What exactly is Web3? Some people think that it should be an Internet operating system; others think that Web3 should have a higher degree of openness, and all Internet services can be accessed through a set of open API interfaces; some people even think that Web3 should be a smarter cloud calculate.
However, from the perspective of information dissemination laws and social development, we believe that Web3 should have the following characteristics:
1) Let information and value flow completely freely
For example, information can flow more freely across borders, and global services can be accessed through a unified ID, which greatly enhances the breadth and depth of information circulation and access. Although the current development of the Internet has greatly promoted the circulation of information, the value created by information has been captured by a few Internet giants, which is not conducive to higher-level information creation. The Web3 value is that it can not only create and disseminate information, but also information transmission assets native, led from the bottom to reshape the entire value distribution system.
2) Let data ownership return to everyone
With the advent of the Internet of Things era, the depth and breadth of information generated by the Internet of Everything is far beyond the Web2 and Web1 era, and the relationship between humans and the Internet has become closer, which will inevitably lead to the abuse and disclosure of a large amount of private information. Web3 decentralized storage can ensure that data ownership is returned to users, fundamentally prevent the abuse of information, and will also greatly reduce the risk of confidence leakage.
3) Make the Internet great again
The Internet has gone from Web1 (read-only) to Web2 (read-write) and then Web3 (read-write-own). Before Web3, users and builders must be between the limited functions of Web1 or the centralized enterprise model of Web2 To make a choice, Web3 combines the decentralization of Web1 and the spirit of community governance with the advanced and modern functions of Web2. The Internet, which is owned by builders and users, is carefully planned through tokens.
For Web3, which has many advantages, as an ordinary user, how to enter? In other words, as ordinary users, where are we currently in the process of Web3 from 0 to N? Judging from the current development status of Web3, user portals cover multiple areas, and storage and computing, as infrastructure and explosive applications, jointly promote a diversified decentralized ecology.
Storage and data infrastructure
After decades of development, the Internet has brought about the consolidation of power, forming a monopolistic “user data + network effect”. The Internet of Value built by Web3 is sweeping, creating a huge “collective behavior” through a free, equal, and decentralized incentive mechanism to break the “control” of data.
Distributed storage solves the problems of high traditional storage costs and insufficient security; decentralized cloud computing is reshaping the business model and resource allocation structure of traditional centralized cloud computing; and distributed indexing, data management, hosting and other important services The underlying infrastructure is pushing the digital economy to achieve better and faster realization and accelerate the arrival of Web3.
Filecoin is a decentralized data storage network established by Protocol Labs, allowing users to sell their excess storage on an open platform. As the incentive and security layer of IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), it is a peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data files. Filecoin turns the IPFS storage system into an “algorithm market”, where users use Filcoin’s native token to pay storage providers to store and distribute data on the network.
DFINITY is a “blockchain that runs at network speed and can be expanded without limit.”
DFINITY expands the capabilities of the public network, so it can host back-end software and transform it into a global computing platform. Using Internet Computer, developers can create websites, corporate IT systems, and network services by installing the code directly on the public network without using server computers and commercial cloud services.
Arweave is a data storage protocol based on blockweave technology. Arweave is developing a low-level network in which data can be permanently stored and accessed on its permaWeb. This is a secondary layer where data can be accessed in a human-readable way (for example, through a web browser) .
Crust provides the decentralized storage network of the Web3 ecosystem, supports multiple storage layer protocols including IPFS, and provides interfaces to the application layer. Crust’s technology stack can also support a decentralized computing layer. Crust aims to build a decentralized cloud ecosystem that values data privacy and ownership.
The Theta (THETA) project introduces the Theta blockchain to solve the challenges faced by the video streaming industry today . First of all, the project uses Theta token as a reward to encourage users to share idle computer memory and broadband resources and become a caching node for video streaming media.
The Livepeer project aims to provide a fully decentralized, highly scalable, and encrypted real-time video streaming network protocol with incentives , and to provide application developers with a cheaper solution than using traditional centralized real-time video solutions.
Graph is an indexing protocol and global API used to organize blockchain data and make it easily accessible through GraphQL. Developers can use Graph Explorer to search, find, and publish all the public data needed to build decentralized applications. Graph Network makes it possible to build serverless dApps that run entirely on public infrastructure.
Chainlink is an intermediate component based on the blockchain, which connects smart contracts of encrypted currencies to off-chain resources through network APIs and traditional bank account payments. In this way, Chainlink allows smart contracts to communicate with external resources on their own. LINK is an ERC20 token based on the Ethereum blockchain. It is used to pay for Chainlink Node operators, retrieve data from off-chain data, and format the data into a blockchain-readable format.
Polkadot is a piece of software designed to incentivize global computer networks to operate blockchains, and users can start and operate their own blockchains on this basis. In this way, Polkadot is one of many public chains that aim to develop a digital asset ecosystem.
Ankr is a Web3 infrastructure platform, which was established in November 2017 to reduce the barriers for individuals, businesses, and developers to participate in the blockchain ecosystem. Ankr originated from a solution that utilizes shared resources to provide a simple and affordable blockchain node hosting solution.
As people’s awareness of data and privacy protection increases, users no longer want to sacrifice privacy to gain convenience. Web3 privacy enhancement technology can solve the confidentiality and privacy protection issues of transaction information, and restrict unauthorized users from obtaining transaction information. . Privacy-enhancing technology can safely share, aggregate and analyze data without compromising security and privacy.
Oasis Network (ROSE) is a privacy-focused layer 1 blockchain, built using the Cosmos SDK for open finance and a responsible data economy. This will enable Oasis to interact with the Cosmos (ATOM)-enabled blockchain ecosystem when its inter-blockchain communication protocol is launched.
Secret Network is a blockchain network built specifically for data privacy. By supporting encrypted input, output and smart contract status, Secret Network can implement programmable smart contracts to ensure the security of user data.
PlatON is initiated and promoted by the LatticeX Foundation. Based on the basic properties of the blockchain and supported by a private computing network, PlatON provides a next-generation Internet basic protocol with “computing interoperability” as its core feature.
PlatON builds a computing system jointly assembled by verifiable computing, multi-party secure computing, zero-knowledge proof, cryptographic algorithms, and blockchain technology to provide global artificial intelligence, distributed application developers, data providers and all computing needs Such institutions, communities and individuals provide public infrastructure under the open source architecture .
NuCypher is a decentralized encryption, access control and key management system (KMS) encryption service for public blockchains. NuCypher provides end-to-end encrypted data sharing on public blockchains and decentralized storage solutions.
The Mina protocol is a minimal “simplicity blockchain” designed to reduce computing requirements in order to run DApps more efficiently. Since the size of the chain is designed to remain the same as usage grows, Mina is described as the lightest blockchain in the world. In addition, it maintains a balance between security and decentralization. The project was renamed Mina from Coda Protocol in October 2020.
On behalf of DAO
Decentralized organizations are often accompanied by problems such as low operational efficiency and decision-making delays. The problems that have plagued mankind for thousands of years have evolved into Dao today. Dao is a decentralized cooperative organization whose essence is to effectively reduce geographical and time obstacles, and solve space and time constraints. The birth of Dao can measure the contribution level of each person, and allocate the corresponding rewards according to this level, which improves the cooperation between effective users, realizes efficiency improvement and realizes large-scale coordination and decision-making.
Yield Guild Games
Yield Guild Games (YGG) is a decentralized community autonomous organization dedicated to investing in virtual worlds and NFTs in blockchain- based games . The organization’s mission is to create the largest virtual world economy, optimize the assets owned by its community to achieve maximum utility, and share its profits with token holders.
Merit Circle is creating a decentralized autonomous organization to provide people who want to help build the meta-universe the opportunity to make money through games. This is done through the Merit Circle platform it is building, which provides scholarship opportunities, educational opportunities, and everything a person might need in the process of becoming a profitable gamer in Metaverse.
Bankless DAO is a decentralized community that promotes the adoption and awareness of bankless currency systems (such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, and DeFi) through media, culture, and education.
Friends With Benefits
Friends With Benefits is a non-open discord community composed of thinkers and creators that everyone likes. You can think of FWB as any other social network. As members post meaningful content and ideas, this social network space will become valuable.
BitDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization that hopes to create a level playing field for everyone in the world by establishing a decentralized token economy. This agreement is one of the world’s newest and largest decentralized autonomous organizations focusing on DeFi , and is managed by BIT token holders.
DAO tools help to control people’s ability to better organize economic participants. Innovation will make the crypto world a well-functioning business machine, enabling large-scale capital coordination and decision-making. It is not difficult to find that the Web3 organization tool stack will pay more attention to composability, silky user experience and most importantly decentralization and ownership.
Aragon (ANT) is a decentralized platform built on the Ethereum network. It provides a modular way to create and manage dApps, encryption protocols, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) . The ANT ERC-20 token will enable its holders to manage the Aragon network.
Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum protocol. Gnosis provides an open platform for people to predict the outcome of any event, which greatly simplifies the process of creating custom prediction market applications. At the same time, Gnosis takes advantage of the features of blockchain trust machines and automatic execution of smart contracts to enable users to enter the prediction market more flexibly and freely, bringing greater imagination to the prediction market.
DAOHaus is a codeless platform for launching and running Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO). All DAOs on the platform use Moloch’s open source code as the programming framework. Users can join the established DAO organization on the platform or create a new DAO organization by themselves. The platform can support the creation of DAO organizations including Guilds, Clubs, Ventures, Grants and Products. Guilds are suitable for cooperation between labor and freelancers, and clubs are suitable for For collaboration among friends, venture capital is an on-chain venture capital fund, awards are allocated for community funding, and products help complete the project.
Transform the trend of Web3 ecological hotspot, even if it is not clear which projects are involved, it is still possible to invest in this field. Aims to provide industry data, the sum of industry indexes, market indexes, etc., to realize market segmentation and industry tokenization.
Metaverse Index is an index launched by Index Coop. Index Coop’s Metaverse Index is a basket of tokens designed to capture the trend of entertainment, sports, and business moving to virtual environments. The index is represented by the ERC20 token.
NFTX is a NFT collectible floor price indexing platform. Users can lock a certain series of collectibles NFT into the corresponding NFTX vault, and obtain vToken corresponding to the ERC-20 standard at a ratio of 1:1. Holders of a certain series of vTokens can use 1 vToken as a ransom payment and randomly obtain an NFT collection in the corresponding vault.
Creator Economy Platform
With the emergence of Web3, it has brought new boosts to the creator economy and opened up a more free and open path for creators. It is not difficult to find that the creator economy has gradually transitioned from the previous “centralization” to “labeling” and “individualization”, and the form and carrier of creation have gradually broken away from the plane and stepped into three-dimensional due to the openness of Web3.
Audius is a decentralized music streaming protocol, originally built on the POA network, but now built on Solana. Audius was launched to compensate for the inefficiency of the music industry, which is plagued by opaque music copyright rights and intermediaries between artists and audiences.
Rally (RLY) is a social token-oriented protocol that allows creators to launch their own tokens and build a digital economy around their work. In this way, creators such as anchors, artists, musicians, gamers, athletes, or general content creators can provide benefits and allowances through their communities to recruit, retain, and monetize their followers in a frictionless manner.
Chiliz is a blockchain product and service for mainstream consumers. It aims to enhance the fan participation experience in the sports and entertainment industry and provide alternative payment solutions for traditional products . Chiliz provides blockchain-based solution tools for the sports and entertainment industry to help economicize fan participation.
Gitcoin describes itself as a community of builders, creators, and protocols. Community members gather to develop the future of the open Internet. Gitcoin has created a community that supports the new infrastructure of Web3-including tools, technologies, and networks to promote the development of the open source field.
As the infrastructure of Web3, the public chain is simply a network that carries various application development. Different from other projects, it pays more attention to ecological construction. Once the ecological construction is completed, the Matthew effect will appear, and the leading public chain will eventually occupy more users and market shares.
Chromia (designed by ChromaWay) is a new blockchain platform for decentralized applications. It is conceived in response to the shortcomings of the existing platform and aims to enable a new generation of DApps to exceed the current scale . Chromia is both a blockchain and a relational database. This means that decentralized applications (DApps) can be written in a way that developers all over the world are familiar with, whether they are working on large enterprise applications, games, or small projects.
Flow is a fast, decentralized, and developer-friendly blockchain designed to empower a new generation of games, applications and digital assets . It is based on a unique multi-role architecture and is designed to scale without sharding, which has greatly improved speed and throughput, while retaining a developer-friendly, ACID-compliant environment.
Immutable X is an Ethereum Layer-2 expansion solution developed for the NFT ecosystem . At present, the trading card game Gods Unchained has been running on the Immutable X network. In the future, Guild of Guardians and Illuvium will also be built and run on Immutable X.
Efinity is a NFT parachain based on Polkadot , developed by the decentralized gaming platform Enjin ($ENJ). As the NFT trading market, Efinity will accept various types of standard non-homogeneous tokens and homogenous tokens, and bridge it with the Ethereum-based Enjin NFT market.
As play to earn reached its peak, game-related traffic increased by 60+% at the end of November. Blockchain-based games also accounted for most of the headlines, confirming the growing interest in games. Games are a combination of art, culture, and technology to form a wave of exploration of Web3, driving the construction of upstream industries such as blockchain technology, cloud computing, 3D modeling, and driving the rise of digital consumer-related industries with IP as the core, and prompting all walks of life All industries use this as a lesson and enter the Web3 era successively.
Axie Infinity is a blockchain-based trading and combat game. The game allows players to collect, breed, breed, fight, and trade token-based creatures called Axies. Each Axie is a non-fungible token (NFT) with different attributes and advantages. It can enter 3v3 battles. The winning team will get more experience (exp) points for upgrading Axie’s statistics or developing their body Location. These Axies can be bred together to produce new unique offspring, which can be used or sold on the Axie market
Decentraland is a distributed shared virtual platform. On this platform, users can browse and discover content, and interact with other people and entities. Users can also claim ownership of virtual territories through a blockchain-based land ledger. Territories are delimited by rectangular coordinates (X, Y), and their owners can decide what content to publish on the territory, including interactive systems ranging from static 3D scenes to games.
The Sandbox was launched by Pixowl in 2011. It is a blockchain-based virtual world that allows users to create, build, buy and sell digital assets in the form of games. By combining the power of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) and non-fungible tokens (NFT), Sandbox creates a decentralized platform for the thriving gaming community.
As a modern role-playing game (RPG), lluvium has a completely original, high-quality, 4D holographic NFT design. By defeating computer opponents, players can obtain different amounts of ILV—Illuvium game built-in tokens, and game characters can also use various These items are upgraded and stored as NFT. In addition, Illuvium uses the Ethereum second-tier solution Immutable X, which means that players can save a lot of gas when making NFT transfers on the Ethereum network.
My Neighbor Alice
My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer construction game where anyone can buy and own virtual islands, collect and build exciting items and meet new friends. Inspired by successful games such as “Animal Crossing”, the game combines the essence of the two worlds-providing an interesting narrative for ordinary players who want to enjoy the game experience, and for those who want to collect and trade irreplaceable tokens The player provides an ecosystem (NFT).
Distributed identity authentication
In the entire Web3 architecture, distributed identity is a crucial part. Allow users to own and control their own digital identity (including the user’s identity information and private data), which can only be used when authorized by the user, and realize identity discovery, identification and verification in a decentralized way, without relying on centralization The audit and permission of the identity system have the characteristics of security, verifiability and interoperability.
ENS is an open, public, and decentralized identity protocol that runs on the Ethereum blockchain . In essence, it is also the only non-fungible non-fungible token (NFT) . Users can register ENS’s native .ETH name or import their existing DNS domain name, which they can use as a cross-platform Web3 username and configuration file, a name for all encrypted addresses, and decentralized websites.
Bright ID is a social identity network that allows you to prove that you only use one account. Creating a user’s digital identity is as simple as installing an application and verifying the identity by joining a connected party .
Idena is the first personal proof blockchain based on democratic principles . Human-based Sybil control mechanism. Each verified participant has equal voting rights in the network, can generate blocks and verify transactions. The randomly selected participants will generate proposals and broadcast them to the network. Every user has a cryptocurrency identity with equal voting rights and encapsulated income. Every unique human operating the Idena validator node can mine Idena without revealing any personal data (without KYC).
ARCx is a decentralized scoring protocol that provides support for on-chain identities through the issuance of DeFi Passport . The first page or element of DeFi Passport is the on-chain credit score. A score is assigned to an identity based on the evaluation of the address’s on-chain activity.
Selfkey is a digital identity e-wallet and market based on the blockchain (blockchain). It realizes that individuals and enterprises truly own, control and manage their own digital identities , and can instantly obtain naturalization by investment, company registration, banking, Financial and immigration services including financial technology products, token sales, digital currency exchange, etc. Selfkey makes kyc simple, easy and easy, and users can access hundreds of products and services. Relying parties, certification authorities, and identity owners can conduct transactions in a secure, private, and decentralized manner.
Ceramic is an open, unlicensed, and open source protocol that provides calculations, state transitions, and consensus for all types of data structures stored on a decentralized network . Ceramic’s stream processing enables developers to build secure, trustless, and censorship-resistant applications on top of dynamic information that does not have a trusted database server.
In the Web3 world, each individual can also make multiple settings and free decomposition of his own virtual identity, completely get rid of the solidified social roles and social division of labor in the industrial age, and form more diverse and interesting interpersonal relationships and communities. Compared with other application scenarios, social mapping reflects lower-level needs. It has a wider radiation area, is closer to the daily life of ordinary people, and is used more frequently. The current encryption industry has made many attempts and explorations on social networking, and used blockchain technology to integrate social needs and economic incentives, so that the influence of individuals and communities can be realized into actual value.
Mask network is a portal to help users seamlessly transition from Web2 to Web3 . It allows users to seamlessly send encrypted information, encrypted tokens, and even decentralized applications (such as DeFi, NFT and DAO) on traditional social specific platforms. ).
DESO is similar to Twitter or Monaco. Each user profile has a personal pass related to it and can be traded in the market. Each pass has a joint curve to incentivize popular users. . The value of DESO comes from operating nodes, which means that operators can levy transaction fees on creators’ promotional content.
RSS3 is an open protocol designed for content social networks in the Web3 era. It is mainly for building new content social networks and integrating different modules. From the standard to the protocol itself, as well as all other support layers (such as hosting and indexing) are open source . It also enables the participating people to truly master the autonomy of content, thereby abandoning the control of Internet content by traditional Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
Argent uses the safest and easiest way to access the next generation Internet, that is, a decentralized distributed network. With the help of Argent, users’ encrypted assets and identities can be easily managed without memorizing words, gas fees, and long addresses. Argent’s Ethereum-based mobile wallet is fully distributed and highly secure.
Web3 is an all-encompassing vocabulary with many advantages, such as bringing privacy protection and antitrust to the network, more secure and durable network services, data ownership attributable to individuals, a public blockchain network, high interoperability, new The application paradigm of is emerging, covering various aspects such as privacy browsers, data transaction markets, and cross-chain identity data protocols.
As long as it surpasses Web2, we can tentatively define it as a Web3 application!
Basic Attention Token
Radicle is a decentralized code collaboration point-to-point protocol, which aims to establish a new type of code collaboration infrastructure that requires no intermediary, minimizes trust, and is secure. In other words, Radicle is an attempt to establish a decentralized alternative to the world’s largest code hosting platform GitHub, trying to solve the problem of centralized hosting that changes the current software development from collaboration tools.
Litentry is a cross-chain decentralized identity aggregation protocol, known as the first Web3 DID (decentralized identity) aggregation protocol. Litentry is not only a simple account aggregation system, but also provides services including DID verification, credit calculation and rating. In addition, Litentry also has the design of “oracles”, that is, collecting the same data from different data sources, and then the nodes reach a consensus and output trusted calculation results.
Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and related services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, calculations, and algorithms for use, and provides a set of deterministic proofs of availability and integrity as a verifiable service agreement.
Numbers Protocol aims to create a decentralized photo network so that assets can be tracked and verified through its innovative capture, sealing, and tracking process, thereby bringing integrity and authenticity to the digital content space.
In Web3, everyone is an architect and can participate in the construction of Web3. Smart contracts and blockchain provide us with a good foundation. In the future, we also need to continue to establish a sound Web3 related infrastructure to promote the rapid development of the ecosystem. The wave of Web3 is unstoppable. It is personalized, intelligent, aggregated, high-valued, and precise . Each track is in full swing, and the development of various applications is getting closer to the work and life of users, which can solve people’s actual needs and bring a sense of value under scarce time.
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