What are the Main Differences between Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0?
In the recent few years, blockchain has continued to dominate public discourses. Proponents are ecstatic about what the future holds. They are specifically excited about the progress made on the internet and the shift from web2 to the blockchain or web3.
But what exactly are the differences between web2 and web3? What’s all the attention, and why are all the heavyweights, including governments, keen on migrating to this so-called “web3”?
Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 – Diffrences & Future Implications
To begin, web2 is nothing more than the current form of the internet. The second generation of internet services allows users to interact with published content better. Think of breaking news dissipation, for example. Typically, a publishing party manages all core operations, including content being pushed out. Considering the design of web2, users can only publish content without guarantees of content protection against duplication or other intellectual property rights infringement.
This is why web2 is the publishing web and focuses more on community development. Creators of web2 didn’t emphasize changing the technical specification of the internet. Instead, their primary focus was on web pages for users to read published content better.Web2 and web3 currently exist concurrently as the world transits. This article covers the differences between web2 and web3. Learn more here: Click To Tweet
Web3 overhauled the technical specification of the internet with a focus on decentralization for better privacy protection and to safeguard against intellectual property infringement, subsequently empowering individuals. In web3—or the blockchain—there are profound infrastructural changes resulting in a readable and writable internet. Systems powering web3 eliminates the need for centralization for a broader base ensuring better privacy and security with end-users in charge.
While web3 presents many advantages, web2 is still dominant. Gradually, however, there are changes as users realize how they can benefit from their web activities by adopting web3 and blockchain technologies.
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