Ethereum’s smart contract support and wide adoption has made it a popular proving ground for ambitious decentralised applications. One of the most interesting consumer applications to emerge from this environment is Status, a decentralised messaging platform and mobile interface.

The platform aims to communicate directly with the Ethereum blockchain, allowing users to access decentralised applications and transfer cryptocurrency from their smartphone. The Status framework is built on the Ethereum blockchain through the use of smart contracts, and the Status Messenger client interacts with this network.

Making Ethereum’s systems more accessible to the average user is part of the platform’s goal – and it hopes to achieve this by developing an application with a user-friendly interface. Using the Status mobile app, consumers can send, receive, and store Ethereum, and use decentralised applications (dApps) on their smartphones.

The application includes a directory of linked dApps, including services like Ethlance, Gnosis, Oasis Exchange, and Aragon. Users can also purchase Status Network Tokens (SNT) to access more powerful features of the application.

SNT tokens are built on the Ethereum blockchain and were generated in Status’s initial coin offering last year. The Status mobile application is currently in alpha and prospective testers can sign up on the Status website. Read more from…

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