Today’s Daily Digest was crafted by Product Hunt and sponsored by our friends at Blockstack.
It’s no secret that there’s a new class of apps on the rise.
They’re user-centric, privacy-first and regulars on Blockstack’s daily charts for most of 2019. Everyday, these apps hand over new types of control to their users as they slowly trickle into the mainstream.
If you haven’t taken the reins of your own online identity and data yet, it may be a good time to get started (before the next large-scale data hack, leak, etc.). To get you going, these apps are all accessible with a single Blockstack ID:
👀 Trove is a privacy-focused, decentralized bookmark manager
📞 dPhone makes secure calls directly between you and the other person
⚫️ BlackHole is an easy, secure, and server-less file transfer
📖 Gekri is an encrypted private diary
📸 EZResize lets you quickly resize your photos without prying eyes
💬 Land Ho! lets you keep your searches to yourself
🙌 Xor Drive lets you own your data, always
😃 Nomie is a private mood tracker
If none of these strike your fancy, there are over 270 more to play with and, if you’re a builder, you can get paid to build these types of apps through Blockstack’s App Mining program.
In this week’s edition of
Product Hunt Radio, we talked to PlayVS founder and CEO Delane Parnell, who is building the community for amateur high school esports.
In this episode, Delane talks about his incredible “origin story,” how he became comfortable with risk taking, and the less glamorous side of founder life.
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