My research project for the last few days has been honestly figuring out whether "Web 3.0" is anything to care / think about / pay attention to.
I've actually had some nice, level-headed discussions with people on 🐦 and we've concluded that its real-life applications are... financial things. That's about it.
@matt the amount of cargo-culting around bitcoin has been absoluting disgusting. the number of applications for blockchains are extremely limited. money makes the most sense... for everything else it's just a slow, crappy immutable database.
@matt don't dismiss the idea of having censorship-resistant identity: https://mastodon.communick.com/@raphael/106825093961591719
@raphael That's a good use case! And I especially like the idea of pairing it with something that would suffer from being on the blockchain, i.e. the fediverse.
@matt yes! I think that having the identities on the blockchain is enough, actual content should be out of it.
@matt not being able to delete something could be a feature, in the right contexts. I just don’t think we’ve really found the right context yet (aside from financial applications).
@mike 100% agreed. Some folks talked about research papers and public datasets as use cases.
But yes the best application today seems to be finance. Which is great! I'm just not sure why "the future of the entire web" is supposed to be... finance 🙂
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