Non-Techies Guide To The Web 3.0 Ecosystem
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Non-Techies Guide To The Web 3.0 Ecosystem

Non-Techies Guide To Understanding The Web 3.0 Ecosystem & The Blockchain Technology Which Surrounds It!
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What you'll learn
  • 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:

  • Connective Intelligence

  • Connecting Data

  • Concepts

  • Applications

  • People

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...

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 58:19
+ Introduction
2 lectures 01:35

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.

Preview 01:16
+ Your Guide To Web 3.0
4 lectures 10:14

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.

Preview 01:45

When we are talking about the Web 3.0, then we mostly refer to the decentralised web. In the decentralised web, most services run via a blockchain. Ethereum is one of the biggest blockchains serving so called “dapps” - or distributed applications.

Characteristics - Web 2.0 VS Web 3.0

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.

Transition - Web 2.0 VS Web 3.0

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.

Past, Present & Future Of The Web
+ Tools Of Web 3.0
7 lectures 29:38

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.

Preview 05:16

In this lecture of Web 3.0 tools, I want to introduce you to storage services that are apart of the Web 3.0 era. They are working on replacing the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox and others.

Storage - Web 3.0


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.

Video & Audio - Web 3.0

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.

Operating Systems - Web 3.0

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!

Social Networks - Web 3.0

In this lecture further discussing the tools of web 3.0, let me move onto messaging tools. As a society we are becoming more and more conscious of our privacy. Many of us communicate via messaging services whether it’s: iMessage, Messenger, and all the rest.

Messaging Services - Web 3.0

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!

Remote Job Sites - Web 3.0
+ Development Aspects Of Web 3.0
5 lectures 14:31

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.

Preview 04:08

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.

Ethereum Frameworks & Libraries

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.

Best Practices

Continuing where we stopped at the previous lecture, I want to highlight a few parts from these security best practices. They usually come from mistakes and bugs that already cost a fortune, so it would be better not to repeat them!

Things To Pay Special Attention To

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. 

The Biggest Limitations & Failures
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 02:00

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.

Preview 00:50

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!

+ Bonus Resources
2 lectures 00:21
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