Today, there are hundreds of distributed applications (DApps) based on Ethereum. This number will grow into the thousands and then the tens of thousands. With all of these DApps, there lacks an efficient search engine for blockchain applications and smart contracts. This is an enormous problem for users not being able to search and find the right DApps. This severe limitation is holding back the blockchain industry, much like the Internet before Google.
With these challenges, there needs to be a self-evolving blockchain system based on value incentive. One platform that is addressing these challenges is Nebulas (NAS).
Nebulas (NAS) is an open source public chain, capable of supporting all functions offered by Ethereum, including decentralized apps, token-issuing, and smart contracts. Nebulas also features innovative core technologies:
- Nebulas Rank (NR) will help users find information in the blockchain universe and investors make informed investment decisions on projects.
- Nebulas Force (NF) will help developers and communities initiate projects and issue assets with less friction and more control.
- Developer Incentive Protocol (DIF) will reward developers who contribute to the ecosystem.
The Nebulas mainnet launched on March 30, 2018. To foster a sustainable and healthy ecosystem, the Nebulas team is committed to encouraging more developers to continue to build more and higher quality decentralized applications (DApps) on the Nebulas mainnet. The Nebulas team has established a “Nebulas Incentive Foundation” funded on a daily basis by NAS tokens derived from DPoS bookkeeping.
With this incentive plan, Nebulas hopes to find and nurture the future champions of blockchain development — those special developers who will lead and inspire in this transformative technology shift. Nebulas selects outstanding DApps according to its algorithm. By encouraging developers to create on Nebulas, all parties contribute to the overall development of blockchain, and every participant in the Nebulas ecosystem is given the opportunity to benefit for the long term.
The Nebula 1.0 Eagle Nebula mainnet has all the features of Ethereum and surpasses the second-generation blockchain in several ways:
- Nebulas is the only blockchain that implements the world-renown LLVM compiler, features superior performance through concurrent technology, with a transaction processing capability of 2000TPS.
- Nebulas is more secure, stable, and has strong expandability. It also provides novel measures to invoke smart contracts and upgrade protocols.
Any platform that can attract the most diversified number of developers is the most valuable. For example, the Apple App Store has opened entirely new prospects for mobile applications by establishing an application ecosystem that creates tremendous social value and business returns. This is the strategy behind the Nebulas Incentive Program.
On the Nebulas platform, every DApp developer has the chance to share the ecosystem benefits based on their contribution to the blockchain world. This is made possible through the DIP protocol. Outstanding developers in the community receive NAS from DIP offering. Those developers who make contributions to the community ecosystem growth are rewarded, which will create a positive feedback mechanism offering to community developers.
Nebulas hopes to further extend NR’s functionality, i.e., by making information indexes for blockchains. Combining NR with a “keywords” mechanism, Nebulas can sort and manage information in a relevant way. In doing so, users of blockchains will be able to access more relevant and high-value data (including information, assets, smart contracts, DApps, etc.).
Compared to the Google search engine in the Internet world, with continuously explosive and tremendous information growth of blockchains, an information index and search engine for blockchains becomes an indispensable and necessary requirement. It will be an essential tool and the starting point for many users to explore the world of blockchains. With the power of information index and searching, as well as combining the Internet’s mature business model, Nebulas hopes to open up unprecedented business potential.
The Nebulas Incentive Program has already seen big awards. In week 2, a total of 226 people, including developers and referrers, won more around $250,000 worth of NAS rewards. The weekly Champion was an independent game developer, whom we believe created the first sandbox management strategy game based on blockchain. The game, named ”Cell Evolution,” was created in just 10 days, and won the 10,000 NAS prize.
So far, more than 2100 DApps have been deployed on the Nebulas mainnet in its two months of operation, surpassing the number of DApps on Ethereum. In order to further improve the performance of the mainnet and enrich the ecosystem’s technical tools, technical materials, and promotional resources and build a benign community ecosystem, the Nebulas team has officially launched the “Nebulas Bounty Rewards Program.”
As with any blockchain project, it’s important to look at the team involved. Here, Nebulas does not disappoint and delivers what is perhaps the most impressive team we have seen. Nebulas founder Hitters Xu was a founder of Antshares (NEO) and also the former founding leader of Ant Financial’s Blockchain Platform, He’s also an ex-Googler in the Search & Anti-Fraud team. Co-founder Robin Zhong is the former architect of Ant Financial’s blockchain platform. Lastly, co-founder Guan Wang was also a co-founder of Antshares (NEO).
Overall, Nebulas is one of the most ambitious blockchain projects we have seen. With a strong team behind Nebulas and an incentivized reward system for developers, Nebulas has the potential to become not just the Google of blockchains, but also the true Ethereum (ETH) killer. As the second week champ of the Nebulas Incentive Program and experienced game developer Wu Xiao said:
“It’s lonely being a developer on Ethereum. There’s very little support.”
Look for more developers to continue embracing Nebulas over Ethereum.
Learn more about Nebulas:
Official website: Nebulas.io
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