Hive is Swarming MarketSquare!

10 May 2021
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When we started the process of looking for projects that had an interest in MarketSquare’s vision, we came across the Hive community. To say that the Hive ecosystem is active would be an understatement. They are highly engaged on multiple projects, dapps, and community initiatives. We are proud to have them as a partner on MarketSquare and want to highlight the immense amount of projects from Hive joining us on MarketSquare!

Collaborating with Hive

Hive is a large ecosystem with a wide variety of dapps, projects, and use cases. In order to get a good understanding of how it works, we connected directly with the team at Hive. They have been instrumental in connecting us with a multitude of projects and shaping what would eventually become the Hive Hub.

Check out the Hive Hub

Hive joining us on MarketSquare is only the first step. As time goes one we hope to see them fully embrace the platform and its features in order to shine a spotlight on everything they are creating.

Hive Projects You Can Find on MarketSquare

Games

When it comes to games on Hive, there is an abundance of titles to choose from. Each game has their own vibrant community and innovates on blockchain features in unique ways.

Splinterlands - a digital, collectible card game built on blockchain technology. It is similar in concept to games like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone where you build up a collection of cards, which have various stats and abilities to use them to battle other players in skill-based matches.

Rising Star - a card-based RPG where you work your way up from street musician to global megastar. The game has you doing everything on your path to stardom, from completing missions all the way to unlocking permanent fans in the form of collectible NFTs. The most intriguing thing about Rising Star, besides all of the care and thought that went into the game mechanics, is the ability for players to own their in-game assets. NFTs and special cards unlocked during playthroughs can be sold within the in-game marketplace. Blockchain and gaming open the door to a multitude of different possibilities for gamers and Rising Star does a great job highlighting these aspects.

CryptoBrewMaster - lets players set out to collect ingredients, upgrade their brewery, and craft their own beer! The main purpose behind CryptoBrewMaster is to create a game that is not only fun but teaches aspiring craft beer brewers the ins-and-outs of beer production. The game takes a technical approach to brewing in regards to how players need to collect the correct equipment and design a recipe prior to creating their beer. In furtherance of their main purpose, CryptoBrewMaster also partners with different breweries, equipment manufacturers and suppliers in order to connect aspiring brewers with reputable businesses from all around the world!

Rabona - a massive multiplayer online soccer management simulator. Players decide how to build and develop their team, take on the role of the head coach, and manage the financials of their club. Lead your club to the top of the league and become League Champion in a game that embraces all areas of team management.

Health

When it comes to your health, making the right choices and creating a positive lifestyle should not seem like a chore. Dapps like Actifit on Hive reward users for their everyday activity and transforms your exercise into a fun and interactive experience.

Actifit - an innovative social dApp that incentivizes a healthy lifestyle by rewarding your everyday activity. The Actifit mobile app tracks user activity and rewards users with AFIT tokens, Actifit innate token, but also HIVE, STEEM, and SPORTS token rewards on supported blockchains and partner communities. Users can sync their activity count using various fitness trackers including Fitbit and Apple Watch.

Social Media

When it comes to social media on Hive, all platforms take a strong stance on providing their users with an open, censorship-resistant space to share their thoughts. In addition, many projects reward content creators with Hive or Hive-based tokens for their content. Take a look at the different platforms and dapps below!

Dapplr - the first design-based app that lets you be a part of the Hive Ecosystem. “Dapplr” is derived from the word dapple, meaning spots/patches of light or color. The design language that the dapplr team has chosen for their application is subtly explained by the name - prioritizing just a few colors and a fun aesthetic to the overall user-experience. The Dapplr team believes that details matter and that can be seen in the colorful liquid-like effects underpinning the enitre application.

D.Buzz - a micro-blogging platform that allows users to create accounts, join in on conversations and post their own content. The team behind D.Buzz was originally on Steem but moved over to the Hive Blockchain during the community hardfork in early 2020. D.Buzz’s mission is to promote freedom of speech and user-rights. By creating a platform that is a decentralized social-media alternative, D.Buzz supports a censorship-resistant platform where users are in control.

3Speak - is a place where content creators directly own their onsite assets and their communities. This platform runs specifically on the Hive blockchain and facilitates a censorship-free environment where content creators can express their views. By using 3Speak, users are rewarded in Hive tokens and can receive donations via the 3Speak token just by using the platform. These tokens act not only as rewards but as governance tokens as well where holders have a voice in the direction of 3Speak.

Eccency - a decentralized open-source social network built and powered by users. Ecency promotes community-building and empowering content creators through rewards on their blogging platform. By being a content creator on Ecency you can earn cryptocurrency, which is rewarded to all users for various social activities they perform on Ecency.com as well as the Ecency Mobile and Desktop applications. Additionally, Ecency’s users can also earn Ecency Points by referring their friends to the platform.

PeakD - a community platform built on Hive that allows users to post their content and exercise true ownership over their content. Decentralization and censorship resistant tech aren’t just buzzwords, censorship resistance and decentralization is baked into blockchains like Hive. Many platforms will say that censorship-resistance and free speech is part of their ideology or company vision. However, when these ideals get tested, companies can be quick to change their policies. On PeakD, decentralization means that users own their content and can use the tools that PeakD has to offer in a manner that they see fit. Touted as Hive’s entry point to the decentralized web, they place a high value on users having true ownership over their content, which can be seen in the way their platform is structured.

Aureal - a decentralized podcast platform built on top of Hive. Aureal acts as a bridge between traditional audio content creators (podcasters) and consumers by connecting them to Web 3.0. The team at Aureal aims to solve the everlasting and painful problem of podcast monetization and discovery without using advertisements. More importantly, the team strives to provide content creators with all the necessary tools they may require.

Payments

When it comes to payments, the Hive ecosystem is constantly coming up with new ways to have merchants and business owners transact on the Hive Blockchain.

Hive Pay - a merchant solution that allows merchants and vendors to easily accept payments in Hive and Hive-engine tokens. With a few simple lines of code, a merchant can add a Hive Pay button to their checkout pages.

Developer Resources/Tools

In order to succeed and innovate within any ecosystem, developer tools and resources are of the uptmost importance. Take a look at some of Hive’s development-focused offerings.

FullAlt - a team of passionate developers from the Hive Ecosystem that are creating products for the benefit of Hive and its growing community. One of their most widely used products is HiveTips. HiveTips allows people to tip any user HIVE tokens on various social platforms.

DLUX - an open-source project built on the Hive blockchain that started as a way for users to build, post and monetize virtual reality experiences without needing to know any code themselves. By leveraging networked A-Frame, visitor avatars spawn into social VR rooms with interconnecting portals to other places, all in-browser across mobile, headsets and desktop computers. With full Hive wallet integration, the ability to purchase and tip became a reality for VR art galleries, augmented reality menu systems and 2D web dApps.

NFTs

NFTs or Non-fungible tokens have become an increasingly popular usecase for blockchain technology in recent months. They can be used in a wide variety of areas such as art, gaming, real-estate, and more. In addition to the games featured on Hive’s ecosystem, let’s look at a specific dapp specifically for artists.

Hive Showroom - a digital art marketplace built on the Hive blockchain. NFT Showroom runs on Hive Engine which is a smart contracts side-chain platform for the Hive blockchain. Their on-site currency is SWAP.HIVE which is a token that is pegged 1:1 with Hive. The minting fee to tokenize 1 edition is 5 Hive plus 1 Hive for each extra edition. They charge a 10% market fee for each sale, for secondary sales artists receive a 5% royalty. NFT Showroom aims to provide a platform that is easy to use and less expensive to transact for both the creator and collector and solve existing problems in the crypto art sphere.

Events

Networking and meeting new people is more crucial today than it has ever been. While more and more people are working remotely, the time we can get together is even more valuable. Let’s look at a virtual event put on by our Hive Partner - Splinterlands.

DYGYCON - a new kind of digital conference event built with web 3.0 in mind. Powered by Gamerjibe Social, the gamified expo that hosts DYGYCON will supercharge your networking skills. Your avatar can run, jump, double jump (yes you heard us right), attend presentations, or step up to a private conversation table with a new friend for a quick impromptu meeting. There will be games, giveaways, NFT auctions and more. Best of all, the 3-hour event is completely free to attend. Learn how to enjoy conferences again.

The Latest Buzz

While the list of projects and dapps above is impressive, it is only a fraction of what the Hive Ecosystem has to offer. As MarketSquare continues to grow, we hope to welcome more Hive projects to our space and provide in-depth content that will benefit the entire blockchain industry.

Make sure to join MarketSquare by becoming a part of our growing community on Discord , YouTube and Twitter

Ray Alvarez is the CEO of ARK.io. He has a background in Law and a blackbelt in martial arts. When he isn't working, he likes to read about NFTs, gaming, and the latest advancements in Blockchain tech.
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