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Also known as the Decentralized Web, Web 3.0 represents the latest generation of internet applications and services powered by distributed ledger technology, the most common being blockchain. It is, however, not a new concept. The inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee, predicted that this version of the internet, which he called the Semantic Web, would be more open, smarter and more autonomous.

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Defining Features of Web 3.0

While there is as yet no standardized definition of Web 3.0, it does have a few defining features:

  • Decentralization

  • Trustless and Permissionless

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

  • Connectivity and Ubiquity

Source: Investopedia

What technology benefits more than 3 Billion people for 80% of their waking hours every single day? Web 2.0.

Web 2.0, coined as such by O’Reilly and others between 1999 and 2004, moved the world on from static desktop web pages designed for information consumption and served from expensive servers to interactive experiences and user-generated content that brought us Uber, AirBnB, Facebook and Instagram. The rise of Web 2.0 was largely driven by three core layers of innovation: mobile, social and cloud.

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