Is Blockchain Changing How Websites are Designed?

The blockchain has been a hot topic for a few years now. First it was due to cryptocurrency, then NFTs, and now the tech industry is talking about applying it to website design. And why wouldn’t they? There are a lot of benefits to using the blockchain that can be applied to website design. This means that whether you’re looking for new pyjamas or you want to check the current Dash price, you’re likely to be using a blockchain website to do it. With more ways to use the blockchain and its overall superior efficiency, blockchain websites are likely to be the norm going forward.

Blockchain Changing Web Design

So, how do you use it? How does a web developer apply blockchain to their websites for the better? We’re taking a look at the future of web design and how the blockchain might change websites going forward. Read on for all the details.

Data transparency

The biggest benefit of the blockchain for the user is data transparency. There is a shift coming that stems from the fact that, nowadays, data is worth more than gold, which is why businesses are constantly on trial, figuratively or not, for selling it. There are talks of a shift from companies absorbing data and selling it on to actually buying it from the customer.

The blockchain allows for a level of data transparency never seen before. Not only is it final, in that data added to the blockchain cannot be changed in any way, but it’s all public ledger and easily accessible by anyone. Users will know who has their data, where it is being stored and who has access to it, balancing the data storage scales for anyone who believes this new world is erasing their right to privacy.


However, in turn, with data transparency, SEO is likely to change. SEO is a top priority for any brand with a business website. You want to be the top authority on whatever your brand claims expertise on, which means you have to be the first thing that users see when they ask Google a relevant question. As yet, traditional websites do this with blogs and guides that are informed and feature relevant keywords, but with blockchain websites, that might change.

SEO experts and web designers will have to work together to fix the SEO problems that the blockchain might flag up due to the fact that blockchain ensures data transparency. New technical issues like organic search perks will force web designers to show data from the blockchain.

Dispersed cloud storage

Cloud storage is a concept that is very popular but is riddled with risk. Pre-blockchain, these Dropbox and Microsoft Azure-type online storage solutions are common software but have a lot of security risks due to hacking and data failures.

Whereas a business that uses the blockchain for its website’s cloud storage will be able to process, store and transport data in a dispersed cloud storage system. It would feature the blockchain’s best assets, like transaction ledgers, private and public key encryption, and hash functions all on a decentralised system. This means that the user has control of their data on what devices and there is no chance of hacking because there is no server to hack. Additionally, a bigger amount of data can be stored due to the fact that the blockchain is limitless.

Improved user experience

Traditional websites tend to rely on centralized servers, and as mentioned, the blockchain has no server. As a result of using a central server, traditional websites have been known to be slow, with long loading times. Blockchain websites can not only speed this up, but additionally, offer a smoother user-friendly experience. In particular, users wouldn’t need to create multiple accounts with different usernames and passwords for every website they visit. Instead, websites will ask you to enter a code generated by the blockchain in order to login to their website. Meanwhile your login details are protected by the blockchain’s encryption for extra security and a more seamless user experience.

More secure payment options

A particular plus for eCommerce websites, there is a lot of focus on payment options. The blockchain is, of course, the foundation for cryptocurrency and more and more businesses are accepting crypto as a payment option on their websites. This is mainly due to the added security of crypto payment options. These added security measures are much the same as data security, such as data transparency, the immutable nature of the blockchain, and the lack of servers.

Two-sided websites

The blockchain is an interactive concept that, when melded with websites, will create a more interactive experience. What we mean by this isn’t scrolling making pictures appear or fun mouse movements, but that it will result in more fluid websites. Google is a good example, where the split between the back end and the front end of a website is pulled away. At the moment, that’s the simplicity of it: users access the front end, web designers access the back end. The blockchain will remove this split, causing web developers to ensure that their tasks don’t fall to the user.

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