Avado and Dappnode are devices that run DAppd that don’t need any Command Line Interface, and make available to a large public the possibility of running an own node for a variety of blockchain.
Following is a list of already available DApps on Avado:
Blockchain nodes: Mysterium VPN node, Bitcoin Core Node, Monero node, Ethereum node (Geth, Teku ETH2 Beacon Chain validator, Nethermind), Rocketpool node, HOPR client, Swarm node, NEAR validator
Proof of Stake blockchains: Qtum, Gnosis, Avalanche, Ethereum 2.0
Blockchain testnets: Kovan, Goerli
Crypto Tools: Rotki (open source portfolio), MyCrypto Wallet, ENS Resolver.
Note that there are already privacy protocols such as Monero and Mysterium VPN using Avado to improve UX and decentralization.
From Avado Wiki: https://wiki.ava.do/en/developers/building-an-avado-package
“AVADO devices are used in more than 60 countries on all continents. Even though this means a very diverse culture of our users, we do find that our users all share the same motivation why they bought the AVADO. They are looking for privacy and convenience!
Privacy is given by running their own device, but convenience really comes from how easy the DApp is to be used.”
There are active Telegram chats for user support so that anyone can run an Avado or Dappnode device without having any particular skill. The Avado basic unit costs $1’600, Dappnode cheapest unit costs $1’300.
For example, if Tornado Cash had developed an app for Avado or Dappnode, every user using these devices would be able to still use Tornado Cash protocol (without any CLI skill), no matter Infura is not supporting it anymore.
Fund a developer who can create a DApp running Zcashd (in my guessing the best client for this purpose) on Avado and Dappnode and maintain it.
As an additional request, which could help a lot launching this initiative, consider sponsoring a ZEC donation to every new device purchaser. Gnosis did so to promote the Gnosis staking, by paying out 4 GNO to every new unit bought both for Avado and Dappnode.
ZCG could give away some ZEC (e.g. 10,5 ZEC, to own half a 100’000th of the total supply or just 2.1 ZEC) to the people buying a new Avado or Dappnode device.
With a Zcash DApp on Avado and Dappnode there would be the following benefits for the users:
- Allowing any individual to run a Zcash full node 24/7 without any hassle;
- Submitting his transaction privately by connecting to his own node without running Zcashd on a PC.
and for the network:
- Contributing to the decentralization and resilience of the Zcash network. There are already more than 2’000 Avado units running around the world (not sure about Dappnode);
- Spreading the word about Zcash to the wide Avado / Dappnode device owners;
- Increase the user base.
Amount of work needed
According to the Avado Telegram it would need 2-3 days to implement a Zcash DApp on Avado. Maintenance must also be considered since Avado users expect to have the latest client release. For reference, here is the official link for building an Avado package using the Avado SDK (link) and some documentation for Dappnode (link).
In total I estimate a 1 week work for a coder + any eventual ZEC donation campaign to new device owners.
I am an Avado device owner.