Figure Networks has launched Data Hub, a service that simplifies the development of Web 3.0 protocols, including Tezos, Cosmos, and Coda. It allows you to access the blockchain without running your own node.
Data Hub will allow developers to access certain blockchains without having to run their own nodes, which can be difficult and expensive. The goal of Figure Networks is to simplify development on various blockchains. If the service is successful, developer activity may increase, which will open access to new Web 3.0 products and services.
“Data Hub will simplify the development of Web 3.0 applications,” said Figure Networks marketing and communications Manager Clayton Menzel. “There are many entry barriers in Web 3 development that are not present in Web 2.0. Data Hub will eliminate these barriers, making web 3.0 development as easy as Web 2.0. we expect Data Hub to attract a new development team to Web 3.0.”
Web 3.0 is the successor to the existing Internet, the third generation of services and applications for the entire cyberspace. Web 3.0 developers promise an Internet without intermediaries, with increased privacy and user control over personal data.
But the evolution of the Internet has its own problems. Development in Web 3.0 requires constant startup and maintenance of nodes to access the desired network. Figure Networks wants to encourage the adoption and usability of Web 3.0 by providing a ready-made infrastructure.
The Data Hub, positioned as a “gateway to Web 3.0”, allows developers to bypass barriers to entry into development by opening access to internal nodes of Figure Networks. The service is similar to the solution offered by Infura, a platform that provides infrastructure for scaling decentralized applications, which also provides infrastructure for nodes that process billions of requests per day.
However, Data Hub plans to bring together developers of a much wider range of blockchains, including Tezos, Cosmos, Celo, Coda, Filecoin (not yet launched) and AVA.
“Infura’s main focus is on Ethereum and IPFS,” Menzel said. “We hope that our product will help scale the networks we support, just like Ethereum.”
Data Hub facilitates direct access to numerous APIs, allowing developers to effectively interact with a variety of compatible Web 3.0 protocols.
Recall that in may, Torus Labs released
DirectAuth tool for logging into decentralized applications on any blockchain. According to the company, the new Torus product makes logging into dApp as easy as accessing email, and becomes a real “bridge” between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
Blockstack previously patented
the single sign-on mechanism for all dApp systems is Blockstack Auth, which aims to become a single digital identity system for all Web 3.0 applications.