Fork, style, deploy — start your own crypto business today!

Today, we’re excited to launch the Dharma Relayer Kit, the definitive starting point for building a business on Dharma Protocol.

The Relayer Kit lets anyone become a crypto entrepreneur in just a few steps. No bank account required.

Getting started is simple:

  • 👩‍💻 Fork the repo
  • 🎨 Define your own style with our unopinionated React components
  • 🚀 Deploy to Heroku
  • 💸 Collect real cryptocurrency through relayer fees

The Dharma Relayer Kit allows you — the entrepreneur — to focus on your business, and not the blockchain.

Ready to dive in? Start here.


What is Dharma?

Dharma is a suite of developer tools and…

Creating a loan request was just the beginning

This is the second part of our tutorial series on how to build a dApp in 5 minutes. If you haven’t taken our first tutorial, we recommend you start there.

In this tutorial, you will complete the full cycle of lending on Dharma: requesting a loan and enabling a lender to fill it — no intermediaries required!

You will take the incomplete dApp we’ve posted to GitHub and fill in the missing pieces step-by-step. As advertised, completing this dApp shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

Project setup

You’ll first want to clone the GitHub repo with…

All you need is Javascript

Blockchains like Ethereum are all the rage right now. But everything feels so complicated. New programming languages. New developer tools. An entirely new ecosystem to navigate.

At Dharma Protocol, we’re hard at work doing away with all that complexity. Using nothing more than vanilla Javascript, we’ll have you writing your first dApp (decentralized application) in 5 minutes.

This dApp will let your user request a loan on the blockchain via a simple web form. Sound complicated? Let us convince you otherwise.

The clock’s ticking. Let’s dive right in!

Project setup

You’ll first want to clone the GitHub repo with the project starter…

Request a loan on the blockchain with just one line of code

Developing on the Ethereum blockchain is a new and exciting frontier for many developers — but the learning curve is steep and it can be hard to know where to begin.

We built Dharma.js with this pain point in mind. If you have an idea that involves credit on the Ethereum blockchain, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to make your vision a reality — no Solidity required!

We officially launched Dharma.js a few weeks back but that was just the beginning. …

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Phoebe Thunder Coburn, Broughton Coburn and the author pictured in front of the “shackteau.”

The voicemail was earnest and detailed. He walked us through his favorite camping sites in the area — making particular note of a spot along the Snake River that he loved. He then advised us on preferred travel routes — noting when to avoid certain roads to avoid traffic snarls. …

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We spent two weeks in Japan, just as Autumn was arriving and the leaves of the Japanese Maple were turning a fiery red. It was my first trip to this remarkable island nation and I wanted to record for future reflection the myriad impressions Japan made on me.

I traveled the country alongside my girlfriend Mamie, whose illustrations accompany this piece. Using our iPhones to jot down notes and frame the beauty around us, we took on the role of alien anthropologists, attempting to understand a country that looked and felt like a science fiction writer’s vision of the future…

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