The decentralized ecosystem is emerging from the infrastructure phase, and entering a phase of actual utility.
Dr. Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea, Blockstack co-Founders, believe that it is critical to drive everyday users to dapps that are ready for widespread adoption. Therefore, Blockstack has announced the first ecosystem-wide, universal Dapp Store. The Dapp Store, which can be found on app.co, currently serves as an aggregator of usable dapps for gaming, social networking, productivity, and financial services. It is a discovery tool for decentralized apps built on Blockstack, Ethereum, EOS, IPFS, Steem, and more. The Dapp Store is launching with over 150 dapps, and is expected to surface more every day.
Currently, dapps are accessed through a myriad of different channels, creating a bottleneck for people wanting to seamlessly discover the best of what the decentralized Internet has to offer. The Dapp Store not only addresses the discoverability problem for users, but facilitates a way for developers to feature their dapps in one place.
Dr. Ali and Shea believe that projects across the decentralized community need to join together and familiarize users with this new online experience. They stated “Together, we can show users that there are better alternatives to a small number of powerful corporations that exist to benefit from their data.”