Ecosystems. One of the most vital, yet often overlooked, portions of a cryptocurrency project. It’s all well and good having a powerful crypto solution, but if your ecosystem isn’t flourishing, then what’s the point?
In technology, an ecosystem is a network of interconnected systems. In cryptocurrency specifically, this refers to projects that require developers to build services to strengthen their product. The more services that are interconnected under one hood, the stronger the ecosystem.
The stronger an ecosystem is, the more appealing it is to new users. If you can sign up to one service and get access to a bunch of different, appealing features, that is far more compelling than competing services that don’t offer the same product spread.
Bluzelle, a decentralized database for decentralized applications, has recently launched a new program called Swarm of Duty – a push to incentivize developers, token holders and validators to contribute towards and ultimately build out the Bluzelle ecosystem.
Here’s a look at some of the use cases that developers can build to earn themselves some crypto rewards and progress the Bluzelle ecosystem at the same time.
Bluzelle has a big interest in free speech, which fits with the cryptocurrency ethos that centralized systems should not control us. With centralized hosting there is a risk of information that is censored by centralized authorities being lost, even though it’s arguable that this is the most important information for public eyes. Therefore, for this mission Bluzelle proposes two parts of the anti-censorship structure:
- A crawler that scours websites to find any content that is likely to set off bells and provoke censorship. Anything that matches the pre-defined criteria should then be stored on Bluzelle with a long lease, which will prevent content censorship because it will be backed up on a decentralized network. Even if it’s removed from the original place, it still exists on Bluzelle.
- The second part is a web interface that would allow anyone to browse the content that has been backed up by the crawler. The developers are responsible for assigning content metrics based on their tags and degree of risk, with the goal of spotlighting content most likely to be censored.
In return developers can earn $4,000 for this task and a further $2,000 if there are Android and iOS apps to view the content.
There are plenty of real applications that would benefit from a system like this. For example, certain social media sites are prolific for unjust bans and censorship to fit their agenda. With the proposed crawler system social media sites would be unable to hide content that didn’t fit their bias, which is extremely important. It prevents leaders from using their platform to fuel agendas.
Create a peer to peer mobile app for both iOS and Android that can be used to host multiple choice questions and study the results. Individuals must be able to vote with their Bluzelle TestNet address and each address only gets one vote per question, with all answers and other data being stored on the TestNet database. Individuals must be tied to their phone number.
In return developers can earn $3,000 for completing the task, with an additional $1,500 available for creating a system that can weight a voter’s answer based on how much BNT they have staked over a time period. The aim of this would be to encourage BNT holding/staking.
Besides the obvious benefits this can bring to the BNT token, a decentralized, immutable voting system could be a valuable asset to both data collectors and the submittors. Since votes are limited based on your address, it’s tough for an individual to game the system and submit lots of answers. On the other hand, those that submit their answers know that their submission cannot be tampered with since results are stored immutably on the blockchain.
Peer to peer chat
The task is to create a decentralized chat service that can support instant messages and persistent rooms with owners. One of the key requirements is that users will require a telephone number tied to their account to log in, similar to Telegram.
There are multiple levels of rewards that can be earned from completing this task, depending on how far the developer goes with their product. For example, the reward for creating a P2P chat for both iOS and Android is $3,000, but by adding PC browser support, an additional $1,500 is available. Or get an extra $1,000 if you use IPFS to enable file transfers, avatars and more, providing it’s encrypted.
Much like the anti-censorship crawler, a decentralized chat is an important application that enables free speech. A decentralized chat is highly scalable and extremely trustworthy. Users don’t have to trust a centralized owner isn’t reading their messages. Essentially, a decentralized peer to peer chat prevents censorship and adds the benefit of privacy too.
These examples are just some of the options that developers have to build on the Bluzelle network to earn themselves some money. This program is a great incentivizer to get developers working on useful blockchain applications that could massively propel the growth of Bluzelle as a network.
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