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Polkadot founder Gavin Wood thought about calling ‘Web3’–‘Post-Snowden Web’

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Crypto Slate

Sat, Dec 04, 2021

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Famous whistleblower Edward Snowden and Polkadot founder Gavin Wood debated on how Web3 can help society to move away from fundamental issues of trust.

During a historic discussion on the evolution of the decentralized internet at the BlockDown: DeData Conference, Polkadot founder Gavin Wood , who himself coined the term ‘Web3,’ said that Edward Snowden ’s revelations helped bring to light the urgency for creating a whole new platform that would “eclipse” the traditional authority based technologies.

Acknowledging that the 2013 revelations prompted the “need for the society to move away from these fundamental issues of trust,” Wood added he considered terming this completely different approach to inter-human interaction on a global level–“Post-Snowden Web.” Looking 10 or 20 years ahead, Wood hopes the future “massively multi-user application framework”–global services that we broadly refer to as ‘Web’–will provide us with ‘de facto’ guarantees.

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