A brief history of Web 3.0
During the last 20 years, web 2.0 has evolved allowing us all to be participants and creators of a global interconnectivity. Social networks, online banks, access to information, cloud, etc. Our life changed and improved in many aspects. But in order to operate on web 2.0 and access its benefits, we had to give up a lot of information about our identity in return. Over time it became clear that the control of this information was being handled by large organizations that increased their power as they handled relevant users information, in some cases making irresponsible use of it and since this information was centralized it was also exposed to security hacks.
Information centralization became the biggest challenge presented by web 2.0 and it is at this point that the idea of web 3.0 began to appear in the early 2000. An internet whose aspiration is the information decentralization by putting power in the hands of the user, using blockchain technology to make the internet more accessible, private and secure.
Although web 3.0 is in its early stages, still depending on the web 2.0 infrastructure, we can see its exponential progress with the continuous launch of decentralized applications (dApps). As happened with the change from web 1.0 to 2.0 in which both technologies coexisted for a while until all industries migrated to web 2.0, we will see for a while how decentralized technologies coexist with centralized ones while they have more and more prominence in the market, although in this case it is possible that some industries maintain the centralization of their information.
How to connect your business to Web 3.0.
The systems and management teams of many companies are wondering and analyzing what the future of their business is going to be like, how blockchain could help them or how not to be left out of web 3.0. Organizations, governments, and entrepreneurs are already dedicating resources to implement dApps in blockchain networks and are wondering how to optimize their resources by dedicating the most of them to the core business, investing in solutions that clear up technical complexity, allowing them to save time and costs.
What is needed to develop on the blockchain?
To develop a dApps in blockchain these are some important things to know:
- Programming knowledge in the language of the selected blockchain network.
- Deploy the Smart Contract (SC) in the Blockchain network.
- Knowledge on how to connect the Dapps with the deployed SC through the network nodes.
- Maintain the connectivity, security and storage of those nodes.
Let’s look at each one of these points clously.
1- Programming knowledge in the language of the selected blockchain network: If we need to develop a dApps, the first thing we need is to generate the SC that will respond to that dApps. To be able to do this it is essential to know how to program in the language of the network or hire developers who can do it for us. We are also going to need to develop the dApps and its frontend. All development must be based on the architecture of the blockchain and its protocol.
2- Deploy the SC in the Blockchain network: Once the Smart Contract is finished, it must be deployed in the blockchain network by paying the amount of the transaction gas in the token of the chosen network. This can be done, for example, by wallets like Metamask. In this way our Smart Contract will be deployed in the blockchain network.
3- Know how to connect the dApps with the SC deployed through the network nodes: The next step would be to get our dApps connected to our SC. This is the most complex part since we must consider, for various reasons, if we have the resources to do it ourselves or if it is preferable to take advantage of the services of companies that simplify and facilitate these processes.
Our dapps have to be pointed or connected to one or more nodes of the network to be able to work, if we want to do this ourselves we must take into account that it is surely better to be connected to 2 or more nodes, contemplate infrastructure costs, storage costs and resources that are being trained and updated in maintenance, security and development. At this point we are surely already incurring unexpected costs and moving away from the core business. The solution is to access the nodes through infrastructure solutions that, through the deployment of a few lines of code, allow access to nodes of the selected network, guaranteeing security, connection and permanent maintenance. These companies have several nodes per network deployed in different places and work with the pay per use system.
4- Maintain the connectivity, security and storage of those nodes: The final step has to do with the maintenance, security and monitoring of the nodes so that the dApps works correctly and permanently. This requires dedicated resources if we want to have our own node deployed or we may choose to delegate this issue through infrastructure service providers such as those mentioned above.
Extrimian Saas through its multiple accesses (Discord Bot , Extrimian Saas Platform) facilitates access to nodes, in less than 1 min and with a few lines of code you can get access to the necessary nodes. In this way, and payment for the use, you have access not only to the nodes but also to tools through which to track transactions, monitor the platform and networks, access to technical support at all times. and SKDs for different problems.