A decentralized Internet is already not an invention of the stupid TV series, it becomes a reality.
Last week reported that Google is one of the world’s most active adherents of blockchain-related startups. Since 2012 Google had 140 equity investments totaling about USD 1.2 billion in the blockchain sector. Hence the question: why Google still has not included, directly or not added to the blockchain in search functionality?
At the moment Google is a monopoly company in the market of searchers: web search in this system accounts for about 80% of the requests from fixed devices and 95% of mobile queries. Every second Google receives over 40,000 queries, or 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion queries a year. This service regularly serves as a “gatekeeper of the digital world” and has a very large impact, under the influence of which is largely formed in the direction of the web economy.
However, many people think that is so important not to trust one company. Organization engaged in sole control, is particularly problematic, as it can act covertly.
“Let me remind you that the original purpose of the Internet is to build a single neutral network in which all can participate equally, for improving the world,” writes Matthew Hodgson in the publication TechCrunch. “But today we have Microsoft’s Skype, Facetime from Apple and Google Duo. Every large company has its own equivalent, valid only in its information bubble. I’m not saying these services are bad, but it’s not quite what we dreamed of in the era of the birth of the Internet.”
Hodgson mentioned conglomerates have captured the digital world. They control access to most important information and confidential data. But Hodgson adds: “Gaining momentum movement seeking to bring the Internet to its original course of development. Among its members are key figures who stood at the origins of the world wide web. It was called “Decentralized Web” or “Web 3.0” and describes a newly emerging trend for the creation of Internet services that do not depend on the functioning of the “Central” organization.”
The use of distributed blockchain systems to store information has a number of advantages from the point of view of safety and effectiveness, which can’t match the centralized data warehouse.
A decentralized Internet is already not an invention of the stupid TV series, it becomes a reality. Emerging blockchain startups begin to realize the full potential of distributed economies, adopting different components of the new decentralized ecosystem.
The company develops Presearch search open decentralized system in which “community members get tokens Presearch for the use, contribution and advertising platform”.
Unlike Google, the decentralized model search Presearch to use the “open and transparent allocation factors that will allow content creators to get access to the same conditions, and users can select the data to use”. The service will provide the community (users) the opportunity to participate in the voting and the financing of development programmes. A project of this scale could seriously change the search market.
Startups using the capabilities of the blockchain to create decentralized systems that are ready to carry out a revolution in other spheres.
The idea of IPFS (interplanetary file system) is actively discussed in the financial technology community. In the last article in Wired magazine stated that the system IPFS will be based on the storage mechanism, the web browser of copies of visited pages and their additional use as web servers. Thus, if the actual server is gone people who visited the page, I can share her with the world.
The Wired authors explain that this model “performance publishers will increase, and readers will be able to use the necessary content.” Over time, the team IPFS and a number of other companies hope to create interactive applications similar with Facebook which does not require any centralized servers”.
When more consumers and businesses will invest in a decentralized economy, it will be interesting to observe which projects are the fastest way to become universally applicable. World counterparts Google invested large sums to introduce advanced technologies like the blockchain to the masses in the near future. And may the best man win.