deController: a Web3 native cyberspace infrastructure perspective

Xu, H., Sun, Y., Li, Z. , Sun, Y. , Zhang, L. and Zhang, X. (2023) deController: a Web3 native cyberspace infrastructure perspective. IEEE Communications Magazine, (doi: 10.1109/MCOM.005.2200481) (Early Online Publication)

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Web3 brings an emerging outlook for the value of decentralization, boosting the decentralized infrastructure. People can benefit from Web3, facilitated by the advances in distributed ledger technology, to read, write and own web content, services and applications more freely without revealing their real identities. Although the features and merits of Web3 have been widely discussed, the network architecture of Web3 and how to achieve complete decentralization considering law compliance in Web3 are still unclear. Here, we propose a perspective of Web3 architecture, deController, consisting of underlay and overlay network as Web3 infrastructures to underpin services and applications. The functions of underlay and overlay and their interactions are illustrated. Meanwhile, the security and privacy of Web3 are analyzed based on a novel design of threetier identities cooperating with deController. Furthermore, the impacts of laws on privacy and cyber sovereignty to achieve Web3 are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhang, Mr Xiaoshuai and Zhang, Professor Lei and Sun, Dr Yao and Li, Zihao
Authors: Xu, H., Sun, Y., Li, Z., Sun, Y., Zhang, L., and Zhang, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Magazine
ISSN (Online):1558-1896
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Communications Magazine 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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