Good question! In order to answer that, we first have to explain...
What is Web2?
We've all heard of the World Wide Web right? Of course!
Web2 is a term that is often used to refer to the second generation of the World Wide Web, which emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Web2 was characterized by the emergence of new technologies and services that enabled users to interact with and create content on the web in more dynamic and engaging ways.
Some of the key features of Web2 include:
- The ability to create and share user-generated content, such as blogs and social media posts.
- The use of web-based applications and services.
- The rise of e-commerce and online marketplaces.
Web2 is often contrasted with Web3, which refers to the third generation of the web, characterized by the emergence of decentralized, blockchain-based technologies and applications.
Okay, so what exactly is Web3?
Web3, also known as the "third generation of the web," is a term used to describe the ongoing evolution of the World Wide Web towards a more decentralized and user-controlled model.
Web3 is characterized by the emergence of new technologies and protocols, such as blockchain and peer-to-peer networks, that are designed to enable users to have more control over their data and interactions on the web.
Some of the key features of Web3 include:
- The ability to build and use decentralized applications (DApps).
- The use of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
- The development of new models for content creation and distribution.
Web3 is often seen as a natural progression from Web2, which was characterized by the rise of user-generated content and web-based services, towards a more open, decentralized, and user-controlled web.
Why should I care about Web3?
- If you are interested in new technologies and the future of the web, you may be curious about the ways in which Web3 is evolving and the potential impact it could have on the way we use and interact with the web.
- If you are a developer or entrepreneur, you may be interested in exploring the potential opportunities and challenges of building and deploying decentralized applications (DApps) on Web3 platforms and networks.
- If you are a user of the web, you may be interested in the ways in which Web3 technologies and protocols can enable you to have more control over your data and interactions on the web, and to participate in new types of online communities and markets.
- If you are interested in the use of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, you may be interested in the ways in which Web3 technologies and protocols are enabling new forms of money and value transfer on the internet.
Overall, whether or not you decide to care about Web3 will depend on your personal interests and goals. It is a rapidly-evolving field with many exciting developments and opportunities, but we recognise it may not be relevant or interesting to everyone!
Do I need to know any of this stuff to play Guild of Guardians?
Nope, not at all! You can play and engage with Guild of Guardians, join guilds, engage in crafting, and earn NFTs and you do not need to be a blockchain expert to do so!