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Hive Developer Portal

Intro to Hive

Hive is a decentralized blockchain with fast transaction speed (3s) without fees, human readable account names, decentralized community fund and algorithmic stablecoin (HBD) backed by HIVE.

This site is designed to aid those interested in developing applications on the Hive blockchain.

The code for this site is on gitlab. If you’d like to see a specific improvement you can either submit a pull request or file an issue. Please follow our contribution guidelines

Web2 vs Web3

Internet, we know of today mostly contain websites and services which is referred as Web2. Dominated by companies that provide services in exchange for your personal data. Blockchains such as Hive, powers websites and services that go into Web3 category, referring to decentralized apps which runs on the blockchain. These are apps that allow anyone to participate without monetising their personal data, true ownership.

Aspect Web2 Web3
Data Ownership Controlled by centralized entities Decentralized, users own their data
Trust Relies on trust in centralized entities Trustless system through blockchain technology
Censorship Vulnerable to censorship by centralized authorities Resistant to censorship due to decentralization
Scalability Limited scalability due to centralized infrastructure Potential for greater scalability through decentralization
Transparency Lack of transparency in data handling Transparent, immutable record on the blockchain
Governance Controlled by centralized entities Community-driven governance through DAOs
Monetization Centralized monetization models (e.g., advertising) Decentralized monetization via tokens and smart contracts
Intermediaries Relies heavily on intermediaries (e.g., social media platforms) Removes intermediaries through decentralization
Innovation Innovation driven by large tech companies Innovation driven by decentralized protocols and communities

Start developing and investing your time building products on Web3 to empower communities, now!

Developer workflow

This is high level representation of how websites or services talk with blockchain. It’s important to note that this is an oversimplification of the Hive network for the purposes of making it easier to understand learning.

Hive devs workflow