trust·​less | \ ˈtrəst-ləs How to pronounce trustless (audio) \

Definition of trustless

1 : not deserving of trust : faithless

Examples of trustless in a Sentence

with time the missionary doctor won the trust of even the most trustless villagers
Recent Examples on the Web Replacing them will instead be stakers, who will assume their job maintaining the security of its trustless payment network. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 29 July 2022 This network will be immutable and trustless, verifying transactions without human intervention. Michel Kilzi, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Blockchain technology can provide a trustless way for these transactions to occur between counterparties and settle automatically. Jemma Green, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 The digital, trustless global means of payment circumvents the need for a financial institution to ensure global payment execution. Frank Van Gansbeke, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Community trust replaced a trustless monetary system. Longreads, 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of trustless

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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3 Aug 2022

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“Trustless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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