September 22nd, 2022

Real Data Sovereignty Time

We see Web3 as an inevitable trend rooted in the Internet development soil. In the latest publications of Tim O’Reilly, who defined Web2, he concludes that data, infrastructure, and differentiated business models as reasons how Web2 cartels built unique, substantial, and lasting assets. (Tim O’Reilly, 2021) This system caused the internet domain of big companies which are in charge of personal data all over the world.

In Web2, users can build their digital profiles on diverse platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Weibo, Linkedin, etc. Despite the inspiration of their works, enterprises that owned these platforms could immigrate or change their works as long as they wanted. The privacy and security of user property are not guaranteed. The underlying value is not in the hands of users, but the enterprises. Sustainable margins can be maintained by constantly exploiting user data accumulation. In brief, Web2 is about controlling data.

Herein, encryption, in Web3, vital to the revolution, has been facilitating a paradigm shift where users' power and data ownership are completely returned to users themselves, beyond data monopolies. Business models in Web2, yet, become invalid in Web3 because users no longer rely on platforms. Web3 is about returning democracy to the Web. Every piece of content is endorsed as ownable to creators.

September 22nd, 2022

Promising picture of Web3

The era of revolution of the Internet has been flipping people’s way of life, the ubiquitous smart devices and artificial intelligence have intervened how people communicate and interact. Transactions in forms of tokenization instead of fiat finance are exploding; expanding social connections equipped with VR/ AR in the metaverse; holding various NFTs and being certified by forums or communities. According to McKinsey research, more than $120 billion has been invested in the metaverse sector in 2022 through May alone, more than double the amount invested in all of 2021. It is entirely possible that more than 50% of live events will take place in the Metaverse by 2030. (McKinsey, 2022) These behaviors have been widespread around every corner of the world. The time of Web3 is constructing an unprecedented wonderland. 

Many expect that connected devices will play a huge role in the next online era and evolve into a True Internet of Things.(IoT) In the IoT environment, The interoperability between user adoption and technology revolution intertwined Web2 and Web3. Whether you are infrastructure, individual users, application facilities, exchanges, or wallet developers, you can seamlessly reach the target audience, due to the characteristic of the Web3 world, the most critical feature, Decentralization, data here is returned to the user self in a censorship-resistant manner. 

September 20th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are excited to announce that KNN3 Network has integrated .bit self-sovereign data container as relational data into KNN3 Network graph database. Through integrating the world’s first multi-chain DID(Decentralized Identity) system, the decentralized relationship network of KNN3 Network has been facilitated, uniting our users’ web3 credential system and providing seamless cross-chain asset management. When the moat of multiple-chain addresses has been broken, on-chain DID and wallet are connected and bound, which provides Web3 users with more optional features and a personal feed. 

We choose .bit as our strategic partner because the leading technical architecture of .bit allows both blockchain and non-blockchain users to use it without permission.

September 7th, 2022

Tech & Integration

Dynamic Verifiable Credential (DVC) service upgrading

  • Support ENS, Snapshot vote

  • Support NFT erc-721/1155 holdings

  • Support Impossible Finance’s DeFi related data

September 5th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership with Unifra, a Web3 blockchain development infrastructure provider. Unifra can implement multi-chain data query and real-time data monitoring to optimize KNN3's relationship aggregator on multi-chains.

KNN3 and Unifra’s Cooperation will focus on 2 parts:

August 29th, 2022

We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Web3Infra, an easy-to-use development tool and gateways to Arweave ecosystem released by everFinance.

The Arweave Protocol is designed to provide decentralized, scalable, and permanent on-chain data storage. This makes sense for decentralized ecosystems especially for decentralized data protocols.

Through Web3Infura and its first open source tool - Arseeding, KNN3 Network is able to use the SDK to connect to 'public nodes' deployed by everFinance for the permanent storage of files on Arweave. 

August 24th, 2022

KNN3 Network team showed up at the Dali Web3 conference recently, and unfolded our visions about web3 infrastructure, explicitly web2-web3 & multi-chain interoperability & DID.

Retrospecting the fantastic journey, KNN3 Network attended the ‘From Dali to Dalifornia’ Web3 Meetup hosted by Chainlink, the industry standard oracle network for powering trust-minimized across web2 and web3, together with Ethsign, Moonbeam, and Synthetix. Diverse viewpoints and demonstrations have been sparking during the discussion. KNN3 Network, a web3 multi-chain relationship aggregating protocol, northstar to empower web3 social discovery & user enabling, mainly talked about the idea of web3 interoperability.

Here are some key points from this meetup.

August 15th, 2022

We’re excited to announce that KNN3 Network—a Web3 multi-chain relationship aggregator—has integrated Chainlink Data Feeds on Polygon mainnet. By integrating the industry-leading decentralized oracle network, KNN3 Network can now feed on-chain credential data into our decentralized credential service, providing our users with seamless access to credential service data from cloud-based storage solutions such as IPFS/S3. This integration is an important step toward transforming the centralized Web2 world to a decentralized Web3 civilization where individuals hold sovereignty over their data.

We chose Chainlink as our go-to oracle solution because its infrastructure is seamless to integrate and time-tested in production. Already helping secure leading DeFi protocols responsible for tens of billions of dollars in smart contract value, Chainlink has a proven history of reliably delivering data of all types to blockchains and is widely used by applications that require off-chain data or computation services.  

KNN3 Network provides graph solutions for Web3 relational aggregation to empower social dApps and AI analytic platforms. KNN3 aims to become a community-driven data curation protocol that enables on-chain data collaboration.

July 27th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are thrilled to announce a Strategic Partnership with Blockless! 

Blockless is the first customizable execution layer for Web3. Blockless’ flexible and decentralized node resource provision allows us to take one step further towards decentralization.

July 25th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Quest3.

The partnership will focus on co-building the Virtual Credential Service, the fundamental framework for constructing Quest3 on-chain quest system. To validate whether a Web3 user is eligible to complete a certain task, minimum requirements are set. Virtual Credential Service helps identify Web3 users’ questionnaire completion then Quest3 is able to determine whether the award will be granted with the results of the feedback.

July 25th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with .bit.

.bit is the world’s first multi-chain DID(Decentralized Identity) system. The leading technical architecture of .bit allows both blockchain and non-blockchain users to use it without permission.

July 14th, 2022

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Next.ID.

The partnership will focus on Web3 on-chain data collaboration. KNN3 Network will assist Next.ID to aggregate on-chain behaviors as well as Web3 multiverse relations with DIDs, which is one of our DCP (Data Collaboration Proposals) use cases. It will make Next.ID’s data more composable and scalable. Meanwhile, KNN3 Network is able to use Next.ID publicly accessible API to enrich our Web3 database.

July 7th, 2022

After 14 days of BUIDLing, the first-ever ETH Shanghai Hackathon yielded in 200 submissions with over 900 participants in total successfully, all of which were inseparable and innovative in their own ways.

As one of a sponsor and a member of the judges, KNN3 Network was pleased to see 24 impressive finalist projects presenting in the demo day, from which of the following 6 magnificent projects were empowered by KNN3 Network.

July 1st, 2022

Building for the fundamental layer of the decentralized society, Proof of Soul is a permissionless Soulbound token issuance/attestation protocol that enables people to bring relationships on-chain; they were inspired by Glen Weyl, Puja, and Vitalik's latest paper on Decentralized Society and Soulbound Token, they believe the world will be better if relationships can be affiliated on-chain.

Demo Play:

June 21st, 2022

We believe Open data in Web3 belongs to the users, the algorithm cannot stick the users on an indicated platform. In addition, users do not have the capability to develop the algo themselves, thus an open platform was born--AlgorithmsRegistry(AR), which allows engineers to submit algo in standard form, an open endpoint for the users to access. Users could choose algos as they prefer on platforms where implementing AR on their front-end.

About AlogorithmRegistry(AR)

AR provides a social relation recommendation algorithm platform. The algo could be any type and serve different scenes on the user's demands. And the feedback from users would improve the rank of the algo; users could call different algo to meet their needs, and they could even execute the algo on AR. For other platforms, they could integrate AR as part of their services, or have cross-platform services for the users as we provide open API for access and a cross-platform relationship network.

June 8th, 2022

We are excited to announce that  RSS3 and KNN3 Network have reached a strategic partnership in the establishment of the Web3 user’s database.

With the support of user footprints integration and data index supplied by RSS3, KNN3 Network converts the footprints into relational connectors and constructs a massive topological graph. This will help KNN3 and other Web3 builders to discover in-depth relationships among multi-blockchain users in return.

Both parties will focus on Web3 feed composability and relevance. With the seamless synchronization from live blockchains, Web3 builders are able to build their d/Apps with real-time on-chain relationships.

May 11th, 2022

KNN3 Network is excited to be sponsoring ETH Shanghai Hackathon held by the ETH Shanghai Committee. 

Building Options

As a sponsor for the web3 track, we’ll be allocating $5k in prizes to the best projects developed using KNN3 Network. Here are some suggestions on compelling products you can build:

April 25th, 2022

DCP is an “EIP” style data collaboration public facility initiated by KNN3 Network and POD.

Hello builders!

We are thrilled to invite you to join a public data collaboration initiative to make web3 a better place for public data sharing and co-building.

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are glad to announce a strategic partnership with ShowMe! 

The partnership will focus on empowering marketing promotion and user enabling of ShowMe, which is the first NFT-based Web3 SocialFi application hatched by Hogwarts Labs. Its core functions are subscription and PONA as an on-chain NFT achievement system.

Hey KNN3 builders,

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Impossible finance, a multi-chain incubator, launchpad, and swap platform led by Ex-Binance & DeFi veterans.

Web3 breaks the data monopolies and greatly reduces the cost of data aggregation and data reuse cross-platform. This leaves a huge new opportunity for web3 builders to hack on top of these massive open databases.

One of the new territories enabled by this shifting of open data paradigm is social relations, there are 1.2B addresses created on Ethereum alone, massive user data produced from every new block on multi-blockchains, how do we use these “footprints” to connect the dots of web3 users, become an interesting field to all web3 builders.

Source: “Web3 ELI5: What is Web3”@Messari
Source: “Web3 ELI5: What is Web3”@Messari