All this talk of decentralized applications but there isn’t much to show for! Here we introduce some functional decentralized applications that you can use, and even make money from. Enjoy!

  1. Steemit — Steemit is a social network and content rewards platform that makes the crowd the beneficiaries of the attention economy. It does this be rewarding users with STEEM. Steemit has redefined social media by building a living, breathing, and growing social economy; a community where users are getting rewarded for sharing their voice.
  2. OpenBazaar — OpenBazaar is a different way to do online commerce. It’s a peer to peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, which means no fees & no restrictions. The platform connects people directly via a peer to peer network. Data is distributed across the network instead of storing it in a central database.
  3. Ethlance — Ethlance is a first of its kind job market platform, built entirely on blockchain and using only cryptocurrency for payments. Thanks to those technologies, the platform can sustainably run with 0% service fees. Ethlance will never take a cut from transactions between freelancers and employers. (Search URL on MIST to create an account!)
  4. Ethereum Naming Service (ENS) — ENS launched on mainnet on May 4, 2017. At launch, ENS features an automated registrar that allows anyone to register names ending in “.eth” using an auction process. For more details on how this works, and to register your own name, see the registrar dapp (decentralised application). This registrar is designed to be an interim step in ENS’s long term development, to enable a fair and straightforward process in ENS’s initial formation, and to provide an opportunity for the community to develop experience and insight into the operation of a decentralised name registry. (Search URL on MIST to create an account!)

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