Webpoint is a search engine for the decentralized web that interacts with ethereum smart contracts with the aim of making it easier to find new DApps
Webpoint is a search engine for the decentralized web that interacts with ethereum smart contracts with the aim of making it easier to find new DApps and eth based projects, as it became known at the end of April.
The search engine was launched by former software engineer Antonio Juliano who spoke with the media cryptocoinnews.com;
“Right now there is no easy way to discover and navigate to these applications… by indexing directly from the blockchain, Webpoint hopes to provide the most complete and relevant content to users.”
“Right now the search is based on user-added attributes. Like you mention, users can add anything they want, which might not have anything to do with the contract. Right now I’m personally reviewing all user added data to ensure it is relevant. Obviously, this isn’t scalable, nor should I have the power to dictate what is added to the platform. In the future, we plan to automate getting descriptors by scraping the Dapp front end sites they put up, similar to how google scrapes webpages. We would also like to create a standard for Dapp creators to provide metadata about their apps on a decentralized platform such as ipfs or swarm.”, he explained.
With this project, ethereum is gaining its own infrastructure. Even at this early stage, it is speculated that ethereum is detaching from bitcoin by building its own community. While much of ethereum`s infrastructure has been built by ConsenSys, Coinbase is joining them as this is the third or fourth eth project that comes out of the company.
“It’s still early days for both Weipoint and the entire decentralized community, but we hope to grow with the ecosystem and help spark the rise of the decentralized revolution.”, as Webpoint`s official statement concluded (available at: medium.com).