Earn rewards by using decentralized applications

The crypto ecosystem is at crossroads. In the past three years, we’ve spent our resources launching new protocols, new smart contracts, and new applications, and yet, mainstream adoption eludes us.

With every new protocol or contract created, users face more noise when using crypto. If new users can’t filter through the noise, users won’t be using decentralized applications. And if new users aren’t using decentralized applications, we’re stuck with the financial system we have today that is controlled by just a few.

Meanwhile, crypto networks are trying to figure out how to effectively decentralize and turn speculators into users. Recently…


Designing for a good developer experience is proving to be more successful

This was originally published in NFTY on Substack

NFTY tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how mainstream will enter crypto through user-facing applications. In each edition I explore dApps, games, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

I’ve been having the summer slowdown and haven’t been publishing each week. I hope to get back into the swing of things from here.

Many of the most popular decentralized applications today are products built for developers rather than users. The applications that design for users tend to struggle to attract users and undermine decentralization in order to create a better user experience. …


Using tokens to bootstrap financial & social capital in niche markets.

Marketplaces are undergoing a massive unbundling phase outside of blockchain. Over the past few years, we saw the introduction of shoe collectible marketplaces like GOAT and StockX and now we’re starting to see other collectible marketplaces emerge like Mage for Magic the Gathering cards.

This is occurring at a faster pace with blockchain markets. OpenSea is an aggregator of non-fungible tokens, but niche non-fungible token marketplaces like GUDecks exist for more concentrated liquidity. On the prediction market front, Veil is similar to OpenSea in being an aggregator for prediction markets, but niche prediction markets like Sports.X


Enjin announces integration with Unity, NIFTYgateway LAND Case Study, DestroyerDAO, and more

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will adopt crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

This week, the standards war heats up on Ethereum, Veil starts to let users create their own markets, and a new EOS game studio appears. Sit down with some coffee and listen to Devin Finzer from OpenSea talk to Thomas about digital collectibles, or take a read of Niftygateway’s report from the Axie Land Sale with USD integration.

Enjoy!

Enjin announces Blockchain SDK For Unity

There’s been a ton of hype around this event…


Skill-based blockchain games built on lending pools

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will adopt crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

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What if you could win DAI by playing Pacman? It might be possible to create skill-based games to win from a liquidity pool after all 👀

This week, Neon District stirs up hype with their waitlist rollout while Niftygateway continues to push the boundaries on bringing new users to purchase cryptocollectibles with just a credit card.

News this week

Neon District releases their gameplay demo and opens up their waitlist

Neon District has been building up steam as of late and recently…


New blockchain game tools & takeaways from NFT.NYC

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will enter crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

We’ve seen an explosion in tools recently for blockchain games & communities, and it didn’t stop this week. Forte, Scatter, and Aragon are also introducing new tools to help blockchain developers & communities.

I’ll also be sharing some of my thoughts and takeaways from NFT.NYC!

News this week

1. Forte is trying to accelerate the adoption of blockchain games with a platform for peer-to-peer economies

Kevin Chou, previous CEO of Kabam Games, announces his new venture into blockchain games with other executives from GarageGames, Unity, and Linden Lab…


0x Hackathon & ETHDenver Recap, Pixura Marketplace

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will enter crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

The 0x/CoinList & ETHDenver Hackathons are a wrap, and we’ve seen some quality projects emerge. This week’s issue will briefly recap some of the best projects from the week and discuss some of the experiments done at ETHDenver 🐃.

New ways to onboard users into crypto

Tokenary — winner of the CoinList & 0x Hackathon

Tokenary is wallet for crypto & cryptocollectibles. For the 0x hackathon, they implemented a feature allowing users to exchange NFTs over WiFi & Bluetooth, perfect for meetups. …


Marshmello Concert, NIFTYgateway Buy Button & BoxSwap Wallet

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will enter crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

More music festivals, more ways to gain access to dApps, and interoperability showing the path forward — what else more can you want from a weekly newsletter?

Buy NFTs with a credit card on any site with NIFTYgateway

Now you can sell NFTs straight to users with just a credit card, directly embedded into your dApp. This a great step from NIFTYgateway, but still leaves for the unsolved challenge of obtaining Ethereum in order to play and execute transactions…


Plasma Bears, NFT License 2.0, Unlock Protocol, & more 🍩s

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will enter crypto through user applications. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

In this week’s NFTY News… we’re talking about just bears & donuts. That’s it. Just kidding — there’s a lot more stuff happening this week, including Dapper’s revised NFT license, Unlock Protocol’s first live product, and the launch of Guesser.

Plasma Bears launched by Neon District to prove out sidechains & ERC1155 standard

Plasma Bears is the newest collectible experiment by coin_artist — you probably know her for her bitcoin puzzles. This time, she’s trying to prove out ERC1155 and Loom…


Music festivals in Minecraft, BoxSwap, and 2 Mainnet launches

The NFTY News tracks the ever-evolving narrative of how the mainstream will enter crypto. In each edition I explore non-fungible tokens, dApps, and the ecosystem affecting consumer crypto applications.

FIreFest Music Festival in Minecraft Jan 12, 2019

I love looking and reading about events in previous multiplayer games to observe human behaviors in anonymous & digitalized worlds. Second Life had tons of these events.

It’s even more interesting to see how big companies start building in closed silos but then opt for a more open source approach as they start to scale in late stages.

Let’s dive into these narratives in this week’s NFTY News 👇I’m exploring it…

Brian Flynn

I often curate and write about crypto. Founder, Builder, and Thinker.

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