There’s no shortage of news about mega digital commerce players controlling the algorithms that guide our daily actions and thoughts. See Amazon Changed Search Algorithms in Ways to Boost its Own Products and Google under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general
Thankfully, there is also plenty of ‘antidote’ news – albeit more esoteric — that shows notable progress in blockchain technology that will take us to Web 3.0 a/k/a the ‘Decentralized Web’ where users control their own data and their own algorithms.
But lots needs to happen first.
For blockchain to become mainstream, users shouldn’t have to worry about picking the right platform, the right smart contract language, the right system interfaces, and the right consensus algorithms. They also shouldn’t have to concern themselves over how they will interoperate with partners that use different blockchain platforms for their projects…