We, as crypto enthusiasts, all know the benefits that blockchain technology can provide to the world. On the other hand, we also know the barriers and challenges that need to be overcome. In essence, it all boils down to mass adoption. How will we attain this critical mass adoption? In my opinion, it will be one dapp at a time. Here is where BitGuild stands out. From the moment BitGuild came into existence, they knew what the barrier was for any gaming platform trying to succeed in the blockchain space. It was not just improving the quality of the games. It was creating a gateway to the outside world. Let’s face the reality, very few people today know what blockchain technology is. Therefore, something had to be created which will cater to the average gamer who has never heard of blockchain technology.
The BitGuild team, based on an interview in early October, stated that many blockchain games did not have more than 200 to 300 users regularly playing those games. That is a big problem and a major concern for any blockchain-based gaming developer. In order to overcome this challenge, BitGuild decided to create a tool which simplifies the entrance into the blockchain gaming world. A place where community, blockchain, and gaming are merged into one. This is GuildChat!
What is GuildChat?
Imagine a place where you can do everything you do on social media with a crypto wallet attached to it. What opportunities does that present going forward? Not having to use scan codes or those nasty public addresses. Getting someone involved in crypto without them even knowing they just created a crypto wallet. Does this make entry into crypto much easier? I think so. How about trading tokens? I know I have spent many frustrating hours trying to get my friends to get past the Coinbase stage and into Binance. This is where GuildChat comes into play. Instead of writing three pages about what Guildchat is, I am posting a very short video that demonstarates all the cool things that GuildChat is offering at this moment. Please watch this video to see how cool it actually is.
GuildChat: Word on the Street
As Tron Spark’s users have now been involved in the GuildChat app for a few weeks, here is what some of our community members have said about the application:
”The GuildChat App is great! Almost received 100 TRX a day in airdrops. However, there is a bug transferring tokens out. Developers say that they will fix it next update.
”The GuildChat App is great! Almost received 100 TRX a day in airdrops. However, there is a bug transferring tokens out. Developers say that they will fix it next update.MarkX on Telegram
These are two of many testimonials that we have received regarding the GuildChat application. Of course, being in Beta, several bugs and suggestions have been made such as increasing the room size, allowing more group admins, providing an easy way to check notifications without scrolling, enabling ability to decline a group chat invite, etc. But that is expected as it is only a few weeks in. Overall, many see the ground breaking potential and the addictiveness of such a tool. From Tron Spark’s perspective, we will definitely be using the app.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Below are the statistics provided by BitGuild since the inception of GuildChat Beta Release on October 4, 2018.
Daily Active Users (DAU): ~ 3,600
Next Day Retention: 70% – 80%
Coin Drops Claimed: ~ 100K
Average # of Times a DAU Opens the App: 115
Wallet Withdraws: ~ 28,000
These are impressive numbers for such a young community. If every Tron member does it’s part and introduces another person to this application, can you imagine the effect that this will have on the Tron protocol as a whole? Now imagine if each of us gets a few non crypto folks to take part in this crypto friendly app. What an easy way to introduce them to our blockchain world without the tortures of Coinbase and Binance. I can bet that curiosity will take over from that point on. And soon, mass adoption will become a reality.
The Future of GuildChat
What we just covered is just the beginning. This is just the foundation on which many things will come into “play”. So what is next for this community-oriented crypto stigma-breaker? Well, BitGuild is a gaming platform after all. What do you think? If you are thinking gaming, I am pretty sure you are correct. But they will keep those little secrets for when the time is right. Below I am providing what BitGuild has provided us with regards to their future plans. This is some very exciting stuff!
GuildChat next planned iterations:
Version: 1.4.3 iOS, 1.4.7 Android
- 10/18/2018 submission, estimated to release on 10/22/2018
- Major Features
- Chat Management: Chat managers will now be able to set some permissions including restricting group invites and assigning new admins
- Group Chat Links: Chat managers will now be able to create links that allow anyone that clicks them to enter their chat group
Version: 1.4.6 iOS, 1.4.9 Android
- Planned submission for 11/01/2018, estimated to release on 11/05/2018
- Major Features
- Chat Management: Chat managers will now be able to ban/remove users, set restrictions for Coin Drops (token type)
- Referral System: Get TRX for inviting your friends to GuildChat
- Higher Chat Group Capacity: We plan on raising the member cap for group chats
Long Term Plans for GuildChat:
- Major UI/UX Overhaul: We have brought on several experienced industry UI/UX engineers to create an easier to use, sleeker, more modern GuildChat.
- Non-Fungible Tokens: That’s right! You will soon be able to store and trade NFTs directly from GuildChat.
- Increased Chain Support: You can expect to see space for more than just Ethereum and Tron tokens in the future.
- DAPP Browser: You will now be able to browse your favorite DAPPs directly in GuildChat.
The Road Ahead
GuildChat is the foundation that BitGuild is laying out to bring mass adoption to the blockchain gaming industry, and ultimately crypto as a whole. As Tron enthusiasts, we are in very exciting times. Dapps like GuildChat will play a vital role in making Tron the blockchain of choice in the world. Adding to the enthusiasm, it will be interesting to see how they integrate their games to such a user-friendly application. BitGuild has also confirmed that they will be giving over 5 million TRX away via GuiuldChat coin drops in the near future. In today’s valuation, that is over $100,000. In other words, these guys are the real deal backed by real money. Like I said, very exciting times!
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