Web3 Super Apps: A Deep Dive into Today's Top Projects

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As the global digital paradigm has evolved over the past decade, the emergence of Web3 tech has revamped the way in which people access data, interact with online applications, and secure their private/sensitive information, etc.

As the global digital paradigm has evolved over the past decade, the emergence of Web3 tech has revamped the way in which people access data, interact with online applications, and secure their private/sensitive information, etc. 

This is largely due to the fact that Web3 dApps are built atop decentralized frameworks (aka the blockchain), thereby enabling users to facilitate their transactions — monetary or otherwise — without the need for any middlemen or intermediaries. To showcase the monumental growth of this yet nascent space, studies released recently suggest that the Web3 sector will reach a cumulative valuation of $49.10 billion by the end of the decade, exhibiting a year-on-year growth of 46.7%.

Moreover, as a testament to the burgeoning potential of this space, we are now beginning to witness the emergence of Web3 super apps, which, as the name suggests, are all-in-one dApps that incorporate a wide array of functionalities and services within them. In this article, we will explore some of these offerings, so without any further ado, let’s jump straight into the meat of things.

Upland

The first entry on our list is Upland, a blockchain gaming ecosystem that allows players to buy, sell, and trade virtual properties pegged to real-world locations. However, that's putting things a little too simply since the project also combines elements of Web3 (such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrencies, and stablecoins) and ties them up with real estate, real-time gaming strategy and much more

In terms of its digital framework, the Upland super app has been devised atop the EOS network and makes use of a native crypto called ‘UPX’, which allows users to purchase/build a range of assets (buildings, vehicles, etc). These in-game entities can then be rented out to other users in lieu of a fee, which can either be cashed out or reused within the Upland Metaverse

Not only that, players are also afforded the right to earn rewards for partaking in gaming activities like completing missions/sidequests or even leveling up. Upland's super app status is bolstered by the fact that it has accrued nearly 300,000 unique land owners — a number that is more than 5x of its closest rivals, such as the Sandbox, Decentraland, and the Otherside combined — and is accessible via a number of different digital avenues such as android, iOS, and web-based devices.

Kresus

The Kresus SuperApp is an ideal point of entry for crypto enthusiasts. The platform comes replete with a robust financial infrastructure, one which features an intuitive digital wallet, a simple recovery mechanism, a non-custodial operational frameowrk, an easy-to-use UI, etc. Moreover, Kresus recently released its very own marketplace solution, allowing users to access various decentralized applications been built atop the Polygon network.

Moreover, in the near term, Kresus is going to be unveiling unique tools such as Kresus Connect, which is a software development kit (SDK) designed to facilitate the incorporation of its wallet system into existing Polygon projects and dapps. Lastly, using the Kresus MarketPlace, clients will be able to mint their very own digital identities, explore various metaverses, etc — all without having to reveal their private data.

hi

Designed keeping the Web3 ethos in mind, hi is a super app that helps provide users with various ways in which to utilize their crypto assets — i.e. buy, sell, trade, store. The platform is easy to use, secure and is ideal for seasoned as well as novice investors. hi comes with a savings module that allows users to earn up to 30% p.a. on their holdings and is compatible with conventional financial tools (such as credit cards) for purchasing cryptos. 

Moreover, the super app allows users to set up a personal international bank account number (IBAN), thus allowing them to instantaneously move money (via SEPA and FPS) globally. Lastly, it bears mentioning that hi was recently able to attract a $30 million investment from metaverse gaming conglomerate Animoca Brands to expand its range of NFT offerings. 

EMG

The penultimate entry on our list is EMG, a Web3 super app that allows users to access numerous decentralized services such as an instant messaging platform, online shopping portal, cross-border fund transfer ecosystem, and even a CRM platform. Moreover, the platform uses its very own cryptocurrency (EMG) to process all in-app transactions.

EMG’s native interface also comes with a voice and video module as well as a gaming platform. Lastly, the project supports NFTs, providing clients with an avenue to trade, store, and mint their very own tokens.

Jambo

Jambo is a popular Web3 Super App that operates on the Polygon network. In essence, it is a DeFi offering that seeks to process crypto transactions in a safe and secure manner — be it payments, loans, peer-to-peer trades, etc. Moreover, Jambo also features numerous staking options, allowing investors to earn sizable rewards on their holdings.

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Nikolas Sargeant

Nik is a content and public relations specialist with an ever-growing interest in Crypto. He has been published on several leading Crypto and blockchain based news sites. He is currently based in Spain, but hails from the Pacific Northwest in the US.