Difference between Web2 and Web3

The current version of the Internet as we know it – less static and more dynamic. Web2 started to become popular in 2004, when the first Web2 conference was held. The system behind it aims to actively engage users, and the content itself is more user-generated. The way we share and deliver information has been transformed with Web2 components like blogs, wikis and social media platforms. Take Facebook or Twitter as examples: users can not only read information, they can also share thoughts, perspectives and opinions by liking, sharing, tagging, tweeting etc. Undoubtedly, there is a dependency on “Big Tech” companies to provide the infrastructure and services we need – a reliance Web3 hopes to remove.
Web2 is the Internet as we know it today, whereas Web3 refers to the evolution and next generation of the Internet. In fact, Web3 hasn’t completely arrived yet and thus, we don’t even know exactly what it’s going to look like.
Web2.0 is currently stored in centralized servers. These servers can be accessed, altered or removed by any party that gains control of the server, including corporations, governments, or hackers. These parties can also deny access to services on their own authority, which may not be legitimate. Blockchain-related technologies like IPFS and distributed hash tables can form a content system that is much more difficult to block and more difficult to take down

Web3 – a stream of interpretation

The future, and a more intelligent, autonomous and open version of the Internet. Computers will be able to interpret information in a way that is more similar to humans, and by using technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), users will be given more personalized content and experiences
However, we can paint a picture of Web3 and the components it may possess, mostly thanks to cryptocurrency projects – many of which have already embraced blockchain technology, and are in the process of revolutionizing the financial world. If the Internet, as a whole, moves in the same direction, it will completely change the way we act and interact online. With the development of Web3, Decentralized Digital Identity (DID) becomes a possibility. A DID is an address on the Internet that people can own and control directly. It can be used to find what’s known as a DID document, which in turn contains relevant information to enable use cases, such as login, data encryption and communication. Cryptographic proofs are used to allow others to prove control of these identifiers. Users control everything, and can decide when, with whom, and under what conditions their digital identity elements are revealed. DIDs can do for the Internet, what passports do for governments – they securely identify and provide authentification, only with more ownership and self-governance.
Censorship resistance .

The purpose of Web3
The Internet is currently controlled by Big Tech companies like Youtube, Amazon, Netflix and Meta (Facebook) – they hold the information, the power and the profits. Web3 plans to steer us towards decentralization of power and profits by instead letting it trickle down to the participants. At present, the most promising way to achieve this is would be to use blockchain technology and a version of Decentralized Applications (Dapps). You can find out more about how Web3 relates to blockchain here.

Blockgames' site (https://blockgames.gg/), Nestcoin’s site (https://nestcoin.com/), and Zuriteam’s site (https://zuri.team/).



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