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- **what if blockchains and ethereum started in the web 2 era**
how much the way the **technology tree** evolved ended up shaping the internet we have today? this is one of many peculiar concerns that I got from jaron lanier.
the ad revenue model molded the attention economy we have today, which in turn governs and influences a huge chunk of our digital lives.
remember the first time you seeded a torrent? of course you started to be more grateful whenever you were leeching a torrent, because you realized someone like you were hosting that. for no personal benefit, only the benefit of the network.
now imagine if you **got paid** for seeding a torrent, how would that have changed your internet experience?
you had to pay for your SMSs when twitter was launched, they had no business model for a couple of years, everything was great - I didn't mind the whale every now and then. but of course it couldn't last forever.
those early tweets feel historic, like they were... **inscriptions.** what if twitter had an alternative business model on its peripheral vision, instead of the *(seemingly*) inevitable ad revenue + data mining model? what if one click tipping was prevalent, if ownership of historic tweets could be auctioned, with revenue shared with the first "likes". would that have changed something?
could that have led jack to take different decisions, instead of trying to make twitter fit into what was expected of it? imagine if twitter started to get big AFTER something equivalent to the uniswap airdrop.
you had likes and followers as a metric, traffic was much more organic back then, runaway close to end, boom, just drop a token, exit to the community, and let it continue its path.
would we have voted for the ability to edt tweets in the twitter dao, and get it done 10 years ago?
maybe migrating to decentralized storage, using more open standards would not have gone against the stakeholders interests. other siloed networks could get inspired by it, try to copy, vampire attack it, iterate it, and twitter could even benefit from that. twitter holders would be the passionate ones, would have tried to get the network to grow.
**maybe we didn't have a big enough culture that would value that.**
every few months I used to get messages and mails forwarded by members of my family and acquaintances saying that facebook would start to be a paid service the following month. that sounded like a social apocalypse at the time. I knew it was fake, but in the back of my mind I always thought: how would I continue to use it, I didn't even had a credit card back then. it probably wouldn't be available in my country at launch, you know how different jurisdictions operate... and anyway how could I justify it? everything else is free with ads. of course, how could any service charge anything at all and not alienate most users in most countries that couldn't pay even if they wanted because the companies would never open an office in their country?
*well, maybe if I seeded just enough torrents, and could pay with an internet currency...*
maybe it wouldn't be so bad to pay for facebook and motivate them to have other revenue models. maybe compete with the twitter DAO on the side, instead of acquiring everything.
in the early days of instagram (iOS only) getting a like from a couple of your friends that were early adopters? you had to really nail the composition and editing. you didn't compete with brands that tried to mimic the authenticity of posters. artists were reluctant because of the low resolution, they used tumblr and flickr, curators used tumblr but didn't credit artists enough, there was no benefit, it was hard to keep track of provenance. at some point instagram fixed the resolution, but then it was already a different place. then they started businesses there. what if that internet money allowed you to show your taste to your friends instead of screenshot retweeting with a third-party app?
getting albums from the internet would have been the same thing?
I've downloaded the pay-what-you-want radiohead album in the first 5 minutes after it launched. for free because I didn't have a credit card. I was probably one of the first ones. imagine how I would value that as a collectible. I would brag to my friends that love radiohead more than me. or I would gift it to then.
did the superstar editors of wikipedia with articles read by millions of people get any donation money (from people with credit cards, or in countries that did not charge a 50 usd for a 10 usd international transfer), or was that to difficult and bureaucratic to manage? I don't know how it works now to be honest.
the many specialized forums you joined in your life, most of them are gone forever. pc gaming forums, car forums, movie forums. facebook looked and worked better and people were already there, they couldn't compete. imagine if they had a shared back end on a decentralized network (almost undeleateable), and anyone could build a front end, that displayed various of these servers at the same time, with continuously improved front-ends. didn't happen. your reputation there? gone too.
second life was ahead of its time. maybe we would be indeed be living and earning in the metaverse by now in this alternative universe. games would be different? stores would have developed earlier?
**of course, maybe it couldn't have happened much differently than it did.** maybe any other business model would have failed catastrophically.
I'm not even thinking about zero-knowledge proofs. this is just starting to get into our imaginary. DAOs that work smoothly too. escrows into facebook marketplace. smart accounts for when you forgot your passwords or got hacked (it was not the end of the world back then). to imagine more vividly what the world could have been like 20 years after crypto got popular, there's still a lot we need to experience.
**but how what is happening today is affecting the future internet?** I believe many more builders are thinking about this now compared to years ago.
I'm curious about what people at @LensProtocol , @farcaster_xyz, @urbit, @ourZORA are thinking.
I've noticed there are many nostalgic like me, that are trying to cultivate the internet of old, the html, thinking about calm computing. I've bumped into this great site the other day, that opens a million tabs in your head about the internet https://diagram.website.
**but it's not only nostalgia, or thinking about "what went wrong", it's just a realization that things can and will be different, and that's now easier than ever to maybe correct course or at least use all the tools available now in our favor.**
- We need to bring the DAO culture back. Too many communities still sitting on multi-sigs
- completely hypnotized by @lens/ekeko 's works, like all of them
tip on this post and 100% of them will go to ekeko!
- Official Statement Regarding Recent Security Incident
Dear [Community/Investors/Team Members],
It is with deep regret that we bring to your attention a recent security incident that has affected the ZURF community. We feel it is our responsibility to keep you informed and provide clarity on the situation.
Regrettably, we experienced a security breach resulting from the misuse of private keys. This incident had an impact on the personal wallets of the ZURF team, enabling the unauthorized withdrawal of ZRF tokens from one of our vesting contracts. Subsequently, these tokens were dumped into the pool.
We acknowledge the severity of the situation, and we want to assure you that we are taking immediate and comprehensive actions to address and contain the damage. At present, our investigation reveals a loss of $ 12,000 USD from the liquidity pool. We want to emphasize that every other ZRF token is now secured.
The hacker also attempted to withdraw remaining tokens from wav3s contracts, but these attempts were unsuccessful, and we have taken measures to secure those assets as well.
While we are disheartened by this breach, please be assured that we are intensifying our security measures and diligently working on a plan to prevent such incidents in the future. The entire zurf team is fully committed to rectifying this situation and protecting the interests of our community. We don't stop developing and we are about to launch a new product for the zurf app to go together with the usual interactions and wav3s.
As we work through this challenging time, we will provide regular updates on our progress and any further steps we take to strengthen security. Rest assured, we are fully focused on resolving this matter thoroughly and transparently.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
The Zurf Team
- 2023 was the year where Kleros Curate lists were implemented on:
+ etherscan / polygonscan / gnosisscan
+ Ledger Mobile
+ a MetaMask Snap (Kleros Scout)
Decentralized curated lists are essential for scaling security, and they are just starting to get traction.
- Qué proyectos alineados a la idea de Network States / citadels se están desarrollando en la región?
"Our mission is to amplify your Bitcoin experience into the meatspace. 🐄🔥🍖" | http://t.me/+Ql6IMZJtKAYwMWUx | http://AlephCitadel.com
🏴 http://lospropietarios.com | "A citadel with a high standard of living that targets the niche of carnivorous maximalist bitcoiners. Managed by an operator in line with the ethos of the bitcoiner community." | http://t.me/lospropietarios
| "We are a Realtokers Community democratizing market access to real estate of Shared Economies projects, powered by their own Community and Web3" | http://discord.com/invite/geXmxqkRRr
Decentralized social media eliminates reliance on large corporations, allowing users to keep control their content and data while supporting censorship resistance.
A bridge built on a blockchain may look trustless, but without the proper safety measures, it's more like a leap of faith.
"This bridge may look like a blockchain, but it sure isn't trustless--cross at your own risk!"
Q: What do you call a blockchain bridge that isn't trustless? A: A Leap Of Faith.
Q: How do you cross a bridge without any trust? A:hopefully the blockchain won't let you down!
This bridge crosses the river, but it's not trustless - you'll have to take your chances and cross at your own risk!
A bridge built on blockchain that requires trust? It's like using a cupcake to fill a swimming pool!
Q: Why did the blockchain bridge have to bring a chaperone? A: It wasn't trustless.
A bridge built using traditional materials that's protected by blockchain, ensuring your crossing is trustworthy in the same way a regular bridge can't.
Q: Why did the non-trustless bridge cross the blockchain? A: To get to the other side!
Q: Why did the non-trustless bridge decide to use blockchain? A: To get to the other side faster!
Q: What do you call a blockchain bridge without trust? A: Fool's Gold!
A blockchain bridge that isn't trustless? That's like trusting a fox to guard the henhouse!
"Why did the bridge cross the blockchain? Because it wasn't trustless; it had to hire a third-party mediator."
Two sides of a blockchain bridge have asked for tolls, so you’d better trust they keep their word.
A blockchain bridge built on trust is like a bridge over troubled water - it won't hold up.
Two towns build a blockchain bridge but need to trust each other not to tamper with the ledgers.
Q: How do you cross a bridge without trust? A: With a blockchain--just kidding!
A bridge built on a blockchain, with no trustless security measures - what could go wrong?
Q: What did the bridge say to the blockchain? A: "Trust me, I'm not trustless!"
Q: Why did the blockchain cross the bridge? A: To get to the non-trustless side.
A blockchain bridge that isn't trustless? That's like building a bridge with water-soluble glue!
The bridge builder was so trusted that everyone said it must be a blockchain bridge—but they were wrong!
- I just contributed to the 🕯️ KZG Ceremony 🕯️ using 0x6687c…8dd6 to help scale Ethereum
↓ Add your own randomness ↓ ceremony.ethereum.org
- Comenzó la @Gitcoin #BetaRound 🤩🤩🤩
@Lenstags aplicó a la categoría Web 3 social ¡Esperamos contar con su apoyo!
- Hey everyone! Just wanted to share the details from this project from my frens at @forkdao.lens:
🌳 Fork Forest 01: Urkku: ecological conservation project in Villa de Las Rosas, Argentina.
🌲 Goals: finance native tree planting, improve land conditions.
🤝 Collaboration: FORK DAO, local group Zapam Zucum, and local nurseries.
🏛 Proposal: https://snapshot.org/#/profile/0xA72ef9BB82d59464eAA63f461C273f8028b20f5c
🎨 NFTs: unique collection designed by artist Ekeko.
💰 Financing: sale of 50 NFTs on the Polygon network.
💵 Price: 8 MATIC per NFT.
📊 Quantity: 29/50 NFTs minted so far.
🐳 Collection: https://opensea.io/es/collection/forestnft-1
🌐 Minting open now!
- ¿Se puede descentralizar el uso de una cuenta dentro de @LensProtocol? 👀
Address X ↘️
Address Y ➡️ Cuenta de Lens 🌿
Address Z ↗️
Hoy te cuento todo sobre @lensclubs ♣️
😫 Un gran problema que existe dentro de Web3 Social es que estamos imposibilitados a compartir cuentas.
1 address = 1 cuenta
🔓 Si queremos compartir esa cuenta, debemos compartir nuestra llave privada.
🙅🏻♂️ Y ya sabemos que esa NUNCA es una buena práctica.
🙌 Aquí es donde aparece @lensclubs ♣️
🛠️ Construido por el team @TroopLabs, Lens Clubs viene a proveernos de las herramientas necesarias para poder descentralizar el uso de cuentas.
Podremos gestionar una cuenta de Lens junto a otras personas. Ya sean colegas, colaboradores, miembros de la comunidad o simplemente amigos.
👷🏻♂️ 𝐆𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢ó𝐧 𝐝𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬
Podremos conceder diferentes permisos a los miembros de nuestro Lens Club. Crear roles y permitir a los miembros ganar más permisos de acuerdo a su gestión.
Lens Clubs está pensado para:
🔹 Curadores de contenido.
🔸 Clubs de Fans.
⚙️ Lens Clubs aún se encuentra en fase beta, pero algunas comunidades ya han podido probar sus funcionalidades 👀
😊 Una de ellas, es @forkdao, de la cual tengo el privilegio de formar parte.
¿Ya te sumaste al Fork? 👇
🔍 La interfaz de Lens Clubs al loguearnos con nuestra wallet es súper sencilla e intuitiva de usar.
🧾 Tengan en cuenta que para realizar los posteos se paga por ahora** un pequeño fee (0.069 $MATIC).
👉🏻 Vayan a seguir a @forkdaoclub
¡EL PODER DE LA DESCENTRALIZACIÓN!
La creación de un Club ya está abierta para todos peeero:
🔒 Tu perfil de Lens será transferido a un contrato LensClub de forma irreversible.
🔏 Una vez creado, sólo podrás publicar en Lens desde Lens Clubs con esa cuenta.
Si estás de acuerdo con todo lo comentado arriba, podés ir a:
🌐 --> https://app.lensclubs.xyz/clubs/create
Y crear tu propio Club 😎
📹 Les comparto un genial tutorial paso a paso sobre @lensclubs y cómo administrarlo.
🎬 Realizado por el genio de @nicnode, a quien aprovecho para darle las gracias por haber respondido todas mis dudas para realizar este hilo. ¡Gracias Nico! ✨
💡 En mi opinión @lensclubs es una poderosa herramienta que va a facilitar muchísimo el uso de @LensProtocol a equipos de trabajo y comunidades.
Además hay nuevas features en camino 🔥
¿Te dan ganas de probarla? 👀
- Can't believe it's already been a year since the awesome open-source project #Lenster was born at the #LFGrow hackathon!
Thanks to the incredible contributions from our community, Lenster has amassed over 18k+ stars on GitHub and trended more than five times! We couldn't have done it without you.
Huge shoutout to everyone who's contributed to this community-driven initiative.
- So what Elon is saying is ”only people with credit cards and $7 extra matter”. We do not agree. While Phaver Cred will initially be heavily weighed by NFTs you own, we are working hard to offer ways to authenticate for anyone, no credit card, ID or money required.
Which future would you like to live in, Elon’s or Web3’s?
[Tweet / Twitter](https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1640199090112806912)
- An oldie.
35mm expired film.
50% mirror referral.
0.1 wmatic. Almost free.
- **Improvements in this release**
🛠️ Simplified integration for React web apps. Install and import from `@lens-protocol/react-web` with less configuration.
🔐 Token-gated support: You can now create encrypted posts and comments which can only be read by users that match the criteria you define.
Active profile is automatically wired as the Observer ID of all relevant queries. Doing so the Lens SDK provides a cohesive view of the data that is relevant to the eye of the Active Profile.
- New `@lens-protocol/react-web` package for a simplified React web apps integration
- Token-gated posts and comments
- Cohesive data fetching using Active Profile as Observer ID
- Enhanced fields for `ProfileStats` and `PublicationStats`
- Added `appId` to LensConfig. Allows you to identify posts created by your app. You can then use the `sources` to filter posts by the same App ID
- Added `useProfilesOwnedByMe`
- Added `useProfilePublicationsForSale`
- social media app idea - using user history, use GPT3 to aggregate your feed into a single curated summary giving you all of the updates for the day / week so you only have to check in once / day
this would be fairly easy to do on @LensProtocol.lens using the new BigQuery API
- Do you know @forkdao.lens? We made the first lens decentraliced post using a multisig. @korudao.lens took that way and was amazing. Now, through @lensclubs.lens, we have @forkdaoclub.lens an acount where multiple members of the dao are posting from theire own acounts
- I'm thrilled to have Flor joining the @lenstags.lens team! Major level up for our UX/UI expertise -- excited to show you what we have been working on.
- Acabo de votar a favor de la oficialización de los documentos de FORK-DAO. Siempre es un placer colaborar en la gobernanza. https://snapshot.org/#/fork-dao.eth/proposal/0x35d36cbea59eee089e4588db96e58a7bddf7dddc5f76da1b72a6fc9269088dbc #snapshotlabs
- Excited to share our journey 🤩
Read it until the end to learn about us and to join the #LensTags community, we are waiting for you! 🌿🚀
- Want to learn more about @lenstags.lens ?
Excited to share with you our first blog, check it out and discover our latest update.
Don't forget to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!
@stani.lens get ready for the best at @lensprotocol 🌿🚀
- Lens tip of the day: want to have your Lens profile on Apple Wallet?
Use @ethpass 🌿
- Kleros was featured today in La Nación 🇦🇷
And I was there, in a selfie that was definitely not intended to be on a huge newspaper site! 😅
- Did you know there's a list of Brazilian 🇧🇷 people, projects, and Portuguese speakers on #lens? 👇
Know someone? Tag in the comments!
- If you had to make 1 rule to make the KoruDAO feed more valuable, which rule would you choose?
Hint: imagine the rule would be enforced by a decentralized court if a dispute is opened, and that a schelling point should be formed amontg jurors.
- At @lenstags.lens , we believe in the power of community and resources sharing. Our platform allows you to easily save and organize your favorite stuff while connecting with other people.
Are you in anon? Join us and prepare to discover the best curated content in @lensprotocol