Updated: Sep 29
AND HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF TO PROSPER AT THE TURN OF THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF THE WEB
DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND IN THE DIGITAL DUST!
WHAT IS WEB 3.0?
You've probably heard the terms Web 3.0 and 'The Metaverse' thrown around a lot lately, but not clear on what it means or what it entails, or how it will impact your business in the future.
Web 3.0 is the next evolution of the internet. The Metaverse. The first evolution was web 1.0, or read-only websites which limited users to only reading information provided by the content producers. Next was Web 2.0, or the social web that facilitates the interaction between users and sites, in turn allowing users to communicate with one another. Look at Meta (Facebook), YouTube, Twitter and Instagram for example. Now finally we’ve arrived at Web 3.0, the next iteration of the Internet. Web 3.0 is based around decentralized blockchain technology, just like Bitcoin. What this means is your data on the Internet will not be held and controlled by a single party like it is on the Web 2.0. Finally giving us back the opportunity to take our privacy and data back from the big tech giants. You’ll be able to read articles, download things and make purchases without revealing exactly who you are. All of this data is decentralized, private and fragmented. And it’s not just me who's excited about this new evolution of the internet. The richest people in the world can’t stop talking about Web 3.0 either. Mark Zuckerberg believes “It will be the successor to the mobile internet.” Tech billionaire Tim Sweeney thinks, “If one central company gains control of this, they will become more powerful than any government and be a God figure on Earth.” And Mark Cuban believes “… the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from it.” Even the U.S. Army are going all in. They just secured a $22 billion deal in the Web 3.0 space. And all of this positive news has already sent a few web 3.0 projects skyrocketing upwards in value. For example, video games are an area in Web 3.0 that we’re seeing a huge growth and disruption. And before you laugh at the thought of video games making people money, just think about how people laughed at Bitcoin when it first came out because they thought digital currency was a joke. Do you want to know the truth that you won’t hear in the news? Video games are a bigger industry than the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and the entire movie industry combined. In fact, two of every three Americans play video games. Video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the whole world lately. And Web 3.0 is making it possible for gamers to actually earn real cold hard cash while playing the games. Yes, playing video games in now a career choice. And on Web 3.0, all games can have this play to earn feature. The nice thing about this is you don’t have to play the video games to earn profit from them. I certainly don’t plan on making any money from playing video games. But I absolutely plan on making money by investing into the cryptocurrencies of these Web 3.0 projects that are making this possible. And of course, creating characters to be used in video games with our Influencer Avatars a.k.a Digital Dolls.
Web 3.0 is enabling big companies to upgrade to more interactive, 'virtual reality' type of online sites. Every major market is scrambling to get into Web 3.0. Big tech is jumping in, like Meta (Facebook), Microsoft, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Apple, Coinbase, Twitter, Google, Amazon and the list goes on and on. Most big brands like Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Zara, Burberry, Nike, Adidas, Balenciaga etc. are heavily investing in Web 3.0 as they plan to sell their clothing on this new generation of the Internet. Even the NBA, NFL, MLB just went in on this new tech to reach more fans than ever before. Doesn’t it make sense that if the world’s richest men and the biggest companies around the globe are going all in, that you should probably pay attention and position yourself in a way to prosper from the massive changes that are about to take place, instead of getting left behind in the digital dust?
Hate it or love it, we are now living in a more digital world. Through the internet and smart devices, we’re now able to accomplish almost everything at home, that we previously had to go outside for. Remote work, Netflix, food delivery, social media, online dating, video calls, shopping... The list goes on and on. We can conveniently get almost everything we need and want from the comfort of our own homes. So what’s next? The 2020’s are going to be for Web 3.0 [The Metaverse] what the 1990’s were for Web 1.0 Here are a few ways Web 3.0 will change the world in the near future. For starters, online shopping will meet bricks and mortar stores. The traditional form of shopping has always been just to walk through the door of a bricks and mortar store and buy what you need from a physical location in the real world. However, in the last few years, online shopping has risen in popularity. During the COVID-19 lockdowns especially, it’s hard to imagine not being able to purchase things online and during peak COVID in June 2020, online shopping websites worldwide experienced 22 billion visits within 30 days. Using the conventional internet of today, you can type in any website and be taken to a company’s online store. But what if online shopping and brick and mortar shopping met in the middle? That’s what’s likely to happen in this new generation of the Internet. Companies will construct their physical stores into a 3D real-time, interactive, engaging and rich user-friendly experience. In fact, they already are. Here’s a look inside a Calvin Klein virtual store. From the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to enter into one of tens of millions different digital stores on Web 3.0. You’ll be greeted by either a 3D A.I. OR an actual human employee represented by a unique Avatar. From there, you’ll be able to walk around the store and have a look at the different displays and mannequins showing off different products. You’ll even be able to demo and purchase products of all types that will be shipped to you in the real world, completely changing the way that we shop everyday.
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Do you plan to stay competitive with a 3D upgrade to your flat 2D online presence with the new capabilities that Web 3.0 will offer? Will you actively engage your visitors through a completely interactive and rich virtual experience in real time? Having a real-time virtual salesperson greeting customers onto your site is just one example of the innovative features Web 3.0 promises in the near future! Or even having multiple sales people available if you have a lot of traffic or anticipated volume surges like Black Friday Sales or during the Christmas Holidays! A.I. virtual assistants were great for Web 2.0 platforms, but will not compare to a real live human popping up into your experience and answering customer questions and queries in real time. How would that even work you wonder? (And yes, it will typically be much more expensive.) Your sales person, working from a remote location, would be linked up through a third party site with body tracking attached to their avatar. That sales person would have to be proficient with the software used to link their avatar to your website. Sound confusing? We don't blame you! That's why INSTASTARS plans to arm their Influencers/Digital Creators with the software knowledge that they need to apply in order to make their avatar work on your online store or on your website! Offering our Creators 24/7 online support, so that you don't have to worry about any technical issues that may arise. We are currently able to have our real life human Influencers go LIVE on social channels with their virtual avatars and different characters [Influencer Avatars a.k.a. Digital Dolls], so it won't be long until we will be able to provide this service to help your business benefit from this cutting-edge technology as well! Stay in the know about our future developments by subscribing to our our site!
The Future is here!
Think about the future of e-commerce, which is a 4.9 trillion industry and Web 3.0 [The Metaverse] is about to transform all of it. Remember the revolution when we went from bricks and mortar to online shopping. Shopify rode that wave to a peak of a 10,264% gain. Like many digital-focused companies, Shopify saw a demand for its services explode during the pandemic, as lockdowns forced consumers and businesses to adapt quickly to buying and selling online. If you are like me, you have probably tried to launch an online store using Shopify only to hear crickets after working tirelessly to put your site together and to try to promote it on social media everyday. Not only did I struggle with the financial aspect of trying to keep my site up and running, but I suffered from serious entrepreneurial burn-out.
Shopify's start-up price plans with a FREE 14 Day Trial are very attractive and affordable. Once you launch your shop; however, you'll quickly discover that you need to implement many different apps to make your site work and look the way you want. When my site was live, I was shelling out close to $500/month... with no traffic. And my site still looked fairly basic compared to some of the bigger brands using Shopify who could afford to implement those really expensive apps. Apps that I was left drooling over in their app store because it was clearly out of my budget since I still didn't have any customers! But even if I could get traffic onto my site, why would people shop there when they could just go to a bigger brand's online store to play with their expensive apps? For example, the uber cool 3D spinning product videos, or being able to open up your live web cam right in an online store to sample different shades of make-up right thru your computer screen in real time! These apps can start at thousands of dollars per month! So, I guess Shopify's lockdown surge was due to people like me who actually thought they had a chance to start an online store since everyone else made it look so easy. Well, it's not easy. And many small start-ups like mine probably sunk just as fast. Although it was heartbreaking to close my shop after putting in so much hard work into it (and not just long nights - but actually pulling all nighters to try to get it up and running as efficiently as I humanly could!), it really put things into perspective and I could see where online shopping was headed in the future. My online store didn't fail due to lack of effort on my part, it failed because as a start-up, I just couldn't keep up with the cost of keeping my site up-to-date and competitively enticing. And that was during Web 2.0.
Of course, I also learned a lot about advertising. How can a small shop compete for ad space with bigger brands and bigger ad budgets? Your paying for ads [advertisers will happily take your money!] but are your ads actually being shown if the bigger brands out-bid you? And what's up with the advertising on the trending TikTok app who claimed to be sending thousands of unique visitors to my site. With a Shopify site, it actually gives you detailed information about every visitor and their journey on your site, including how long they stayed on each page. The thousands of visitors [I was paying my hard earned money on thru TikTok advertising] were visits to my home page from everywhere around the world, lasting approx. 1 sec. Clearly they were bots and not even real people. This is why I got into Influencer Marketing. At least your collab, whether you are a small shop or not, gains visibility [by real humans!] thru your Influencer's audience who both loves and trusts them! But all this is a story for another blog post...
Many experts anticipate that since Web 3.0 is built on Ethereum, the catalyst to spark the surge of the Web 3.0 movement is the launch of Ethereum 2.0, which is in the works right now. With Ethereum 2.0, known as Serenity, ETH will soon transition away from Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithms (also used in Bitcoin mining). Instead, it will move towards Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and Ethereum staking. The upgrade will bring changes that will, according to Ethereum, make the currency "more scalable, more secure, and more sustainable."
Do The Rich Keep Getting RicheR?
Although it may seem that way, I can assure you that whatever side of the rich/poor fence your on is probably due to a lack of education combined with action. What actions we take today determine our future. No one can disagree with this statement. When Bitcoin first came out, the majority of middle class people missed out on that 'get rich overnight' crypto boom because they just didn't have access to the simple investing tools like we do today. I remember when I encountered my first Bitcoin ATM. I had heard the term used in the media quite a bit. I knew it was a new form of digital currency. But it wasn't until the day I was standing in line at a Cash Money back in 2013, trying to get a Pay-Day loan that I saw the guy deliver one of the first ever Bitcoin machines. Of course, everyone inside the store started talking about it. The manager seemed quite excited, while some other customers started bantering back and forth about how the whole digital currency thing was just a fad... a joke.. and because they didn't really understand how it was going to work, they didn't give it another thought and went back to their jobs, trading their time and hard labour for money. I walked out of that Cash Money that day thinking, "This is going to be huge!"
Although I recognized the potential of Bitcoin, I literally had no idea how to start investing into it. My previous experiences with investing had not been all that great. If you wanted to invest into the stock market back then, you literally had to make an appointment with a financial advisor at your bank. And if you wanted to buy into a certain stock, you had to buy an entire share; or however many you wanted, which is not something us middle class folk could afford to do on the regular, especially as a single mom. So, I can understand how my generation just wasn't interested in investing or even learning about investing. Especially if you were living paycheck to paycheck as the majority of us were back then, just trying to make ends meet.
But with the introduction of Bitcoin came fast transformations on how we are able to take part in the investing world, right from the comfort of our homes. And with new apps popping up like WealthSimple that have made it possible to buy fractions of a share, even millennials today can afford to start investing into various stocks and cryptocurrency with as little as $10. And there are no appointments to be made or a bunch of paperwork to sign. In fact, there are no commission fees with WealthSimple. So, if you haven't taken the time to keep up with the changes in our world or to learn new ways on how to improve your finances, you don't have the right to cry that the rich keep getting richer, when the truth is that you probably simply failed to educate yourself and take action to secure a prosperous future.
When work turns into plaY! What Crypto Coins Should You have In Your Wallet At The Turn Of The Next Evolution of the web?
Does Drake drop new tracks because he needs the money? We don't think so... Imagine having the financial freedom to do what you love for work. Or to have the capital to start that new business. Waking up every morning feeling excited about being able to pursue your passion rather than stumbling into a 9 to 5 (that you probably loathe) and trading your (valuable) time for money. That's where we're at with the evolution of Web 3.0 and that is why there seems to be such a divide amongst the rich and the poor. Where do you stand? Well, ask yourself, would you still be doing what you're doing for work if you had unlimited resources? We most certainly would be! Passion projects you may be doing as a side hustle have the potential to generate more wealth and income than standard jobs where your income is limited to time. And with the emerge of Crypto Wallets during the era of Web 2.0, making your money work for you has become even easier than ever! If you missed the first crypto boom; like I did, now is the time to position yourself to take action, so that you can benefit from the web evolution that's about to take place. We want to arm our readers with insightful tips that will help you make informed decisions to ensure that these rapid changes that are happening in our digital world work for you. We don't wanna see anyone left behind in the digital dust!
Let's recap: Web 3.0 is the next evolution of the web anticipated to take off as soon as the New Year! [What is The Merge] Picture it as if you were travelling. We're at that pivotal point in our journey where we are getting off of plane Web 2.0 and have boarded onto our connecting flight, Web 3.0. The engine is on, passengers have switched their mobiles to flight mode, adjusted their seats into the upright position and have fastened their seat belts. The flight attendants have finished conveying their in-flight safety protocols and have taken their seats in preparation for departure. The last thing we're waiting on is the signal from the aircraft marshall that it's all clear for take-off! That marshall is Ethereum and the signal is it's upgrade. Ethereum 2.0 will launch Web 3.0 and if you have not positioned yourself to benefit from from it's launch, then you've basically missed the flight. And there will probably not be another flight going to this kind of rewarding destination in our lifetimes again. That's why it's called a crypto boom... it doesn't happen very often. Lucky for some of us, (if you are my age!) we have had front row seats to the dramatic changes the digital world has presented from the introduction of the web to now. And if you're still pessimistic about this rapid evolution that's about to happen, well then you're probably going to get left behind... again.
For some of us, this is where our journey begins. If you've never heard of [What is] Ethereum before, welcome to the party! Ethereum is a technology that's home to digital money, global payments, and applications. The community has built a booming digital economy, bold new ways for creators to earn online, and so much more. It's open to everyone, wherever you are in the world – all you need is the internet. Investors in the crypto world want to know, is this the end of the great crypto bull run or the buying opportunity of a lifetime? If you’re concerned with all the volatility we’re seeing in cryptos in 2022, I hope you've been paying close attention. We believe that with the emergence of Web 3.0 there will come a crypto shockwave that is about to take the market by storm and catch most people by surprise.
Joe Shew, cryptocurrency expert, is predicting that "One of the most explosive events in the history of crypto is about to take place as soon as September 2022. Setting a shockwave through the market that has only happened twice before. And he's not the only one talking about this, other experts are calling it up to a third trillion dollar opportunity. You see, we’re about to experience something in the crypto space that’s only happened twice since 2009. This has nothing to do with Bitcoin harvesting or anything you might of heard of before. Joe is talking about a shockwave that he believes is going to make or break millions of retirement accounts across the globe, depending on what side of the wave you’re on.
Forbes is saying, “This shockwave is coming and it’s a very, very big deal.” And BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager that manages over $10 trillion in assets, says “This shockwave is a revolution in the making.” So if you think something weird is going on in crypto right now, you’re absolutely right. Some cryptos are soaring to astronomical valuations for no rhyme or reason, like Dogecoin, which shot up as much as 12,000% Or Shiba Inu that saw gains as much as $46 million. Then there’s Bitcoin. One month it’s peaking at $68,000, then less than 2 months later it dropped more than 50% to $33,000. Now, we don’t blame you for being confused, but that’s why we're reaching out to you today. Because what’s set to take place in the coming weeks, we believe, will be something even crazier. We're not aware of any other crypto analyst talking about this shockwave, either. But that’s not stopping some of the uber wealthy and connected from making moves. All the smart money is moving ahead of this upcoming shock. The world’s smartest billionaires and investors: Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Bill Gates are all moving their money as we speak. J.P. Morgan, the largest bank in the U.S just made that move to prepare themselves for this upcoming shock. So did Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs. Even the biggest tech companies in the world, like Meta (formally Facebook), Microsoft, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Apple, Coinbase, Twitter, Google, Amazon are taking action to prepare. And according to Joe's research, this wave could be even bigger than the last and anything that we’ve ever seen before, thanks to one new technology set to completely transform the world as we know it. In fact, Forbes is saying, “This tech will change your life.” And the Enquirer is reporting, “This tech will change everything.” But before we go any further, we want to make one thing clear. There really is no time to waste. One specific catalyst could launch this shockwave as soon as September 2022. Business Insider is on the record saying this event will present a huge opportunity for investors. JP Morgan is saying, “When this catalyst goes live, it could jump start a new $40 billion dollar industry." And billionaire Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban thinks this catalyst will dwarf Bitcoin. You see, when this catalyst launches, it will set a small select group of cryptocurrencies soaring, just like it did in the previous two shockwaves. And if you’re like most people, you probably missed the first shockwave in 2013 where we saw Bitcoin soar 1,338% in just 7 months. And you probably missed Ethereum rise 10,225% in 2017 during the second shockwave. Unfortunately for you, the time to see these extraordinary short-term gains on these cryptos are now gone. But here’s the good news, this coming shockwave is giving you a second chance to give you the chance to profit from this event. "You see, the unfortunate truth is, most people won’t see these cryptos rise until it’s too late. They aren’t connected in the industry, talking to the top crypto analysts in the world day in and day out like I am." As more and more people start using Ethereum 2.0 and the platforms it supports, the price to host a state-of-the-art 'Metaverse' site will become more affordable. As this happens, the rewards from investing into this new venture will likely decrease significantly. That's why we predict there is only a small window of opportunity to benefit from fast and huge gains by investing into this upgraded decentralized blockchain as early as you can!
So, if you haven't already purchased Ethereum, we suggest now is better than after the media frenzy. We believe that with the swift transition into Web 3.0, Ethereum 2.0 will become just as well known as Bitcoin was during Web 2.0 Sure you can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum in the Crypto section of WealthSimple, but you are probably going to get better prices through an actual crypto wallet. WealthSimple specializes mainly in stocks; yet, holds some mainstream cryptos. It would be smart to open up a crypto wallet to have access to all of the new cryptos being introduced to get the best ROIs. Do you like to read while you're on a plane? Let's say Bitcoin was the first book - the introduction to digital currency. Sure, some of us may have missed a few chapters and now have some catching up to do. But Ethereum 2.0 is the sequel in the digital currency series. And if you're on the plane - this is what you should be reading.
Further Reading: Nothing is set in stone. The Merge Date can change at anytime, as can the value of any investment. And with any long-term investment, experts advise to ignore the ups and downs. If you like to stay up-to-date with daily crypto news; however, we recommend one of our favorite Crypto Newsletters: The Milk Road Check Out the Newsletter published on Aug 11, 2022 entitled, "Ethereum 2.0 Merge: 3 Things You need to Know for the Merge".
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DISCLAIMER: None of this is financial advice. This article is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell and assets or to make financial decisions. Please be careful and do your own research. We love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. If there is a new technology that plans to deter the predicted advancements of Ethereum 2.0, we haven't heard about it. But if and when we do, our subscribers will surely be the first to know! So STAY IN THE KNOW!