TRON DApp Ecosystem

TRON dApp ecosystem count surpassed EOS, as per the DAppReview’s last week report last. And once again TRON Foundation is bragging about its achievements.

In the last week, TRON added 7 new dApps. With that, its total dApp count reached 680. That indeed places it above EOS but it seems the latter is way ahead in terms of quality.

Read on to understand why we think so.

DApps 2020: ETH, TRON, and EOS

In 2019, Ethereum, TRON, and EOS remained among the top dApp platforms. In total, these three public blockchains contributed 98.65% of the total transaction volumes for dApps. Looking at the chart by, Ethereum remained the top contributor.

DApps Transaction volume 2019


In the last quarter of 2019, the popularity of ETH dApps spiked but TRON dApps failed to gain user attention. In fact, the traction continued to decline. By the end of 2019, the total transaction amounts on ETH reached 12.8 billion USD while EOS and TRON hovered around 6.1 and 4.4 billion USD respectively. Notably, EOS’s contribution exceeded TRON’s in spite of some of its dApps migrating to WAX.

There are more reasons that make us believe that TRON’s win party might be short-lived.

First things first: Why does dApp ecosystem’s size matter?

DApp ecosystem is a clear indicator of how close a blockchain platform is to mass adoption. According to Decentralized Finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFT) and blockchain games happened to be the most innovative genres. And gaming is where maximum user traction was noticed.

Here is another reason

TRX dApp ecosystem’s prime focus remained Casino dApps. And that might be another reason for the decline in daily volume transactions.

TRON Dapps 2019 volume


DappRadar also caught our attention

Both DappRadar and Dappreview track over 2,900 dApps in the blockchain ecosystem.

According to DappRadar’s “10 Dapps to try in 2020,” ETH and EOS dApps out beat TRX dApps in popularity. Some dApps exist on multiple platforms, too. Expectedly, 6 out of 10 Dapps are built on Ethereum. On the other hand, 3 are built on EOS and 3 are on TRX. We took a closer look at dApp Newdex that exists both on EOS and TRON. And here is the comparison:


NEWbex EOS 2019 trade volumeTRON

NEWbex TRON 2019 trade volume


We don’t contest the fact that EOS’s followership took a hit last year. But when talking about dApp space, EOS is ahead of TRX. And the lead TRON is celebrating might be temporary.

Previously, we covered how TRON CEO Justin Sun was creating hype about a lunch with Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak.


  1. I think Tron still has a future, but they need to start marketing or getting the word out about the products they currently have. The problem is, no one seems to know about them. WINk is a great example of a working and useful Dapp, but since the listing of its token WIN, it has fallen much more then any other coin.

    Price aside, I still think WINk leads the way in terms of gambling Dapps, and offers a great preview of what blockchain can do. Ethereum clearly leads the way in the DeFi space, but I personally haven’t been to impressed with anything EOS offers as of yet.


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