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DappRadar’s Top 52 Dapps of 2020

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Say hello to the 52 blockchain applications that rocked our world in 2020

It’s been a great year for dapps, especially for DeFi dapps running on the Ethereum blockchain.

That velocity is something we want to celebrate, but not in a dull, boring manner. So we decided to construct our own DappRadar card pack of what we consider the 52 top dapps of 2020. 

To explain the process, each of the four card suits is broadly (but not exclusively) related to a single dapp category.

  • Clubs is mainly DeFi dapps
  • Spades is mainly decentralized exchanges (DEX) dapps
  • Diamonds is mainly marketplaces and collectibles, and
  • Hearts is mainly games

Win an exclusive DappRadar NFT!

Because we’re all about blockchain, we decided to experiment by making some Ethereum NFT versions of the highest-ranked cards; Aces.

So if you’d like to win one of these super rare NFTs – only 10 of each NFT will be minted – please fill in the following form, listing your email address and your Ethereum wallet. 

The list of winners

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The Aces

You can check out the complete list of the 52 dapps below. 

Clubs

Thanks to the explosion in yield farming that was kicked off by the launch of Compound’s COMP token in June 2020, the amount of value locked into DeFi dapps grew from less than $1 billion in January to around $13 billion by mid-December

In turn, this growth spilled out through Ethereum dapps, driving up the value of collectibles, activity on marketplaces, as well as triggering another wave of DeFi dapps on other blockchains, notably TRON and Waves. 

Obviously, because DeFi is all about finance, the key data point for these dapps is Maximum Daily Volume in US dollars. 

NB: Ranking is based on the relative importance of the dapp, not on its data point. 

Ace: Compound (ETH) – $1.2 billion

King: Yearn (ETH) – $2.9 billion

Queen: MakerDAO (ETH) – $136 million

Jack: Synthetix (ETH) – $42 million

10: Aave (ETH) – $538 million

9: SushiSwap (ETH) – $10.6 billion

8: HEX (ETH) – $9.7 million

7: Cream (ETH) – $251 million

6: dYdX (ETH) – $623 million

5: PancakeSwap – (BSC) $67 million

4: Zapper (ETH) – $111 million

3: WINk (TRON) – $11 million

2: RocketGame (BSC) – $2.4 million

Spades

In conjunction with the DeFi explosion, there was an enormous increase in activity through decentralized exchanges.

Of course, thanks to the creation of incentivized liquidity pools, many DEXs also extended their features into the DeFi space, increasing merging the two categories. 

As with DeFi, the key data point for these dapps is Maximum Daily Volume in US dollars. 

NB: Ranking is based on the relative importance of the dapp, not on its data point. 

Ace: Uniswap (ETH) – $10.6 billion

King: Balancer (ETH) – $533 million

Queen: Curve (ETH) – $8.3 billion

Jack: Neutrino Protocol (Waves) – $65 million

10: wBTC (ETH) – $21 billion

9: 1inch (ETH) – $157 million

8: Matcha (ETH) – $702,000

7: PoolTogether (ETH) – $1 million

6: Kyber (ETH) – $66 million

5: Newdex (EOS) – $55 million

4: IDEX (ETH) – $6.6 million

3: JustSwap (TRON) – $69 million

2: 888TRON (TRON) – $1.8 million

Diamonds

Partly as a result of the profits generated in the DeFi boom, the value of many collectible NFTs – including crypto art – and activity on such marketplaces also experienced rapid growth, particularly during the late summer and early fall. 

Once again, the majority of this activity occurred on the Ethereum blockchain, but it’s worth pointing out that the WAX blockchain also positioned itself within the NFT space with several high profile collections launched during 2020. 

The key data point for these dapps is Maximum Daily Volume in US dollars. 

NB: Ranking is based on the relative importance of the dapp, not on its data point. 

Ace: OpenSea (ETH) – $306,000

King: Async Art (ETH) – $1 million

Queen: CryptoPunks (ETH) – $353,000

Jack: Rarible (ETH) – $1.7 million

10: MEME (ETH) – $395,000

9: SuperRare (ETH) – $456,000

8: AtomicMarket (WAX) – $186,000

7: CryptoVoxels (ETH) – $164,000

6: MythMarket (WAX) – $56,000

5: Topps GPK (WAX) – $3,259

4: Avastars (ETH) – $31,000

3: Decentraland (ETH) – $216,000

2: KnownOrigin (ETH) – $109,000

Hearts

Our final card suit – Hearts – mainly covers the blockchain game sector (plus some social dapps). It didn’t experience the same momentum as DeFi during 2020, but the top games certainly did see growth both in terms of their user base and the value of some their most rare NFTs. 

For this reason, we switch between Maximum Daily Volume and Daily Active Unique Wallets as our key data point. 

NB: Ranking is based on the relative importance of the dapp, not on its data point. 

Ace: Axie Infinity (ETH) – 6,862 DAUWs

King: Splinterlands (Hive) – 6,902 DAUWs

Queen: Sorare (ETH) – $395,000

Jack: Upland (EOS) – 4,058 DAUWs

10: The Sandbox (ETH) – $616,000

9: MegaCryptoPolis (Vx) – 261 DAUWs

8: Blockchain Cuties (Vx) – 1,038 DAUWs

7: F1 Delta Time (ETH) – $251,000

6: LiteBringer (LiteCoin) – 974 DAUWs

5: CryptoKitties (ETH) – 365 DAUWs

4: Peakd (Hive) – 1,563 DAUWs

3: Unstoppable Domains (ETH) – 571 DAUWs

2: Steemit (Steem) – 22 DAUWs

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