Decentralized Applications (dApps): A Short Primer
Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI) Discussion Paper Series
9 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2019
Date Written: March 11, 2019
This discussion paper offers a short primer on decentralized applications (dApps), which share a utility function similar to computer system applications but are hosted in peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, insofar as they pertain to the growth of blockchain technologies. The primer suggests that substantial development of dApps is likely to occur in the next few years, but that the durable appeal of most of these dApps is questionable in the longer-term.
Keywords: Blockchain, DAO, Applications, Cryptocurrencies, Information Technology, Developers, P2P, Sharing
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