Fluxtastic- 20in20: First 10 days
The Flux “20in20” initiative is in full swing. Flux is hard at work deploying 20(!) decentralized applications on the Flux decentralized computational network in just 20 days.
Here’s a recap of what dapps were deployed during the first 10 days.
The Flux ’20 in 20’ initiative showcases the power and flexibility of the Flux network by launching 20 new decentralized apps, or dapps, in just 20 days. The dapps being launched are a mix of new partnership apps, proofs-of-concept, back-end tech, and more.
The Flux decentralized computational network consists of almost 1700 nodes and is leveraged by blockchain technology. It is a truly decentralized platform that is open-source and community-driven. Any hardened dockerized image can be globally deployed on the network and harness the power of Flux with more than 8,400 CPU cores, 25 terabytes of Ram, and 880 terabytes of storage space. Network node growth continues with more than 25% network growth since May 1st, 2021.
Let’s have a look at the new dapps that have joined the Flux network during the first 10 days of ’20 in 20’.
Day 1: Decentralized White-paper storage
Flux, Bitcoin, and Kadena white papers were deployed globally to the Flux network in order to preserve and protect them. This decentralized application is symbolic and ideological in nature and highlights the Flux vision of decentralization. Flux strives to provide a decentralized alternative to a corporate and centralized internet. Unfortunately, there have been examples where cloud providers exclude content or organizations from being hosted thereby censoring the internet. This first dapp is a demonstration of Flux's opposition to this practice.
You can check out the Flux whitepaper here: https://fluxwhitepaper.app.runonflux.io/
Day 2: Firo Full nodes
Flux announced a partnership with Firo, the gold standard of trustless, on-chain privacy. The second decentralized application is Firo full nodes.
Firo is the second blockchain opting to use truly decentralized infrastructure to power its blockchain operations. With two blockchains onboard Flux is firmly established as a premier platform for full node operations — one of many use-cases well suited for a powerful decentralized computational network.
The Firo partnership adds an additional way for Fluxnode operators to earn rewards for supplying resources to the Flux network. Firo nodes will be available on Nimbus and Stratus Fluxnode tiers and will be implemented in a similar way as Kadena nodes. If you’re familiar with running a Kadena node on Flux, then it will more or less be the same process and reward structure.
Read more in the Official partnership announcement.
Day 3: Cors-Anywhere
Cors-Anywhere is a utility dapp functioning as a reverse proxy that adds CORS headers to the proxied requests — this can be used by visiting one of the nodes running this application, and adjusting the end URL header to where you would like to visit.
This dapp is technical in nature and might seem a bit complicated, but rest assured Flux will use this in many ways. It will provide new utility and options for developers as well as tech-savvy users.
In short, It’s a Flux backend thing that allows a lot more options for the future!
Day 4: Minecraft server
Time to build! Minecraft servers are now globally deployed on the Flux network.
Flux is testing the waters with game server hosting as a future use-case for Flux. Deploying global Minecraft servers is an opportunity to test this use case as well as providing something fun for both the Flux and Minecraft communities.
To join the server you will need the java edition of Minecraft. Once you have it installed, go to the Flux Dashboard, enter ‘dashboard’ -> ‘apps’ -> ‘global apps’. Find Minecraft in the list of global apps and click on the arrow next to it. Now you can see the IP addresses of the Flux Minecraft servers. Use your Minecraft client to connect and play.
Flux loves gamers and is working on bringing the decentralized future to the many great gaming communities on the internet, this is just the first step, more to come.
Day 5: PokerTH server
Time to go all in! Flux has deployed servers for the excellent open-source poker client PokerTH. This paves the way for decentralized poker nights and is a little something fun for the Flux community to engage in.
The first Flux community tournament is already set for July 17th, 2021 where players will be playing to win Flux. It will be a live-streamed tournament with prizes for watching, the expected buy-in to participate is 100 to 200 Flux. More tournament details to come, be sure to stay up to speed with tournament details on the official Flux Discord.
Day 6: Space Company
Flux has deployed the clicker game ‘Space company’ to the Flux network. Space Company is a science-fiction incremental game where you start from humble beginnings on Earth, working your way up to traveling between star systems and building Dyson Spheres and pretty much colonizing the entire galaxy.
It seems simple at first but it is a highly addictive and fun game, so be warned. On the official Flux Discord, the community members are already flexing their progress and competing on who gets to colonize the galaxy first.
This dapp is simple fun but also highlights how someone would be able to utilize the Flux network to host their web-based games.
Try the game here: https://spacecompany.app.runonflux.io/
Day 7: IRC, Internet Relay Chat
This is an exciting dapp for the Flux community. Flux has brought IRC (Internet Relay Chat) into the Flux Ecosystem. This is actually three different dockerized applications working together — daemon/bridge bot/frontend — all installed and running on top of FluxOS using one of the Flux Stratus nodes.
This will enable new users to communicate with the community through a web frontend utilizing a bridge bot with discord. This will help create a gateway to support and communication in a more “open” fashion without the need to sign up for a service.(Discord/Telegram). This increases community reach and allows more people to engage each other to talk about Flux.
You can check it out here:
Web Connect: https://chat.runonflux.io/
IRC Client Connect: irc.runonflux.io port 6667
Day 8: HexGL
Start your engines, gents: https://hexgl.app.runonflux.io/
Day 9: OS13k
Now FluxOS has a baby brother.
OS13k is a tiny web-based pseudo OS and game engine that can actually fit into a 13kb zip file. It’s very impressive and will remind you of the old school demo-scene. It’s built by the talented Dev @KilledByAPixel. There is much admiration in being an independent open source dev building out of passion. Some of the best things are built from the passion because care goes into it and freedom for creativity exists.
Try it here: https://os13k.app.runonflux.io/
Day 10: Evolve
Just when you thought you had escaped from the clutches of our day 6 dapp ‘Space Company’ here is another great game to suck you back in.
Evolve is an open-source incremental game about evolving a civilization from primordial ooze into a space-faring empire. Evolve combines elements of a clicker with an idler and has lots of micromanagement.
Try it here: https://evolve.app.runonflux.io/
What a week! We still have 10 days of daily dapp deployments ahead, so stay tuned for the recap of the last 10 days. You can find most of the new dapps under ‘global apps’ on the Flux dashboard, so be sure to check that out.
If you want to get the daily app announcements to join the official Flux Discord, and watch the announcement channel.