In this chapter, we have looked into the realm of storage by introducing you to the concept of centralized, distributed, and—finally—decentralized databases. Further, we have also contrasted the data consumption patterns between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 apps. We have also understood more about the core motivations and the need for using decentralized databases in applications and DAOs. Finally, at the end of this chapter, we have explored various emerging patterns that can be analyzed and applied.
In the next chapter, we will observe how these emerging patterns are applied to build smart applications for the decentralized economy, with the help of blockchain and AI.