TRON (TRX) is a polarizing Cryptocurrency - due in large part to how their CEO, Justin Sun, markets TRX and their sometimes sloppy PR. However after I stumbled upon a couple of TRX based DApps that were quite well done (and quite honestly blew several Ethereum based DApps out of the water) I decided to give it a second look. And now I'm addicted to TRX DApps, it's a serious problem.
Below I'll share my 5 favorite TRX based DApps I've found in the past week. This will not be a list where I just go onto Dappradar and pick the top 5 DApps by users, all 5 of these I've spent at least a couple hours testing out and enjoying before I've included them here. For every one app on this list I tried three to four others that I did not like! I hope you enjoy and let me know if there's any other apps I should try out in the comments!
Note - I used TronLink's wallet (SUPER Clean DApp Browser) which can be found here - https://www.tronlink.org/ - There's an additional referral link you can use where we will both receive 300 Points, I have no idea what these points do but I'll include the referral link at the bottom if you want the mysterious points
1. ChainZ Arena
This one is tough to put in the #1 spot as it is a multi-chain game (EOS, TRX, ETH) but TRX is by far the #1 Crypto on this DApp by users. ChainZ Arena plays very similarly to popular mainstream games like AFK Arena and Idle Heroes. It's in my opinion one of the most polished Blockchain based games I've ever played.
The earning part comes into play through their current launch event rewards program and through freezing SOUL in-game. 10% of all Crypto used in game will be distributed based on the amount of SOUL frozen. I've frozen about 0.76 SOUL so I'll be receiving 0.13 TRX each day. Which is nothing to write home about but I'm also pretty bad at the game and extremely cheap. So 0.13 TRX/day is better than no TRX/day.
2. DLive BitTorrent Token (BTT) Staking
What's DLive? - DLive is the Blockchain community's answer for Twitch. Content creators can stream and upload videos to DLive and earn rewards in Crypto via donations from the community.
Staking on DLive? - There's currently a 35% advertised ROI on BTT staked through DLive. I had no idea this was an option. I've been stacking my BTT through the monthly airdrops (more info here) and just figured I would HODL until BTT went up eventually. Staking your BTT is pretty simple, you'll just click your user icon in the top right -> BTT Stake In -> Use TronLink. Boom you've staked your BTT for an advertised 35% return. Sweet.
I'd be remiss to not include the "Original Crypto Idle Game"*. TronGoo is exactly what it advertises, it's an idle game. There's a production aspect and a PvP aspect to the game. I'd say playing this it seemed like the production aspect of it required a ridiculous amount of TRX to get ahead in but the battle part seemed to be the key to success here. I've earned a couple of TRX here through saving up my "Goo" and depositing it in the deposit box last second.
TronGoo is a classic example of those who got in early and built up their production/invested a lot are the ones at the top here. Unless you're a TRX whale chances are you won't become a TRX millionaire playing this game but if you enjoy cute artwork, supporting Blockchain gaming or idle games this may be for you.
*I have no idea if that's true that's just what their description says on their website, I take no responsibility if they're lying.
Absolute Unit, this is another staking pool, why are you including it? Because it's my article and I do what I want. But in all reality NewPool is a fantastic way to gain a decent return on your TRX for doing nothing. The reasons I wanted to include NewPool in this list are two fold.
1. They have great APY at 11.91%, with returns coming in daily
2. There is zero risk involved with how they stake. You simply "Freeze" the TRX on your account and assign the votes to NewPool. There is no transfer of funds, everything stays safely in your possession.
If you're confused what "Freezing" Tron on your account is or does there's a really good article here that goes in depth on what it means.
5. Bulls vs. Bears
A currently lesser known game here that I believe deserves a lot more love. Bears vs. Bulls is a Provably Fair Blockchain Binary Options game where you choose whether the price of Bitcoin will go either up (Bull) or down (Bear) in a 1 minute time span. Which is not all that exciting on it's own. What is exciting and my favorite part about this app are the daily dividends.
For every 100 TRX that is bet on Bears vs. Bulls (win or lose) you get 1 BVB Token. When these BVB Tokens are frozen you get daily dividends in proportion to the amount of TRX earned on the platform. Users own 60% of the BVB Tokens so there's still quite a few tokens to be earned. I did the math on BVB Token to TRX - For every 1 BVB token frozen you get .017 TRX Daily. Not too bad!
I would also recommend checking out their Twitter, there's quite a few giveaways running on their account right now!
TronLink Referral Code - oCdg
Once again I have no idea what 300 points are on the TronLink wallet but feel free to enter the above code if you want them. If you're on the mobile wallet you'll just go to "Me" -> "Friend Invitation" -> "Claim Rewards" and enter the code for your reward.
That concludes my list of my Top 5 TRON DApps to Try. I had a lot of fun exploring the TRON Ecosystem. There's some hidden gems out there as well as some really crappy games/applications. Thanks for following, tipping and liking the post. :)
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