TRENDING BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS
Home > What's Hot > New dApps

This crazy blockchain startup is launching a satellite to take on the Government GPS monopoly

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
XYO Network's Geo-location Miners brings blockchain to the real world
TRENDING NOW | 2018.07.07
BY MARG TEIXEIRA
Staff Writer, Decentric.org
If you hold blockchain-based currencies right now, this is the most exciting thing you will ever read.

You'll understand why after you're done with this article. I guarantee you'll be even more excited about blockchain's future than you ever were before.

But it's important that you don't just skim this. Don't skip ahead. This one is worth taking the time to read.

First let's take a look at history...

In April 2011, the "Bit-bubble" emerged. In less than two months the price of ₿ shot-up from $0.72 to over $29. But then on June 11th, 2011 the price began to fall sharply. And over the next 6 months the price continued to decline. 

By November 23, 2011 the price of ₿ was $6.53. And on this very day, Wired magazine infamously published this article: 
The article painted a bad picture of blockchain's future.

If you held blockchain-based currencies in your portfolio at that time, you probably felt similar to how you feel right now. You felt nervous. You felt as if your hard-earned money was stuck in a once-hot asset class. And as a result, you felt depressed even thinking about it.

You began to think things like, "What if the price goes to zero?" 

And then thoughts like, "Well, I'll just hold it there because maybe some day it will be worth something". 

You can't buy high, and sell low, obviously. So selling now isn't really an option. But waking up every day to see your money going down even more does not feel good. 

You begin to think about just selling everything and calling it quits.

You then begin to think about other people. Family, friends and people you work with. And you begin to imagine what they would think if they discovered you lost such a huge chunk of money investing in blockchain assets.

You begin to think of people you know that lost everything in the DotCom bubble. You start to wonder if this will serve as the big financial setback of your life.

Sound familiar?

If so, continue reading on.
A Tale of Two Blockchain Geeks
I would like to share with you a tale of two young individuals around this time. 

They were very much alike, these two individuals. Both had been involved in blockchain early on. Both had a deep understanding of the technology behind blockchain. And both, as most tech enthusiasts are, were extremely optimistic about blockchain's future.

Just recently (now 7 years later), I came across both of them.

They were still very much alike. Both were happily married. Both had children. And both, it turned out, were still passionate about blockchain.

But there was a difference. One of the men is still working and running his digital marketing business.  The other is retired, doing what he loves and his net worth is over $75 Million.

Have you ever wondered what makes this kind of difference in people's lives? It isn't intelligence or talent or working longer hours. It isn't that one person wants success and the other doesn't.

The difference is in how you react in times of doubt.

You see, after reading that Wired article on November 23, 2011, the first man held on to his BTC and did not sell it.

But the second man did something different. 

He doubled-down. He bought the same amount of BTC in USD that he already held in his portfolio.

As a result, at the beginning of this past year, he was worth just north of $75 million dollars.

What made the difference?

It was simply this: the first individual saw doubt in a bear market and didn't do anything. The second individual saw opportunity and bought an undervalued asset.

We are now in a very similar time as the 2011 blockchain-asset bear market.

Nearly every blockchain-related publication paints a grim picture of its future. Nearly every publication introduces fear, uncertainty and doubt around blockchain.

Yet those who are smart are doubling down because the price is so under-valued right now. 

The smart people know what's around the corner in the space. There is going to be an upcoming wave of new blockchain applications over the next year. 
Blockchain Technology is Quietly Booming
Despite the price of blockchain-currencies declining, the technological activity behind them is sky-rocketing. And most expect the market will realize this soon and start booming again as well. 

For illustrative purposes, let's take a look at Ethereum. 

Just a few years ago, Ethereum didn't exist. Today it has processed nearly 240 million transactions! That's a lot
The chart above shows the unique wallet address growth of Ethereum
This growth doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

The Ethereum developer community is estimated to be the largest in the world, at 250,000. MetaMask stands as its most popular wallet for interacting with dApps. And in the past year it has grown from 1,000 users to over 1 million users.

This is important because Decentralized Applications (dApps) stand as the backbone of  blockchain platforms. There are over 1,675 dApps that are currently in development. All of which are primed for release over the next year.

Thus far the only "killer dApp" has been a digital asset collectibles game called CryptoKitties. 

It's only a matter of time until we see the next set of killer dApps emerge, likely around online gaming.

The bottom line is this...

The future of blockchain is bright.
Now Is The Time To Get Into New Blockchain Projects
The truth behind blockchain right now is this: the smart ones are jumping in right now, while the average people are being scared away by the media. This is exactly what happened in 2011.

While the average person is merely holding their current blockchain asset portfolio, the smart ones are doubling down. 

This includes Andreesen Horowitz, who is perhaps the most successful venture capital firm on the planet. Their investment portfolio includes Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Coinbase, Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Lyft, Pinterest, Ripple, Skype and Twitter. 

Andreesen Horowitz saw the same opportunity to invest right now. They recently announced that they raised $300 Million USD to invest in the future blockchain technologies.

But they're not investing in the blockchain assets of yesterday like BTC and ETH. 

They're instead focused on newer blockchain technologies that have greater growth potential than the others. They are focused on blockchain projects that are in the early stages. They are investing in the early stage ones because of the upside growth potential in them.

Want to know what they are?

So did we!

We sent our blockchain research team to over a dozen conferences over the past year. They focused on finding the top blockchain projects that could change the entire space. They've sifted through over 2,000 blockchain projects to narrow it down to the Top 5 below.

Below you will find 5 most of the most insanely exciting blockchain projects out there. We will be updating this list on a regular basis so you can rest assured that these are the latest-and-greatest ones we think are out there right now.
5 INSANELY COOL BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Warren Buffet famously summarized his investment philosophy as follows: 

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful."

Right now is the time when the market is fearful. Which means right now is probably the time when you should be greedy!

It isn't too late to get involved in each one of these projects listed below. In fact, it's not a bad idea to be greedy and add each one to your portfolio.
1. XYO NETWORK (XYO) - THE BLOCKCHAIN LOCATION NETWORK THAT COULD DISPLACE GPS ($11 TRILLION+ MARKET SIZE!)
Ok, so we're admittedly biased with this one. We're strong supporters of XYO here at Decentric. In fact, our founding team members helped start it in the first place!

But we don't think it's the top blockchain project for that reason alone. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: XYO will be the biggest thing to come out of blockchain since ₿ and Ethereum... combined! I'd put this project up against anything else out there. Even the others on this list. 

XYO Network came onto the scene out of nowhere in 2018. In fact, it's still flying a bit under the radar compared to where it could be next year. XYO made a huge splash in the U.S. after being featured on CNBC. ICOExaminer called it one of the highest profile projects at the time of writing.

CNBC called XYO a perfect enterprise play for Amazon. And just recently they grew even closer to Amazon by joining Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Partner Network.

But what many don't know is that they've made an even bigger splash overseas. XYO is big in the Chinese, South Korean and European markets. They've been featured in massive Chinese Publications, including Forbes China

Behind XYO sits an Internet of Things (IoT) Location Technology company called, "XY". Founded in 2012, XY has built over 1 million hardware devices that enables consumers to find and track their lost items. They've defined a new vertical called built on the concept of their "findables technology" called Location of Things (LoT).

But where this gets really interesting is in how they're merging LoT with the power of blockchain.

Check out XYO. You really don't want to miss this one.
2. RAIDEN NETWORK - BLOCKCHAIN MICROTRANSACTIONS POWERING MEDIA, GAMES & ROBOTIC CARS!
It's no secret that blockchain's biggest negative aspects are its scalability. For instance, imagine if every single application, website and mobile app had to run on one internet server? That's essentially the bottleneck strangling Ethereum right now. 

But guess what? Hope is right around the corner. 

In fact, it's even here now! It's called off-chain scaling. And that's precisely what Raiden Network enables. 

Here's why this is intriguing. The global payments industry is massive. It's annual revenue is over $2 Trillion!
3. EOS - BLOCKCHAIN'S FIRST DAPP PLATFORM THAT ACTUALLY SCALES WITHOUT THE FEES
EOS is actually one of the bigger projects (meaning more mature ones) on the list. 

However, there is still a tremendous amount of opportunity for EOS.

In brief, EOS was started by Dan Larimer, who is a very early and brilliant mind in blockchain. In fact, here's a thread where Dan Larimer is chatting with Satoshi himself in the old BitcoinTalk Forums Dan Larimer is "bytemaster".

After a year-long sale, EOS finally went live recently. And even though there was some FUD related to its launch, what it pulled off was truly admirable. We've said it before around here, but the success of EOS will have a major impact on blockchain as a whole.
4. GITCOIN - EARN ETHER FOR BEING AN OPEN-
SOURCE WARRIOR ON GITHUB
If you're a techy or a software related company, you're going to love this one. If not, you can skip it.

But here's the deal. 

Open-source Software Development is great. It's changed the world and helped advance the internet. In fact, it's popularity has even forced Microsoft, which was notorious for their closed-system development environment to move towards a completely open development philosophy. 

But there's one big problem. Usually there's only one or two core contributors for open source software projects. After a while, the Issues and Bugs start to pile up. At this point it's not rare to find the core contributor burn out. 

You will typically find a ton of Github Repositories with dozens of Issues created. Yet they collect cobwebs and won't get fixed for months, even years. 

And that's where Gitcoin comes in!
5. BITBOUNCE - THE END OF EMAIL SPAM THAT PAYS YOU CRYPTO IF YOU RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL EMAIL
Hate email promotions?

Even worse, how about spam?

Spam is the internet's diertiest secret. 

Not many know this, but spam email costs the global economy $20 billion per year and it accounts for 70% of all email out there. 

Existing regulatory and technological solutions have failed to eliminate the significant monetary cost and negative externalities of unsolicited email and spam. 

Email access outside of known contacts is difficult.

And that's where Bitbounce steps in!
OUR MISSION
DECENTRIC.ORG covers blockchain projects that aim to shape the world of tomorrow.

Every single penny of profit generated from DECENTRIC.ORG is put into an Ethereum wallet and distributed back to the blockchain community. We do this in the form of grants, donations and story coverage.

If you know of any blockchain projects worth covering, please email submissions@decentric.org. 
OFFICES
Headquarters
1133 Columbia St. 
Second Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
 contact@decentric.org
 editor@decentric.org
 submissions@decentric.org
 tips@decentric.org
Decentric.org is a non-profit organization that covers blockchain projects we believe in. It is a labor of love. We believe in the power of blockchain and are passionate about its future. Every single penny of net profit from this website is placed into a wallet for distribution back to the blockchain community.  If you operate an open-source project related to blockchain, please contact us here to get your project featured: contact@decentric.org

The content depicted on this site and the material depicted therein cover projects we believe in. However, please note that the successful outcomes of people outlined in articles on our web property represents results some people have achieved. We are not providing investment advice and cannot guarantee financial results. Even though we have researched each project that we feature, please do your own due diligence on each project before choosing to participate in them. The results outlined in our articles are true to the best of our knowledge. Though we believe in each project we cover, you are not guaranteed the results others have experienced in the blockchain space. 

Decentric.org covers blockchain projects we believe in. However, you should also know that we may receive compensation in the form of referral fees from the projects we cover. Every penny of the referral fees goes towards operational and hosting costs associated with running Decentric.org. The net profit then is distributed to a wallet which will be used to fund and donate to open-source blockchain projects.
Donations & Grants
Your support means the world to us. Our mission centers on contributing to the blockchain community by highlighting the projects that aim to power the world of tomorrow. Our current team members are not full-time employees. With your help, we'll be able to hire and build out a dedicated team to take Decentric.org to the next level!  

If you like what we're doing, we would love your support! 

Here is our Ethereum Wallet for accepting donations: 
0x581cf979e6631808ba59b0862b34eeed4c875e0c
DECENTRIC - ©2018 All Rights Reserved