DAppNode is a plug n’ play full-node solution focusing on increased privacy and user control. Currently supporting Ethereum, Bitcoin, Monero, and many other blockchains.
You can help research for COVID-19 by putting your DAppNode to work through installing a package that provides a BOINC client that gives DAppNode owners the ability to join the Rosetta@Home project. If you have idle GPUs or CPUs laying around, you can also contribute processing power via the Folding@Home package developed by Lugus Labs.
The fifth round of Gitcoin Grants recently began on March 22nd. Consider donating to DAppNode, as your contribution will be quadratically matched!
Pocket is a trustless API layer for blockchain applications designed to coordinate API requests across a decentralized infrastructure network of full-node operations.
Pocket Network deployed a staking calculator for potential customers to use. Developers will be able to calculate the max relay throughput per day for an application. Node Operators will be able to estimate the monthly revenue earned by their node(s). It’s important to note that projections you’ll receive are based off of the Pocket economic formula, so the numbers are not final as an emergent market between application developers and node operators will be a determining factor.
What makes Pocket an enticing alternative to other infrastructure providers is that it’s not only decentralized but also magnitudes more cost-effective. Come mainnet, application developers will only have to stake once for an indefinite amount of relays per day in relation to their staked POKT. This is equivalent to paying once instead of monthly.
Leak: Pocket’s incentivized testnet to be announced next week!
Infura is an API suite that provides access over HTTPS and WebSockets to the Ethereum and IPFS networks.
Infura built Versus, an open source API benchmarking tool. It compares API workloads across different node implementations and Web3 providers. This provides developers a way to make more data-driven decisions when choosing between running their own nodes, outsourcing to a provider, or deploying a hybrid solution.
Earlier today, Tasit announced that they’ve received funding from the Ethereum Foundation to continue working on its SDK for building native mobile DApps.
In this Twitter thread, they answer the question of why build native mobile DApps?
It boils down to users tend to prefer mobile over desktop platforms, censorship-resistance by using contract-based accounts like WalletConnect (and maybe in the future a decentralized API protocol like Pocket?), and DApps not only already deliver significant value and solve real problems for crypto-native users.
Terminal is a Web3 developer platform for building, testing, and monitoring decentralized applications.
On February 12th, Terminal announced the launch of Terminal V2. V2 of Terminal gives anyone the ability to build, deploy, and host either websites or applications on IPFS with minimal steps. That’s a big improvement to UX of launching web3 sites. Take a look at how easy it’s become!
Since their announcement, they received about 1000 beta signups by February 19th.
In response to private beta user feedback, Terminal released new deployment features, performance improvements, and many bug fixes on March 5th. This release update includes:
- Custom Docker Images
- Environment Variables
- Optional Build Command or Publish Directory
- Faster Builds
- Performant Loading of Sites
- Improved UX
More recently, Terminal shipped another release update that includes a pro team plan, billing page, several enhancements, and a couple of bug fixes. For more details, read the update on Terminal.co.
Beacon by AirGap | @AirGap_it
AirGap is an open-source project developing the new crypto wallet standard with AirGap Vault, AirGap Wallet, AirGap Knox, and AirGap’s Browser Extension. Other products include tezblock and Beacon.
Beacon provides users a way to seamlessly connect your Tezos wallet with an app and interact with it by scanning a QR code from a browser application directly with a mobile wallet to establish a secure connection. The DApp transaction requests are signed either on a mobile, desktop, hardware wallet or browser extension. It’s currently in early Alpha development, but shows a lot of promise!
Check out this demo:
On February 28th, AirGap released an update for Beacon. It includes updates to the Beacon extension, AirGap Wallet Beacon integration, and Beacon SDK.
Status is an open-source, secure, private messenger, non-custodial crypto wallet, and Web3 browser.
Since Status’ official launch, it has delivered its first full release v1.1!
The new version delivers a much requested wallet feature of importing existing Ethereum addresses through private keys or seed phrases. It also introduces several improvements to chat UX and performance, such as, a “mark all as read” option and fixed the Android app UI that was previously slow to load after running in the background. V1.1 of Status not only updated to the new ENS registry but also improved the display of ENS names in chat and fixed a bug caused by lengthy ENS subdomains.
Keycard is a new type of smartcard built with an open API for simple integration with crypto wallets and hardware.
Keycard shared their talk from EthCC where Guy-Lois Grau discusses how the Keycard delivers security, simple onboarding, and crypto-payments.
Gnosis Safe is an open-source, non-custodial smart contract wallet.
The more recent Gnosis Safe Multisig released included major updates: a native hardware wallet integration for Ledger and Trezor, as well as, NFT (ERC721) support. The HW integration leverages Blocknative’s Onboard.js.
MyCrypto is a free, open-source interface for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain.
As of March 19th, MyCrypto Beta has begun supporting WalletConnect. WalletConnect is an open protocol that facilitates a secure connection between mobile wallets and desktop / web DApps. It enables users to interact with a desktop or web application without exposing private keys (and funds/assets) to security risks.
If you ever used WhatsApp on the web, you would scan a QR code with your phone to access the web app. WalletConnect shares a similar user experience, but instead of accessing one app you’d be able to access many dapps with one mobile wallet.
Metamask is a Web3 bridge that allows users to run Ethereum DApps in your browser without running a full ethereum node. Also, now available on mobile.
MetaMask Mobile Beta released v0.2.14 earlier last week. It’s packed with improvement!
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