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- You’ll Be An Individual Who Is Able To Understand What The Web 3.0 Era Consists Of, As Well As All That Surrounds It.
- Targeted Towards Those Who Have Heard Of Terms Such As; Blockchain & Web 3.0, whom now want to take their knowledge further than just surface level.
As you’re here, I’m assuming you’ve come across the term ‘web 3.0’?
If you’re thinking what the hell it actually means, you’ve landed in the right place.
Web 3.0 Is The Evolution Of The Web To Third Stage In Its Cycle...
The areas web 3.0 refers to are:
More commonly the term web 3.0 is being connected with the blockchain. Hence it’s safe to assume that when a discussion of web 3.0 arises, blockchain technologies is what they’re referring too.
Specifically in this course we’re going to dive deeper into what Web 3.0 actually is, giving you more context to what you currently know as just a phrase. Diving deeper further more, into tools you can actively start using today which are helping to shape Web 3.0. Following which, for the developer in you, helping you understand the development tools making this all possible.
All in all, this course will be your complete guide to the Web 3.0 ecosystem.
Our goal is to help you get started in the Web 3.0 ecosystem!
See you inside...
- Perfect For Anyone Who Wants To Understand What The Web 3.0 Ecosystem Is Comprised Of, As As Well As The Ecosystem As Whole i.e. Blockchain Technology.
I’d just like to take a few moments here and welcome you to this course. Our goal with the course is get you started in the Web 3.0 ecosystem - something on the not so distant horizon. With technology such as the Blockchain that we teach heavily about, Web 3.0 is fundamentally apart of this. If not, the key fact that makes the Web 3.0 era come to life.
Traditionally we are talking about the centralised web that we all know as app developers. In the centralised world, you usually have a server and this server serves the website for example.
There are a number of definitions what the Web 3.0 really is. O’Reilly defines it as the evolution of the rather static Web 2.0, where we have a lot more user generated content. Nova Spivack defines it as a connective intelligence while some other call it the semantic web.
We are all very used to our traditional client/server infrastructure. We open a browser and enter an address. In the most simplistic case, our browser will resolve the DNS to an IP address. Then it will connect to the Web-Server behind this IP address and download the HTML Page, CSS and Images. This information is parsed and displayed to the user.
The Web 1.0. I remember sitting in a bus to school reading the first HTML 4 book. It was so exciting. I could write some code and upload it to a server. Then someone would type in my website address, anywhere on the world, download the website and see what I coded in HTML and a little bit of CSS.
The problem was that nobody could change that information. It is one way only, so a static website.
Now that you have an understanding of what Web 3.0 is at more than just surface level. In this section I’m going to give you a deep dive into the tools of Web 3.0, that you can start utilising for yourself today. Kicking this section of Web 3.0 tools off, we’re going to discuss browsers.
An immensely large part of Web 2.0.
However, much of it is centralised as we speak, by conglomerates such as Google.
YouTube, one of the most popular entertainment sites on the web, owned by Google, has had a big part to play in this. In recent times we’ve seen content creators get punished by the platform, through demonisation, and poor percentage shares of revenue.
Google have admitted publicly that they don’t always get it right. Therefore in the transition to Web 3.0, decentralised services believe they can help fix this to make it fair.
So let me introduce to some of the services leading the way.
We’re all familiar with operating systems such as iOS, and Android. But there notoriously closed off, with an exception to Linux and Windows. Even then, they’re not as open as they could be.
However, as part of the transition to Web 3.0 we’re seeing a new form of decentralised operating system come to fruition, otherwise known as, EOS.
Social networks are making all the noise as we move into the Web 3.0 era, in particular decentralised social media platforms. It’s definitely a big area as we move forward!
These services may sound similar to what was discussed in the video and audio lecture - there’s definitely a cross over. Just to reinforce it, just imagine you live in a hostile country, where freedom of speech via your content is blocked - thankfully decentralised social media solves this!
How many of you are familiar with UpWork, or sites of a similar nature?
If you are, you’ll know they often take a hefty free form users! Eating away into their profit.
But, a new remote working site bridging Web 3.0 and Blockchain technology is potentially a real threat to its business model, if it reaches mass scale. Which if continues, I don’t see why not!
It all started with Bitcoin in 2009. Bitcoin is basically a token. And the total amount of tokens is strictly limited. But I guess that’s all old news.
Now, what developers around the globe are actually highlighting is not the currency, Bitcoin, it’s the underlying technology, the Blockchain. And Bitcoin was the first token, the first currency, that is running on a blockchain.
In this lecture I want to give a quick overview of the current state of the Ethereum Ecosystem. There are a lot of tools out there and before discussing the Best practices and development workflows - which are fundamentally different than traditional web-development - I want to clarify where the tools are coming from and how they work and what they are actually used for.
In the traditional development world, we have things like continuous integration and testing, updates and so on. With the blockchain it’s all a bit different.
On the blockchain, and specifically on the Ethereum blockchain, you quickly see that immutability is great but also one of the biggest limiting factors. Updating code is not possible by design. There are solutions to that, like proxy contracts, but that would circumvent the fact that the code is trusted because its immutable.
When we think of a blockchain we have a plethora of hype and applications, from machine learning to P2P lending platforms, to ICOs, and banking, and and and.
The problem is that the blockchain is still, very fundamentally, a super slow, extremely secure, highly distributed database that scales around the globe.
You now are aware of what this word - Web 3.0 means. Are you going to join in? I think so!
I’ve created a PDF Document attached to this lecture for you, in that document there’s a list of all the tools and services encompassing this Web 3.0 mentality, many which are blockchain based.
Congratulations on completing this Web 3.0 course.
We’ve now guided you through the process of understanding Web 3.0 on a theoretical, and practical level. Helping you to get involved in this ecosystem as a knowledgeable individual.
We’re thrilled to have helped you achieve the goal of this course!