What is Web 3.0? New era of opportunities
Web 3.0, or the third generation Internet, has revolutionized the world, one of the goals of which is to create a decentralized Internet. But what is Web 3.0 and why do we need it?
One of the technologies that has greatly influenced human interactions is the Internet. With the advent of the Internet, the world of information and communication has witnessed dramatic changes. In the first generation of the web, there was no concept called interaction, but the second generation started a big revolution in interaction with the introduction of some social networks such as Facebook.
Just when users thought everything was at its peak, the gates of the third generation of the web were opened to them. But one of the most important goals of Web 3.0 is to create a decentralized internet. Since the third-generation web may be a new and unknown concept for many people, we decided to introduce it in this article.
A brief history of the evolution of the Internet (first and second-generation web)
Over the past few decades, websites and web applications have changed dramatically. They have evolved from static sites to data-driven sites, which users can interact with and even modify.
The original Internet was based on what is now known as the first-generation Web, or Web 1.0. In the early 1990s, websites were created using static HTML pages, which were only capable of displaying information and users could not make any changes to it.
But all that changed in the late 1990s, and a new form of interactive Internet emerged. In the second generation of Web or Web 2.0, users could interact with websites using databases, server-side processing, forms, and media. This caused the web platform to change from static to dynamic.
The benefits of the third-generation web
Considering that it is still too early to talk definitively about the advantages and disadvantages of Web 3.0, but some of its salient features are:
- No need for a central controlling constitution: By removing the controlling constitution, it will not be possible to control or censor user information.
- Protecting user information: As user information is encrypted, it will not be possible for marketers and advertisers to use it. In fact, users will have complete control over the information and will be able to share it at their own discretion.
- Running applications on all devices: Currently, many applications do not run on all operating systems, while the third generation of the web will allow applications to run on any device, regardless of device type and at no extra cost.
- Meet users’ needs as quickly as possible: By connecting more products to the Internet, large amounts of data are collected. This data is provided to algorithms for analysis, to provide more accurate information to meet the needs of users.
- Reduce hacking and theft of user information: Because information is decentralized and not stored in one place, hackers have to disable the entire network to hack and steal information, which is practically impossible.
Now the question may be, what will be the role of digital currencies in Web 3.0? Digital currencies actually become payment tools for users. Hence the currency code can be called Web 3.0 fuel.
On the third generation Internet, there will be services that provide users with digital currency in exchange for storing information, and on the other hand, it will be possible to use those services in exchange for paying virtual currency.
The Atrium platform allows developers to launch decentralized applications. For example, the Atrium wallet comes with a decentralized web hosting feature.
This open-source wallet uses IPFS or file system between applications. IPFS is a peer-to-peer, decentralized file distribution system with no central server. This has led to no censorship of information sharing. The most important thing that distinguishes this Atrium wallet from other traditional wallets is that it allows its users to store their wallet wherever they want. Of course, this technology is still in its infancy and has some limitations, which will definitely be overcome in the future.
The evolution of the Internet has come a long way to and will certainly continue to move in the future. But despite the vast amount of information that is being added every moment, the third-generation web, or Web 3.0, will provide a much higher quality experience for users. Users will have more control over their information by taking control of the Internet instead of companies.