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital sound goods that are unique and openly programmable by nature. Here’s a list of the top headlines and stories affecting non-fungible tokens this year, followed by a list of predictions for 2019."
"2018 was the year when crypto went from mainstream hype and speculation mania to a sobering price crash. While most mainstream headlines have focused on the price crash, most people in the space are well aware that loads of interesting products are currently being built out."
"A personal journey towards decentralized organizations"
"We believe that blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies are, at the core, a new way of organizing and unlocking human potential. Humans have always organized themselves in relatively small sized groups (limited by Dunbar's Number). "
"You could say that misunderstandings about the nature of dapps have resulted in the misappropriation of about $13 billion dollars between 2017 and 2018. While some of these ICOs may one day lead to something which merits the initial capital investment, it’s hard to argue that this will be the case for many (if any at all). The technology has been improperly leveraged and overcapitalized (unsuccessfully) in an effort to overcome fundamental limitations. Here I explain how the upsides and downsides of dapps compared to contemporary web services to show how to successfully leverage dapps."
"Augur has been out in the wild for less than 100 days, but talented devs around the world have already started building cool things on top of it."
"This is a short and no way comprehensive analysis on the pros and cons of centralized versus decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. By the end you should have enough information to figure out which is for you — or at least be the new “expert” on centralized exchanges around the water cooler."
"Our hypothesis is that this is not actually how things play out. We are not in an infrastructure phase, but rather in another turn of the apps-infrastructure cycle. And in fact, the history of new technologies shows that apps beget infrastructure, not the other way around. It’s not that first we build all the infrastructure, and once we have the infrastructure we need, we begin to build apps. It’s exactly the opposite."