“There’s a DApp for that”: How Portis can help you #BUIDL for the mainstream at #ETHDenver

Hello to all ETHDenver hackers! 2018 may have been rough for crypto but it was amazing for blockchain. New protocols, tools, libraries, and DApps have been created at breakneck speeds. #BUIDLing has never been this easy.

This is why we’re so excited to meet all of you in a few weeks! Hackathons aren’t just fun, they’re also inspirational. You put so many talented and motivated individuals in the same space, and some pretty creative projects come to life.

But if blockchain is the future, just like the famous “where are all the time travelers?” question, we’re asking “where are all the users?

Mass adoption. It’s the holy grail of blockchain applications. Everybody’s saying it has to happen for blockchain to survive and eventually flourish. So how do we make it a reality?

We believe that with a platform like Portis, building a decentralized application with the average user in mind is no longer just wishful thinking. Users can maintain their decentralized identity and interact with the blockchain without being forced to understand complicated technical terms. Heck, they don’t even have to know they’re using a decentralized application at all!

We want you to bring on the revolution of mainstream adoption!

So #BUIDL away you crazy #BUIDLers. 
#BUIDL for the person on the street. 
#BUIDL a DApp that your parents, nay, your grandparents, can use. 
#BUIDL applications that are smooth, simple and user-friendly.

We want DApps aimed at the average user to take the world by storm.

Viva la revolución!

So how can you get ready for ETHDenver?

First of all, get a feel for the user experience in one of the many DApps already powered by Portis:

Want to conduct some decentralized trades? check out Trustless Ethfinex.
NFTs are your jam? head on over to Auctionity, RadiCards or Astroledger.
Don’t forget to make sure your professional profile is on the blockchain at SpringRole.
Or if you just want to play a game: DopeRaider is da bomb.

For a simpler demo, see CryptoPuppers, an example DApp aimed at demonstrating the Portis experience in a very straightforward way.

Ready to BUIDL?

Check out our documentation and take Portis for a spin in your DApp with nothing more than a few lines of code. Got any questions? We’re available on our Telegram channel.

We’ll see you at ETHDenver

We can’t wait to meet you all at ETHDenver and #BUIDL amazing things together. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas and seeing what DApps you’ll conjure up, powered by Portis.

Tom, Itay and Scott from our team will be at ETHDenver, either roaming the premises or at our booth. You can also find them on our Telegram channel as @notgivingawayNIS, @radotzki and @scottgr. We’ll be the ones in Portis t-shirts and hoodies.

The final wave of applications for ETHDenver closes January 31st so apply today if you haven’t already!

“But wait, there’s more!”

We have a surprise planned for you at our booth, so make sure you swing by! In addition to some snazzy stickers, we partnered up with RadiCards so you #BUIDLers can receive a limited edition NFT, donate to charity (on us!) and get a pair of Portis socks to keep your feet nice and toasty. We do have a limited supply, so first come first served and all that.

On the 14th, we’re having a workshop demonstrating how easy it is to integrate Portis into an existing or new DApp, in this case, OpenSea’s open source Ships Log DApp.

The workshop will take place between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM at the Sports Castle on the 4th floor, in the breakout room. OpenSea Co-Founder & CTO Alex Atallah will be there, so if you plan on using OpenSea’s amazing API in your DApp, it’s a great opportunity to learn more.

And if you get tired and need a boost from hacking and BUIDLing, come join us for DAppy Hour at The Fainting Goat! (a 5-minute walk from the hackathon venue)

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🍻 Every night, on the 14th, 15th and 16th from 4:30 PM to 6 PM 🍻

Feel free to register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portis-dappy-hour-tickets-56242975253

Founder Justin Wu of Coinstate and the AltcoinBuzz team will be joining us on the 15th. Come show off your #BUIDLs and have a DAppy time!

See you all in Denver!!

The Portis Team