Otto Mora (@ottomorac) • Hey
Biz Dev at Polygon ID.
- For a detailed overview of PolygonID please watch this presentation with me and Oleksander (Tech lead for Polygon ID) at the Hyperledger Identity SIG. Provides an overview of our did:polygonid method and compares our zkp tech to BBS+ and Anoncreds as well as Hyperledger Indy 👇
- Nos vemos el próximo Martes 29 (5pm Costa Rica / 7pm Chile) con Zona Tres Live para conversar sobre identitidad autosoberana y privacidad utilizando ZK proofs con Polygon ID!
- A question that has been bugging my mind. How would you deal with with hate speech, terrorism promotion, and other difficult content here on Lens?
Yes, no censorship is nice but are we ready to really open the flood gates to allowing everything? I heard about CultivatorDAO, but I still don't think an opt-in mechanism solves the fundamental issue of problematic content like the aforementioned. Thoughts? @christina.lens or anyone else that wants to contribute ideas. Thanks!
- People offering money for my Lens Profile on Open Sea? WTH? Is there a black market out there for lens profiles now 😅
- @codingwithmanny is on fire with the @0xPolygonID tutorials! Check out this video of how to setup the issuer node. This will allow you to get started with issuing credentials! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KprrgVpIW5A
- Lens is not going to change its mascot from a plant to a dog just because someone at Aave likes a coin. Time for twitter alternatives :-)
- **Proof of Humanity, Uniqueness and Reputation**
Yesterday I had some interesting discussions on a DID forum. The topic was how we can create trust in users of an app (i.e: how we issue credentials users before they decide to meet in person after using a dating app so each party can trust the other before taking the risk.)
So, how do we build individual reputation? I stated the following:
*Humanity < Uniqueness < Reputation*
What this means is - first we need to trust that you are a user (not a bot) - proof of humanity. That should be the first filter to avoid scammers and bots on the app. Usually this is proven during the onboarding of the user into the app (with things as simple as captcha or more sophisticated as video recording)
Obviously, that doesn't proof anything about your intentions. In fact, it's impossible to assess your intentions - **the best we can do is to mimic the reputation models that we have in the real world** - or in other online reputation models that DO work (like the reviews for hotels and restaurants).
The common factor in these 2 cases (real world people and online business) is that they can't remove their past actions and behaviors' from their history. There is no "reset" button for your reputation when it's attached to **your identity**. And that's the key - your identity should be UNIQUE and permanent. Reputation system don't work if you can just create another account and start again.
That's why any online reputation model for individuals has to rely on Proof of Uniqueness - the proof that, as a person, I can only have one account in this app. If I try to create a second account, the system will detect that it's me again and will not allow it.
The only way to achieve this is through the combination of national ID and biometrics - the same process used by banks and other institutions to comply with the KYC regulations (Know your customer).
But reputation is bigger than your biometric hash - reputation is the aggregation of multiple sources of attestation, each one with their own reputation. Reputation could be just an scoring system (by all the people that has met you in person) or something more complex that assigns different "weights" to the scoring of each individual based on their own reputation.
That's why I still think that statement is valid: Reputation is only possible when we have unique identities. We can't proof good intentions (we can't do that in the real world either) - but giving people something to loose is the best way prevent wrongdoing.
- Web 3 Frens, did you know that you can build an on chain ERC-20 airdrop with Polygon ID? Our ZK identity proofs can be verified on-chain! I can imagine many powerful applications that could be built with EVM compatible and fully open source Polygon ID stack. Check out the tutorial here: https://0xpolygonid.github.io/tutorials/verifier/on-chain-verification/overview/
- Checking out Eth Denver. 💜👍
- Hello the PolygonID tools are now fully open source! You can start building today. Check out the docs and tutorials: https://polygon.technology/polygon-id/
- Is Base going to be a like modern day AOL walled garden? 😅
- Would adding the payable modifier to a smart contract function call in an EVM chain be sufficient to accomplish what Canto is trying to do for public goods? Why yes or why not? It feels to me like that might be more flexible than just taking the fixed 20% of the gas fees.
- Polygon ID DID Method today at theEthereum DID-ETH working group. A new privacy preserving did method with zksnarks. Presented by Oleksandr Brezhniev ( Tech Lead). Thanks to team Veramo for facilitating the recording.
Expect more information later this month once the tools have been released and we start the process of registering the did-method with the W3C.
Also you can read our Github tutorials if you would like to learn more: https://0xpolygonid.github.io/tutorials/
- Who's coming to Eth Denver? 🙋♂️😎
- Introducing Quote Posts on @lensport.lens !
This was inspired by @0xmoe.lens who added Quote posts to @buttrfly.lens
You can now view and quote posts on desktop too!
- Simple to do, just press the mirror button (UI similar to Twitter)
- View how many quotes a post has
- View all of the quotes of a post
- Compatible with buttrfly Quote Posts
Try it out on this post: https://lensport.io/p/30736_123
- A lot has happened over the past few months in the @LensProtocol ecosystem.
In this thread I want to highlight some of the projects, updates, and products we or the community has shipped over the past year and also shed some light on what's coming next. 🌿❤️🔥⚡️
For anyone unfamiliar with @LensProtocol - Lens is a protocol, API, and suite of tools that enables developers to easily and quickly build social media applications, or integrate social features like follows, likes, publications, profiles, and encrypted chat.
Since the official launch on Polygon on May 18:
... there have been around 100 apps that I would consider serious that are being built or that have launched on Lens.
There are also many apps integrating Lens social features into existing apps.
This use case will be a popular and growing one this year as it is a low lift and requires minimal work, but with a lot of upside.
Want to parse social posts in your wallet? Lens
Want to add a comments section to your blog? Lens
Already have posts/comments but want to add Collects, linked re-posts, and linked likes to your posts? Lens
Want to add a discussion forum to your site that's token-gated for your DAO? Lens
Want to leverage a user base of x hundreds of thousands (or in the future, x millions) of users without having to bootstrap a network from scratch? Lens!
Like managed services and cloud computing has abstracted away the need to build abd maintain complex back end infrastructure from scratch, Lens abstracts away to the need for developers to build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to implement social features themselves.
Whether or not Lens is built on traditional or decentralized technologies should not matter to the average user or developer.
At the end of the day, many of the features provided by Lens are only made possibly by blockchains and decentralized protocols like Arweave and IPFS, but they should not be at the forefront of the discussion.
Instead, the applications should speak for themselves: the UX and value proposition should be compelling enough on their own for the average internet user or developer to want to use or build on Lens, regardless of the underlying tech stack.
Part of providing a compelling UX is abstracting away the need to know about or understand blockchains and wallets at all.
As of now, this is not part of the average Lens front-end, but is something we'll be considering this year as we move toward scaling Lens to >50,000 TPS and enabling permissionless access to the protocol (both of which are on our somewhat near-term roadmap).
For developers, we plan to double down on providing the best possible DX we can offer for developers.
Last year we made consistent updates and improvements to our docs and API and launched two new SDKS:
Lens React SDK
and React Native Lens UI Kit
We have a lot of plans for these two libraries, and will also be considering shipping additional products to facilitate and improve the ease of development for devs building on or integrating Lens.
The engineering team led by @wagmi continues to ship new updates to the Lens API at a rapid pace.
You can keep up with the updates by following LensAPI on Lens: @lensapi
A small handful of highlights I will call out that were shipped last year:
- gated publications powered by @LitProtocol
- dispatcher enabling signless transactions
- optimistic UI updates
- feed highlights
- degrees of separation
- profile interests
+ many many others
In November, Lens adopted @xmtplabs to provide secure, private, and encrypted profile-to-profile DMs for the entire Lens ecosystem.
This was huge as it was one of the most requested features from Lens users and the reception has been incredible.
The Lens grants program has deployed funds to over 50 teams building on Lens.
We plan to continue working closely with, and providing support for, certain developers and teams who are building interesting or valuable applications on Lens through our grants program and / or providing engineering support through private channels.
We will be attending, mentoring, participating, and sponsoring strategic events in 2023, including branching out into more traditional "web2" events.
We plan to attend all major @ETHGlobal events, DevCon, & a few other web3 / blockchain events.
We also plan to create small to medium-sized meetup-type events this year in cities around the world starting with Sao Paulo in a couple of weeks.
Here, people can meet others in their community who are using or building on Lens, and also get allow-listed for a profile until permissionless access is enabled for everyone.
There is a lot of hype around web3 social right now:
I agree that 2023 will be a huge year for web3 social and for Lens.
We are focused, motivated, and excited to continue building off of the momentum created last year to make 2023 a breakout year for Lens.
There is a lot more happening outside of DevRel, with dedicated teams working with creators (@christina & @bradorbradley) and also other areas of focus like integrations and partnerships.
I have not done a good job highlighting everything else happening in the ecosystem and with the other teams.
If you do want to keep up, follow Lens team members on Lens and on Twitter, starting with:
That wraps up this overview.
I'm beyond excited and motivated about what we will be working on this year and invite you enjoy the ride with us!
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- When I hear all this talk about the Metaverse and AR, my head goes that 90s tv show VR Troopers. Anyone remember them? Were they ahead of their time or just a Power Rangers knock off?
- Polygon Fam, please read for important updates regarding changes in the Village Grants program and Polygon DAO. We are moving to vouchers and reinforcing the Guilds initiatives.
- My Argentinian friends from Xcapit just shared this. Trust Messi, Trust Blockchain!!! :-)
- The issue with Elon's latest actions is that this time, they are not partisan thoughtcrimes that primarily deeply offend wokes or anything like that. Rather, they go against cross-tribal principles that are a commonly understood bedrock of fair competition. This crosses a new line.
- Felicidades Argentina ♥️🇦🇷!!!! Campeones del Mundo!! 💪
- Ahhh so refreshing @lenster.lens in dark mode with the purple color highlights reminds me of our own dear @polygon0x.lens color scheme. 😍
- Hola Lens!! Otto here from Polygon ID. Looking forward to doing cool stuff together!