In this article the author and SafeMoon educator CatsRus discusses where Web 1.0 started, where Web 2.0 is now, and where Web 3.0 is going and how SafeMoon will use it.
What is the Web?
The Web is the common name for the World Wide Web, a subset of the Internet consisting of the pages that can be accessed by a web browser. Many people assume that the Web is the same as the Internet, and use these terms interchangeably. However, the term Internet actually refers to the global network of servers that makes the information sharing that happens over the Web possible. So, although the Web does make up a large portion of the Internet, they are not one and the same. 
Where did Web 3.0 start?
The idea for Web 3 was actually first pitched all the way back in 1999 by none other than the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee actually believed that what we’re seeing today and what we’re experiencing with Web 3, would be known as something called semantic web, which would involve AI solving problems like unclear search queries and using linguistic context. An example of this could be when evaluating a question or a search query such as “what is a jaguar?” this could refer to the cat or the car by using the context of the question. But what Web 3 is actually turning out to be is much more exciting and goes so much further than beyond the first vision.
Web 1.0 all started in the late 80’s-early 90’s by the previously mentioned Tim Berners-Lee. He was the key part to allow everything from the first connected computer networks to those the first static websites:
These images above of read-only websites actually all fall under Web 1.0. Web 1.0 pages were static and read-only which was actually really great for sharing information but there was no way of having a great interaction with other people. Think of it like Wikipedia. Web 1.0 was a significant technological breakthrough and even though we compare it to the Web we use today, most of the webpages back then looked pretty simple with not much going on.
Web 2.0 is the version of the Web that we are all using right now. If you’re reading this on a site then you’re using Web 2. Now what’s interesting with Web 2 is that webpages actually became a dynamic with two-way communications, they just are so much faster than Web 1.0. E-commerce sites like Amazon and Google began indexing to the Internet and with Facebook, they gave us this convenient place to share photos of our lives with friends and family. Web 2.0 created a revolution in global trade and businesses around the world as they had to really adapt or risk being left behind, which was massively adopted around 2019 and onwards due to the pandemic. Despite all of the benefits that we know Web 2.0 provides, it is hindered by one key point which is centralized control, which Web 3.0 is beginning to solve with blockchain technology.
Web 3.0 could have a huge impact, not just on crypto and tech or even your finances but, on the entire world. Now while it is the early days of development, we are seeing Web 3 turning into an awesome piece of innovation on the www. (World Wide Web) and we’re not alone. Web 3 has welcomed a whole range of innovators, especially during 2021, with the Crypto Space alone bringing in people who are pouring money into Web 3.0 protocols and generating masses of hype. Even the mainstream media, including the Guardian and the New York Times, is writing about Web 3.0.
As Web 3.0 and the Internet become more and more decentralized, you won’t have to have a different account for every single platform, like Twitter or Amazon. Instead, tools like the SafeMoon Wallet will give anyone access to decentralized applications, also known as DAPPs, from anywhere and without being required to hand over any sensitive or personal details through the use of smart contracts rather than any human intermediaries.
Anyone can use them without needing approval from any company or any government which in time this will turn into decentralization, preventing private companies from having the only say on who gets to use the internet services and under what conditions. This will also reduce this monopoly-styled behavior from companies where they are shutting down competitive sites by either acquiring them or completely running them out of business.
So as DeFi improves and more people start using things such as decentralized finance,
DeFi will actually become accessible to people living in developing countries like where SafeMoon is choosing to start helping, The Gambia. As they currently have limited access to any financial services. It will also enable more people to access financial services without needing permission from a bank or from any other company, which is highly needed in developing countries.
So where is SafeMoon using WEB 3.0?
After speaking with Ryan (The Fud Hound), he had this to say about SafeMoon and Web 3.0:
Safemoon is utilizing Web 3.0 in many places, some include:
Our Apps swap, Webswap, SafeMoon Connect and SafeMoon Internal company Dashboard
The greatest challenges working with Web 3.0 is that it’s such a new technology that there isn’t a large community of developers behind it so documentation can be difficult to read and implement. It also means that many implementations and SDKs are still unreliable, unfinished or experimental.
It also means that support for many other platforms can be insufficient and the responsibility of integrating with Web 3.0 seamlessly falls on internal developers to “pioneer” their own way to get features working.
Web 3.0 is a great decentralized way to pull data directly from the blockchain and translate that data into our favorite tech products. Once implemented properly, it can be a reliable way to extract blockchain data.
SafeMoon is not only looking to develop in Web 3.0, it’s looking to define it which in some cases means writing the book that future industries around Web 3.0 will look to follow.
There will be further guides and articles around Web 3.0 as SafeMoon looks to release their products and we can dive further into how SafeMoon is overcoming some of the challenges that Web 3.0 faces.