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dApps are software applications running on decentralized platforms.

The features of the dApps

Apps ("applications") is open source software, which means that the code is visible to anyone on the internet and thus no one can try to secretly hide any malware in them. The "d"-prefix means the decentralized platform.

dApps are independent. After launching the App, they work independently. Any information about the dApp is stored on the blockchain which must be public and decentralized. Centralized blockchains carry a higher risk of application failures due to their single point of failure.

dApp always uses a cryptographic token. A decentralized application must have a proof-of-value mechanism to generate tokens using a cryptographic algorithm.

The main difference between the blockchain and the dApps platform

The main difference between dApps and blockchain is decentralization. Decentralization is one of the most important attributes in the crypto sphere but not all blockchain platforms are decentralized unless they are public. dApps are always decentralized.