Therefore, the NEO (NEO) Smart Economy is really a smart contract economy. To work, a smart contract economy will need a method of verifying and protecting digital identities.Read more
Hence, Golem could create a lucrative market for supercomputer apps or DApps (decentralized applications). Interestingly, such a market will be like GitHub, the software registry operator.
Notably, Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) paid $7.5 billion to acquire GitHub earlier this year. Like Golem, GitHub functions as a decentralized marketplace for a wide variety of apps.
HorusPay is built with the EOS blockchain which is not compatible with the Ethereum blockchain. However, HorusPay (HORUS) is part of the Bancor on EOS network.
Bancor on EOS is designed to allow fast conversation between EOS and Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies with the BancorX protocol. Thus it is possible to convert HorusPay (HORUS) into Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Request for Comments (ERC) tokens.
Unfortunately, there is apparently no fast means of converting HorusPay (HORUS) into Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), or fiat currencies. Notably, I could not find HorusPay in CoinSwitch cryptocurrency exchange aggregator.
The CoinSwitch aggregator is a protocol that allows users to trade on a wide variety of exchanges without an account. Thus, CoinSwitch offers trading in over 300 cryptocurrencies and over 45,000 potential pairs of cryptocurrencies.
However, CoinSwitch offers trading in EOS (EOS) and Bancor (BNT). Thus you could convert HorusPay (HORUS) into Bancor or EOS and trade those coins through CoinSwitch. On the other hand, that process is cumbersome and limited.Read more
Purported advantages to Bancor on EOS include: one second transactions, no-transaction fees, and no Ethereum gas-fees. If it works, Bancor on EOS could eliminate 10 second transaction times, gas fees, and transaction fees of up to $50 all of which are common on Ethereum.
Bancor on EOS is already working with over a dozen Cryptocurrencies. Altcoins utilizing BancorX and Bancor on EOS include:
Horus Pay (HORUS)
EOS Poker (POKER)
Workcoin (WRK) will need a huge capitalization because Needly is trying to build a blockchain marketplace for freelances. The plan at Workcoin is to create a cryptocurrency-powered alternative to Upwork.
Needly is trying to attract freelancers and employers to Workcoin with Zero Fees, Real Identity and Escrow. Unlike Upwork, Workcoin will pay freelancers in cryptocurrency and require users to have an authenticated GitHub or LinkedIn profile and credentials.
Needly is planning to make money by offering flat rate services. The hope is that flat rate services will attract more users and create a larger market volume.
On the positive side, iPhone & Android apps for Workcoin are in existence. On the negative side, it is not clear if anybody can find work through them. I have attracted no responses from my Workcoin profile.
The potential market for Workcoin is vast because many freelancers dislike Upwork and its competitors. Upwork is unpopular because it charges up to 20% for most transactions.Read more
The billion dollar idea at EOS is to build a worldwide blockchain operating system for industrial scale decentralized applications or DApps.
If that succeeds, EOS would be worth big money because it would the blockchain to be used like the internet. Present-day blockchains simply lack the size, speed, and capacity to operate complex and gigantic programs or platforms.
That would not be possible with the present blockchain ecosystems like Ethereum. It might be possible with something like EOS if the claims about it are true.
Beyond that it would be possible to offer digital services like banking, insurance, and platforms for freelance work through the blockchain. Workcoin is already building such a platform on EOS’s ecosystem.