From the Web 1.0 of the 90s to the Web 2.0 of the 2010s, users and developers alike seem to be in a perpetual race to catch up with digital technologies that forever elude them. But this doesn’t have to be the case. This series of articles gives an overview of Web 3.0 development with the Substrate Framework for Polkadot and Kusama.
Consensus, Governance and Voting are at the heart of processes that affect people beyond everyday operations and policies. But this illusion of equality only exists in principles and protocols, never in practice. Let’s have a go at mapping the requirements of a trustless Web 3.0.
The ongoing pandemic has brought to light so many dysfunctional aspects of our social and political lives that many people are writing off their democratic ideals for good. What they ignore is that web technologies have been pioneering decentralised governance models for the past 10 years, with some astoundingly positive developments.
As web users and developers, our lives have become fully intertwined with digital platforms and online services. Yet, we operate almost carelessly when it comes to e-payments, despite having incredible developments pushed onto our stack everyday.
We often talk about the Web as if it is a technology set in stone, and with well-rounded edges. In reality, Web developers often find themselves juggling insecurely with an ever-changing definition of “the Web”.