Web 3.0: The New Era of the Web
The introduction of Web 3.0 has laid the foundation for new and exciting technologies. But why does it matter and how can it help us?
What is Web 3.0?
According to Tech Target , Web 3.0 (Web3) is the third generation of the evolution of web technologies. The web, also known as the World Wide Web, is the foundational layer for how the internet is used, providing website and application services. Web 3.0 is still evolving and is now being used in most of the Blockchain-based technologies. But where did Web 3.0 originate from?
The Web as we know it hasn’t changed much since it started in the early days. If we were to trace the trend of change from the beginning of Web 1.0, it was a static information provider where people read websites but rarely interacted with them. When Web 2.0 rolled in, it became an interactive and social web that enabled creation and collaboration between users. It would be safe to assume that Web 3.0 would see dramatic changes in both how websites are made and how people interact with them.
Companies such as Google, Meta, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are now profiting from our data. However, with the advent of Web 3.0, a new era where we can own our data, we can sell our data without losing ownership and privacy rights.
Advantages of Web 3.0:
- Data ownership – Users now have the rights to their own data. With blockchain being the basis of Web 3.0, one can ensure the security as well as the privacy of their personal information.
- Decentralized Data – Ownership and use of data comes from end-users through decentralization.
- Consistent service – Since there is no single governing body, you can publicly post your content without worrying about blocking or censoring your account.
Different Use Cases for Web 3.0
Using blockchain, Web 3.0 offers a growing variety of new applications and services, including:
- Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – Represents an asset that cannot be replaced by another asset of equal value. They can be used to represent ownership rights to items such as artwork, collectibles, real estate, and luxury goods.
- Decentralized finance (DeFi) – This is a new Web 3.0 use case where decentralized blockchains are used as a foundation to provide financial services outside the boundaries of traditional central banking infrastructure.
- Cryptocurrency – Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are Web 3.0 apps that create a new world where money is not controlled by governments or banks, but instead by individuals who can control their own finances.
- Cross-chain bridges – In the Web 3.0 ecosystem, there are multiple blockchains in operation, and enabling a degree of interoperability between them is the domain of inter-blockchain bridges.
- Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) -These groups provide governance for Web 3.0 service providers by providing structure and organization in a decentralized manner.
No matter what the future of the web will look like, technology leaders like Amihan will push the limits of what Web 3.0 can do.
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Bernadette Valerio is an experienced graphic designer and marketing associate in Amihan.