Web3 is the latest iteration of the internet and has been experiencing an unprecedented level of growth. It’s clear that blockchain technology has many uses and is here to stay, but there’s one problem — they aren’t always user friendly and require coding knowledge. With Blaze, user friendliness isn’t a problem. Keep reading to learn about web3 and what you need to start building the perfect no-code applications.
Hyperspace.xyz is an awesome Web3 company and site that tracks Solana NFT prices. They use Blaze to easily add new NFTs and data onto the website. The Hyperspace team was previously writing code in order to update all the data in their PostgreSQL database. With Blaze, anyone on their team can add and update information to the site with no code.
The defining trait of web3 is that it uses blockchain technology, effectively decentralizing data over a peer-to-peer network. Users of web 1.0 could connect to the server and passively consume content. Some know it better as the “read-only” internet. Web 2.0, uses a distributed network of servers located around the world.
In the context of web3, blockchain exists on a peer-to-peer network without a centralized authority. It relies on the aggregate response from other nodes in the network to validate new blocks on the chain.
Decentralized and distributed networks are often confused for one another, as most people would say both are the opposite of a centralized network. A decentralized network can accurately be called the opposite of a centralized network, and a distributed network has not been fully decentralized.
There are three main components of an app that can make it Web3; decentralization, blockchain, and smart contracts. Here is what you need to know about each component.
Data exists on a peer-to-peer network across the blockchain. One node doesn’t have more power than the other but can be organized in different ways to increase efficiency. Decentralization also allows data to be accessed without the need for third-party services.
Blockchains are a way to collect and structure data. Blocks are groupings of encrypted data that exist across a p2p network. New blocks to the chain must be authenticated by other blocks across the network, making it a secure way of storing and collecting data.
Web3 applications also use smart contracts, permanent code directly embedded into the blockchain. Smart contracts have many uses and will likely become a more significant part of your everyday life. These handy pieces of code don’t need intermediaries to execute their function — when the right conditions are triggered, they do what they were coded to do.
Web3 applications still aren’t perfect, and their decentralized structures can make it difficult for users to interact with the blockchain. Here are some web3 app ideas anyone can try with low-code app building from Blaze.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are unique blocks on the blockchain that can be traded or sold. Unlike cryptocurrencies, NFTs cannot be replaced by other tokens of apparent equal value. Today, NFTs are better known for their use in digital art, but they also have applications that range from real estate, banking, and personal identification.
One of the main challenges to trading NFTs today is that they exist across multiple marketplaces. You can build low-code web3 applications that bring all this data into a single interface, making trading NFTs between many marketplaces more manageable.
Web3 marketplaces are just another way that blockchain removes the middleman, giving power over personal interactions to users in the network. The possibilities with marketplace applications are nearly endless.
Although beneficial in many ways, cutting out the middlemen for transactions can also make them harder to interact with on the user’s end. You can create applications to help users track and interact with decentralized marketplaces, making them more convenient and easier to use.
A decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, is a group without a centralized authority. Most DAOs exist on the Ethereum blockchain and will typically use their own tokens for voting power.
Create portals for DAO members to interact with the blockchain, making everything easier to use. One drawback to web3 applications is that they require more steps and education, meaning they have a higher barrier to entry.
Blaze is the smarter no-code tool that lets you build applications without knowing how to program. Making an application is as simple as connecting your databases and then dragging and dropping the tools you want to use. Why should you use Blaze to build your web3 app?
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