Ethereum Blockchain’s Status Welcomes BlockParty, Pixura and CryptoStrikers


BlockParty—The Decentralized Event Management Web Application Joins Status Blockchain

A recent statement from Status Incubate—a blockchain accelerator developed by Ethereum-based Status.im—notes that BlockParty is the recent project to join the platform after Pixura, and CryptoStrikers. BlockParty, which has been developed by Makoto Inoue, an Ethereum community member and developer is seeking to build a one-of-a kind event management dAPP.

BlockParty is an open-sourced project which seeks to provide event organizers and planners with a completely decentralized solution that will help address problems pertaining to under-attended and over-enrolled events.

How Does BlockParty Work?

The decentralized web system requires that all people registering for a particular event make a small deposit in the form of ETH funds. If they fail to attend the event they had selected, they lose the funds they had already paid. After an event has ended, any ETH raised from non-attendance is distributed to all the people who showed up for the event.

Addressing The Issue Of No-Shows At Events

BlockParty as a decentralized web system is unique in the way it approaches event attendance. Its uniqueness can also be seen in its application of behavioral economics and smart contracts. The system seeks to address real problems using Ethereum, such as attending an event only to realize that many of the people who had said they would come did not bother showing up.

Compared to the traditional software used in event planning, BlockParty has created a built-in incentive for attending events. This is a solution that would not have been available a few years’ back when Ethereum and blockchain were unheard of. Thanks to Ethereum, the development of BlockParty dAPP is now a possibility.

Makoto Inoue—BlockParty Founder

Before embarking on the development of BlockParty, Makoto worked on, and eventually launched a developer focused study group for those interested in Ethereum development. During this period, Makoto also started to build a prototype for the project now known as BlockParty.

The prototype was later put to the test in two events aptly named Devcon2 and Devcon3. Together with his two co-founders (Ramesh Nair and Jeff Lau), Makoto envisions BlockParty as a decentralized web system that has the potential to be adopted for mass use.

What’s Next?

BlockParty was initially created as a way of satisfying Makoto’s personal goals. He, however, plans to use the completed dAPP in organizing and mentoring his London-based Ethereum study group. Given the fact that the dAPP is open-sourced, all developers are welcomed to clone it and deploy their own versions.

Makoto has, however, gone on to warn developers that may be interested in cloning the application, stating that its code is currently at the super alpha phase. This means that it still lacks some vital features as well as robustness.

For those that are not well-versed with coding or Ethereum technical aspects, but are interested in using BlockParty at a local party or event, they are invited to reach out to Makoto via his Twitter handle. BlockParty is a practical dAPP that can be used to organize great events.

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