Activity on Base grows week over week, and these are the top dapps on the new chain
Ever since its launch in August 2023, Coinbase’s Layer-2 blockchain has become home to promising and popular dapps. Discover in the article below some of the most interesting trending projects on the Base network – from games to NFTs and DeFi dapps exclusive to Base.
- Trending Base dapps to know about
- Why build on Base?
- Discover top projects on the Base blockchain
Trending Base dapps to know about
Looking for the next opportunity in this fast-paced space? Find out now about the projects at the Base that have drawn the most attention from the Web3 community since the network was opened to the public in 2023.
A social network and Web3 sensation, FriendTech innovated the way we interact online. On this SocialFi platform, users can buy and sell unique keys that grant access to private chats and exclusive content. With a dynamic pricing model, the value of each key increases with demand, adding a compelling, game-like element.
Despite mixed media reactions, FriendTech has carved a niche among Web3 enthusiasts. Its ‘3,3’ strategy, where half of the 10% transaction tax benefits the content creator and the other half the platform, keeps the community buzzing. Rumors of an upcoming airdrop only add to the excitement.
Base Name Service
Base Name Service offers a seamless transition to Web3, providing user-friendly “.base” domain names on Coinbase’s Layer-2 blockchain.
This service enables users to replace complex wallet addresses with simple web3 usernames, streamlining online activities now also on Base. With a focus on building a walletless and gasless experience, Base Name Service aims to become the gateway for the next billion users into the world of Web3.
The main actor in this week’s increased activity on Base, FrenPet revives the charm of Tamagotchi in a Web3 format. On this gaming dapp, users mint pixel art pets, caring for them through feeding and cleaning.
Unique to FrenPet, pets earn ETH, with necessities purchased using FP tokens. While pet minting is on hold, secondary market acquisitions remain possible on OpenSea. The game includes ‘bonking’ (battling) other pets for growth and points, alongside mini-games and upcoming features like pet homes.
To participate, users add FrenPet to their mobile home screen, set up a wallet, and swap Base ETH for FP, delving into this engaging blend of nostalgia and blockchain innovation.
BaseSwap emerges as a leading native DEX on the Base blockchain. In its short lifetime, the platform has quickly gained traction and become one of the main DeFI projects in terms of TVL.
It stands out with its attractive yields, offering over 150% on crypto assets like cbETH, ETH and USDC. The DeFi dapp provides users with the option to engage in either manual or automated Concentrated Liquidity (CL) strategies, to maximize fee earnings while minimizing impermanent loss.
Further adding to its allure, BaseSwap recently introduced FrenPet farms. Anyone can use their FP tokens and earn BSX and xBSX tokens through the new feature.
Cambria Duel Arena
Another game worth checking out is Cambria Duel Arena. It introduces high-stakes, winner-takes-all duels in a thrilling game mode. Players wager Base ETH, tokens, NFTs, and more, then battle it out in an intense fight to the death.
In private beta on weekends, early testers earn Essence Points and influence for the upcoming full game, Degen Wars.
This arena is just a glimpse of the Cambria Game Engine’s capabilities, promising more excitement and engagement in future updates.
BasePaint invites artists and enthusiasts to a collaborative pixel art platform where creativity meets reward. Artists mint unique brushes to contribute to evolving canvases.
Once a canvas’s timeframe ends, it’s minted, with all artists sharing the proceeds. This approach to digital art fosters a community where each pixel is a step towards a collective masterpiece.
NewThrone merges DeFi and GameFi in a PvP experience on Base. Players build armies using WETH tokens and engage in strategic battles to seize rewards from their foes.
The game offers a variety of troops, defenses, and upgrades, allowing players to tailor their strategies for maximum ROI. With its THRO token and enticing NFT rewards, NewThrone invites players to ascend to demigod status and conquer new realms.
Aerodrome Finance is a next-generation AMM designed to act as the primary liquidity hub on the Base blockchain. It integrates a robust liquidity incentive engine with a vote-lock governance model, aiming to enhance user experience. Aerodrome draws from the features established by Velodrome V2 – its Optimism version, aiming to incorporate and adapt these for its own framework.
Within its ecosystem, Aerodrome utilizes NFTs which serve a dual purpose: they allow holders to vote on the distribution of token emissions and also enable them to receive incentives and fees generated by the protocol.
Why build on Base?
Base incorporates Ethereum’s security features with the distinguished capabilities of Optimism’s OP Stack. Therefore, it is seen by many dapp developers as a great choice for creating their projects.
Dapps on Base have fluid integration with each other across this superchain’s expansive ecosystem – a conglomerate of Layer-2 chains with shared functionalities.
In addition, and not unimportant, Base falls under the umbrella of Coinbase. This gives developers potentially access to millions of crypto investors, whenever the chain becomes available through the official Coinbase app.
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