Decentralized Applications (dApps): A Short Primer

Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI) Discussion Paper Series

9 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2019

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: March 11, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Decentralized Applications (dApps): A Short Primer (March 11, 2019). Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI) Discussion Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3351169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3351169

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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