Built based on a decentralized framework, such as blockchain or other distributed ledger technology, decentralized applications — also known as decentralized apps, or DApps — offer products, services, games and more. DApps can offer solutions similar to the centralized apps of the mainstream world, although traditional applications function on a centralized backend with a single point of failure.
Entities can build DApps on a number of blockchains. Ethereum DApps are built on Ethereum’s blockchain, for example, while Tron DApps run on Tron’s blockchain. Blockchains operate as the backbone for these applications, giving DApps greater security through decentralization. DApps can also cut out reliance on third parties that produce or host the technology on which centralized applications may be built.