Wintergreen Research: Blockchain 2024 is Worth $60 Billion, Here’s Top 10 Upcoming Projects to Watch in 2018

Upcoming Blockchain Projects to Be Watchful of for Q4 2018, As per News BTC

When we hear blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, whether it be firms or investors, more preference is typically given to the former, as it supposedly has the potential to increase efficiency in businesses while cutting down on costs over the long run.

Throughout 2018, we’ve come across several blockchain use cases ranging from the finance, health and engineering sector to voting platforms, supply chains and food and beverages industries.

Interest surrounding the technology is evidently present, with that being said, a published piece by News BTC looked at upcoming blockchain-based projects that might be prevailing for the final quarter of 2018. Here is a quick look at their top ten picks.

#1. Buddy

Buddy is a project that aims to ameliorate the way in which developers create and test apps today. In particular, their ultimate goal seems to revolve around the creation of a decentralized DevOps Marketplace and Automation GRID that will benefit every stage of a developer’s work. As per the claims made, the problems that were addressed in coming up with Buddy include barriers to development automation, scalability issues, short-term tools that hinder progress, and the lack of solutions for “cross-functional teams”.

The project has since secured partnerships with big names like GitHub, Google Cloud, Azure, Docker Store, and AWS Marketplace with many like Inc., AMARO, CGI, Baremetrics and Planday, some of whom have given Buddy a trial. Based on the roadmap, it seems like the firm has blockchain ops scheduled for release, which will be a fundamental support for blockchain applications.

#2. PLAYnetwork

PLAYnetwork has been proclaimed as a user-friendly blockchain protocol that brings together the digital and physical worlds of play, with a lot of emphasis placed on collectibles. PLAYnetwork is the most recent product to be introduced, as the team responsible for its likes has previously launched its “PlayTable”, which has been positively received by many tabletop gamers.

The platform will support both players and developers. For instance, players will have the ability to assign value to their collectibles, have full control over their data, trackability of data, and a variety of games. Similarly, developers will have unlimited digital attributes, licensing automation, cross-marketing opportunities, and rewards. The fourth quarter of 2018 seems to be one that entails a token sale and the release of the PNT marketplace for the team involved.

#3. Navibration

Navibration Experiences has been dubbed as “the world’s first decentralized routes social network […] built on Blockchain technology.” The navigation system neither requires internet connections nor maps, and simply uses routes that are geolocated and will be audio guided to rid current problems like lack of safety from having to look at smartphone devices.

As per the claims made, the Navibration app is in its final stages and will be available via both Apple Store and Google Play. As the team approaches the fourth quarter, their main focus will be on conducting a token sale, which will support their wallet and tools needed to create said routes.

#4. ReChain

ReChain’s foundation consists of loyalty programs that benefit both merchants and customers. While several programs of its kind already exist, nearly 50 percent of those under said programs are not content with the rewards. To resolve this issue, the team plans to secure personal data, while ensuring that more, personalized offers are available. Similarly, their goal is to diversify redemption options that consumers will be fond of.

The ReChain platform appears to be four-in-one, as it supports a digital wallet, an AD Curator API, a tool decided to help the less fortunate and a marketing portal that supports business goals.


DACONOMY came to life to target five key issues within the data industry and they include barrier of entry, the lack of trust between the parties involved, lack of control over personal data, inability to analyze and categorize data and inconvenience in finding relevant data.

Therefore, DACONOMY partnered with Schober Information Group to create a platform that is founded on trust and ensures security is not compromised. In particular, their use of AI supposedly gives them the edge, as data will be made available in a secure, inexpensive and user-friendly manner. In this case, the duo wants to perceive data as a tradeable asset. For the moment, the duo has scheduled an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), with the development only commencing in Q1 of 2019.


PATRON is a Japanese-based influencer-marketing platform that has since supported ICOs amounting to a total of $40 million this year, as per News BTC. Focusing more on the influencers bit of the project, PATRON has gained support from a lot of Instagram fames, examples of Sanaa Lathan and Jason Derulo were also mentioned. Ultimately, it is a platform in which influencers get a complete landscape to promote their brands and to establish a sound community following.

#7. eLocations

eLocations is a platform that claims to help consumers find retail spaces, brokers and locations, with great emphasis on future updates as well. Whether consumers are looking for something at home or across the globe, the platform supposedly has all the necessary information possible, with new additions made daily. Based on the team behind eLocations, several big names have put the platform to test, including the likes of Apple, Burton, DSquared, SushiShop, Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE to name a few.

#8. OPP Open WiFi

Have you ever searched for WiFi connections, but only found those with locks next to them? You aren’t the only one, as only one in ten WiFi connections are established for guests. To ensure that consumers have more access to WiFi for free, OPP Open WiFi is a project that aims to recruit 25 million WiFi Hotspot Hosts to create the world’s largest guest WiFi community.

This is not only beneficial for those who want access to free internet, but also those who will be donating their data in the process. Consumers who have more data than they need can donate it to OPP Open WiFi, where they simply have to make their Hotspot active an hour a day to qualify for compensation. The payments will be done in OPP Tokens which are currently valued at $0.40 per piece.

#9. iTrue

iTrue’s main focus is to ensure that businesses and developers are able to authenticate users and customers. Their Blockchain-as-a-Service supposedly houses an authentication system with biometrics to achieve their goals. Users also don’t need to fear of how their information is being used, as they will have full control over them and will be given the option to earn by sharing their data as they wish. The ultimately goal is to initiate said exchanges without compromising one’s information.

#10. BHired

BHired, as the name might hint out, is a platform that makes recruitment processes trustworthy, transparent and accountable. The platform will supposedly “reward accurate and timely participation during the hiring process”. In addition, it will ensure that employers get a good match that satisfies a firm’s needs – ultimately helping one get a job and the latter, an additional member to the team. Every time a resume is reviewed, the rightful owner will get compensated. Similarly, employers will be given accurate history on said candidates to ensure right hire.

Some of the projects mentioned here are definitely interesting, as they resolve some of the common problems consumers face on a daily basis, which include projects like BHired, OPP Open WiFi, DACANOMY, and Navibration to name the least. Buddy’s ability to support developers’ needs is also a noteworthy one! What do you think of News BTC’s list of top ten upcoming blockchain projects? Are there any that do not deserve to be on the list?

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