What is a Dapp?
A Dapp is an app with a D (Lol.)
So, what is a Dapp exactly? A Dapp, or decentralized application, is a software application that runs on a distributed network. It’s not hosted on a centralized server, but instead on a peer-to-peer decentralized network.
What is a Decentralized network?
Lets say we have a little idea of how an application works web app or Native (IOS and Android)
From what we know, Data of the app like photos, passwords, user details are stored on a centralized server or “A really Big Super Computer with lots of storage”. This is centralized because Those Computers are owned by A group of people or a company like Amazon’s AWS.
A Decentralized Network is quite the opposite, it is literally owned by everyone and by no one. It’s a server that consists of millions of personal computers all connected to each other to form one giant network. The peer-to-peer network is governed by computers. Then all transactions, data, and even photos are stored in a decentralized way!
Just to be clear, a Dapp is just like any other software application you use. It could be a website or an app on your phone. What makes a Dapp different than a traditional app is that it’s built on a decentralized network, like Ethereum.