In the beginning, everyone was happy just to communicate on the internet. If the packets of bits were delivered without error, everyone rejoiced. Now after several decades of just delivering bits, albeit in bigger and bigger blocks, some are beginning to wonder if we can do better. Maybe just moving the data isn’t enough? Maybe we can start to bring some level of assurance? Maybe, just maybe, there’s something we can do to make the entire experience a bit easier to trust?
For some people, the answer is the buzzword “Web3.” There’s no official committee, and everyone has a slightly different vision of what those four letters mean, but the basic dream is the same: take some of the best ideas from the world of cryptocurrencies and find a way to bring their certainty and security to the rest of the web.
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