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Case Study: Space Miners Deploys Vaporwave-Styled Blockchain Notifications with Blocknative Assist

Blocknative

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

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. 

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A Powerful New API for Blockchain Transaction Notifications in Blocknative Assist 0.9

Chris Meisl

By Chris Meisl in blockchain, usability on July 2, 2019

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. 

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Guessing a Private Key: Beyond Chainsplaining Part IV

Matt Cutler

By Matt Cutler in blockchain, Beyond Chainsplaining on June 26, 2019

What if I told you that you could control a crypto account with hundreds of millions of dollars in value just by guessing a single number?

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Case Study: Nifty Football Delivers Breakout UX with Blocknative Assist

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By Blocknative in blockchain, usability, Case Study, Dapp on June 5, 2019

Nifty Football takes user experience to the next level with Blocknative Assist

We’re happy to share that Nifty Football has deployed Blocknative Assist into their Dapp, providing the Ethereum ecosystem with a live example of state-of-art transaction usability. 

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Mobile Notifications Now a Reality with Blocknative Assist 0.8

Chris Meisl

By Chris Meisl in blockchain, usability on June 4, 2019

Since launching Blocknative Assist, we have received a lot of great feedback from the Dapp developer community. Based upon feedback from our users, we're excited to announce that our latest 0.8 release now meets your users wherever they are – including mobile Dapp browsers.

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Holding Every Private Key in the Palm of Your Hand: Beyond Chainsplaining Part III

Our objective with the Beyond Chainsplaining series is to explore metaphors and stories you can use to help explain blockchain. In our last post, we built out our first 'metaphor of the moment': Blockchains as Brick Walls

In this post, we'll introduce a new and different ‘metaphor of the moment’ — how to hold virtually every possible private key in your hands. On a single sheet of paper. 

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Beyond Chainsplaining: Blockchains as Brick Walls and Other Ways to Light the Lightbulb

Our recent Enough with the Chainsplaining post seemed to strike a nerve – in a positive way! – within the Ethereum community. Ecosystem thought-leaders and crypto-newbies alike have reached out to encourage us to continue on this theme. We clearly have good company in our quest to figure effective ways to discuss the foundational concepts that make blockchain technology so compelling.

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Blocknative Assist 0.6: Adding Powerful New Features

Chris Meisl

By Chris Meisl in blockchain, usability on May 3, 2019

We launched Blocknative Assist at ETHDenver 2019 and since then have received a ton of great feedback from the Dapp development community. Blocknative Assist is our embeddable javascript platform that helps onboard users into Web3 and then improves Dapp transaction usability. 

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Introducing the UX Best Practices for BUIDLers Series

Sean OConnor

By Sean OConnor in blockchain, usability on April 25, 2019

Here at Blocknative we spend a lot of time thinking about Dapp usability. Because usability is key to blockchain catching on and taking hold among the masses. If people have a hard time using something, they won’t. Just like if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it… if a game-changing Dapp has few active users, can it really change the game?

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Enough with the Chainsplaining: How to Talk Blockchain with Empathy

Matt Cutler

By Matt Cutler in blockchain, Beyond Chainsplaining on April 4, 2019

mansplain: verb: (of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.

Chainsplaining starts innocuously enough. Maybe you’re at a cocktail party or a neighborhood gathering, and blockchain happens to bubble up in casual conversation. 

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