The debate about whether the blockchain-centric Web3 architecture is valid continues to rage on social media. That’s right, despite all the highfalutin talk about Web3 being a decentralized version of the web where you get to “own a piece of the internet,” much of the infrastructure is exactly the same as Web 2.0 — servers owned by corporations.
What isn’t immediately obvious, though, is that Alchemy is currently reliant on traditional web servers — and other infrastructure that it owns — for some of the services it offers customers.
To be clear, Alchemy does not deny that it is essentially a centralized platform — even though there is no mention of it on its homepage.
Unlike Alchemy, BitClout provides what appears to be a thorough breakdown of what is centralized in its app.