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Forget HTTP: Ethereum has a new URL standard that can't be blocked

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Web3 URLs — enabled with the launch of ERC-4804 — have made it onto Ethereum, allowing internet users to access Ethereum apps and NFTs without worrying about centralized censorship.The new Ethereum standard, titled “Web3 URL to EVM Call Message Translation,” was first proposed on Feb.

14, 2022, and was co-authored by ETHStorage founder Qi Zhou, Ethereum researcher Sam Wilson and Chao Pi. It described the proposal as an “HTTP-style” URL to directly access on-chain Web3 content, such as decentralized apps (DApps) front-ends and NFTs.

More than a year later, ERC-4804 was approved and finalized on the mainnet on March 1. 1/n, I am delighted to announce that the first web access protocol for ETH ERC4804: Web3 URL is approved by EIP editors and finalized!web3:// ( is decentralized http://.

It allow users to directly browse the rich web content on EVM, pages/images/songs!Anthurine Xiang, a spokesperson for layer-2 storage protocol ETHStorage, explained that in many cases, the ecosystem is still reliant on centralized web servers to provide access to “decentralized” apps. “Right now, all the DApps like Uniswap [...] claim to be decentralized apps," Xiang explained, adding: "But how [do] we get on the webpage?

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