The World Wide Web is currently in a phase of transition. It’s about moving from centralized ownership of content and social interactions (Web 2.0) to decentralized platforms that deliver highly immersive experiences (Web 3.0). And while these two versions of the Internet are completely different entities, they have one thing in common: you need a web browser to access both.
Web browsers have evolved greatly to keep up with these developments. The result is a new kind of browser that many of us will soon be turning to. It is called “Encryption Browser” or “Web Browser 3”.
But why does Web 3.0 need a whole new browser for itself? The answer is simple: user preferences. Crypto browsers are suitable for users who are interested in blockchain, NFT, and cryptocurrency. In addition, with 3.0 web browsers, public blockchains and decentralized applications automate most tasks that require manual effort. Let’s find out how.
How does browser encryption help?
On the surface, Web 3.0 browsers look a lot like their Web 2.0 counterparts. However, it was built with some great little features included, which might come in handy if you’re a crypto enthusiast.
For example, crypto browsers come with a control panel that conveniently conveys all relevant cryptocurrency information that may affect you as an investor. Price stats presented right on your browser’s homepage save you the trouble of navigating, searching, and viewing another page. Some even allow you to link your crypto wallet and check the effect of live price action on the value of your crypto holdings.
Moreover, these browsers send you more encryption related content than other traditional browsers. Currently, the suggestions on the browser’s homepage can display world news, video suggestions, and social media tools. In a crypto browser, these suggestions will show NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea, Rarible, blockchain explorer sites, crypto forums, and more.
Additionally, encryption browsers are built with built-in privacy and security measures like VPNs, automatically clear browser history, and more. But wait, can’t you do this on any other browser too? Of course you can. However, the process is painfully long – you have to install one extension after another to take advantage of these features.
Web browsers 3.0 go further in your favor. While most online platforms prioritize profits and sell your data to the highest bidder, crypto browsers prioritize user privacy and don’t sell your data.
Some Web 3.0 browsers work the exact opposite way, giving you rewards for watching ads while your personal information is withheld.
Should you use an encryption browser?
Web 3.0 is still in development and is currently in a very nascent stage, so you can probably put off switching to the crypto browser for now. However, it goes without saying that the crypto browser lets you do everything a web browser 2.0 does and more. It filters out what you don’t need and automates the tasks you do often. More importantly, it addresses key data security concerns without compromising on other fronts.
There are many encryption browsers to choose from, but some of the best competitors include Brave Browser, Opera Web3 Browser, and Osiris. Now each of them has its own set of features and benefits. For example, Osiris Browser promises to be seven times faster than traditional web browsers. It also prevents data deletion, blocks all intrusive ads and prevents information mining, thus protecting you from monetization and data extortion.
Opera Web 3.0 also offers some great features, such as a built-in ad blocker and VPN to ensure unhindered browsing and data privacy. It also offers an integrated crypto wallet that supports Ether (ETH) and a few standard ERC-20 tokens. Users can scan their fingerprints to confirm their identity on connected wallets or approve transactions on the blockchain.
Finally, we have the Brave browser. It also offers data privacy and faster processing speeds, prevents data collection, blocks ads, and even routes your browsing data across three computers to keep your activity anonymous.
However, the coolest feature is that they offer crypto rewards for watching ads, if you choose to see them in the first place.
However, all of these browsers are still in development, as is the Internet version they are taking. Therefore, they may have more to offer as they continue to evolve and add new features.