8. Alternatives to Dapps

The concept of dapps is compelling and native to blockchain technology’s most obvious use cases, such as peer-to-peer financing. However, the world is never binary. There are also many blockchain application use cases that could fit into the model of traditional web applications. Those are typically use cases where the public or consortium blockchain’s transparency and immutability can add value to an existing business. The application only needs the blockchain as a feature and does not need to decentralize the entire application itself. A payment processor for e-commerce web sites to accept cryptocurrencies is a good example. A crypto asset exchange (crypto to crypto or crypto to fiat) is another example.

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