In the friendly fight for crypto supremacy, decentralized applications are a crown jewel.
DApps are essentially software platforms that don’t rely on a central authority to bring the user and the app together. One way to think about them is to picture an alternative to apps on Google Play and the App Store, which rely on third parties and centralized databases to function. In the crypto version, the apps utilize data that is decentralized by design.
In the world of crypto, DApps are often built on top of networks like Ethereum, and can take the form of a simple game like CryptoKitties, or a fully-fledged blockchain platform like Augur.
So which blockchains are boasting the most DApps? Here’s a breakdown, starting with Ethereum and a handful of competitors.
Ethereum is the clear, undisputed leader in the world of DApps.
The website State of the DApps tracks the huge number of decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain, and the current number is 1,601.
NEO is next up, with 58 DApps on its network.
The website ndapp.org is a community-organized website tracking the apps, which include AdEx, THEKEY, Trinity and more.
The EOS block producer candidate EOS Tribe put together a handy image of DApps being developed on EOS.
Here’s a look at the image, which outlines 32 projects.
Qtum currently boasts at least 27 dapps on its ecosystem.
Here’s an overview of all of them, courtesy of qtumeco.io.
Tron is making a push to convince Ethereum developers to port their projects over to Tron’s new blockchain.
Right now, Tron has 9 DApps in development, as tracked by trondapp.org.
Do you have any platforms you’d like us to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!