The results are in: Congratulations to every team and founder that was a part of December’s App Mining Pilot run, you and your apps are an integral part of the Blockstack ecosystem and the decentralized internet. $100K USD has successfully been distributed in Bitcoin across eligible Blockstack apps according to December’s final rankings. Rankings were determined according to the App Mining algorithm which uses scores from independent App Reviewers.
App Mining has been rigorously designed to fairly fund developers that are building the best decentralized applications on Blockstack. We welcome the 16 new apps that joined the program since the alpha run and invite developers to register for next month’s payouts – the deadline is January 4th, 2019.
Please meet the top 10 earners for December below, the full list of results can be found on app.co.
1) Graphite: Encrypted, shareable, decentralized personal data
— George J Peacock (@Peacockg) December 15, 2018
2) Stealthy: Decentralized communication platform on Blockstack
— stealthy.im (@stealthyim) December 6, 2018
3) Zinc: Work based identity & reputation system
🚀Zinc is LIVE 🚀and officially open for business 🙌 With positive endorsements & the new website live, we look forward to welcoming #recruiters & #candidates onto the platform as we start to populate the #Zinc ecosystem https://t.co/pGOBmvqh0M #HRtech #blockchain #recruiting
— Zinc (@zinc_work) September 17, 2018
4) Afari: Group based, privacy focused social network
— 𝔪𝔞𝔯𝔦𝔬 ⚡ (@m4rio) November 5, 2018
5) BlockVault: Decentralized password manager for teams
Woot! Woot! BLOCKVAULT just got hunted on @ProductHunt! 😺
If PH is your thing, check out our page over here 👉https://t.co/Gd2vDD4W3u
— BLOCKVAULT (@blockvaultdapp) December 9, 2018
6) SpringRole: Decentralized professional network platform.
We are at 35K users 🙂
— SpringRole Inc. (@springroleinc) December 4, 2018
7) Entaxy: Insight into your finances, without sacrificing your data
— Jack Neto (@jack_neto) April 4, 2018
8) Recall: Safely store and access your photos.
— Top Hunts Daily (@tophuntsdaily) December 8, 2018
9) Misthos: Governance and financial management platform.
— Max Hillebrand [₿~Lex Rex~⚡🔑] (@HillebrandMax) October 23, 2018
10) Blockusign: Encrypted Document Signing and Digital Notary – Powered by the Blockchain
Graphite + Blockusign: Encrypted alternatives to DocuSign and Google Docs. Here is a commentary video with founders @polluterofminds and @nicktheile on how to Create, Sign and Verify a contract w/o a 3rd party https://t.co/DreFlSNdPs @BlockstackApps @ProductHunt @DemocracyEarth
— blockusign (@blockusignapp) December 9, 2018
More decentralized apps are being built everyday so if you want more security, more privacy, and more data portability – give these alternatives and re-imaginings of centralized services a chance. Trying these upstart applications (and offering feedback if you can) is one of the best things you can do for the future of the internet and your own digital rights. Apps are added to app.co everyday, visit to sign up for receive an email update featuring new dapps added each week.
If you’re a developer, it’s the perfect time to join the program. Learn to build a dapp in an hour or less and start App Mining with the Zero-to-Dapp tutorial and then register for App Mining at app.co/mining.
12/19/2018, 3:53pm EST: This post has been updated to reflect a ranking correction described here in further detail.