My bet is on Ethereum and IPFS but it looks like Wall Street big money is backing Blockstack. It could eventually shake out to one winner but gone are the days of only one Internet platform. Soon, and I mean within a year, we will have multiple forms of Internet all based on blockchain technology from Bitcoin.
Blockstack claims that Ethereum code is too complex and fragile. I don't believe for a second that "booting up" Ethereum will take forever or that security is an issue. The blog post below tries to argue the difference and tries to also prove that their solution is better.
I personally believe both versions are better than what we have at present. Still, as a professional I can see that neither is user-friendly. I tried to test Blockstacks browser but cannot get access. IPFS looks interesting but as far as I know we have no browser that uses it. I think I heard about a chrome extension but I'm not clear on that either. How do I get on the IPFS network without setting up a server with command line code? Does anyone know? Why does Namecoin browser load the way it does? Where is my executable like Firefox has and Chrome?
My wish is that these people could work together and create a common solution. But, I assume that in the near future we will have five versions of Internet all based on different versions of blockchain. The common web will disappear or we may see a main branch of Internet similar to a main cryptocurrency (like bitcoin) that people jump onto in order to access the other versions or flavors on the web.
Or the winner of the web platform war may be a browser that can read all versions of decentralized blockchain based servers and networks.
I remember when we only had three channels to watch on TV and only one internet to jump onto.