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Introducing Piece — DApp with Multiple Awards from Hack the Rainbow
Note from the Skynet team: We loved Piece and everything it stands for — direct financial support of the content and creators you enjoy. Thanks so much for this blog post detailing your creative process!
I’ve been a crypto-trader since 2018, just looking at the price without touching or even playing around with the technology. Starting this year, I decided to pursue decentralized app development and web 3.0 in general.
Piece won 2 awards at Hack the Rainbow, 3rd place from NEAR and 1st place from Skynet. Check out Piece here (Piece is currently on Testnet).
Piece is an application similar to Ko-Fi or Buy Me A Coffee — but the coolest thing is it doesn’t have any platform cut fee, instead it distributes the fees to the earlier supporters. Piece simply rewards creators and their supporters.
Share a small portion of your future earnings with your supporters, not with the platforms.
You might think “how it is possible”? Well, it is because we are using a blockchain and decentralized technology stack. We use NEAR blockchain which offers cheap transaction fees (around $0.0001 per tx) and data storage Sia which currently offers free storage via its Skynet that can also host a website. So we only need to create a client-side application, deploy it to NEAR and Skynet and we’re good, pretty much serverless that cost almost $0 and no monthly fees which is why we don’t really need the pay cut to sustain the application.
Here’s a quick 2-minute demo of me using Piece.
How it works
When someone supports a ...
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