TL;DR: you can use Directual to build your own blockchain products on web3! Soon, you’ll be able to do even more!
First things first: what is this web3? And blockchain? In layman’s terms, web3 is the evolution of how the internet works.
In the beginning, there was Web 1.0 - pretty much read-only pages, most of which would resemble a Wikipedia article. The consumer read the data and that really is it. Then, came Web 2.0 - the same drill but now the websites exchange data with the consumer. We log in, upload stuff, do things, and the websites collect our data (to do whatever they want with it). Web3, the next step forward, takes back control of your own data and how it’s traced. The whole structure behind data transfer is governed not by companies like Facebook but by Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, with no censorship and ulterior motives - with proper democracy.
Now, the blockchain. A block is just a bunch of data that must be verified through hashing in order to prove its authenticity. Hashing (a-la mining) is a rather complex process that ensures the complete security of the data you own. When it comes to financial transactions, hashing the blocks creates a chain with the links (a-la blockchain) that couldn’t be faked or replaced without doing the entire hashing process again.
Web3 is all about secure, digital ownership of data. You may know what NFT is, and if you do, that’s also Web3.
A lot of things. Businesses all over begin to use blockchain to offer new services, products, and on top of it all, enhanced security of data ownership. Here’s a shortlist of things you can do with blockchain technology:
The main challenge, of course, is always the know-how. This is a young industry that is just beginning its journey. It’s difficult to find season experts who know what they’re doing, and when you do find them, the price of the matter is incredibly high.
That brings us back to you…and then back to us again!
So many things you can do with your own hands! You can pretty much build an entire product from the ground up that operates on blockchain. With some knowledge of Directual, building a wallet, transaction framework, and contract fulfillment (coming very soon) is a breeze to accomplish.
What’s more, you can stack some more good back-end features on top of it, such as an admin panel, UIs, notifications, chatbots, etc. Not to forget the front-end: you can also make it look pretty, all without having to resort to any other extra tools.
Here’s a list of things you can build in Directual by simply arranging logic blocks:
Thanks to the visual interface, building the logic core doesn’t require any in-depth knowledge of programming or coding (although it’s helpful — we won’t deny that):
We’ve also got a low-level API (here’s an example of how the code looks like) for cases when you’d like to work through Directual SDK and fine-tune your product development process even more.
The unstoppable march forward! We know for a fact that Directual can be the go-to platform for developing web3 blockchain projects, and aim to introduce support for NEAR, Binance Smart Chain, and Tron Network, along with NFT transactions support.
As for plugins, soon we’ll have Metamask and OpenWallet, which will allow you to build marketplaces on Directual that fully support authorization and payments.
Stay tuned for updates, or better yet, start building your own blockchain projects with Directual! If you’ve got any questions, we’ll be happy to help you out. Just shoot a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk!
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