In the era of technology, people are people have started to perceive what Web3 is. It’s time to read this article to know more clearly about Web3 on NEAR. Now is the time to build. Now is the time for a change. You can be part of this change. It’s time to become a Web3 citizen.
Why Web3 is Needed More than Ever
Nowadays, climate change to rising power concentration, the existential threat of global collapse necessitates global action in every area of society. At this time, against this backdrop, there comes a once-in-a-lifetime chance. A chance for Web3 to take the lead in reimagining the world as we know it. We need a more inclusive, open, and fair future. Web3 was created to be the polar opposite of what came before it. At its core is a desire to decentralize power and control while also helping to level the playing field in terms of inclusion and participation.
The evolution of the World Wide Web
Web1 is the initial version of the internet. It was invented by British Scientist Tim Berners-Lee and lasted approximately from 1997 to 2005. Most applications on Web1 are read-only such as Yahoo, Gmail, Google, etc.
In contrast, Web2 is improved over Web1. Web2 has been around since 2000. The internet has become more participatory and social. It also became concentrated and controlled by a few large corporations. Web2 seems to be very popular with people all over the world. Moreover, Web2 refers to the world wide web, which highlights user-generated content, usability, and interoperability for end users. Web2 is also known as the participatory social web like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and so on.
Web3 is a whole new side of the internet. Web3 is a decentralized internet vision that restores consumers’ ownership over their data, identities, and assets. All user information is completely confidential and the website is not used for business purposes. Near Protocol has a lot of Web3 dapps that users can both use and earn money such as Wota, Near Wallet, Loozr, etc.
Web2 to Web3 projects on NEAR Protocol
When we see this picture, it’s easy to imagine the difference between Web2 and Web3. NEAR is a blockchain with a lot of Web3 projects, each project is in a different category. Web3 project on NEAR will be improved in the near future. instead of just listening to music on SoundCloud, and Apple music, but for Web3 citizens who can both listen to music and earn money. Traditional paintings from the past can now become an NFT sold on NFT marketplaces like Paras, and Mintbase. Through Web3 everything completely changed.
How to become a Web3 citizen on NEAR
If you’re curious about how Web3 on NEAR is, you want to have an experience. Let’s follow the below picture to know the steps to becoming a Web3 citizen
First of all, we need to understand why Web3 matters. When we see the problem and understand the good and the bad, we can become a citizen of NEAR. Secondly, we need to explore the decentralized app (Dapps) on NEAR. That helps us to know how many apps are built on NEAR Ecosystem and what functions those apps have. And finally, to use Web3 we need to have a wallet. It will be easier for users to use for buying, selling, or something like that. Currently, there are 4 wallets that are available on NEAR. Choose the type of wallet that suits your needs and here is the tutorial link to create a wallet by Nearity.
- MyNear Wallet: https://nearity.org/s/how-to-use-near-wallet-step-by-step-instructions/
- Sender Wallet: https://nearity.org/s/guide-to-senderwallet-near-protocol/
- Steak Wallet: update soon
- Ledger is a separate hardware device that keeps the keys to your account. Most secure.
Explore projects on NEAR Ecosystem
There are 777 projects available on NEAR, AURORA, and OCTOPUS. These indicators are compiled by AwesomeNear. The above picture has some highlighted projects on NEAR. It spans many categories of Near including AMM, DeFi, NFT, Gaming, Social, and so on. To explore the project in its entirety on NEAR, visit here: https://awesomenear.com/.
How the Web3 on NEAR empowers you
There is a marked improvement from Web2 to Web3. There is insecurity on Web2 about users’ information, data, and identity. Moreover, a webpage will manipulate you to maximize monetization and you don’t own assets on the platform, as they can arbitrarily decide to change the rules. However, on the Web3 platform, control your assets by yourself and blockchain-based apps are completely transparent. Nobody has the power to suddenly change the rules, censor data, or take assets away. Everything on Web3 is as “Regain Ownership”.
On the other hand, if Web3 is interact freely, the big social media platforms on Web2 have total control over your interactions. Content can get censored and money transfers blocked which means censorship of messages, and nontransparent filtering. The benefit of Web3 is all interactions and value transfers cannot be censored or manipulated, users have freedom of speech in social communities. Especially, users will manage their own financial resources without any 3rd party control.
All application on Web2 is almost free but users’ information becomes the business goal of the platform Web2. For example, when users sign up for an account on any website, they will collect this data and sell it to any business for other people who need it. However, users pay less for Web3 services and Gig economies without the corporate middlemen on Web3. Everyone will “participate in fair economies”.
NEAR is always in development and brings many benefits to their users. Not only for users but also for developers on NEAR but also intend to develop on NEAR. It doesn’t just stop at security, freedom of communication, and fairness for everyone but also much more.
Thank you for your time in reading this article. Hopefully, the audience will become web3 citizens on Near after reading and understanding its benefit. Let’s become a Near citizen with more securitized and nobody can’t know your data.