[Ads-l] dapp

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 30 05:27:17 UTC 2018

Wikipedia has an article on decentralized applications that includes Dapp, dApp and DApp. The English OLD, Merriam-Webster and Wiktionary do not have “dapp.”

Although generally a term used in the crypto space, an article on Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid project (https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web <https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web>) mentions “decentralized apps,” showing that the decentralization movement is spreading and indicating that the word dapp may soon go beyond technical usage.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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