Bridging the Gap between Web2 and Web3
By Yilun Zhang, CTO of NKN.org
In the digital age, communication has become an essential aspect of our daily lives. With the rise of decentralized networks and blockchain technology, a need has emerged for a protocol that can seamlessly integrate traditional web2 services with the new era of web3 applications. Enter the Universal Communication System (UCS), a next-generation decentralized communication protocol designed to bridge the gap between these two worlds.
Built on top of the New Kind of Network (NKN) protocol, UCS uses NKN as its network layer, effectively making NKN the TCP/IP layer in the UCS architecture. This groundbreaking system enables end-to-end encrypted communication without reliance on any centralized server, ensuring optimal privacy and security for all users.
One of the most exciting features of UCS is its ability to support both existing web2 addresses (such as domain and email-like addresses) and web3 addresses (such as Ethereum addresses and Ethereum Name Service (ENS) addresses). Users can conveniently use their existing web2 and web3 addresses as identification to receive messages, offering a seamless experience that transcends the limitations of traditional communication systems.
By enabling decentralized applications (dApps) to achieve real-time off-chain communication, UCS empowers Ethereum users to utilize their Ethereum or ENS addresses within decentralized messaging applications like nMobile. This approach offers unparalleled flexibility and promotes interoperability between various platforms.
Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of UCS is its capacity to facilitate real-time communication between web2 and web3 applications. By allowing one party to use a web2 address like firstname.lastname@example.org and the other to use a web3 address like an Ethereum address, UCS fosters an environment of seamless interaction between these two digital realms.
In addition to its core features, UCS also extends the scope of the NKN blockchain, allowing applications to bind NKN addresses to any other blockchain and leverage their unique capabilities. This innovative approach paves the way for new and exciting opportunities in the realm of decentralized communication.
In conclusion, the Universal Communication System (UCS) represents a groundbreaking leap forward in the world of digital communication. By offering a secure, decentralized platform that bridges the gap between web2 and web3 applications, UCS is set to redefine the way we connect and interact online. So, let’s embrace this new era of communication and explore the endless possibilities that UCS has to offer.
For technical details how developers can utilize NKN’s UCS, please read here