What is Web3 or DWeb?

Modified on: Wed, 13 Oct, 2021 at 3:45 AM

Web3, or DWeb, has added characteristics when compared to the internet we know of today. Websites built on Web3 are decentralized, and the content of the website is peer-to-peer hosted.

In Web3, you wouldn't deploy apps running on a single server or store data on a single database. Instead, Web3 apps are built on blockchains, decentralized networks, or a combination of the two to form a protocol. Apps built on Web3 are referred to as dapps (decentralized apps).

When accessing the web, the HTTP protocol is used as web addresses to find content and information stored on a single server.

In comparison, Web3 data is found based on its content, meaning information is stored in multiple places at once. As a result, the information is accessed through a vast peer-to-peer network.

Web3 enables us to break down the extensive centralized databases by internet companies. It protects us from surveillance since information becomes decentralized - meaning third parties cannot access them.

If you would like to build a decentralized website, please follow this guide.

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