I hope that this post finds you well :) I wanted to create a Women in Web3 community in Elpha since I noticed there wasn't a space yet on the platform for us to geek out about all things Web3 (this post is cross-posted in different communities but you can search for 'Women in Web3' in the community search). For those of you who may not have heard about Web3 before, it is essentially the future of the Internet.
What does this mean? What is the current state of the Internet?
The internet as we currently know it is what can be referred to as Web2. Web2 is pretty much governed by companies that provide services in exchange of our data (think- Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Web2 is known for user generated content, or, having the ability to 'read' or 'write' online. Think about all of the websites you visit and use, these are all a part of web2 :)
What is Web3/the future state of the Internet?
Web3 is the next generation or iteration of the Internet. In Web3 the core focus is decentralization. Decentralization refers to the transfer of control and decision-making from a centralized entity (individual, organization, or group thereof) to a distributed network. This means that people can have true ownership of their data in an ideal Web3 world; it focuses on community and is based on the blockchain.
Now, don't worry if any of this flew right past you- it was hard for me to wrap my head around it at first too (and I still haven't fully grasped it yet either). But, this is just the start. I'm hoping that in this community we can learn from each other and grow our Web3 knowledge. Web3 is so exciting to me because it opens up so many new opportunities for women and BIPOC; since we're still so early on in Web3 the more we can bring women and BIPOC into this space the more it can be built on inclusivity.
If you're already in the loop of Web3, share some resources below! ⬇️ I'm also working on my own Web3 project right now to empower and educate women in STEAM through NFTs so, if you're curious to check it out you can learn more here https://linktr.ee/trailblazetribe!
Thanks and happy learning!