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Where to Learn Web 3? (And Why You Should Learn It NOW!)

Team Nas Academy

21 Feb · 7 mins read

Web 3, the latest avatar of the internet, is all set to create ripples in internet-based business models. Centered around the theme of data privacy and ownership, web 3 is here to stay. The revenue models of web 2 internet companies (like Facebook and Apple) have raised a lot of eyebrows over the past few years. This is mainly because of monetization of user data. Billions of unwitting users have flocked on to the platforms created by these companies in the past.

But if you understand where this conversation is headed, it should not come as a surprise to you that web 3 is going to be very big. So, in this post, we discuss why you should learn about web 3. Even more importantly, we will discuss where to learn web 3 from.

Why Should You Learn Web 3?

Well, unless we run you through the potential of web 2, it is hard to convince you to learn on this relatively new technology. Therefore, it is time to dive deeper into why one should even consider learning about web 3:

A. History Repeats Itself:

When the internet came into being, a lot of us were too young and naïve to realize its potential. Some companies took over the charge of making it mainstream. In this process, these companies made a fortune and the founders of these companies are currently the wealthiest people on the planet.

It was definitely not easy for them to push against the odds. Barring a few early adopters, masses used to think that the internet is going to ruin their lifestyle. People presented use cases like gambling, pornography, and hate crimes to prove their point. All of that happened, but the upside was too huge for this trade off.

Today, the internet has revolutionized our education, work, healthcare, travel, shopping etc. Everyday newer and pleasant experiences are being generated using the magic of the internet.

With web 3 just around the corner, we are on the cusp of a similar disruption. Do you want to miss out on this one the way we missed web 2? No, right?

Similarly, web 3 is even more focused on distribution of power. It is essential that this sentiment is leveraged to equally empower everyone in the network as compared to a few individuals running the show.

B. Moral Value:

Web 3 tries to break free from the capitalist mindset while maintaining a balance between capitalism and socialism. Social media companies are worth billions right now by, ultimately, selling “you” and your data as a product. Do you think that this is fair?

Agreed that they provided us with extremely engaging and smooth user experience, that too for free. 

So apart from that, social media companies have also started leveraging artificial intelligence and pattern recognition techniques to feed you with the content that keeps you hooked on to their platform for longer. Why? Because the more you stay on these platforms, the greater the number of ads that can be fed to you. Do you think it is okay to play with your brain in order to make money off it?

Facebook Web 2 revenue model

Well, if these situations make you contemplate harder on the future of mankind, web 3 is your friend.

With the revenue model shifting away from monetizing users to actually allowing them to monetize their content, these problems are likely to go away.

C. Monetary Value:

Early adopters of any novel idea have been rewarded exponentially in the past. Think of Bitcoin. Those who invested in it, are sitting on massive piles of cash. A more recent example would be of a project called “ENS” or Ethereum Name Service. People who invested about $100 to purchase a decentralized domain name (.eth) from their platform were rewarded with thousands of dollars as a giveaway for being early adopters.

So far, we have discussed the benefits of being a part of a web 3 project. What if you take it up a notch and build one? Yes. Web 3 developers are in high demand right now due to the huge demand and supply gap. Median salary of a web 3 developer is significantly higher than a web 2 based developer.

Don’t know how to code? Web 3 still has space for you. Skills like content creation, meme creation, and graphic design are some of the most in-demand skills of this era.

So, who is stopping you from jumping in to test the waters?

D. Technology:

Money always is and should be the by-product of doing something you love. In the case of web 3, the biggest magic lies in the technology powering it. Blockchains have the potential of changing every industry that we know of. Therefore, it is imperative that one learns about this technology sooner than later. Let us face it, read or not, Blockchain technology is going to impact our lives.

Apart from that, the overall technology seems to be quite intriguing as it is solving some of the biggest problems of the modern times. Unequal distribution of power and money, centralization, lack of scarcity of digital assets, and prevention of duplication of money on the internet. These are some of the issues being tackled by the web 3 technology.

E. Saturating Web 2:

After the immense success of web 2 companies, there is finally a moment where people believe that the growth might be plateaued. Earlier this month, Facebook stock price tumbled by a gargantuan 25%. To put this into perspective, Facebook lost its market cap equivalent to the GDP of New Zealand.

Facebook saturating web 2 model

But why did it happen? It is because for the first time in 18 years, Facebook showed a decline in the number of users coming to its platform. Does that mean web 2 social media has reached its top and it is all downhill from here on?

Let us evaluate it from a different lens. If the social media model was working so well, why did Mark Zuckerberg rebranded the company as Meta? Why did they pivot into the virtual world?

Web 3 must hold something, which is why Meta has acquired Oculus – a company that manufactures VR headsets.

Apart from that, other web 2 giants like Nike, Gucci, and LV have been found foraying into NFT and Metaverse world.

Where to Learn Web 3 From?

As we establish the need of learning web 3, let us discuss the sources that can help elevate ourselves to the next level in this space:

Nas Academy:

At Nas Academy we offer multiple courses to kickstart your journey in the web 3 space. These courses are meant for beginners and advanced users alike. It intends to cover basics and build on top of that. Here is an overview of a few courses that would help you master the art of web 3:

A. How To Get Started With Web3 Development:

Presented in conjunction with Alchemy, this class will help you if you want to get into the development side of things on the blockchain. This course would help you create and deploy your first smart contract, an ERC20 token, and ERC721 (NFT) smart contract.

How To Get Started With Web3 Development helps you interact with like minded classmates via a community group chat. Thus, giving a new shape to peer-to-peer learning experience.

You also get a chance to create and practice your newly acquired skill through small projects and assignments that are designed to help you get feedback and improve quickly.

This 5-day masterclass has been designed by the best in industry – Alchemy. For those who don’t know, Alchemy has worked with OpenSea, Dapper Labs, 0x and Adobe to bring their ideas to life. 

B. Crypto for Beginners:

If coding and development is not your forte, then this class will ensure that you are not missing out on the development related to the cryptocurrency world. After the completion of Crypto For Beginners by Ben Yu, you can become a crypto expert who understands the trends in the market and can make informed investment decisions.

Ben Yu is a Harvard dropout and an avid crypto investor. He invested $10,000 in crypto and turned it into $8 million. Crypto happened to him when he was working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Soon after understanding this space, he made it into a full time career thus making money by investing in crypto and NFT investments. 

See You On the Other Side:

Now you understand the importance of learning web 3 and the resources that are perfect to set you on the path of your life long journey to master web 3, what are you waiting for?

Come join us and take charge of your professional growth! Nas Academy offers other courses as well that are dependent on where you stand in this learning journey. You can explore more on web 3 and crypto specific courses from here

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