What is Web3?

Understanding Web3:

Understanding the Basics of the Next Evolution of the Internet. If you've been keeping up with tech discussions lately, chances are you've heard the term "Web3" thrown around. But what exactly is Web3? Is it just another trendy buzzword, or does it signify something truly significant? In this blog post, we're going to dig into the basics of Web3 to understand it and grasp its potential impact on the future of the internet. Because web3 doesn't have to be confusing. 

What Exactly is Web3?

Let’s take a moment to look at what we now know as the Internet, commonly referred to as Web2. Web2 is all about centralized platforms where we interact with content and services through intermediaries such as social media giants, e-commerce sites and search engines. While Web2 has certainly brought us closer together and made life easier, it’s not without its faults – think of the data privacy concerns, centralized control, and looming threats of censorship that we see on social media and in all media.

Enter Web3 – a brand new ball game. Unlike its predecessor, Web3 is all about decentralization. It’s about redistributing power and control away from big corporations and back into the hands of consumers. At its core, Web3 leverages the power of blockchain technology and decentralized protocols to create a more open, transparent and user-centered web experience. Web3 is built for people, by people. Let's Break Down Web3!

Blockchain Technology:

Make this the beating heart of Web3. Blockchain tech allows for decentralized networks and immutable ledgers. It’s like a huge distributed database that spans countless computers, ensuring that transactions are transparent, secure and resistant to monitoring. Blockchains are not limited to the web3 realm and can be used in any industry to provide immutable data.

Decentralized Applications (DApps):

These are the applications of the future. Instead of running on centralized servers, DApps run on distributed networks, giving us flexibility, privacy and control. Think of decentralized finance platforms, social networks, or marketplaces – everything is run with one managing body pulling the strings. Think of X (formerly Twitter), and how it is controlled by app administrators with no autonomy . . . . Not what Dapps web3 has to offer!

Smart Contracts:

Imagine self-serving contracts. Smart contracts are just that – an agreement with coded terms. They are connected via a blockchain network and are usually automated if certain conditions are met. There don’t have to be middlemen, they don’t have to worry about someone not holding up their end of the purchase. They are fully traceable and open to audit. No work can be stolen.


This is where things get really interesting. Web3 allows tokenization of assets, and converts physical digital assets into digital tokens on the blockchain network. Think of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). These tokens can represent ownership rights, access to services, or other valuable assets, opening up new possibilities for ownership, sharing, and trading. You don’t need to wonder who has what, everything is open for viewing.

What Does Web3 Mean for Us?

Ownership and Control:

With Web3, we are taking back control. We have greater ownership over our data, digital assets and online communications. We no longer have to rely on big companies to manage our online lives – we are now in the driver's seat. 


Web3 promotes collaboration and openness. Decentralized protocols and applications can interoperate seamlessly, fostering innovation and competitiveness. It’s all about creating a diverse and inclusive digital ecosystem where everyone can thrive. Most things are open for everyone to see on the blockchain such as transactions, deployments, audits and so on. This transparency can lead to a safer ecosystem

Economic Incentives:

Web3 introduces new ways of participating in the digital economy. We can be stakeholders in decentralized networks, get paid for contributing resources, accepting services, or providing services. It’s a whole new world of stimuli and possibilities. Web3 is not just NFTs with cool monkeys and meme-coins, it has many useful applications for everyday life that need to be explored and manipulated. We can create a better world for everyone.

Closing It Out:

In short, Web3 represents a shift in how we see and interact with the Internet. It’s about decentralization, transparency and putting power back in the hands of the people. Using blockchain technology and decentralized protocols, Web3 is set to reshape the very foundations of the internet, ushering in a new era of innovation and inclusion

Now, I know, Web3 isn’t perfect. Security, education, regulation and many other areas need improvement. But the foundation we have is beautiful and innovative and we can change the world.

So, are you ready to enter the world of Web3? Follow Morph and we'll take you where you need to go.

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