- Numbers’ NFT search engine will be content-based and blockchain-based.
- Research data will be based on a unique content address (IPFS / Filecoin CID).
TAIPEI, DECEMBER 9, 2021 – Numbers Protocol, in its mission to redefine the nature of digital visual media as assets, recently launched the world’s first Web 3.0 search engine for NFTs.
Since the World Wide Web was conceived in the early 90s, there have been significant updates from the “Static Web” of Web 1.0 to the “Social Web” of Web 2.0. While Web 2.0 has been essential for individuals and organizations around the world, several issues have hindered it. The centralization of Web 2.0 has led to problems with censorship, data manipulation, and search results based on algorithms based on data profiles that continue to hinder what users are looking for.
Web 3.0, the “Semantic Web,” represents the next step in the evolution of the Internet, a decentralized platform focused on content-based search results. Numbers Protocol is excited to be at the forefront of Web 3.0 with its innovative search engine for NFT, which conforms to Web 3.0 core features and values.
Breakdown of Web 3.0 search engine
Numbers’ search engine for NFT has two key components: content-based and web 3.0-based. Since this is a content-based search engine, users can download a file without knowing its token address or token ID, and the result shows the history and other details associated with the file. NFT. In Web 3.0, each content file has a unique address generated from the IPFS distributed web system. During the search, the engine can use this CID to find key information associated with the content file.
The search results provide a wealth of information about an NFT, such as their token history, token ID, contract ID, creator ID, current owner ID, and market links. . This information can help users better understand how “unique” an NFT is based on the number of tokens in circulation. The NFT search engine can also easily identify potential violations, such as the addresses of multiple creators.
Currently, the search engine’s coverage includes major markets such as OpenSea, Foundation, Rarible, SuperRare, Refinable, and CaptureClub, with the hope of achieving full coverage soon. You can find more information about the Numbers search engine for NFTs here.
Importance of Web 3.0 storage and retrievability
As NFTs explode in popularity, the data behind NFTs will become extremely important, not only for chain recordings, but also for the physical storage behind NFT files. In addition to continually increasing data coverage and expanding the search engine to other networks such as Binance Smart Chain, the search engine will also ensure the retrievability of NFT files.
Bofu Chen, Founder and Director of Training of Numbers Protocol, said, “During development, we realized that over 80% of NFTs are actually stored on centralized servers, and 35% of them were even missing and inaccessible. While indexing NFTs is a critical first step, the accessibility of these digital assets is just as important. For Web 3.0 to thrive, all NFT files must be pinned to decentralized storage such as Filecoin’s NFT storage (https://nft.storage/). It is only when content recovery is guaranteed that NFTs can truly represent valuable assets in Web3.
Andrew Woo, Operations Manager at Protocol Labs, said: “We have seen an explosion of activity in the NFT space over the past year, reflecting the potential of Web 3.0 and the possibilities for creators and developers. communities. So far, however, there has not been a great system for indexing these NFTs. Numbers’ NFT search tool will provide greater accessibility and authentication to the space.
Numbers Protocol truly believes in the vision and principles of Web 3.0 and is committed to growing the Web 3.0 ecosystem with its decentralized photo network and Web 3.0 search engine for NFT. Users can try the beta version of Numbers’ NFT search engine at https://nftsearch.site/.
About the number protocol
Numbers is building a decentralized photo network to build community, value and trust in digital media. The Numbers protocol redefines the nature of digital visual media as assets and is the backbone of a suite of tools for recording and retrieving photos and videos on the Numbers network – the application of capture, the Seal API, and the trace website – as well as the CaptureClub Marketplace and a proprietary NFT search engine. Numbers champions the purity of digital media and enables people to think more critically about the interactions between our images and the world around us.
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