Questions tagged [dapps]

Questions about applications and projects on Ethereum: a decentralized application (dapp) does not require any servers or backends and runs independent on a distributed blockchain.

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Are tools like metamask putting decentralization in danger?

Does a tool like metamask, which connects your browser to a public ethereum node to simplify running DApps, put the basic idea of decentralization and trustless blockchain verification in danger? Is ...
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How does ethereum alarm clock work if you can't 'wake up'?

Ethereum Alarm Clock. This service claims that it itself is implemented as a smart contract, but how is that possible? I thought the whole reason it existed was because A contract can't wake up ...
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What are some of the most interesting single contracts on Ethereum?

What are some of the most interesting contracts on Ethereum, where a contract may not necessarily be a system or dApp, but a code snippet? A contract may not have a UI but could still be quite ...
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How will regular users be able to use dApps without having to install another browser like Mist?

Requiring users to install another browser like Mist, is too much of a barrier for any kind of mainstream adoption. What are potential solutions and how close are they in actual practicality?
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How will regular users be able to use dApps without buying ether?

Requiring users to get ether before they can use a dApp, is too much of a barrier for any kind of mainstream adoption. If dApps offer free ether in a naive way, they can be attacked by Sybils where a ...
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How do I make my DAPP “Serenity-Proof?”

When Serenity comes around, the network will undergo many changes, some of which may have unexpected consequences on existing Smart Contracts. How can I plan so that I am best prepared to take ...
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What should I keep in mind when building Dapps? [closed]

I am your average developer who is excited about building Dapps. However, these seem different from a traditional program. So: Are there things that are flat-out impossible? What's the closest I can ...
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How should I handle blockchain forks in my DApp?

In the user interface of my DApp, how can I detect that a blockchain reorganization happened and what should I do to update the UI state once the fork is resolved?
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Why do dapp websites ask me to connect to them?

I don't understand why we need to run our own nodes to be using a DApp? Can they just run their own nodes instead?
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What is Whisper and what is it used for?

It's admittedly a very general question, but I've heard "Whisper" mentioned in several places when reading about certain DApps. I understand it allows peer-to-peer messaging of some kind, but what ...
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How to create a Dapp from scratch on Ethereum?

Let's say we have someone who knows about blockchain but who doesn't have any background in blockchain-based application. That person wants to code an ethereum-based Dapp (decentralized application) ...
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Is there a list of DAPPS that are already useable? [closed]

Is there a list of DAPPs that are already useable? Useable means there is an easy accessible GUI, that can interact with the contract.
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Is there a tool that creates a basic HTML interface from an ABI?

I am looking for a tool that builds a basic interface for a contract so that I can use this generated HTML as a starting point to build the front end. I am aware that Mist, https://chriseth.github.io/...
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What are the different GUI's available for Ethereum?

Are there any easy to use GUI's for Ethereum?

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