Web3 Browsers Are The Path To Decentralization
The world is rapidly changing, and new things, patterns, and features come with each evolution. The term “Web3” was unknown until last year, and fast forward to 2022, it has become the buzzword in the tech space.
Web3 is the new internet era that tech companies have adopted, and decentralized blockchain platforms are using it.
To know more about Web3 and what it is all about, the Web3 VP at Opera, Jorgen Arnesen, spoke to CryptoSlate about the new development.
He also talked about why his company wants to lead the way in its adoption. Arnesen believes that the Opera browser can become a crucial part of the Web3 platform.
“Web3” is What the Internet has Become
Web 1.0 is the first stage of the web, which began in the 1990s. Only a handful of content creators are present at this stage, with the others being consumers of the content.
The emergence of dot.com signifies the entrance of Web 2.0 into the scene towards the end of the 1990s. This evolutionary change ushered in the era of interactive social media, where users generate content.
However, centralized servers are needed for the hosting for the internet to be connected and for users to have easy navigation. These drawbacks arise from making Web 2.0 accessible and easy to use.
Web 2.0 is a highly centralized protocol where the user’s privacy is in the hands of the operators. This implies that users have no control over their privacy. Herein lies the problem.
Web 3.0 is the progression of the internet from its early stages to the intermediate and advanced stages. Commonly referred to as “Web3,” this stage is the advanced level of the internet’s evolution.
Furthermore, Web3 is the solution to centralized users’ data on the internet, which is common with Web2. Web3 leverages Blockchain technology to provide users with a decentralized and secured internet experience.
Web3 is a Complex Decentralized Protocol
As revealed by CryptoSlate, Arnesen noted that thanks to Web3, users can now interact with multiple decentralized applications. In addition, using a blockchain network and a single interface enhances the user’s internet experience.
However, Arnesen believes that the various features users enjoy on Web3 are just a scratch on the surface because the technology is still in its early days.
Unlike Web2 browsers, Web3 technology combines complex applications with blockchain technology to provide a more individual experience for users. According to Arnesen, Web3 has a major role as the web becomes more decentralized than Web2.
Users have a range of options on Web3, besides the extra functionality offering huge interoperability using a single server. Access to every corner of the internet is possible with Web3, as it can go beyond just the search engine adopted.
Arnesen added that the Opera browser tends to embody the nature of Web3 due to its ability to block the tracking and collection of data by websites. He believes that the Opera Crypto Browser is the perfect example of a web3-focused internet.