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30 Years of the World Wide Web. What's Next?

🌐🎈Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the World Wide Web. Time for Web 3.0🕸️
30 Years of the World Wide Web. What's Next?
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Today — March 12, 2019 — is the day when Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for an information management system 30 years ago at CERN. “Vague, but exciting” were the words that Tim Berners-Lee’s boss scribbled on the proposal. And this was how the World Wide Web was born.

As with any technology, product or service, bringing it to the world is one thing, but making the world adopt it is quite something else. In fact, despite many a doom-laden prediction or the ever-popular dystopian novels, feature films, and games, there’s never been a precedent of fitting the world as a whole in a vessel and making it sail. Never. The change and the spread — of an idea or a technology — always comes from the grassroots.

Back in 1989, when Tim Berners-Lee proposed his system, there was no homogeneous network of computer hosts in the world that was browsable. If we get really specific about the term, we can even say there was no heterogeneous network that was browsable either. There was no all-encompassing network: the many computers that existed had different protocols and weren’t able to communicate with each other. The world was one of isolated tiny islands of networks and loner machines.

Tim Berners-Lee’s information management system proposal was the common protocol that let the computers communicate, and that spread like fire. All of a sudden you were able to turn your computer into a web server, it was easy, and this became the World Wide Web and the Internet that we know today.

Glancing over the past thirty years, we can empirically split the development of the World Wide Web — or, simply, the Web — into three relatively distinct stages.

Web 1.0

The very loose period for Web 1.0 is the 90s to early 2000s. This was when suddenly anyone was able to turn their connected computer into a web server and become an active part of the Internet. The ease of feeding your information to the seemingly limitless digital space was a business and entrepreneurship cornucopia that spread from the grassroots and peaked roughly at the turn of the century.

Web 2.0

Mid-2000s to roughly present days. While Web 1.0 was more of an online bulletin board where you could publish anything but in one direction and have no real feedback, Web 2.0 was more about collaboration and cooperation.

The term that marked Web 2.0 was — and, frankly, still is — platform. The Internet was now all about platforms where you could communicate with other people online, exchange information, and create things together. Platformization became the new king. And it was great too. Instead of having a constellation of very different and wacky websites that you could check for information — as you would a billboard — you were able now to become an active part of a platform. Not only that, but you were able to earn too — for example, by renting out your room on Airbnb and building customer rapport through a review system.

The thing with Web 2.0 is that it’s all about platforms — from Reddit to Uber. And platforms are containerized versions of the economy. Much like in the 80s, they are isolated networks that can’t communicate with each other. And on top of that, they really don’t want to, because they always belong to someone. And that someone is never the community that brings value to the platform.

Which brings us to Web 3.0.

Web 3.0

There’s a lot of opinions on what Web 3.0 is or should be, with the key point being that its defining characteristic is true collaboration.

True collaboration, however, to use the words of Tim Berners-Lee’s boss in 1989 is “vague, but exciting”.

To make Web 3.0 more specific and in context with the two previous stages of the World Wide Web development, I’d propose the following two defining characteristics that are not vague:

  • The isolated economy networks currently represented by and embodied in platforms cannot be isolated.

  • The platforms must belong to the members that bring value to them and so they must be a network.

That platforms cannot be isolated is illustrated by the history repeating itself — there was no World Wide Web in the 80s, it was all isolated networks. Just like you weren’t able to browse the Internet at the time and willy-nilly hop from one web server to a different one when viewing a document online, you can’t use, for example, your Reddit karma to run a shop on Amazon.

Which brings to the second point: platforms cannot be platforms. Currently, the level of granularity on the Internet is per platform, not per person. You can have an account on Kickstarter, but you can’t use it on GitHub. These are two completely isolated networks. The level of granularity must go one order lower — to the person. People — or more like our digital representations — a) must be able to operate independently from platforms, and b) the network they operate in and bring value to must belong to them.

It only makes sense. It also makes sense that blockchain, which also celebrating an anniversary this year — 10 years — must be the technical backbone to Web 3.0 as it provides true network ownership through private keys.

There are blockchain projects that focus on true network ownership and collaboration like DAOstack, U°Community, and even the latest r/ethtrader experiment with ERC20 donut tokens. It’s nascent, and it’s exciting.

The World Wide Web is great; it really is. Time for the next leg up in how this vast digital space operates.

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XRP Price Prediction: $0.36 Value for 12% Profit. Prepare Your Money, Traders!

📈📉XRP short-term price prediction: $0.36 Value Is Expected. How much will XRP cost in March?🤔 TradingView users give their opinion🌟
XRP Price Prediction: $0.36 Value for 12% Profit. Prepare Your Money, Traders!
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Although it managed to survive through the crypto winter, XRP still cannot recover from the shock – its price continues ranging within $0.3-04. The crypto community has all eyes on it: when will the long-awaited breakout occur? Let’s ask tradingview users – they should know the answer.

Ripple is to push $0.36 – 12% profit is expected

We might witness 12% rise for Ripple

Ripple (XRP) price chart from crptonoob

XRP is currently in ascending channel moving upwards and bouncing off trend support and resistance lines. This is also an area to watch for likely larger breakouts as we move closer to Singapore Blockchain Summit. Thus, we can expect XRP to reach $0.36 pretty soon. If it manages to reach this threshold, traders might enjoy 12% profit.

This is a rare kind of accumulation

Ripple sees calm before the storm

Ripple (XRP) price chart from CryptoManiac101

Analyzing Ripple’s performance, user CryptoManiac101 has realized that the XRP price behavior we are observing now might be the precursor of major growth. Back in 2017, Ripple had also been growing by 1-2 cents before the traders saw a 38,000% increase in value.

But when is a breakout to happen? 

“As you see from my XRP TA analysis below, we should be very close to it, probably, days away. We have seen likely golden cross on 7H chart, we also see major 15 Month pattern which is coming to completion and has actually already completed on few other charts I did earlier and that breakout came with sideways accumulation. Well is that good news or no? With being unable to provide a 100% certain answer to this question all I can say is that I am leaning more bullish vs bearish.”

With Singapore Blockchain Summit and other events, that seems to be a real possibility. Besides, Ripple’s new achievements might accelerate the process.

XRP is to ripple

Look at the Bullish Reversal Pattern – it’s a good sign

Ripple (XRP) price chart from YMula

According to user YMula, the XRP price chart shows a clear Bullish Reversal Pattern, accumulating this range won't last too much longer. Maybe we’ll see XRP break out in March?

Ripple should stay above $0.315 to reach new heights

Won’t Ripple dive below $0.315 value?

Ripple (XRP) price chart from coinkilavuz

Isn’t XRP’s bullish trend at risk? What does coinkilavuz say? According to him, XRP should stay above $0.315 in order to reach $0.332 and higher levels. Up to the moment, Ripple is keeping away from this level.

For XRP, this period appeared to be harder than everyone expected. However, traders don't lose hope – it might break the resistance soon. There are great chances XRP will grow by 10% this month.

XRP/USD price chart on TradingView

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