MAPPING THE EOS COMMUNITY, Part 3: Categorical List of ACTIVE Projects

This is Part 3 in a SERIES that investigates active projects within the EOS Ecosystem. Over 100 projects were explored. 50+ dapps were validated as ‘active’ via wallet logins. The investigation considered:

  • statistical trackers of decentralized applications (dapps) - [previously explored in Part 1]

  • connectivity - [previously explored in the Wallet Guide and then further in Part 2]

  • lists of projects employing EOSIO technology - [previously explored in Part 2]

  • exchanges actively trading EOS token pairs (not yet explored)

  • tools used by developers, their commits, and community influencers (not yet explored)

Part 3 culminates in a short-list of active projects by category. It organizes, checks for errors, expands upon, and details the data collected in Part 1 and 2, as well as the Wallet Guide

MAIN PROBLEM TO SOLVE

The primary of Part 3 concern was to deliver a functional list of projects which have maintained operation through the PowerUp. A verified diagram of the EOS Ecosystem is the ultimate objective.

Effectively mapping the EOS community requires group input. For this reason, a short-list was compiled in the hope of inspiring further contributions. 

For more about the process used to compile this list, visit Part 1 and 2 or leave a comment.

EXPLANATION AND NOTES

Below are descriptions and notes for each project category. Accompanying numbers refer to the number of ACTIVE projects found.

INFRASTRUCTURE (not included in chart)

The infrastructure behind the EOS Ecosystem starts with EOSIO. Block.one is recognized as a key leader, as are those associated with the commits on GitHub. Foundational Elements (not included in this post), like network resources (eospowerup.io), were considered as well:

  • Layer-0: ClarionOS and EdenOS

  • Account creation

  • Trackers: comparison of the top three dapp trackers was the primary resource for the table listed at the end

  • Block Explorer / Tools 

WALLETS (not included in chart)

Several wallets were explored. Those not included in the Wallet Guide table either failed to connect or weren’t relevant for Dapp use.

EXCHANGES (9)

A total of 9 exchanges were logged into via various wallets without hassle. Only one required an email. Others exist but may not be available in the US.

SOCIAL (10)

Social dapps tended to require an email and install (e.g. via Google Play) in addition to a wallet. This category seems to attract a more dynamic class of dapp like the add-on Yup and self-hosted wallets like Sense Chat.

DeFi (21)

While DeFi is currently the most popular category with 21 active projects, fewer projects require more than a wallet than within the SOCIAL category.

GAMES (12)

Gaming projects share characteristics with the SOCIAL category. Be prepared to go beyond a wallet login, even for the best developed games.

NFTs (4)

Like the rest of crypto, NFTs are a rapidly developing space. There expects to be an influx of new projects by the end of the year. Login resembles that of EXCHANGES.

GAMBLING (11)

The influence of gambling has diminished a bit. Be aware, while all that’s usually required is a wallet, login is more challenging than an exchange. Several dapps required multiple (arbitrary) signatures that simply didn't occur in the other categories.

EMPLOYMENT (3)

There are only a few dapps in this category, but it appears to share the SOCIAL category’s complexity (or redundancy). A wallet was not enough.

Unsuccessful / Undefined (22)  (not included in chart)

Not all projects listed here were unsuccessful. Some were limited by location (U.S.). Without a wallet connection, the dapp content wasn’t validated and thus left undefined.

TOP 5 LISTS: PROJECTS BY CATEGORY

For brevity’s sake, the top 5 dapps in each category are listed in the following table. A full presentation is due to follow once this list gets passed around and the diagram is complete.

Please feel free to comment and/contribute.

NOTE: A tentative list of ACTIVE developers began being compiled. 

And don’t forget about the influx of new projects from the recent Hackathon!


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