25 days ago • cryptodaily
Web3 Domain Alliance Announces New Members to Protect User-Owned Digital Identities
San Francisco, United States, 22nd February, 2023, ChainwireUnstoppable Domains commits to not assert against members of the Alliance its patents that are necessary to adopt the Alliance’s interoperability and security standards
The Web3 Domain Alliance, a member-led coalition dedicated to improving the technological and public policy environments for users of Web3 naming services, today announced 52 new members including Blockchain.com, Rarible, Wyre, Bitdegree, WazirX, and Klever, along with dozens of other naming systems, projects and companies.
In order to support the ongoing development of digital identity technology in Web3, Alliance members including Unstoppable Domains will make contributions, including technology, to enable interoperability and security standards. As part of this commitment, Unstoppable has irrevocably agreed not to assert against Alliance members its patents that are necessary to adopt the Alliance’s interoperability and security standards. More information can be found on the Web3 Domain Alliance website. A founding member of the Web3 Domain Alliance, Unstoppable was recently awarded a patent around resolving blockchain domains and aims to support innovation across the Web3 industry through its IP investments.
Members of the Web3 Domain Alliance will engage on topics including consumer protection, interoperability of blockchain naming systems, fair and open use of intellectual property in the industry, preventing naming collisions, and more. Together, the Web3 Domain Alliance will advocate for standards in the Web3 domain industry to foster innovation and a safe environment for people. Recently, the team at Web3 social trading network Metascan deprecated their NFT top-level domain to avoid a name collision and joined the Web3 Domain Alliance.
“As an early member of the Web3 Domain Alliance, we’re honored to work alongside our new co-members to unlock potential in the Web3 domain space,” said Sandy Carter, SVP and Channel Chief of Unstoppable Domains. “Together, we’ll build a Web3 domain space where new ideas and innovation can flourish and where more people can own their digital identity.”
Web3 domains have seen a rapid increase in interest, with more than 3.4 million domains reportedly created across the industry in 2022 alone. Amid this rising interest, the Web3 Domain Alliance was founded in November 2022 as the first industry group to create standards for the blockchain naming industry. The Web3 Domain Alliance also aims to proactively engage in discussions with ICANN to increase ICANN's awareness and recognition of Web3 Top Level Domains (W3TLDs).
“Digital identity is the next great frontier of Web3 and we’re thrilled to support innovation in this space through the Alliance,” said Lane Kasselman, President at Blockchain.com. “We look forward to helping set standards as a community so we can protect users as the Web3 domain industry grows.”
Web3 domains provide a vital component of a person's Web3 digital identity. Domains can be used, among other things, to send and receive cryptocurrency in place of lengthy alphanumeric wallet addresses, host a website that you fully own, set up secure email forwarding, and sign into hundreds of apps, games, metaverses and more. Web3 domains are minted on the blockchain and stored in a user's wallet, putting ownership in the hands of the owner.
As part of today’s announcement, the Alliance welcomes 27 new naming systems, including Stargaze Names, iheartdomains.xyz, EDNS, NF.Domains [TxnLab Inc.], United Domains, Threely, Xdc Web3 Domains, Astar Web3 Domains, Tron/Bittorent Web3 Domains, Velas Web3 Domains, IoTeX Web3 Domains, Fusion Web3 Domains, Elastos Name Service, Moon Web3 Identity, Wanchain Web3 Domains, Ontology Web3 Domains, NEAR, OKC Web3 Domains, Meter Name Service, Metis Name Service, Fuse Web3 Domains, Easy IP, IAMX.ID, .CSPR Domains, Metascan, NFTR, and NFT Domains SA.
Additional new members to the Alliance include Blockchain.com, Wyre, Rarible, Bitdegree, WazirX (Bandit), Math Wallet, Guarda, Solo Wallet, My Doge Wallet, OMNI, Talent Protocol, Indacoin, Markmonitor, Revest Finance, Coreum, Cian, LunarCrush, Web23, WAM, NFTrade, XcelPay, Klever, KICA, Wirex, and Puma Browser.
Early members of the Web3 Domain Alliance include Unstoppable Domains, Bonfida, Polkadot Name System, Hashgraph.name, Syscoin, and klaytn.domains.
About Web3 Domain Alliance
Founded in 2022, the Web3 Domain Alliance is a member-led, member-driven organization dedicated to improving the technological and public policy environments for users of Web3 naming services. It exists to promote the development of the Web3 naming industry and the functioning of Web3 domain registries with and across blockchain-based and traditional web applications. The Web3 Domain Alliance is also dedicated to the technological advancement and interoperability of Web3 domain registries.ContactWeb3 Domain [email protected]
103 days ago • cryptodaily
IoTeX, First Web3 Project In One Of The World’s Largest Open Source Software Groups
IoTeX has joined the Eclipse Foundation, one of the world's largest open-source software organizations, and will contribute to the Oniro Project working group to develop a distributed open-source operating system for all consumer devices.
IoTeX is not only the first Layer 1 blockchain project to join the EF but also the first one which explores how to integrate Web3 components into the operating system layer of IoT devices as additional services and modules. And by contributing to the Oniro Project, it now becomes possible for IoT devices to interact with blockchains using these advanced operating system features.
"The Eclipse Foundation is thrilled to welcome IoTeX and its team of scientists, engineers, and cryptographers, and we are excited to see the Web3 open-source technology they bring to our community," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "We will provide a vendor-neutral governance framework within the Oniro working group for open collaboration with IoTeX."
The EU-based Eclipse Foundation has over 300 strategic members and dozens of associate members, including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Bosch, Siemens, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW, and many others.
The Foundation provides its global community of individuals and organizations with a mature, scalable, and business-friendly environment for open-source software collaboration and innovation.
"We are extremely honored to become one of the Eclipse Foundation's most recent members and bring a Web3 perspective to the EF that connects the physical world to the metaverse," said IoTeX CEO and Co-Founder Raullen Chai. "Our main focus is collaborating with the foundation's Oniro Working Group."
Supercharging customer loyalty
Among the infinite number of consumer-facing and industrial use cases, W3bstream enables supercharging customer engagement and loyalty with intelligent devices that range from tiny sensors to carsand large home appliances.Simply put, W3bstream integration in Oniro OS turns any IoT sensor into a blockchain-enabled device, making it benefiting instantaneously from all web3 technologies such as data ownership, data monetization, automated transactions through smart contracts, and X-to-earn models.
Bosch, for example, manufactures smart washing machines and refrigerators. This year's global smart refrigerator market was worth just over $5.2 billion and is expected to reach nearly $7 billion by 2025, according to a Report Linker report. In the US, large, intelligent appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines are present in 13% of households, Statista reported.
Smart refrigerators have cameras and sensors that gather loads of data, namely all of their users' consumer habits, including where and how often they shop for groceries. All that data has tremendous marketing value and could also have social and medical research applications.
With W3bstream, Bosch could quickly and inexpensively develop a Web3 application integrated into each smart refrigerator to reward users for their data which could be enough to pay back the appliance over time.
At the same time,Bosch would also generate revenue from transactional costs derived from the users' data sharing..
Car knows you better than you believe
Car data could already be worth more than the vehicle itself, according to a 2017 report. Mashable wrote that newer cars are similar to smartphones, only they have wheels. Many are WiFi-enabled, come with over a hundred CPUs, and have Bluetooth embedded. It knows, just like your smartphone, whether you are a churchgoer, attend AA or visit Planned Parenthood. Because of nearly 200 or so sensors throughout the vehicles, it has data points that can build a complete profile of you and your passengers.
According to a McKinsey report, car data monetization will be worth $750 billion by 2030. In 2021, there were about 230 million connected cars globally and 84 million on the roads in the United States, according to a Statista report. By 2030, that number is expected to triple to 630 million worldwide and 235 million in the United States, meaning the data of each car is worth at least $1,000 annually.
So again, what if Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, BMW, and Volkswagen, members of the Eclipse Foundation, built their Web3 dApp on W3bstream, allowing their consumers to earn at least $1,000 back each year from their cars to enhance consumer experience and loyalty. On average gaining a new customer costs five times more than holding onto a current customer. Improving customer loyalty is one of the main battles for marketing departments. Being able to offer customers rewards for their data is a powerful weapon in their customer loyalty armory.
These are just two examples out of thousands that IoTeX's open-source technology makes possible for businesses seeking new ways to increase customer engagement and generate new revenue streams.
Collaboration toward innovation
The Canada-based Eclipse Foundation has over 300 members and dozens of associate members. It provides its global community of individuals and organizations with a mature, scalable, and business-friendly environment for open-source software collaboration and innovation.
IoTeX is an open-source platform at the intersection of blockchain and the Internet of Things. Coining its vision MachineFi, it is on a mission to enable the future decentralized machine economy. It seeks to build a connected world where machines, humans, businesses, and decentralized applications (dApps) can interact with trust and privacy. IoTeX combines blockchain, its off-chain compute infrastructure called W3bstream, and open hardware to connect billions of devices and dApps across the physical and digital world.
The Oniro Group and IoTeX are a perfect match as they are both IoT agnostic and are keen on building a global community of developers. Designed with modularity, Oniro offers more significant levels of flexibility and application portability across the broad spectrum of consumer and IoT devices — from tiny embedded sensors and actuators to feature-rich smart appliances and mobile companions.
By enabling any Oniro-powered device to interact and transact on the blockchain, IoT and device manufacturers, OEMs and integrators, and any IoT-related project are reaching a new frontier where disruptive business models such as Sensor as a service, pay per use, data monetization are now easily accessible and implementable seamlessly.
With this membership, IoTeX expands its collaboration to new spheres as it heads into 2023. More remarkable development and growth are expected as it achieves and delivers massive technological advancements in Web3.
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