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4 Crypto Projects to Watch in 2021

four crypto projects to watch in 2021

Hundreds of crypto projects are actively building the future of disruption across many industries. Here are a few to keep an eye on in the coming months

While many people think cryptocurrency means Bitcoin, Ethereum, and now Dogecoin, the reality is very different. Thousands of tokens have been created that will likely end up in the abyss of the forgotten. However, hundreds of others are actively building the future of disruption across many industries. Here’s a few to keep an eye on in the coming months.

Theta Mainnet 3.0

Theta Mainnet 3.0 introduces two protocol innovations. With the introduction of TFUEL staking and burning, the native asset will have more appeal. This will also add a cost for using the Theta Edge network. The other upgrade is the Elite Edge Nodes enabling “Uptime Mining” and is a step toward tokenizing internet bandwidth. Read the Theta Mainnet 3.0 whitepaper here.

At the application level, with Turing-complete smart contract support, potentially more temporary sinks for TFuel can be introduced, such as liquidity pools for Uniswap-like AMM DEX, asset collaterals for MakerDAO-like stable currency, etc. With both sources and sinks in place, TFuel circulation can be adjusted dynamically to adapt to actual demand. We believe this can maximize the utility value of TFuel and benefit all stakeholders of the Theta ecosystem.

ThetaDrop is a next-generation NFT marketplace and is launching with the World Poker Tour – with other branded partners to be announced soon. As a real-time NFT marketplace, ThetaDrop incorporates live streaming during auctions and NFT drops to increase fan engagement, and tie-ins with live television and cable broadcast to millions of global viewers.

MINTR – NFT Marketplace

The NFT space has seen explosive growth recently due to mainstream media attention, celebrities, artists, and influential people on social media. Mintr is an innovative entry from the team at Unilayer.

Update: MINTR is now being integrated into Gaia Everworld

MINTR is a digital NFT marketplace that will offer unique added functionalities and out of the box features that you‘d normally see on most NFT Marketplaces. The main difference is that collectors and artists will be able to earn passive income on their NFTs.

Key features of MINTR:

  • NFT Minter (ERC-721 & ERC-1155)
  • NFT Marketplace
  • Multi-Chain support
  • NFT Art Gallery
  • Earn passive income by renting your NFTs

People can attend these art galleries and museums through VR (Virtual Reality) and have a guarantee that they are looking at the original version of the NFT live thanks to VR Technology.

MakiSwap AMM on HECO

MakiSwap is an AMM and Yield Farming platform built on Huobi Eco Chain (HECO) and part of the growing UniLayer Ecosystem.

UniLayer DeFi tools coming to HECO & MakiSwap:

  • Limit Orders
  • UniLayer Launchpad
  • Charts and Analytics
  • DEX Aggregator
  • Order books

MakiSwap was developed by the Unilayer team, and laying down this foundation was essential for interoperability between Ethereum and HECO and will make it easier to integrate all of the UniLayer DeFi tools on HECO.

Uniswap V3

Since its launch, Uniswap V2 has seen over $135bn in trading volume, ranking as one of the largest crypto spot exchanges in the world. Uniswap version 3.0 is now live and expected to make the automated market maker (AMM) more attractive for traders and big funds.

New features include Concentrated Liquidity, 4000x Capital Efficiency, Active Liquidity, Range Orders, Non-Fungible Liquidity, Flexible Fees, and Advanced Oracles. Take a deep dive into Uniswap V3 here.

A More Competitive Landscape

As the cryptocurrency and blockchain space continues to grow and evolve, numerous projects are on the cusp of launching new mainnets, upgrading existing protocols, and enhancing overall user experience. More competition and collaboration will benefit both developers and users globally.

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