Smart Contracts and dApps: Overview of the Landscape

  • Conflicts of interest where they take advantage of both parties (insider financial fraud).
  • Management of platforms, access, and accounts (suspensions).
  • Arbitrary change of terms and conditions.

What is a Decentralized Application?

  • The main website (frontend) with a button to Launch App
  • The app (backend) with a button to Connect Wallet
  • The smart contracts that appear on your wallet when performing actions
  • Most dApps often have their utility token (e.g., UNI for Uniswap v3)

Different Types of Smart Contracts

Open Source Smart Contracts

Upgradable Smart Contracts

Compatible Smart Contracts

Different Types of dApps

Infrastructure Dapps

Primitive Dapps

  • ENS or Unstoppable Domains for Web3 identification
  • Certik or Hacken for crypto audits and security
  • Curve, UniSwap, or PulseX for decentralized exchanges (DEXs)
  • Filecoin, Storj, or IPFS for decentralized storage
  • Lido, Nexus Mutual, Aave, Wormhole Bridge, or LiquidLoans for DeFi services
  • Opera, Brave, or Metamask for browsers and decentralized wallets

“Application” dApps

Smart Contracts Examples

Ethereum Smart Contracts

Binance Smart Contracts

Solana Smart Contracts

Cardano Smart Contracts

Avalanche Smart Contracts

Decentralized Application Examples

The Ethereum dApp Ecosystem

  • NFT Marketplaces: Opensea, X2Y2, LooksRare, and Gem
  • Games: Illuvium, CryptoKitties, Decentraland
  • Other: Crypto.com swap, Gnosis Protocol

The Binance dApp Ecosystem

  • DEXs: BiSwap, BakerySwap, KnightSwap
  • Yield: Alpaca Finance, Venus Protocol
  • NFT Marketplaces: Altura, AirNFTs
  • Games: Mobox, MetaverseMiner, BinaryX
  • Other: Seedify, Quantic

The Solana dApp Ecosystem

  • Lending: Solend, Mango Markets
  • Liquid Staking: Marinade Finance
  • DEXs: Raydium, Serum, Orca
  • Yield: Tulip, Quarry, Saber
  • NFT Marketplaces: SolanArt, MagicEden
  • Wallets: Phantom, Solflare

The Cardano dApp Ecosystem

  • DEXs: Minswap, WingRiders, SundaeSwap, MuesliSwap
  • Lending: Meld
  • Wallets: Daedalus, Yoroi, AdaLite

The Avalanche dApp Ecosystem

  • DEXs: TraderJoe, Yeti, Pangolin, Curve
  • Yield: Benqi, Vector Finance, Yield Yak
  • NFT Marketplace: JoePegs
  • Other: Wonderland, Stargate, GMX,
  • Wallet: Avalanche Wallet

Use Cases for Smart Contracts and dApps

Proof Of Ownership

On-Chain Governance

DeFi Services and Trading Tools

Legal Contracts

  • Buying a home without wasting weeks and 5% of closing costs
  • Completing international payments within minutes, bypassing middle banks and escrow fees
  • Buying insurance where conditions are stated on code, so they can’t deny your deserved coverage
  • Writing Terms of Use as blockchains programs to protect platforms from misuse.
  • Instantly verify your ownership with NFTs for intellectual property and trademarks

The Future Landscape Of Smart Contracts

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