The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here

While critics have long taken aim at ethereum for a lack of production projects, a new wave of decentralized applications (or ‘dapps’) is making notable progress.

Over the last few months, a number of long-anticipated ethereum projects have entered alpha and beta, including uPort, which aims to hand users more control of their online identity, and Akasha, a social media app that’s been two years in the making.

And some brand new applications have emerged, too.

Aragon, for example, debuted last Friday with the goal of helping anyone launch their own DAO (an autonomous, blockchain-based company), a release that goes to show how new ethereum entrepreneurs are now looking to take forward long-established ideas.

In conversation with CoinDesk, Akasha CEO and ethereum founder Mihai Alisie noted that after months – sometimes years – in incubation, there is a belief that ethereum dapps are “starting to make their debut”.

Alisie said that he believes its community has “matured during the last year”, even in the face of what could at best be called obstacles and growing pains for the platform.

In 2016, The DAO, ethereum’s largest project to date, dissolved in a matter of months, and later, an attacker took advantage of cheaply priced code functions to spam the

Read more ... source: CoinDesk

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