Tim Draper-Backed Startup Launches Blockchain Browser to Avoid Censorship
Tech firm Unstoppable Domains is rolling out a blockchain-based browser set to provide users with access to the decentralized web.
Unstoppable Domains, a tech firm backed by prominent blockchain supporter Tim Draper, is rolling out a blockchain-based browser set to provide users with access to the decentralized web.
Per a Feb. 18 announcement, Unstoppable Blockchain Browser is designed to simplify access to the decentralized web, also known as web 3.0. This kind of the Internet enables peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions with no involvement of a middleman, reportedly designed to avoid censorship.
Unstoppable Domain’s another step forward
Unstoppable Domains CEO, Matthew Gould, said:
“We believe that a decentralized web is critical for protecting free speech around the world. The Unstoppable Blockchain Browser is the first browser that makes visiting decentralized websites as easy as a traditional .com website. All browsers should embrace the decentralized web.”
As such, the news marks another step in the company’s mission to provide blockchain-powered uncensorable websites, as well as simple payments in major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and others.
Unstoppable Domains’ websites are stored in a user’s wallet, while the content is stored on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) or other decentralized storage networks.
Last October, Unstoppable Domains launched a .crypto domain registry on the Ethereum blockchain. The registry allows users to connect any cryptocurrency address to their domain, enabling payments to be made using just the domain name.
Efforts toward web 3.0
The industry has a number of web 3.0 supporters, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, investor Fred Wilson, co-founder of Coinbase Brian Armstrong and the founder of Twitter and payments operator Square Jack Dorsey. Back in December 2019, Dorsey announced a new team dubbed Bluesky to work on decentralized social media standards.
Last October, web browser developer Opera Software AS launched added support for in-browser transactions with Bitcoin and Tron (TRX), which came as part of the company’s grander plan to make the “Web 3.0” easier to access for the average consumer. That followed the company’s initial launch of an in-browser Ether wallet in 2018.
In the meantime, Brave was the first to reimagine using browsers as a tool to foster crypto adoption through its privacy-focused blockchain-based Brave browser. The browser gives Internet users power over their data by blocking tracking services and ads.
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