EOS dApp developers now have a new way to offset their operational costs. LiquidApps has announced that the DApp Network, which offers a number of developer tools, has gone live as of February 26. The network’s killer feature is vRAM, which will provide hard disk-like data storage and cut down on EOS’s regular resource costs.
EOS’s RAM Crisis
In order to eliminate user transaction fees, EOS puts the costs of dApp activity on app developers, not on users. This means that developers must purchase resources like RAM in order to operate their apps. This is beneficial to end users, but the model has caused issues for developers, who have been facing high costs since at least September.
Although the price of RAM has gone down since then, a single megabyte of RAM still costs about 65 EOS—more than $200. According to LiquidApps,…