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METRO Webinar: What is Web 3.0? The Decentralized Web – An Introduction

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

What is the decentralized web, why is it important, and where is it along the path of development? How does Web 3 differ from Web 2? How does blockchain and cryptocurrencies fit into the ecosystem? Who are the players working to realize this vision? Why is the Internet Archive, a library, a leader in the decentralized web movement?

Join us to hear from Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, and Brewster Kahle, founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive on what the decentralized web means for library and archives workers.

About This Series

The World Wide Web started with so much promise: to connect people across any distance, to allow anyone to become a publisher, and to democratize access to knowledge. However, today the Web seems to be failing us. It’s not private, secure, or unifying. The internet has, in large part, ended up centralizing access and power in the hands of a few dominant platforms.

What if we could build something better—what some are calling Web 3.0 or the decentralized web?

In this series of six workshops, we’ll explore the ways in which moving to decentralized technologies may enhance your privacy, empower you to control your own data, and resist censorship. Join us to hear from experts in the leading peer-to-peer technologies, from identity to data storage. We’ll see demonstrations of blockchains, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and decentralized storage projects in action. Learn how Web 3.0 might yet create systems that empower individuals by eliminating central points of control.

This series is a partnership between Internet Archive, DWeb, Library Futures, and Metropolitan New York Library Council.

About Our Presenters

Wendy Hanamura is the Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries. She helps to steward the DWeb community (GetDWeb.net) that now encompasses ten global nodes of technologists, policymakers, artists and activists all working to build a better

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January 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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