30 Random bitcoin app ideas
A brainstorm about potential commercial blockchain solutions
I’ve conducted a personal thought experiment and collected some application fields that could benefit by implementing bitcoin technology.
This piece is purposely written to have a very free-structure. Some ideas can be thought of as potential plugins, systems, mobile applications, enterprise software, and more. You can think of it as a reading exercise designed to make you ask questions and evaluate your own idea of the industry potential. Make sure to send this to a friend or your community if you ever want to start up a good discussion!
Each idea has a title and a brief description. If something doesn’t make sense, feel free to add a note, and I’ll try to edit this live document as soon as I can. You’ll need at least a beginner’s knowledge in bitcoin technology to be able to contextualize and relate the ideas elicited within a real-world context.
1. Incentive stake-based accountability systems
User pairs and groups agree to complete (a) collective task(s) by placing value in a stake. The funds in the stake are dispersed as transactions take place over a time-frame. At the end of the designated time-frame, whatever value is still in the stake either gets sent to one user in the group or is distributed among the network.
2. Reputation-based parliamentary decision making systems
A way for digitizing the parliamentary procedure by rewarding good decisions and punishing bad decisions based on a variety of multiple real-time decision evaluation criteria.
3. Digital urban food security systems.
Read my article called, “Creating a new system for establishing food security and independence.”
4. Decentralized fashion.
Creating ways to purchase fashion and apparel from local and non-local [couture] seamstresses and tailors. Work quality-based user network hierarchies create a richer fashion industry. Client priority can be based on multiple factors.
5. Stake-based freelance labor payment systems.
New systems need to be created that ensure trust in payment delivery for work done and allow workers to get paid without large transaction fees.
6. Contribution and reputation based scholarly articles.
Consensus based article reputation systems. A significant profit from journal subscriptions is dispersed to scholars based on multiple factors, including their contribution, reputation, and inclusion in others’ references.
7. Stake-based insurance services.
Customers invest a sum of money for a time-frame in a stake for an insurance fund that is designed to protect any given asset. Funds are utilized in the case there is a measure taken to protect or replace said asset, if the fund is not interacted with, the user receives a rebate.
8. A currency based on collective assessment of aggregated value
Creating ways for people to socialize financial and transaction trust by paying people in social value based currency.
9. A plugin for punishing social bias.
Creating a plugin for businesses to be able recognize users who avoid interactions with identity-associated names, pictures, and media — not consensual reputation.
10. A renter-to-rentee property, rental and room
We need to create networks to establish property, room, space and object rental reputation though share size and transaction satisfaction ratings.
11. Productivity. Or Else.
A stake in productivity is created, and as goals and tasks are completed, funds are reimbursed. This is an example of a system that ensures personal accountability.
12. Quantifying physical-to-digital proof of work.
Creating ways to authenticate physical work using digital contracts
13. Stake-based trusted shipments with delivery validation.
Sellers place money in a stake to ensure buyer the project is shipping, and when the user receives the delivery, the funds are dispersed back to the seller. Yes, you’d need a way to validate the delivery somehow.
14. Use-based infrastructure tolling.
Libertarian philosophy says you should only pay for government resources that we utilize. If you agree, you might want to push for secure tolling systems that only tax you for the infrastructure you use.
15. A music streaming DApps.
Reputation based on critics, social influencers, and more. Pay to listen. Listen to get paid. Pay others to promote your music. You could even convert the music production project into a series of contracts.
16. Authenticating news tips and information sources using private identity.
A way to pay information providers based on a variety of multiple factors.
17. Use-based internet providers.
Internet providers that charge you based on how much you use their service.
18. Secured disappearing videos, messages and images.
Communication services that let you send disappearing pictures keep data pictures. So creepy. It would be more respectable if there was a feature that lets you ask users to opt into data collection for some sort of compensation.
19. A mobile key to a membership-based physical spaces.
Any space you have to pay a membership to use should charge per use. Bitcoin allows for this to be made easier as businesses can charge lower per use fees to avoid transaction fees
20. Bitcoinretail rewards programs and stake-cashout circulations and offers higher probability to access the pool by purchasing more and returning less.
Retail stores have rewards programs. What if these rewards programs were accessible through bitcoin and you got rewarded for shopping and not returning items by getting lower rates and exclusive deals.
21. Get paid to take surveys.
A platform that lets researchers to post surveys which people can take to get paid.
22. Using smart sensors to reward fashion ambassadors.
Imagine a future where clothes with brands have sensors. Payment amount could be based on things such as your real-world reputation, social reputation, or whether you placed the product in your online content.
23. The Fair Trade Bitcoin.
Bitcoin supply-chains. You can figure out the rest.
24. An image embedder that let’s you get paid for when people use your images.
25. Stake-based government program funding that offers citizens rebates for lower crime rates, less accidents, and better health.
More of a socialist model here. But it’s possible. Lot’s of work. But very possible.
26. A virtual reality running on Bitcoin.
Sort of like High Fidelity, that company Jeff Bezos funded.
27. Bitcoin for socialized government transport. Everyone gets a portion and whatever you don’t use, you get to keep.
Create a social transportion fund, and get rewarded for transporting less or in a more eco-friendly way. Redistribution can be based on a variety of things.
28. Content creators get paid for for videos and viewers get money for watching ads.
29.Bitcoin for an asteroid mining/space mission project fund that rewards users for completing difficult challenges.
30. Establishing community energy security by paying citizens for running generators when electricity is running, and storing the energy in batteries for future power outages.
In third world countries the lights go off very randomly.BItcoin to the rescue.