Yesterday marked a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto posted the white paper that first introduced the idea of what would become bitcoin, forever changing the way people think about money.
After 10 years, we still don’t know the true identity of Satoshi and his/her/their long-term impact on banking, government, business, etc. 🤔
At its peak in late 2017, bitcoin’s market cap was over $300 billion, quickly approaching the market valuation of the world's most notable technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. It's now dropped to a third of what it once was before. 😳
This volatility is another sign that we're early in the days of crypto as makers around the world continue to tinker and build creating decentralized apps (indirectly) inspired by Satoshi. Here are a few to explore:
is a decentralized take on Instagram
lets you create and own digital art on the blockchain
👀 Blockchain Demo
visually explains how the blockchain works for newbies
turns spare change into cryptocurrency, similar to Acorns
🎧 Blockchain Curated
turns top crypto articles into podcasts
is a decentralized Twitter built on Ethereum
🎲 Crypto Takeovers
is a prediction-driven game on the blockchain
💸 Blockchain Job
is the place for non-technical folks to find jobs in crypto
And of course there's also Cryptokitties
, which is one of the most well known consumer dapps, even though fewer than 500 people use it daily.
While many of today's consumer dapps lack the accessibility and features of their centralized counterparts, we're excited to see the space mature. Bitcoin's white paper may have been published a decade ago but we're still early.