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Blocknative Year In Review - And What's Ahead

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, UX Best Practices on December 17, 2019

Blocknative has come a long way since we launched at ETHDenver 2019 in February. Our team is excited by the progress we have made.  As 2019 wraps up, we want to take a moment to talk about where we are as a company – and what's next for 2020.

What Is Blocknative?

During 2019, we had the opportunity to get involved with the blockchain community at several events, including ETHDenver, Web3 Summit, MetaCartel Demo Day, DappCon, ETHBerlin, Devcon V, San Francisco Blockchain Week, and more. Along the way, we learned that many members of the ecosystem are familiar with Blocknative but were not sure about what we do.  This was not much of surprise given how rapidly our business and the surrounding ecosystem has evolved in 2019. 

In response, we recently created this quick video if efforts to clarify what we do, who we do it for, and why our capabilities are relevant to you and your blockchain-based business:

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Marble.Cards: Using Digital Collectibles to Make Crypto Accessible

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp on December 10, 2019

Marble.Cards enables users to turn almost any web page into an NFT (non-fungible tokens). These unique digital collectibles represent web pages as beautiful cards that combine a unique piece of artwork with an image from the webpage. This Dapp is on the mission to create a fun and easy way for new-comers to get engaged in the world of crypto-collectibles. 

Using NFTS To Introduce Users To Web3

What does it mean for a token to be non-fungible? Fungibility is synonymous with interchangeability. So non-fungible tokens are unique. You wouldn't want to trade a Marble.Card for another Marble.Card because they have different meanings and different worth. But you would easily trade a fungible token (ETH) for another fungible token. 

To further illustrate the differences, take a look at this diagram: 

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Bringing DEXs to Normies — One Transaction at a Time

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp, DeFi, Notify on December 4, 2019

Using crypto is hard. Right? 

This meme has been prevalent in the blockchain community for some time. But many projects are working to abstract the complexity away and make blockchain-based products accessible to average users. 

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How Eidoo Makes DeFi Accessible To The Masses

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp, DeFi, Notify on December 3, 2019

Eidoo — a leading European multi-currency wallet and hybrid exchange — will soon be among the first projects from the ICO wave to successfully ship every feature proposed in their white paper.  🤯

So what is next for Eidoo? Where will Eidoo invest its energy after they have met their original product milestones? Following the trend of DeFi projects focusing on usability, Eidoo has partnered with Blocknative to deploy real-time transaction notifications. Read on to learn about what Eidoo has built and how it plans to leverage notifications to improve DeFi accessibility.

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How Custom Blockchain Notifications Improved Mintable’s User Engagement

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp, Notify on November 7, 2019

Mintable is focused on driving NFT adoption. To accomplish this, Mintable builds tools for creators and end-users of digital collectibles. Their Dapp makes it easy to mint, manage, browse, and exchange ERC-721 assets in seconds. Since launching, Mintable has worked to improve engagement and reduce end-user anxiety when transacting on Ethereum. 

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Developing For Engagement: 4 Actionable Lessons from Web3 Summit

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, UX Best Practices on October 29, 2019

User engagement is the goal of nearly every product ever built on the web. But its an incredibly hard thing to define. Why? Because engagement is rooted in the in-determinant world of end-user psychology. Engagement is driven by a mix of users' expectations, hopes, desires, and fears. It's challenging to predict what features will make a positive impact.

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Ethereum Speed Up Transactions: How They Work and What They Mean For Dapps

Recently, we published a post covering Canceled Transactions and How They Break Dapp UX. Based on the positive feedback we received from the community, we are excited to dive into the world of Ethereum Speed Up Transactions — what they are, how they are different than Cancels, and the implications for your Dapp. [We recommend first reviewing our Cancel Post.]

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Lessons from a Pioneer in the NFT Game Ecosystem: A Brave New World for Indie Dapp Devs

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp on October 1, 2019

Blockchain is changing everything. And one of the most concrete examples of that change is the developer ecosystem that has emerged around popular games. For those that have not been in the loop, decentralized games enable third-party developers to build on top of them — without any permission. This is a radical departure from how game companies typically operate, and it opens up a whole new world to game developers. 

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How Simplicity Drives DeFi Dapp Engagement

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp, DeFi on August 13, 2019

Shiftly is a zero-fee, non-custodial aggregator of decentralized exchanges.  The objective is to help you quickly and conveniently find the best price to swap your crypto – across multiple liquidity pools. Shiftly currently supports Kyber, Uniswap, and Airswap. When you want to make a trade, you search through the providers and then trade directly on their smart contract via the Shiftly dapp.  

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Everything You Need to Know About Canceled Transactions – and How They Break Dapp UX

Is your Dapp displaying incorrect information to users? It probably is — through no fault of your own.

Since the start of the year, we have conducted more than 30 Dapp Transaction Usability Audits. Every Audit involves 50+ unique quantitative metrics and qualitative evaluations. One surprising finding: we have yet to audit a Dapp that cleanly handles either Canceled or Sped Up transactions. Why? 

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