The Greatest Value of Bitcoin

Diahann Hughes Hawkins
6 min readMar 8, 2021

Hint: It’s behind the launch of Web 3.0

Image by Ashton Hawkins

Back in the early 90s, while working for one of the earliest internet companies, I remember enthusiastically encouraging business people to migrate onto the online world using DOS prompts and modems. My advice back then was that the internet would, one day, change the world of business with its valuable tools like email, Telnet and FTP, so they should become early adopters of this emergent technology to stay one step ahead. It was until a few months later that the first web browser Mosaic was announced by Marc Andreessen, marking the launch of Web 1.0. This first ever ‘graphical user interface’ (GUI) browser was a huge deal, and made the newly-created World Wide Web accessible to the non-technical world. Today’s youth can’t fathom a world without ‘Googling’ any question, ordering takeaway food at the push of a button or spending their pocket money online in the e-commerce world of Web 2.0.

Now we’re on the brink of another critical ‘technical turning point’. We’re witnessing the birth of Web 3.0, built on a blockchain foundation, that will change our world in ways we’re only beginning to fathom. The most important benefit Web 3.0 brings to society is that the human frailties of greed and dishonesty can at last be kept in check like never before in history.

What is Web 3.0?

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Diahann Hughes Hawkins

Researcher, reformer and home educating mother with a passion for discovering the best solutions to 21st century learning. connectivelearning.net