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.
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.]
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.
We recently introduced our new Notify API for programmable real-time transaction notifications. This new API represents an exciting step forward for Blocknative's cycle of ideate, build, test, learn, and refine. And one thing I've learned in two decades of founding and running startups is that successful organizations are constantly searching for customers to say three magical words:
We want that!
After months of internal development and testing, today I'm excited to introduce our new Notify API for Ethereum wallet providers and sophisticated Dapp development teams. Notify is a lightweight, easy-to-work-with back-end API that delivers real-time transaction state changes for every relevant address – or what we refer to as cradle-to-grave transaction monitoring.
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.
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?
CryptoMiner World is a crypto-collectible game where players can dig up crypto treasures from beneath a virtual landscape. Players find tradable in-game assets like silver, gold, gems, and more. Hidden throughout the world are keys to rare chests that contain anywhere from 10 to 2,000 ETH. Yes, that's more than $400,000!
In many ways, CryptoMiner World is a next-generation blockchain game.
Space Miners is a decentralized round-based game running on the Ethereum Mainnet. Players take turns sending miners to a planet for a chance to win that round’s earnings, which are then paid out in the Kerium Crystal (KMC) ERC-20 token. KMC can be sold back to the Space Miners contract at any time in exchange for Ether... but, every time a new round is completed, the relative price of KMC increases so that players are incented to HODL.
Our latest release of Blocknative Assist includes a new Transaction Notification API for Dapp developers and wallet providers. This simple but powerful API delivers instant updates on every transaction state change.