GoDapp is a Chinese-based website that catalogs and offers access to decentralized apps in three blockchain projects: EOS, Tron and ETH. It currently features 114 EOS dApps, 146 for Ethereum and 32 for Tron.
Decentralized applications are computer programs that use blockchain technology to run over a decentralized network. The decentralization ensures safety, reliability, and lack of interference by any central authority.
DApps are critical in second and third generation projects. When the first blockchain in history came online (Bitcoin) it had the sole purpose of creating the world’s first cryptocurrency. Then Ethereum came along. Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum’s creator and current leader) found a way to create not only a new cryptocurrency but also a programmable platform in which applications could run.
Most importantly he invented the idea of smart contracts which are contracts that deliver on their own terms once the given conditions are met. In other words, decentralized apps are as defining of the newest blockchain networks every bit as much as the native token they have.
After Ethereum invented the blockchain programmable platform (with applications and smart contracts included), other blockchain projects have appeared that allow for developers to also create that kind of programs but in a faster network with cheaper costs. Among those are Tron, Cardano, EOS, Stellar Lumens, just to name a few.
When Tron became independent of Ethereum, last June, its new main net had such amazing features regarding speed and costs that many crypto observers soon started to write about the new “Ethereum killer” because the pioneering second generation blockchain was (and remains) plagued by performance problems and high gas costs that are robbing its fans of their former enthusiasm.
But Tron has not killed Ethereum yet. Neither have EOS, Cardano, or any other network. Why? Because Ethereum arrived way earlier than everybody else, and inertia matters everywhere in the universe. More time means more development, more development means more apps, and more apps mean more users.
One of the main reasons Tron has not beaten Ethereum yet is, quite simply, that Ethereum still has many more decentralized applications and smart contracts running.
Tron is investing a lot of money in incentivizing its community developers to keep creating new apps so that it can finally compete with Ethereum in that regard, and that’s why today’s news is relevant.
— GoDapp (@Godapp6) January 8, 2019
A couple of days ago, the GoDapp platform added TronBet and TronDice (two gambling and gaming apps based on Tron) so that now you can use them from there, more easily.
Tronbet has over 2280 users as we write this article and it’s grown by 11.24% over the last couple of days. But many other Tron apps are available as well: TronVegas, TronDice, DiceBet, TronFun, TronBlock, and TronWin among others.
Tron remains a very young project, but it’s making progress very quickly, as shown by today’s news. So it’s only a matter of time until the Tron’s developers community comes up with more apps and contracts so that the network becomes more useful and interesting for both crypto aficionados and neutral observers alike.
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