While much has focused on the weird and wonderful cyrptocurrency world of bitcoin, its biggest rival is Ethereum, a platform that is developing in the most bizarre manner.
Currently, its most popular application is a game based on the blockchain called CryptoKitties, a so-called ‘crytocollectible’ where users can buy or trade cartoon kittens. Users can even breed two CryptoKitties to create a genetically unique offspring.
First it was cats and the internet that dominated, now it looks as if the blockchain will follow suit; it’s a mad, mad world.
While such phenomena are undoubtedly interesting and media-friendly, there are other important milestones that may not be as sensational, but are developments just as seminal as one of the world’s first blockchain-based games.
With membership across the Fortune 500, enterprises, startups, research facilities and even Governments, the EEA’s mission is to enhance the privacy, security, and scalability of Ethereum-based blockchain technologies.
Status is a decentralized browser with built-in chat and wallet functionality that makes it easy for anyone to access the decentralized web. With a strategy of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship and promoting transparent economic trade, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join, contribute and engage.
Following a successful token sale raising more than an extraordinary $100 million in Ether in less than 24 hours, Status is currently in development. It is an open source mobile platform that serves as a gateway to decentralized apps (DApps) and services built on Ethereum. The base offering enables access to encrypted messages, smart contracts, digital currency and more.
The early-stage startup is an open-source project committed to the public blockchain. The company’s goal is to partner across the EEA membership roster to ensure the promise of Ethereum is tangible for billions of people.
Playing a leading role in improving the user experience to interact with Ethereum, Status will cultivate relationships and leverage resources that drive the development of open-source standards for the public Ethereum blockchain.
Alongside leading global enterprises and startups in the EEA, Status wants to drive a clear roadmap, robust governance model and useful Ethereum resources.