Dapps Primer

Dapps are decentralized applications that are integrated into a blockchain such as Ethereum’s blockchain. Dapps are open source, autonomous, and with no person or organization controlling the majority of the servers running the decentralized application.

Currently, the most well known Dapp is Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin is limited to keeping track of a ledger that pertains to transactions of value contained in the coins Bitcoin offers. This is a very limited use of blockchain technology, and is only one of many successful Dapps.

From the Dapp user’s perspective, dapps can have nothing to do with tokens or coins. Recently, blockchain tech includes certificate authentication, national election validation, and property title recording.

Dapps excel in providing publicly verifiable information, and creating immutable, uncensorable information. Imagine a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that could not be censored. That is the power or decentralized applications known as Dapps.

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