This is a brief review and list of about 60 blockchain services, resources, applications, etc. excluding social media platforms. From human-readable crypto addresses to crypto real estate we will cover everything that I use to invest in crypto, protect privacy, spend crypto, and improve my overall experience in this space.
This previously went with my comprehensive review, but I will now do these separately to shorten the length of those reviews. I’ve tried most of these myself and there are many that I’ve done interviews with key executive members or influencers associated with these projects.
I’ve broken them up into categories including swap exchanges, tracking crypto, spending crypto, privacy, earning crypto, tools & resources, education, domains / human-readable crypto addresses, internet browsers, crypto communities, cloud storage, airdrops, gig marketplace, crypto wallets, crypto exchanges, crypto lending, crypto real estate, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and music.
I prefer swap exchanges to regular exchanges for the ease of use and not needing to KYC. Check out my review of swap exchanges - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Crypto-Swap-Exchanges-Make-Conversions-Easy-1:4
SimpleSwap – A simple swap exchange for your crypto with no KYC requirements. - https://simpleswap.io
KyberSwap - A simple swap exchange for your crypto with no KYC requirements. - https://kyberswap.com/ - Check out the interview I did with Deniz Omer - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Interviewing-Deniz-Omer-From-Kyber-Network-1:7
JellySwap – Another swap exchange you can use with no KYC requirements – https://jelly.market/ - Check out the interview I did with Tito Titov - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Interviewing-Tito-Titov-On-Jelly-Swap-1:4
UniSwap - An amazing interface for swapping ERC20 tokens with no KYC requirements - https://uniswap.exchange/
Blocktrades – A simple swap exchange for your crypto with no KYC requirements. - https://blocktrades.us/en/trade
ShapeShift - A simple swap exchange for your crypto with no KYC requirements. - https://classic.shapeshift.com/
Blockfolio - It helps you track and stay on top of market trends and price changes. You can add in all the coins you have and make updates according to the transactions you make. One of the best features is setting alerts when a coin drops or rises beyond a certain point to keep you on top of what's happening. - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/use-blockfolio-to-track-crypto-trends-ep:1
Check out https://blockfolio.com/ and or download the app on your phone.
In this video, I share my journey of trying to go fiat free an all the ways you can spend your crypto: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/fiatfree:0
Bitvo & Localcoin – Both of these companies offer Canadian prepaid VISA cards that you can load crypto onto and use with ease. I review them both in this video: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/can-you-spend-crypto-anywhere-ep-205:6. The main differences are really just the fee structures and how the transactions occur. I’ve found myself using Bitvo - https://bitvo.com/ more often, but there are many other companies out there based on where you live that offer similar prepaid credit card options. - https://localcoinatm.com/
Bitrefill - Bitrefill lets you buy and reload gift cards from hundreds of retailers in many different countries. This way, you can spend your crypto with privacy and ease. You can even store Bitcoin or sell it for a USD balance to lock in your gains if you decide to buy a gift card later. - https://www.bitrefill.com/buy/?code=F2SSaPtW - Watch my video on it here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/bitrefill:b. Also, check out my interview with the CEO Sergej Kotliar - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Bitrefill:4.
Purse.io – Buy discounted Amazon items with cryptocurrency or earn BTC by fulfilling orders and acquire crypto without directly purchasing on exchanges. - https://purse.io/shop
Bylls – Pay bills online with crypto. Only available in some countries - https://bylls.com/
BitcoinSolutions - Pay bills online with crypto. Only available in some countries - https://bills.bitcoinsolutions.ca/
Bity - Pay bills online with crypto. Only available in some countries - https://my.bity.com/
Bitcoin Mixer – ETH, LTC, and BTC mixer for better transaction privacy for a fee - https://bitcoinmix.org/ - I have a video on their Ethereum mixer here - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/mixing-ethereum-transactions-for:5. I also have a video on their Litecoin mixer - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Secure-Your-Privacy-With-Anonymous-Mixed-Litecoin-Transactions:5.
DapsCoin – The truest anonymous, privacy-focused cryptocurrency (addresses all the issues with Monero) - https://officialdapscoin.com/ - This is the interview I did with Andrew Huntley from DapsCoin - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Discussing-Daps-Coin-With-Andrew-Huntley:8.
Tornado.Cash - Non-custodial anonymous transactions on Ethereum - https://tornado.cash/
WhirlPool – Coinjoin is the method used to mix coins when sending them for privacy. Whirlpool is a platform that enables you to do this. You can download it for your computer or phone and use it as needed. - https://samouraiwallet.com/
SatoshiWall – Let’s you set up a paywall for some content though it does require you set up a wallet and such to get started. - https://satoshiwall.cash/
BitRadio – Listen to the radio and earn crypto at - https://bitrad.io
Publica – Publish books and do book ICOs on blockchain - https://publica.com/
Presearch – Earn crypto for using their search engine and be able to stake PRE tokens on keywords for ads - https://www.presearch.org – This is an interview I had with Colin Pape from there - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Discussing-Presearch-With-Colin-Pape:7. This is a tutorial on how to get started with Presearch and staking keywords on there - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Whats-Presearch-Staking-Pre-For-Free-Ad-Traffic-1:7
Bravocoin – You get paid in crypto to write reviews on almost anything: services, restaurants, hotels, movies, games, and more - https://bravocoin.com/ - This is the interview I had with Adam Barlam, the creator - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Discussing-Bravocoin-With-Adam-Barlam:c.
BitPatron – The crypto free speech alternative to Patreon for subscription tiered exclusive content using Blockstack. - https://bitpatron.co/
CoinbaseEarn – If you have a Coinbase account you can earn crypto for watching educational videos and answering short quizzes which takes a few minutes - https://www.coinbase.com/earn.
Lolli – Earn Bitcoin from loyalty rewards for over 1000+ brands at up to 30% back in Bitcoin rewards - https://www.lolli.com/
Tools & Resources
Cryptwerk – Search for crypto and blockchain services and find companies that accept crypto - https://cryptwerk.com/
EOS Rex – Lease CPU and NET for your EOS wallet so you can make transactions when you otherwise couldn’t - https://eosrex.io/ - This is a video on how to use it - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Eos-Congestion-Use-Rex-To-Lease-Eos-1:1.
IPSE – InterPlanetary Search Engine – This is a search engine based on the IPFS system allowing you to search for files on IPFS fast and effectively - https://ipse.io
Loom – A network for making blockchain applications on Ethereum - https://loomx.io/
Experty – A skype alternative on blockchain - https://www.experty.io
Blockstack – A “browser” that enables other plugins and dapps to be built on top of it with some useful business applications. It’s called a browser, but you just need an account, and other platforms run off it. You don’t download anything or actually use a different internet browser. - https://blockstack.org/
Blockusign – a PDF signing solution on the blockchain utilizing Blockstack - https://blockusign.co/
BitDegree – Gamified education on blockchain, tech, and more - https://www.bitdegree.org
BlockchainCenter – You can enroll in their blockchain course to learn about Blockchain fundamentals and much more - https://www.blockchaincenter.com/education - Check out my interview with Eryka Gemma from Blockchain Center here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/bank:4
Domains / Human Readable Crypto Addresses
Unstoppable Domains - Platform where you can buy and manage .zil & .crypto addresses that allow you to represent an address with a human-readable name like mine at scottcbusiness.crypto. You can also host uncensorable websites via their templates or you can upload an IPFS hash. - https://unstoppabledomains.com/r/e2fd0c938abd4d9 - I’ve interviewed Bradley Kam from Unstoppable - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Interviewing-Bradley-Kam-From-Unstoppable-Domains:0 I’ve also created a guide on getting started and setting up an IPFS website on it here - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Setting-Up-An-Uncensorable-Unstoppable-Domains-Ipfs-Website-1:3.
Ethereum Name Service (ENS) – Platform where you can buy and manage .eth addresses that allow you to represent an address with a human-readable name like mine at scottcbusiness.eth. - https://ens.domains/ - This is the guide I made for ENS - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/how-why-you-should-get-an-eth-address:8 and this is the interview I had with Brantly Millegan from ENS - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/interviewing-brantly-millegan-from:e.
FIO Protocol – Get a free FIO address to use with many different wallets. It’s a human-readable address anyone can send crypto to. Just like the two above, but with less adoption, and free “FOR NOW” if you use Edge wallet, Guarda wallet, Midas. - https://fioprotocol.io/free-fio-addresses/ - I’ve also interviewed David Gold from Dapix who are behind FIO - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/interviewing-david-gold-from-dapix-ep:e
CoinTree – You can share all of your crypto addresses and social links for people to find easily and donate to you all in one place. It also allows them to attach messages when they send crypto too. - https://cointr.ee/scottcbusiness
Brave Browser – Earn crypto for allowing ads to display on your more secure and faster browser https://brave.com/sco556 - I’ve interviewed Luke Mulks from Brave - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/interviewing-luke-mulks-from-brave-ep:3 I also have multiple videos on the platform - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/brave-the-only-internet-browser-you-ll:8
Zeronet - Open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network https://zeronet.io/
Hilo – Track and talk about different coins - https://app.hilo.io
CoinsCalendar – Loads of information on events in the crypto space https://coinscalendar.com/
Storj– A decentralized cloud storage provider where you earn for hosting files. https://storj.io/
Tardigrade – Works with Storj but is the user side for storing content on their cloud - https://tardigrade.io/
Graphite – Store documents and files on the cloud via Blockstack. Mainly for document collaboration - https://app.graphitedocs.com/
XOR Drive – Encrypted cloud storage - https://xordrive.io/
XORBrowser – Free blockchain web hosting - https://xorbrowser.com/
Crowdholding – A collection of sharedrops, earndrops, and different ways to crowdfund with crypto. https://www.crowdholding.com
Bounty0x – This is where you can earn, review, or put up bounties that have small tasks to earn rewards like share a tweet about _____ coin to receive 50 BNTY. - https://bounty0x.io/
CMA Marketplace – This is the newer, less organized, less established version of Bounty0x, but worth an include - https://www.cryptomarketads.com
Bounties Explorer – Explore all the bounties available - https://explorer.bounties.network/explorer
Blocklancer – Freelance gig economy like Fiverr - https://blocklancer.net
I am not reviewing a bunch of wallets and there are hundreds I could list, but I will just list the wallet I do use or have tested before. I will be doing more individual wallet reviews and comparisons in the future.
Safepal – The cheapest hardware wallet available on the market currently with a unique QR code verification system that was invested in and backed by Binance. https://www.safepal.io/ - This is my interview with Veronica Wong from Safepal: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Discussing-Safepal-With-Veronica-Wong:7 and this is my review of their hardware wallet - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/The-SafePal-S1-Crypto-Hardware-Wallet-Review-2:c.
Ledger – Offers a cheaper and a more expensive option with varying features. This is the wallet I currently use the most for security and ease of use. - https://shop.ledger.com/?r=4afbc8de6263 – This is my previous review of the Nano X here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/my-review-of-the-ledger-nano-x-crypto:2
Trust Wallet – This is a solid wallet you can download and start using to store many of your tokens and cryptocurrency. There are many generic wallets that work just fine and this is one. - https://trustwallet.com/
Badger Wallet – A wallet I used for BCH and SLP tokens which are tokens created on Bitcoin Cash. https://badger.bitcoin.com/
Tronlink – This is my go-to wallet for holding TRON and any Tron related tokens. I stake my TRON and vote to earn staking rewards really easily either on mobile or using an extension on my browser. - https://www.tronlink.org/
MetaMask - Metamask is an Ethereum based wallet meaning we can use it to store all our ERC20 tokens and ETH. Here’s an old video of mine on how to use it - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/metamask-setting-it-up-and-how-to-use-it:1. You can download the extension or the mobile app - https://metamask.io/
Dash Wallet – A wallet for DASH to easily store and send payments. I just use the mobile app because it’s the fastest and cheapest way to refill gift cards on Bitrefill. - https://www.dash.org/
Just like crypto swap exchanges or crypto wallets, there are hundreds, but I will share the few I use or have used. I will do exchange comparisons in the future.
Binance – Major exchange that trades thousands of different cryptocurrencies. You can hold their cryptocurrency BNB to lower your exchange fees. You can only trade crypto for crypto meaning you cannot utilize fiat money like dollars. - https://www.binance.com/en/register?ref=V42U6T2M
Coinsquare – Canadian exchanges as an on-ramp for fiat money aka I can convert my Canadian dollars into cryptocurrency. I used to use Coinsquare mainly as an on-ramp for fiat currency and then traded on Binance. You can trade about 20 major cryptocurrencies on here. Now I tend to use Bitvo because, with Coinsquare, e-transfers sometimes took up to 3 days to complete. However, it is a great Canadian exchange. - https://coinsquare.com/register/?r=ymDGp
Bitvo – I’m listing it again as an exchange because I use it more frequently to convert my Canadian dollars into Bitcoin. They allow instant e-transfers which alleviates and concern having to wait 3 days for a transfer like with Coinsquare. You have 1% fees on everything, but it’s worth the convenience. - https://bitvo.com/
Coinbase – The US/International version of Coinsquare. It allows you to on-ramp from fiat and trade major cryptocurrencies. It also lets you sell crypto and deposit fiat into your Paypal account directly. You can also earn from their Coinbase earn program which I’ve included in the earn section. - https://www.coinbase.com/
Coinberry – Unlike the exchanges above, Coinberry is a brokerage that goes out and finds the best price for you and then takes a small fee for doing so. This is generally the cheapest way to buy crypto. - https://www.coinberry.com/ - Check out my interview with Andrei Poliakov from Coinberry: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/interviewing-andrei-poliakov-from:f
This is my original review of Blockfi and Nexo but I will be making a more comprehensive review including Celsius soon: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/lending:5.
Blockfi – A crypto lending platform where you can lend various coins to earn interest on them at regular intervals. Medium interest rates, longest withdrawal times, and most restrictions & fees around KYC and withdrawals. KYC required. - https://blockfi.com/
Nexo - Another crypto lending platform where you can lend various coins to earn interest on them at regular intervals. Highest interest rates, involved in some scandals. KYC required. - https://platform.nexo.io/
Celsius Network - Another crypto lending platform where you can lend various coins to earn interest on them at regular intervals. Faster withdrawals, lower interest rates. KYC required. - https://celsius.network/
Crypto Real Estate
Republic.co - Invest as little as $10 in private startups and earn a return if the startup succeeds. This also includes real estate. - https://republic.co/
RealT - For the first time, investors around the globe can buy into the US real estate market through fully-compliant, fractional, tokenized ownership. Powered by blockchain. Buy a token, hold it, and earn daily. - https://realt.co/ - I report on my earnings from RealT every month in my dividend updates and I covered it in this video here on passive income: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/passive:c.
Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Related Resources
Here’s a video breaking down the basics for NFTs - https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/What-Are-NFTs-Fungible-and-NonFungible-Tokens:1
OpenSea – A great NFT marketplace where you can pay one fee to be able to trade any of your items so you don’t get hit by tons of ETH gas fees. - https://opensea.io/
GrowYourBase – A learning platform, NFT exchange, and place where you can earn tokens to buy NFTs. They also have a pass you can pay for to receive NFTs worth more in value than the pass every month. https://www.growyourbase.co/
Mintable – Create and manage your own NFTs - https://mintable.app/
A few music-related blockchain platforms to check out.
Choon – Another solid blockchain music platform - https://choon.co/
Musiccoin – Another great blockchain music platform - https://musicoin.org/
Dsound – Soundcloud alternative on the Steem blockchain - https://dsound.audio/
Emanate - An EOS based blockchain music platform - https://emanate.live/
Is there something I’m missing? What are your favorite exchanges and wallet to use? What’s your favorite crypto service/tool? Feel free to leave and recommendations or thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe.