The Web3 Foundation works on research and technological development of the next phase of the Internet, known as Web3, betting on decentralization so that users can be owners of their own data. Organization based in Switzerland and is chaired by Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum and current founder of Polkadot and Kusama. Wood coined the term Web3 to describe a new decentralized Internet
– Bertrand Pérez has become the new Operations Director of Fundación Web3, the non-profit organization that develops technological protocols for the next phase on the Internet, aims at new decentralized models and the personalization of the user experience, safeguarding personal data.
The new director of Fundación Web3, assumes this new strategic position as an evolution of Web2 – current stage of the Internet with interaction and social networks as the main flag – to Web3. Until this past summer, Bertrand Pérez held a position of responsibility in Libra, now Diem, a blockchain project belonging to Facebook, specifically as Director of Operations. This incorporation brings with it the experience of Bertrand Pérez in the payments division and its main mission is to walk towards Web3.
Pérez held different positions at Diem, both Director of Operations and Managing Director of the Libra / Diem Association, which he created from scratch. Prior to this time at Diem, he was a senior director at PayPal for nearly eight years. In total, he has accumulated almost 30 years occupying different technological roles in the sector.
Polkadot, the well-known internet revolution
Bertrand Pérez thus joins a team of engineers, academics and different professional profiles that, for some time, have been working to achieve the new Internet revolution that is already known, the achievement of Web3. Decentralization is not easy and requires a rather complex technological implementation through blockchain, however, the purpose is to return to the origin of the Internet, which is none other than the open protocol, the principle for which it was envisioned.
In this sense, the fundamental actor on which the gear turns to achieve this milestone is none other than Polkadot, a blockchain platform that is built to connect private and consortium chains, public networks and future technologies that have not yet been created. It is the only platform that allows an interconnection with others such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, etc., with the aim of exchanging information and transactions reliably. Currently, these blockchains work completely independently, as well as their different cryptocurrencies.
Polkadot is the first project of Fundación Web3, a Swiss foundation created to facilitate a fully functional and easy-to-use decentralized website. Polkadot is built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that have yet to be created. The project facilitates an internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transactions reliably through the Polkadot relay chain.
Paola Fuentes “Ulises Callejas