Decentralized applications (dApps) are applications that are built on top of a decentralized network, such as a blockchain. Unlike traditional applications, which are often centralized and run on servers controlled by a single entity, dApps are distributed across a decentralized network of nodes.
Because dApps run on a decentralized network, they are more resistant to censorship and manipulation. They are also more transparent, as all transactions and actions are recorded on the blockchain, which is a publicly accessible ledger.
dApps can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including finance, gaming, social networking, and more. For example, a decentralized finance (DeFi) dApp could enable users to borrow and lend funds without relying on a centralized intermediary, while a decentralized social network could allow users to own and control their own data.
Developers can build dApps using a variety of programming languages and tools, depending on the blockchain or decentralized network they are using. Some popular platforms for building dApps include Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Polkadot.