Not Just DeFi and NFT, 3 Utility Dapps as Infrastructure Tools on Ethereum

2021-05-18 09:50:00 · 7155 views · 4 min read


When it comes to Ethereum dapps, DeFi and NFT dapps are the first things that many people will think of. Actually, there are many utility dapps on Ethereum that support the infrastructure of the Ethereum network. 

Today, we are going to introduce 3 utility dapps that provide users with more convenient tools for various needs and a better experience.




EPNS - Push Notifications


Do not want to miss any possible opportunities to earn? Worry about your wallet addresses not receiving alerts from any Web3 activity? Get disconnected due to poor UX?



EPNS could be your solution. 



EPNS stands for Ethereum Push Notification Service. It’s a decentralized notifications protocol that enables wallet addresses to receive notifications in a platform-agnostic fashion from both decentralized and centralized carriers. Using the protocol, any dApp, service or smart contract can send notifications to users in a platform-agnostic fashion (mobile, tablet, web, user wallets, etc.

The main goal of the EPNS Protocol is to make sure all notifications are prepared and sent in compliance with the protocol standards. This will make every notification readily available to be picked up by the PUSH Nodes in charge of dispatching.



As for the PUSH Nodes, they listen to events in the EPNS protocol smart contracts and dispatch the notifications to the corresponding recipients.

In the Alpha version of this app, you can subscribe to different types of notifications, including ESPN, ETH Gas, ENS, ETH Tracker, etc.




Tornado Cash - Private Transactions


Normally, your entire Ethereum transaction history and balances are public. All your transactions can be seen on block explorers like Etherscan, and anyone who knows that you own a particular address can easily track your funds, calculate your holdings, and analyze your on-chain activity.



What if you want anonymity and privacy for your transactions?



Tornado Cash allows you to send Ethereum cryptocurrencies 100% anonymously using groundbreaking, non-custodial technology.

Tornado Cash uses a smart contract to accept ETH deposits, which can be withdrawn by a different address. So that the on-chain link between the recipient and destination addresses are broken down. Whenever ETH is withdrawn by the new address, there is no way to link the withdrawal to the deposit, ensuring complete privacy.



So you can first deposit in Tornado Cash the amount of ETH you want to transfer, then withdraw it to the address you’d like to transfer to.



The Tornado Cash team also gives some tips on how to go completely anonymous. For example, if a deposit and a withdrawal are right next to each other, it is very likely that they belong to the same person. They recommend waiting until at least a few deposits are made after yours before withdrawing the note.




ENS Nifty - Tokenize Your ENS Domain


If you’d like to tokenize your ENS domain and trade it as an NFT, ENS Nifty is the tool for you.



By wrapping your ENS deed in a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) you can take advantage of the developing ecosystem of marketplaces and auctions which support the new ERC-721 crypto-collectible standard.



Below are some examples of ENS Nifty’s NFT domains listed on OpenSea.

And it’s easy to do that with just 3 steps:



Step 1: Transfers ownership of your deed to our ENSNFT contract


Step 2: Mints a new NFT token representing the ENS deed.


Step 3: Enter the NFT ecosystem and start taking advantage of marketplaces like and or communities like or



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