Real life applications for Blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum
A few ideas that are currently being developed for consumers like me and you using blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum are:
Abra. Similar to Venmo but based on the blockchain, Abra lets you send money internationally instantly.
Storj. Decentralized Dropbox file storage that pays all participants for using their computer
myceliaformusic. Founded by artist Imogen Heap, uses blockchain to fairly compensate artists in a trustless system.
Slock.it explores how Ethereum light nodes embedded in connected cars, homes, and businesses could revolutionise the emerging Sharing Economy infrastructure by enabling anyone to rent, sell or share their property without a middleman.
Golem. Decentralized P2P supercomputer that pays people to use their idle computer time.
IPFS Interplanetary File System. Think of it as rewiring and re-routing the entire internet so that trains run and stop on time and go where they need to go all while greatly reducing redundancy.
Coinbase. Cryptocurrency exchange for buying and selling Bitcoin and Ethereum for dollars.
Bitfury. Develops and delivers both the software and the hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move an asset across the Blockchain.
Factom Harmony. Convert your document management solution into a blockchain based document platform that eliminates lost documents, reduces audit time and prevents costly disputes.
Shapeshift. Offers quick and easy exchange services between different cryptocurrencies.
Ledger. Sells hardware cryptocurrency wallets.
This is only a taste of what blockchains have provided for people around the world. Keep in mind, there are many, many more applications being developed and released into many different industries.
You can check the state of all the other applications being created on Ethereum here: