Understanding the difference between the front and back end is crucial with Web3 technology. The term “front end” describes the portion of Web3 applications that consumers interact with directly. This includes the technology’s user-facing side, websites and decentralized applications (DApps).
The back end, on the other hand, refers to the complex system that supports these Web3 applications. Everything from distributed ledgers and smart contracts to consensus protocols is included here.
However, accessibility and simplicity are important for the adoption of Web3. When the technical complexities of Web3 are too prominently featured on the front end — such as managing cryptographic keys or understanding blockchain concepts — it can alienate a significant portion of potential users. It is important to make the user experience and interactions smooth and easy to understand so that the end-user doesn’t have to worry about the technical details.
By prioritizing accessibility and simplicity, Web3 technology can be more inviting to diverse users. This approach helps bridge the gap between early adopters well-versed in blockchain technology and the broader mainstream audience.
Harrison Hines, CEO and co-founder of Fleek, a Web3 app development platform, told Cointelegraph, “Simplicity and accessibility were key to the mainstream growth of computers, smartphones, mobile apps and even very recently with AI. Concealing technical complexities on the back end follows the same logic. Developers are also end users, and they need tools/infrastructure that is easy to use and build with.”
Benefits of hiding Web3 in the back end
User experience can be improved by making blockchain-based apps easier to navigate. When users are shielded from the technical complexities associated with blockchain technology and cryptographic keys, they can engage with Web3 applications in a manner that feels similar to using traditional web applications. This streamlined experience encourages users to explore and adopt Web3 applications without being intimidated by their complexity.
Simplified onboarding for non-technical users
When the onboarding process is straightforward, individuals unfamiliar with blockchain technology can quickly get started with Web3 applications. This approach reduces the learning curve and empowers a more extensive and diverse user base to access the benefits of Web3 without needing a deep understanding of its technical aspects.
For example, Immutable…