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How Web 3.0 Works in 2022


Understanding Web 3.0

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Web 3.0 is known as decentralized Internet and is also referred to as the third version of the internet.

Currently, we are using Web 2.0 which is the second version of the Internet. The most main problem over here is that the user is giving away his data for free in exchange for services. Hence, you don’t own your data once it is used for the sake of personalization.

Your data is later used by advertising agencies to provide you with the best advertisement possible according to your interests and engagement.

It is not illegal to use your data as you have given Web 2.0 permission to use your data for personalization and interest-based advertisement recommendation. Therefore, we can’t blame them for using our data if we have given them permission to use our data.

Currently, Google, YouTube, and Facebook are the most visited websites by users with more than 100 billion views in 2021.

Chart from the author referring to Statista

So to be quite precise the major websites are running the internet without any second thoughts. On the counter hand, agencies have the rights to block any website or application in specific regions. Hence, they can also block someone from using services.

There are multiple leaders currently in Web 2.0 controlling different aspects of the internet and blocking different applications in different regions. Sometimes they also control your payment transactions and can block you from purchasing something.

What’s Next Then?

Web 3.0 is a third version of the internet that is completely decentralized. No one owns the internet in Web 3.0 and no one can block anyone from using Web 3.0. Hence, anyone with an internet connection can use Web 3.0 and make any transaction without needing permission from central authorities.

To simplify this you will never the line “This service is blocked in your region” on Web 3.0 because no one has the rights to block a region or its people from using services on Web 3.0 because everything is decentralized.

Web 3.0 will have everything decentralized with no ruler or centralized body taking decisions for a specific region. It will take interactivity between the internet and human beings to the next level.

So the third generation of the internet is completely open and permission-less. Web 3.0 runs on the blockchain which makes it immutable.

Layers of Web3.0 from author

Blockchain is the technology in which a record of information is stored in blocks that are distributed over a wide network and make it nearly impossible to change or temper the data. It is a chain of blocks that have lots of identical copies stored on many systems.

Hence, changing or hacking any block in blockchain becomes impossible because no one on this planet has such computational power to change or temper the data. Every block has a unique identity called Hash.

Whenever a block is created a unique hash is created and if someone tempers the data then the hash is changed again which discards the entire copy of that blockchain. There are many copies stored on different networks hence discarding one won’t cause an issue in blockchain and real blockchain remains safe and secure.

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In Web 3.0 websites and applications are deployed on many systems. Hence, it doesn’t rely on a single cloud platform. Having powerful blockchain technology backing Web 3.0 it truly becomes the most powerful internet technology ever.

It completely works on a decentralized network that contains peer-to-peer nodes. Any payments transaction in Web 3.0 doesn’t require your personal information making it secure. It is completely reliable and transparent to everyone.

There is no one controlling Web 3.0 which makes it self-governing.

Web 3.0 enhances computing power and decentralization to the next level which makes it completely secure. There are very few chances of Web 3.0 crashing or going down as it works on the blockchain which uses peer-to-peer node technology.

All the payments systems in Web 3.0 are replaced from traditional centralized payments to decentralized payments such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, USDT(Tether which stays stable and resembles its value to $1)

Web 3.0 is a really promising technology that will provide security and reliability to its users.


We should also consider the fact that Web 3.0 is still in its very early development stage and hence it is currently not preferred by wide audiences. This is due to many reasons from which the main reason can be unawareness.

Apart from being secure Web 3.0 also gives wide connectivity due to decentralization.

Transitioning from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 will take time and no one exactly knows when this transition will entirely be possible for a huge audience. Web 3.0 will give power to everyone to decide and use the internet making it open to everyone.

This article should not be considered as financial or legal advice. Please note that this article is only for knowledge purposes and to create awareness.

Web3 is coming faster than anyone thought


Agencies need to adapt even more quickly

By Phillip Jackson – February 7, 2022

Agencies need to shift into a higher


Brands from Budweiser to Macy’s are propelling the move toward web3 at a surprisingly rapid pace, and ushering in a new era of direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce with innovative crypto offerings. Meanwhile, agencies lag behind, lacking the adaptability and skills needed to help enterprise clients succeed in web3, argues Rightpoint chief commerce officer Phillip Jackson. Per Jackson, it’s high time for agencies to shift to the next gear.

If you’ve worked at a digital agency for as long as I have, you can’t help but notice a particular trait: they’re often on the trailing edge of new technologies. What do I mean by that?

Whenever a new technology emerges, it’s the independent freelancers or hyper-small shops that are first to adopt and innovate with it. They don’t have the overheads to consider, which makes them more nimble and able to take risks. They can afford to experiment with emerging technology, and deliver offerings at a lower price point.

What’s more, freelancers and the proverbial ‘two-Neds-in-a-shed’ don’t typically have the big enterprise clients and the attendant substantial, ongoing work. Enterprise clients tend to gravitate to better-established agencies, and for the most part, they’re a good fit. Enterprises, with their legacy software and huge organizations, aren’t typically on the bleeding-edge of new technologies and are unlikely to request such approaches from their agencies.

But the emerging technologies of today – crypto, blockchain, NFT (manifestations of what’s generally referred to as web3) – are bucking that trend. Agencies are at an inflection point: their clients have embraced web3 faster than they have. Over the past 18 months, enterprise-level companies across numerous sectors have rolled out NFTs and crypto offerings, and announced their intention to build full-fledged, decentralized web3 communities.

How brands are fueling the wave

In late 2021, Anheuser Busch announced beer.eth (the ‘eth’ referring to cryptocurrency Ethereum). The company rolled out a collection of 1,936 ‘Budverse’ cans, inviting consumers to own a piece of history and gain access to its Budverse.

Macy’s also invited consumers to “own a part of history with a limited-edition parade NFT,” and Nike just announced a partnership with Roblox to create Nikeland, which will deliver a web3 metaverse experience.

Adidas just partnered with Bored Ape Yacht Club, a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each depicting an ape avatar with unique traits. Bored Ape aviators now sell for quite a bit of money. The cheapest ones come in around $330,000, but a buyer can easily spend up to $2.5m. And this past summer, Visa purchased a CryptoPunk NFT for nearly $150,000 in Ethereum, which is the most expensive NFT (and has the largest market cap among all such projects).

Typically, it’s the luxury brands that are most willing to experiment with emerging trends, but in this case, mainstream corporate America is diving in. This is no surprise, as consumers have demonstrated a willingness to open their wallets for NFTs, crypto and new access points to the metaverse. With Venmo, PayPay, Robinhood and others providing easy onramps, there’s no barrier to investing. Consumers can buy $25 worth of Bitcoin or Ethereum via PayPal, watch it grow, and spend the profits in the metaverse at their leisure.

But investments in crypto and NFTs are just the start. The real power of web3 will be the shift in identity and single sign-on. We won’t need individual user names and passwords for every site, or to enter our credit cards and shipping information, like we do in web2. All we’ll need to do is permit a site to access a portion of our tokenized identity and voila, transactions are complete. No more worrying about stolen credit card information.

In other words, the new direct-to-consumer (D2C) world is here.

This represents a tectonic shift; I have never seen, in the space of a year, a technology gain such a significant consumer foothold – so much so that enterprises are scrambling left, right and center to get in on it.

The great retooling

This all brings us back to the question of the role of agencies. Who’s building these NFTs and metaverse communities? I don’t think it’s the big agencies that are currently helping enterprise-level brands in their digital transformation initiatives. It’s the smaller shops, such as VanynerMedia, that are amassing the web3 work at the moment (AB InBev purportedly has plans to invest in VaynerMedia.)

From my vantage point, I see an emergent opportunity for agencies to acquire and aggregate talent so that they can create web3 offerings for an increasingly hungry enterprise audience. But to seize this opportunity, they’ll need a pretty significant shift in skills – a great retooling – in order to help their enterprise clients cater to new D2C demands.

We see that retooling occurring already in some parts of the e-commerce industry. For example, Shopify retooled its platform so that merchants can sell NFTs through their storefronts – the Chicago Bulls built a Shopify storefront for that very reason. Shopify has even announced a beta program for stores to allow them to “sell NFTs without needing to manage all the complexities and regulations on your own.” It won’t be long before all e-commerce platforms are similarly overhauled.

How can agencies obtain the skills they need to deliver web3 products to their enterprise clients? My gut tells me there are less than 100,000 developers with adequate crypto chops in the world right now, and we’ll need more than one million within the next 18 months.

My guess is that agencies will focus on training developers in Solidity, which is a programming language that powers a lot of smart contracts and blockchains, Ethereum’s included. Solidity doesn’t require developers to learn a new language from scratch. A working knowledge of C++ or Rust will provide a solid foundation that can easily translate to Solana.

Now might be a good time to invest in companies such as Udemy, Skillshare and Coursera, as they are the places that agencies can go to upskill their in-house developers.

Web3 is reminiscent of the early days of e-commerce. When Java was rolled out in January 1996, coders and e-commerce developer wannabes read its manual the night before their job interviews at the new dot-com firms. No one had any experience in the new language, but the gold rush was on. All in all, it worked out pretty well for the economy. We can probably expect a similar level of success in the years ahead.

Phillip Jackson is chief commerce officer at Rightpoint.

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Apple shot back at Facebook after the social media giant reignited a privacy war with full-page attack ads


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Apple shot back at Facebook after the social media giant launched attack ads against the latest iOS update.

In Tuesday’s iOS 14.3 update, Apple introduced a feature called “App Tracking Transparency.” This labels apps in the App Store, telling users what data those apps collect and whether it’s used to track them for advertising.

Facebook took out full-page newspaper ads on Wednesday attacking the update and accusing Apple of harming small businesses, who it said rely on targeted online advertising.

Facebook claimed in its ads to be “standing up to Apple for small businesses.”

An Apple spokesperson told Business Insider the company was “standing up for our users.”

“Users should know when their data is being collected and shared across other apps and websites — and they should have the choice to allow that or not,” the spokesperson said.

“App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 does not require Facebook to change its approach to tracking users and creating targeted advertising, it simply requires they give users a choice,” the spokesperson added.

Read more: Apple is poised to rewrite its privacy rules for advertisers — here’s what’s at stake for all the players

Apple’s spokesperson also denied that the company harms small businesses, and pointed to an announcement the company made in November that it would cut App Store payment fees in half for small developers, from 30% to 15%, starting next year.

Apple and Facebook have been tangled in a fight over Apple’s new privacy updates since the summer. Tuesday’s update is only the first half of big changes — the second part is due to roll out early 2021, and will actively ask users to opt in to being tracked for advertising.

This feature was originally supposed to launch in September, but was delayed after developers including Facebook said it would gut their ad revenue.

The two tech giants have attacked each other ferociously over the feature. In a November letter to privacy-focused nonprofit groups, Apple accused Facebook of hoovering up as “much data as possible” to monetize their products while showing a “disregard for user privacy.”

Facebook retaliated by accusing Apple of trying to leverage its market position to give itself an unfair advantage in collecting user data. “They claim it’s about privacy, but it’s about profit,” a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider at the time.

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Groupon a bad deal for restaurants and everyone else, including Groupon – O’Dell Restaurant Consulting’s Blog


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What happens when you sell a product or service that “kills” your customers?

Just ask recently fired Groupon CEO Andrew Mason. I don’t know that he has the answer, but I do.

Groupon was a bad idea from the start. They talk businesses into selling their goods or services for half the cost of their normal price. Of that half price that is collected, Groupon keeps half and the business keeps the last half, minus any charges for processing fees on both their cut and Groupon’s cut, which equals about 7% of the business’ portion.So let’s do the math. Groupon sells a 50% off deal to your restaurant at $20. Groupon keeps $10 for every one sold. You keep $10 minus 7%, leaving you with $9.30.

With that $9.30 collected from the customer, you have to give them $40 worth of goods or services. If you are like most restaurants, just your cost of goods on $40 eats up $10-16 (25-40%), resulting in a loss of anywhere from $.70 to $6.70 for EVERY Groupon deal sold. That’s before you calculate in additional paper products, cleaning supplies, extra staff, and lost revenue from seats that are taken away from full price customers, among other expenses.

All this turns Groupon into the single most expensive tool there is for marketing your restaurant. This a bad, bad business model. A company that promotes itself by claiming they can bring you new business ultimately ends up putting many of it’s own customers out of business, or their customers wisen up and realize Groupon is a horribly expensive way to market and they stop using the service. Either way, Groupon is cannibalizing itself and it’s customers. Groupon claims the payoff is new, regular customers for the business. The reality is that the customers are loyal to Groupon, not the business, and they follow the next deal to the next restaurant.

No business model is going to succeed long term by killing it’s customers unless it has a never ending supply of new customers. For Groupon, that means it’s hey day in the US is over. It has run it’s course here and most businesses are too smart to fall prey to it’s predatory business practices. Groupon will not rebound from it’s current woes in this market. It’s only hope is to expand into untapped markets where business owners are not aware of the dangerous effects of using Groupon. Groupon is the first daily deal model to fall because it was the first in the market. It will not be the last however.

Ultimately, nobody wins with Groupon, except the people who buy the Groupons. Check out the linked article from Yahoo Finance about the firing of Groupon CEO, Andrew Mason. If you own Groupon stock, I’m sorry for your loss, but cut your losses and dump it now. It’s not coming back.

Brandon O’Dell is an independent restaurant consultant and owner of O’Dell Restaurant Consulting, a restaurant consulting company that offers operations and marketing consulting for independent restaurants and small chains. Learn more at their website or visit their webstore to find Excel speadsheets and Word templates to help you build a better restaurant business.

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