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today blockchain It has a lot in common with early landscapes InternetIt is the impractical, insecure, and unregulated “wild west” of loosely connected protocols that hardly seem to constitute the basic infrastructure of future trade. It is clear that early critics of the Internet were wrong that no one wanted to use email. With the blockchain, however, the The jury is still out.
Cement Ease of use It is one of the biggest challenges in moving blockchain beyond the Wild West phase. Still, using cryptocurrency for its original purpose of financial transactions is relatively difficult. But most importantly, the broader web 3 The ecosystem still lacks practical functions and User Experience To form the infrastructure that will replace Web2.
web 2 It is a well-oiled organism and incredibly easy to use. I’m thinking of FacebookAnd the The GoogleAnd the UberThe DoorDash and your favorite banking app. Crypto enthusiasts often complain about problems with centralization in Web2, but the end user sees decent functionality and an excellent user experience. In Web3, on the other hand, they only see a modern UX garbage fire with potential.
One of the most important players behind today’s IT – and thus Web2 – is, of course, Microsoft and her office suite. Microsoft Office has found its way into every business and almost every home since the late 1990s. Excel financial rules, and Outlook e-mail rules. These programs were so practical that even critics and strong competitors had no choice but to use them. Nowadays, we can say almost the same about Google. Try as much as you can to isolate yourself from Google products, but you will hardly last for a week.
Web3 has no equivalent to Microsoft or Google. The most widely used cryptocurrency wallets, such as MetaMask, which often serve as a gateway to Web3 platforms have limited functionality. So far, interoperability is just the promise of some of the most ambitious projects.
So far, most of the crypto projects promoted have focused on Play-2-Earn Games & Mining NFTs Of spotted frogs, or monkeys with bling. Today, however, Web3 projects are building significant infrastructure, allowing traditional companies to join the fray. Infrastructure can bypass the hype because companies that need services actually need usability and the use cases that help them. Now, products can be as functional as Web2, but they are designed to integrate the coding ecosystem.
For example, a group of former AWS CEOs got together and built Mailchain, which simplifies messaging on Web3. It looks and works like a basic email setup, but in the background, it serves encryption, recreating the abundant functionality from existing IT technology in the Web3 space.
Other solutions take it even further. Rather than seeking to replace the infrastructure of Web 2, they have fundamentally improved it with new functionality. One example is Document GPS, a premium ShelterZoom solution. It takes advantage of the blockchain to encode email attachments and other content.
The extension allows users to track email attachments and revoke access, even after the recipient has opened the email. It also prevents downloads, which can drastically reduce excessive carbon emissions and data pollution from frequent uploading and downloading of tens of billions of attachments sent daily.
Over the past decade, the Gmail domain alone has actually been email optimization. But by leveraging the blockchain, the crypto industry can quickly catch up to Google’s dominance.
Decentralized building changes the fundamentals of building infrastructure
Blockchain creates a file new dynamic Whereas, you may not need a single dominant company, such as Google or Microsoft, to do all the jobs on one project. Alternatively, you can have a group of projects within one ecosystem – which is in keeping with Web3’s ethos of promoting democracy.
Ethereum I have managed to make a home for many amazing projects. But with the difficulties of safely managing bridges, and the isolated nature of L2s and side chains, perhaps other systems have greater potential to be home to more inclusive ecosystems.
Decentralized architecture remains one of the strengths of blockchain technology. By not relying on a single authority, the direction and future of the system will not be driven by narrow interests. Progress may be chaotic, but chaos can also be thought of as a complex form of group deliberation. One killer project at a time, a whole landscape of new possibilities can flourish.
dottedFor example, it is designed to facilitate cross-chain interoperability, allowing multiple first layer solutions to communicate effectively, and thus potentially giving birth to high-performance ecosystems. So far, Polkadot has been plagued by a lack of killer apps, and progress on the project is slow.
Replacing Web2 is a difficult request for any technology, and it is questionable whether the blockchain has the goods to do so. Finally, however, the industry is stepping up to the plate. Funky NFTs will continue to gather headlines and imagination, but it will be infrastructure companies that will put Web3 ahead.