trust·​less ˈtrəst-ləs How to pronounce trustless (audio)
: 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 These streams all require the power of blockchain for payments and immutable and trustless proof. Maria Paula Fernandez, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 These applications, running on blockchain networks, utilize smart contracts to automate financial processes in a permissionless and trustless manner. Anthony Georgiades, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 While a company like Intel is unlikely to abuse that, Eyal admits its would be a hard sell for purists who value the decentralized and trustless nature of most cryptocurrencies. IEEE Spectrum, 8 June 2021 With its transparent and secure features, blockchain promises a trustless transactional ecosystem devoid of intermediaries and extraneous delays. Sixteen Ramos, Journal Sentinel, 29 Aug. 2023 In 2022, headlines were dominated by how blockchain and cryptocurrency serve as the keys to a trustless, inclusive financial system. Solo Ceesay, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2023 Even the Eeyores at The Economist made a point to praise blockchain’s transparency and efficiency, and its capacity for trustless smart contracts and novel governance arrangements through token distribution. Byjeff John Roberts, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of trustless was circa 1550

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“Trustless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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