Numbers Protocol is a decentralized photo network for Web3.0 (internet’s next frontier) that aims to address the 4 pillars of the digital asset dilemma: ownership, provenance, ecosystem and most importantly copyright. Digital assets created in the Numbers Protocol network can be traced, verified and most importantly have copyright claimed.
The decentralized photo network is built with Web3.0 storage and ledger technologies. In this network, every photo is one-of-a-kind as it has its own Web3.0 identity and can only be registered once. Registered photos in the network have associated integrity records capturing context, ownership and creator signature. Post-creation records, including any modification and change in ownership, will be appended to existing integrity records ensuring content provenance and the traceability and verifiability of all photos in the network.
Highlight of NFT Search Engine:
- The world’s FIRST Web 3.0 Search Engine for NFTs.
- Search Engine coverage:
OpenSea, Foundation, Rarible, SuperRare, Refinable and CaptureClub.
- Web3 storage Partner with:
First WEB3.0 Search Engine
- The World Wide Web has come a long way since its early conception in the early 90s.
- From the “Static Web” which characterizes WEB1.0 to the WEB2.0 “Social Web”, the web has offered us a plethora of new conveniences and experiences.
- WEB2.0 has problems:
- Centralization => Big Tech (Google, Facebook, Amazon) own the servers our data are stored on opening the door to censorship, data manipulation, subject to failure.
- Search => search results are a result of algorithms. not what you searched for a carefully crafted response based on your collected data profile.
- WEB3.0 represents the internet’s next evolution => content based, decentralized. Characterized as the “Semantic Web” meaning based on content.
- Numbers WEB3.0 Search Engine represents the next evolution in search on the web and falls in line with the core characteristics and values of WEB3.0
Web 3.0 was originally called the Semantic Web by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, and was aimed at being a more autonomous, intelligent, and open internet.
The Web 3.0 definition can be expanded as follows: data will be interconnected in a decentralized way, which would be a huge leap forward to our current generation of the internet (Web 2.0), where data is mostly stored in centralized repositories.
Currently, the Search Engine’s coverage includes leading marketplaces such as OpenSea, Foundation, Rarible, SuperRare, Refinable and CaptureClub. More information about Numbers’ Search Engine for NFTs can be found here.
➡️ Starting from NFTSearch
WEB3.0 Search Engine Breakdown
- Content based => Search data based off of their Unique Content Identifier (CID)
- Leveraging Content ID’s generated from InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)
- Blockchain Based => Completely transparent data records based on blockchain records
— Transparent Data => unfiltered, gives the whole picture, untampered (no centralized control), uncurated (no algorithms)
— Accessible => decentralized storage solutions (P2P)
Numbers WEB3.0 Search Engine offers its users a glimpse at how we do search in the WEB3.0 space
NFT and its records sit on the blockchain as ornaments (unused and uncapitalized)
- The general public doesn’t use the data for any good use, it’s use of blockchain just lip service
- NFT records can tell us A LOT (how unique, how many copies, how many creators)
WEB3.0 Search Engine Implications
- Search Results will no longer be a result of centralized curation. We see information and data as it as
- We can make our own informed decisions about things without the influence of external entities.
- Numbers Protocol truly believes in the vision and tenants of WEB3.0 and is committed to growing the WEB3.0 ecosystem with Decentralized Photo Network and WEB3.0 Search Engine.
Importance of Web 3.0 Storage and Retrievability
As NFTs explode in popularity, data behind NFTs will become extremely important, not only for on-chain records, but also for the physical storage behind NFT files. Besides continuously increasing the data coverage and expanding the search engine to other networks such as Binance Smart Chain, the Search Engine will also guarantee the retrievability of NFT files.
About Numbers Protocol
Numbers is building a decentralized photo network for creating community, value, and trust in digital media. Its Numbers Protocol redefines the nature of digital visual media as assets and is the backbone of a suite of tools for registering and retrieving photos and videos in the Numbers network — the Capture app, Seal API, and Trace website — plus the CaptureClub marketplace and a proprietary NFT Search Engine. Numbers champion the purity of digital media and enable people to think more critically about the interactions between our images and the world around us.