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.
In previous sections, we have explored the theoretical framework of Quadratic voting for Ethereum (Part 1) and the implementations of Mechanism designs on Polkadot (Part 2). This final section focuses on the concept of Verifiable identities as deployed on the Sovrin blockchain.
In the previous section, we have explored the theoretical framework of Quadratic voting for Ethereum (Part 1). This second section considers in details the Mechanism designs implemented on Polkadot.
Democracy and Blockchain technology are about to converge into Blockchain democracy. This is the realm where blockchain governance and dApps development determine the adoption of new voting mechanisms and the disintegration of federated digital identities. Whether it is in revolution or innovation, there are always quiet actors paving new pathways well ahead of the D-Day. This series of articles serves as an introduction to today’s makers of tomorrow’s web.
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.
As cryptocurrencies gain in popularity, human development follows closely through web-based initiatives and financial incentives. Let’s look at some emerging Earn-As-You-Browse applications.
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.
For the past 30 years, the world has been divided into “developed nations”, “developing countries” and the “Third World”. However, these labels break down when it comes to web technologies. This article looks into parallels and trends between web development and human development.
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.
As we have seen previously, web development offers multi-layered opportunities for work. It seamlessly mixes engineering, visual arts, computing, marketing and business studies. Let’s look at the practical aspects of starting in the field.