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      Yes, every time I see this I think “stop trying to make web3 a thing. It’s not a thing.”

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    Whenever I hear web3 I want to jump off a cliff. Seriously. I love decentralization, I am currently developing an indie web platform, but crypto makes me irrationally mad. I have never been so fired up at anything. If the web becomes primarily crypto based, I will quit my job and become a ski instructor. Fuck Ethereum, the drug cryptocurrency. Fuck Smart contracts and fuck all the people who manipulate people into NFT scams. Fuck all the people who fell for NFT scams. I just want it to be over. Now back to sdf. org

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      Crypto is so infuriatingly good at hijacking the language of decentralization and web liberation while doing its very best to destroy what little of the internet actually is still free.

      Its greatest strength was tricking the people who do (or did) actually care into working against their own interest.

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    I really disagree with terms like “Web 2.0” and “Web3”. The web is not versioned, so please stop make it up. No technology needs a new version of the Web because it is a loosely defined collection of technology. Sure, version jumps like ipv4 to ipv6 makes sense, but not for the web as a whole.

    The term “Web3” implies that all “Web3” technologies are bundled. I suggest, we should avoid the term “Web3” at all and all the time someone comes up with it, we should call it bullshit.

    If we want to talk about crypto or decentralization, sure, but I think we should separate that from the term “Web3”.

    And, to strengthen my point, in this thread people are saying that there are good parts of “Web 3” while all the criticism is against the bad parts. Yes, because we let ourselves be baited into that discussion. We can be against crypto-blockchains and for decentralization. The term “Web 3” should not be used.

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      Alternative sufgestion: we call the fediverse “web3” (or even web4, cause higher is better).

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        LoL, I like that. Let’s claim, that we are already on post blockchain web 4.2 technology.

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        When I heard web3 on a podcast last week I actually hoped they were talking about the fedi. Nope, just same stuff plus AI. These labels just help some get funding and others to sell products.

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    it’s funny how all of the “web3 is a scam” articles and websites focus completely on cryptocurrency scams aspect, and never say a word about legitimate technologies that comprise web3

    it’s like pointing out that there are scams on web2, therefore the entire web2 is a scam 🤦‍♀️

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        there are a lot of web3 technologies that don’t use any cryptocurrency: libp2p, textile stack, go-ipfs have enabled all sorts of exciting new projects to be built upon them with features like peer to peer communication, offline use, decentralization and a ton of other things

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            IPFS (which is also tightly interwowen with Filecoin)

            how so? all of these technologies rely on ipfs at their core but you can use them just fine without ever touching filecoin, or even knowing what filecoin is, and there are a lot of projects based on these, some of the ones I follow or know of

            anytype - uses textile, go-ipfs and ipfs-mobile, works like an note taking alternative to notion, except it has a ton of really cool capabilties like offline use, p2p sync between your devices, p2p and offline collaboration etc

            berty - p2p messenger that uses libp2p and ipfs-mobile that works offline, via bluetooth, on local networks etc

            peerpad - decentralized text collabortion (uses libp2p)

            dtube - decentralized youtube alternative that stores videos on ipfs

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                most of these projects are separate from protocol labs, so if they seize to exist you can still be using these libraries/projects

                and while yes, they are definitely going to be leaning into filecoin, i don’t see this as a problem: part of the appeal of ipfs is its modularity and flexibility, for example, there’s a theoretical google docs-like ipfs-based app, and they’re offering either p2p sync or sync to an ipfs node on your own server, or they offer paid backups via filecoin, it’s a perfect business model in my opinion… many ipfs based projects have already adopted this model

                without its modularity and flexibility (purely restricted to filecoin) ipfs is nothing but a glorified storage solution, and would lose most of its appeal

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        I wouldn’t call them "synonyms for pyramid scheme"s, but what I’m sure about is that people that is into this only cares for the amount of money they might gain for shilling some kind of seemingly interesting project that could change the web itself. A lot of money. A LOT OF MONEY. The only thing I see is just a bunch of slobbering dogs chasing tasty projects to invest in.

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    Not convinced, lots of good points are made, but lots of misleading and biased statements as well. There are many solutions to these problems mentioned and the stuff about the ethereum hack is weird. Eth wasnt hacked, a smart contract was. 51% attacks are not common but there are ways to eliminate this, namely replacing A blockchain with a directed acyclic graph. Like this shit is so half baked that it loses all its weight. I with the author stuck to what they actuallly knew.

    Like all the stuff about whales dictating voting out comes are facts. The reality of it all is that some things are true decentralization. Like the ENS and ONS being able to replace central domain autorities. Of course there is a need for governance and human oversight ( like having voting based on verified identities not $ to determine if someone is abusing the system ). It also makes phishing and MITM attacks impossible.

    Can we admit where there are merits while still calling out garbage like voting with money, NFT art, blockchain games etc? Its really that simple critisize what needs the attention. I think what makes people really mad is that its capitalism. And I think people are right to be mad about it.

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        I agree, however I am hopeful. Majority of the ‘proof-of-work’ mining for Bitcoin comes from renewable energy. But it does create unnecessary wastage.

        There are other other eco-friendly blockchains that use a ‘proof-of-stake’ model, where excessive mining is NOT required. Ethereum, the second largest in market cap (‘value’) is currently migrating to this model. And there are many other new blockchains coming out such as Solana and Avalanche which is efficient (enough), with proof-of-stake and other hybrid technology from day one.

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      like having voting based on verified identities not $ to determine if someone is abusing the system

      Not sure that would help. In the best-case scenario, you end up with dictatorship of the majority which is not exactly a happy outcome in general (“minorities” tend to be persecuted, at least in political systems ruled this way). In the worst-case scenario, you end up with intelligence services and mafia making up thousands of fake identities to game your system.

      It also makes phishing and MITM attacks impossible.

      In theory, in practice just look how many malware have been doing MiTM/phishing for crypto wallets…

      I think what makes people really mad is that its capitalism. And I think people are right to be mad about it.

      Indeed! But blockchain as we know it is a libertarian dream of commerce without regulation, i.e. a capitalist nightmare. When i read about Brave and other startups with tokens to fund the web, i can’t help but think the web needs less financial incentives, not more.

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        I’m not talking about phishing in wallets. im talking about signing Content ID with NFT domains which means the content directed to when you go to website.eth is exactly what was published by the owner on IPFS a decentralized filesystem. meaning the web can be peer to peer with security and bandwidth optimization in mind while also being secure.

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          Ah yes that’s a very interesting property indeed! What do you think about other decentralized naming schemes like .onion, .i2p or the GNU Name System? (not talking about Handshake because the design is very similar to .eth)

          I personally find the design of GNS much superior from a technical perspective: it’s backwards-compatible with DNS, and via hyper-hyper local root breaks Zooko’s triangle by dissociating human-meaningful names to global machine-generated public-key-addressed names. Clever stuff!

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            I like anything that allows for security, and I think we can use the technology for good. We should also be vigilant because it will mostly be used for bad things. And I think people generally are vigilant, but they lack understanding, and get hung up on weird things imo.

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        Indeed! But blockchain as we know it is a libertarian dream of commerce without regulation, i.e. a capitalist nightmare.

        It is indeed nightmarish. To think that out there, somewhere, someone is selling something they own to someone who wants it for a price that both agree to and there’s no government man standing there making sure that the transaction occurs in the ways that we want (namely, with blessed Divine Regulation, the magic that creates such utopias as we’re all familiar with in the 20th century and early 21st).

        It must be stopped. By any means necessary.

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    I don’t know. Everything I’ve heard about Web3, aside from blockchain and cryptocurrency, is about a free web that transcends the need for central platforms.

    Decentralized finance, Decentralized marketplaces, Decentralized social media…

    Maybe I’m romantacizing the idea too much, but it personally represents the next step of the political revolution that we’ve been witnessing.

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      I agree, I see web3 as decentralized platforms. I host matrix-synapse and once I get time to do it I am going to host peertube, mastodon, pixelfed, and lemmy instances. I do not really do much with crypto except occasionally invest a really small amount of money in it.

      I would like to be able to use crypto for transactions, but I know that most places do not accept it just yet. I have had a bank not be able to override a fraud warning at a grocery store that is a national chain. Also for international currency transfers. Banks do not make this cheap or easy, but I can send crypto almost instantly and the fees are basically non existent.

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        I find it very funny that a lot of people in this instance seem to be vehemently against blockchain because of pyramid schemes and other scam as if cold hard cash (or any currency for that matter) doesn’t suffer from the same problem.

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      Using social network smartphone apps is as normie as it gets. Idk, maybe that was the point.

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      you can’t stop progress

      Laugh in autoritarian regime

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    Cryptohaters are going to hate. Web3 is a bad term though. Gav Wood came up with the term and it kinda stuck.