The world economy is in a permanent state of transformation: the technological trends, material values, and regulatory mechanisms are changing. This process can be accelerated by the emergence of new factors that change the fundamentals of the modern market economy.
As a result, new markets, new forms of communication, new approaches to the organization and management of the production of goods and services have appeared. A feature of this market is that the vast majority of goods and services are consumed and used in the digital space. The consequence of this is accelerated communication and “delivery” of digital products between sellers and buyers.
The convergence of the digital environment and analog channels for transmitting value resulted in slower speeds and higher transaction costs, as well as the risk of loss of digital property and funds due to fraudulent actions by third parties.
Therefore, cryptocurrencies were the first mass testing of blockchain technology. The technology allows building decentralized interactions, ensuring their security. It makes it possible to technologically increase the efficiency of economic relations by eliminating an intermediary that acts as a guarantor of each participant’s obligations.
Given these assumptions, the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has become one of the answers to the opportunities and challenges of global economic development, including those related to imperfect state and market regulation:
- cryptocurrency is a product of the digital economy;
- cryptocurrencies are created using algorithms based on objective mathematical laws;
- control over the circulation of cryptocurrencies is carried out by the system itself, which makes it more resistant to the actions of third parties;
- cryptocurrencies allow to reduce transaction costs;
- cryptocurrencies are an international product created in the interests and to serve all participants of settlements.
An important aspect for all digital money holders is the issue of convenience and safe storage of cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain App Development
Blockchain has no server, which acts as an intermediary between users who exchange messages, money, or data. That opens up many possibilities for many industries, so blockchain app development is relevant for many businesses. All members of the blockchain network are both users and miniservers, and they are all responsible for checking and sending data.
The DApp is especially popular. It is an application based on blockchain technology. Its main features are open source and attack resistance.
It is the storage of information in sequentially formed blocks that are created through cryptographic verification. An important feature of blockchain is consensus, i.e. mutual authentication, the system does not have a single control center, it is impossible to lose or cancel new records, and all old records are stored unchanged and accessible to any participant of the network.
There is another important feature. In distributed networks, the autonomous computers communicate with each other to solve a common problem, but in decentralized networks each device is completely autonomous, it does not set tasks to other nodes and does not receive such tasks from them. The application can contact any node in the network to confirm the consensus, rather than any specific node, which makes the network stable and secure.
Decentralized applications are in many ways similar to smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain, but they also have key differences. Unlike smart contracts, DApps are not tied to financial transactions and can use blockchain to achieve anything. Decentralized apps have become an alternative to many familiar services.
Advantages of Blockchain Applications.
Privacy. Information is stored as multiple encrypted copies, but only the owner of the key has access to it. This prevents the information from being stolen or misused.
Speed. Here the advantages are obvious – instead of constantly addressing to the nearest server, the speed of exchange can drop due to increased requests, in the Dapp network all data can be accessed from any nearby devices.