Keeping an eye on some interesting Bitcoin and Ethereum products

Bitcoin

  • OpenBazaar – decentralized eBay.
  • Blockai – proving ownership.
  • BitPesa – cheap remittance, RIP Western Union.
  • Blockstream – sidechains, allow new features on top of the Bitcoin blockchain without changing the protocol.
  • Trezor – hardware wallet, secure your bitcoins.

Ethereum

  • Akasha – decentralized social network.
  • Slock.it – IoT and decentralization, e.g. rent your unused WiFi bandwidth, smart locks, etc. Previously: TheDAO.
  • uPort – Identity and reputation services.
  • Swarm – serverless hosting.

I sincerely hope to add a Decred section for the next update of this post.

Note: this is no investor advice, the topics and the solutions they propose looks very interesting to me, but I’ve no idea if there is a market for it and how they manage their companies. I was super excited about bonafide.io (identity and reputation services) which ended operations ~a year ago and TheDAO which resulted in an epic Ethereum fail (hard fork).