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Top 3 dApps on Radix to Watch in October

Top 3 dApps on Radix to watch in October
Marko Marjanovic

Radix is a layer-1 smart contract protocol and network designed with the end goal in mind: to provide the user experience, developer experience, and scalability needed to take Web3 and decentralized finance (DeFi) mainstream. 

At the end of September, the Radix Babylon mainnet goes live, allowing live smart contracts and with this, live dApps running on the Radix mainnet. Out of the 50 or so projects looking to deploy to Radix over Q4,  some stand out for their unique offerings and potential to leave a positive impact on the DeFi landscape. 

In this guide, we highlight 3 top dApps on Radix to watch in October. The projects on our list showcase not only the unique user experience offered by the Radix platform but also the creativity of the developers leveraging Radix’s groundbreaking Scrypto smart contract programming language. By tracking the progress of these projects, Radix token holders and DeFi enthusiasts alike can gain insights into the future of decentralized finance and the role Radix plays in supporting its growth.

But first, a quick primer on dApps and Radix.

What are dApps?

What is Radix?

Radix isa layer-1 smart contract platform that styles itself the “full stack” for Web3 and DeFi. Having been in development for more than a decade, Radix is now ready to provide the user experience and developer experience needed to allow everyone to confidently use DeFi, and anyone to be able to quickly learn how to build secure and powerful Web3 dApps. 

At the end of September 2023, Radix will launch its Babylon mainnet upgrade. This will introduce the Radix Wallet, a mobile app that will solve many of the challenges currently preventing  people from confidently using Web3 and DeFi. Things like seed phrases, blind signing, and frequent security breaches will become a thing of the past, allowing your friends and family to confidently and seamlessly use Web3. The Radix user experience includes innovations such as;

The Scrypto programming language in tandem with the Radix Engine virtual machine that empowers everyday developers to build secure Web3 and DeFi applications in a fraction of the time that it takes today. This revamped developer experience achieves this by providing first-class features for assets (tokens and NFTs), transactions, and access control directly into the programming environment, in the same way that game engines provide game developers first class features for gravity, physics, and gravity.

To learn more about Radix, why it’s called the “Full Stack” for DeFi, see:

3 of the top dApps on Radix to watch in October

The DeFi landscape is undergoing rapid and continuous changes, and new dApps are coming out on a regular basis. In June 2023, the Runs on Radix Program was launched to bolster the thriving Radix ecosystem and showcase the advantages of the platform, such as enhanced security and scalability. Dozens of projects joined the incentive, each bringing something new to the ecosystem. 

To showcase the versatility of the platform, we have compiled a list of 3 of the top most innovative and exciting dApps on Radix to watch out for in October:

  1. DeXter;
  2. Impahla;
  3. Trove.

1. DeXter

DeXter is a community-driven decentralized order book exchange on Radix. It was developed by the Radix community itself, it boasts over 25 contributors, and its $DEXTR token offers users trading fee rewards and future governance voting power. Upon launch, DeXter aims to provide spot and limit order functionalities, with plans to expand into leveraged trading in the future.

DeXter chose Radix due to its developer-friendly environment, user-centric design, and robust foundation with Cerberus as the consensus layer, ensuring scalability and security. However, what makes DeXter stand apart from similar dApps is its community-driven development, in which contributors are incentivized with maker fees, which fosters liquidity.

Runs on Radix Q&A: DeXter. Source: Radix YouTube channel.

2. Imphala

Impahla is a dApp specializing in primary token (i.e., FT and NFT) sales through auctions and operates a secondary marketplace for NFTs. Impahla evolved from a basic launchpad to a specialized digital asset platform with a plan to roll out full functionality for NFT primary sales and integrate DeFi tools in the future, aiming to create a decentralized investment banking platform within the Radix ecosystem. Now, it is a smart contract-based digital asset platform that offers DAO governance tools, escrow services, and plans to integrate an NFT collateral-based lending app.

The Impahla team was formed organically within the Radix ecosystem, so it emphasizes community governance and relies on Radix features, such as its:

  • Full-stack approach innovation and security;
  • User-centric design;
  • Scrypto language, which simplifies Impahla’s development process.
Runs on Radix Q&A: Impahla. Source: Radix YouTube channel.

3. Trove 

Trove is a digital asset trade and management utility that helps users manage and swap various digital assets, including NFTs and tokens, in a single deal. As a dApp, it eliminates intermediaries.

Trove is built using Radix’s Srypto, and its core blueprint was drafted in less than 300 lines of code. Using Radix as the foundation, Trove can offer reduced deal size constraints, transaction manifests for clarity, minimal gas fees, and inherent scalability.

The team’s decision to build on the Radix Engine allows the app to handle a large number of assets in a single transaction, handle transaction manifests for transparency, ensure low transaction fees, and focus on scalability.

Moreover, Trove seeks to simplify digital asset trades and offer a secure and efficient peer-to-peer trading experience within the Radix ecosystem. That is, users can easily create trade proposals and complete trades in just a few steps, enhancing the accessibility and trustworthiness of digital asset exchanges.

Runs on Radix Q&A: Trove. Source: Radix YouTube channel.

Final thoughts

As the Radix ecosystem grows, it is essential to keep an eye on promising projects developed within it. The apps we mentioned are just a few examples of the quickly growing Radix network, which attracted 45 different projects in June 2023 with the launch of its community Runs on Radix Program. If all goes according to plan, some of them have the potential to introduce a lot of innovations to their respective sectors in the blockchain and DeFi space. 

By staying in the know in regard to the developments of these apps and following their progress, you can gain valuable insights into the evolving decentralized application landscape and reap some of the benefits it brings ahead of the competition.

FAQs about the top 3 dApps on Radix to watch in October

What is Radix?

Radix is a decentralized layer-1 DeFi protocol that provides the user experience, developer experience and scalability to take DeFi and Web3 mainstream. 

What are some notable DeFi dApps on Radix?

More than forty DeFi/dApp projects have chosen Radix as their ecosystem. Some of the more noteworthy ones include Imphala, DeXter, and Trove.

Who can benefit from Radix dApps?

Radix dApps can benefit a wide range of users, including dApp developers, DeFi and blockchain enthusiasts, 

Disclaimer: The content of the article is for informational purposes only. Finbold has no stake in and does not endorse the use of any of the dApps mentioned in the text, nor does it assume any responsibility for the actions taken by individuals based on the information provided in the article.

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