Polymesh Glossary


Decentralized applications (dApps)

Decentralized applications (dApps) are applications that run on top of a peer-to-peer network such as blockchain and operate in an open-source, public environment. Like other web applications, dApps enable real-world use cases of technology, but their back-end process differs in that it communicates on a decentralized network, i.e. a network with no centralized server. dApps rely on the blockchain to process and store data through the network and usually execute functions like transactions through smart contracts, which enables them to eschew control of an individual or company for the logic written into the contract’s code.