Take a Look at the Top 5 DApps Everyone is Playing Now
Even though the blockchain industry is still growing, there are a few useful DApps, such as games, which are popular, and this article talks about 5 of them.
The IT sector is developing at breakneck speed, and within it we have the flourishing blockchain industry. According to a report made by Statista, projected capitalization of this market will reach $548.2 million by the end of 2018. Blockchain offers an unprecedented set of tools to fuel a wide range of industries that are in need of distributed ledger technology. One of the opportunities offered by blockchain is apparent in the newly created decentralized gaming industry, which has reached $195 million in capitalization in under a year and recorded almost 140,000 monthly active players. According to the comprehensive DGaming report, here are the TOP 5 Blockchain DApps that everyone is playing now!
On 28th November, 2017 a new startup, Axiom Zen, successfully released a decentralized game where you can breed various types of virtual cats with sets of attributes (cattributes) that can be passed to offspring, raising $12 million from a bluechip VC. Every cat carries a 256 bit distinct genome, with DNA and a unique number. The game has gained a big following since December 2017, when it congested the whole Ethereum network. During the same period the owner of the Genesis kitty sold it for an unbelievable $114,481.59. According to State of the DApps at the time of writing, the game has gained 3,435 monthly users during the last 30 days, and the in-game volume is 475 ETH.
My Crypto Heroes
This game is more than just about history. It’s an RPG where you can train historical heroes, find various items that you can equip your character with, participate in quests, and capture new lands. My Crypto Heroes doesn’t require any GAS to play, and the items can be managed directly through an Ethereum wallet. The game was created by Japanese developers and there are currently 1,570 monthly users, according to State of the DApps.
PokemonGO fans can rejoice as Ethermon obviously took a lot of inspiration from the Pokemon universe. In the Ethermon world, you can capture various monsters which can be trained, transformed and traded with other players. This game combines Blockchain and Virtual Reality technologies, offering unprecedented immersion and gameplay. The game was released on December 2017 and as of now there are 1,236 active monthly players.
If you like Blizzard’s Hearthstone, then you’ll definitely be a fan of this card game as well. Each match is played 1 to 1 against either the computer or another player. The primary goal of this game is to reduce your opponent’s life to zero. The game was released this summer and has gained 1,060 monthly users. Moreover, it has reached a tremendous ETH volume, hitting the 1,133 monthly mark.
The game is similar to CryptoKitties, where you can breed adorable creatures called hyperdragons. Every dragon is one-of-a-kind and is owned solely by you. It can’t be destroyed or replicated. You can breed and use them in battles, where players are drawn together to fight until there’s only one champion left. Hyperdragons was released on July 2018, and currently, there are 1,062 active monthly players. The game’s average volume is 284 ETH.
It can be definitely said that we are entering a new era of gaming, which will be built on Blockchain technology, changing the way we interact with in-game value. The industry has started small, releasing a series of simple games, that we can compare to those released back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Undoubtedly the near future will see more complex products, possibly working in tandem with VR & AR technologies. The market has shown that it’s capable of speedy development. Let’s wait and see what it brings to the table soon.