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Happy New Year and welcome back to our newsletter, Bros & Sis. Letโ€™s kick things off๐Ÿš€

What we got for you this week:

  • HNY, Bros & Sis ๐ŸŽ‰
  • MetaMask Snaps ๐Ÿค Lens Protocol
  • Lenscan Revamped ๐ŸŒฟ
  • Trusted Talent of 2023 Winner ๐Ÿ†
  • Curated Collects - Vinyl & Music NFT Crib ๐Ÿ’ฝ
  • Beer Taste - The Epic Budweiser Battle ๐Ÿป


Happy New Year, Bros & Sis ๐ŸŽ‰

As we roll into 2024, we're taking a moment to raise a glass to all you amazing Bros & Sis who made our 2023 a blast. Your support has been the fuel that kept us going, and we're so grateful for your incredible energy. Here's a quick recap of our 2023:

๐ŸŒฟ Lens Profile account created

๐Ÿ” ENS locked in

โŒ X Profile

๐Ÿ“ธ IG account

๐Ÿ–ผ to showcase our collects

๐ŸŽ™ 12 Spaces/podcasts hosted onchain

๐Ÿ“ฐ 10 Newsletters published onchain

๐ŸŒŸ 12 Trusted Talents

๐Ÿ’ฐ 100+ WMatic awarded to our Trusted Talent Winners

๐Ÿค‘ 100+ WMatic spent on collecting posts

๐Ÿ“ฃ Shared our thoughts in various Spaces

๐Ÿค Joined Forces with Lens Voice

This is just the beginning of our journey, and we're stoked to embark on even crazier adventures with you in 2024๐Ÿป


MetaMask Snaps ๐Ÿค Lens Protocol

Yo, frens๐Ÿ“ข Tired of constantly switching between apps to stay up-to-date with your frens' social lives? Well, say goodbye to that frustration with RSS3 Social Notifier, the MetaMask Snap that keeps you connected and in the loop.

This revolutionary tool seamlessly integrates your Web3 social graphs, ensuring you never miss a beat. Once connected, you'll receive real-time notifications whenever your frens post, like, or comment on any of these platforms.

WTF is RSS3 Social Notifier?

RSS3 Social Notifier is a decentralised app that aggregates your social graphs from supported platforms like Crossbell, Farcaster, and Lens Protocol. It then retrieves your frens' social activities from the RSS3 Network and delivers them to you in real-time. This means you can stay connected with your frens without having to constantly check all their profiles.

How does it work?

  1. Install the Snap: Simply install the Snap from the MetaMask Browser Extension.
  2. Connect your wallets: Link your MetaMask wallet to the Snap to connect your Web3 social graphs.
  3. Get started: Receive real-time notifications and enjoy a unified view of your frens' activities across multiple platforms.

Why should you use it?

  • Stay connected: Never miss a moment with your frens' social updates.
  • Cross-platform compatibility: Seamlessly connect your Web3 social graphs across multiple platforms.
  • Privacy-centric: Your data remains secure and private.

Yo, what are the benefits?

  • Real-time updates: Never miss a beat with your frens' social activities.
  • Cross-platform compatibility: Seamlessly connect your Web3 social graphs across multiple platforms.
  • Privacy-centric: Your data remains secure and private.

Sounds cool, right? Install RSS3 Social Notifier and give it a go here

The Bros and also Christina are excited about this one ๐Ÿš€


Lenscan Revamped ๐ŸŒฟ

Gear up for an exciting update: Lenscan, the analytics tool for navigating the Lens Protocol, has just undergone a major transformation. Prepare to dive into the world of Lens V2 data, admire your Lenny card, and explore a brand new Apps section.

A Freshened Look and Enhanced Functionality

We're thrilled to unveil their newly refreshed Lenscan, bringing a whole new dimension of usability and insights to your Web3 adventure. Check out these awesome new features:

  • Explore a wealth of content: Dive into the latest publications, delve into detailed profiles, discover innovative apps, and analyse insightful data.
  • Showcase your social presence: Check out your Lenny card, a sleek representation of your Lens Profile, showcasing your social stats and achievements.
  • Embrace the night: Immerse yourself in a stylish dark mode for an enhanced experience.
  • Harness the power of Lens's vast data: Leverage Lens's comprehensive BigQuery dataset, powered by DuckDB and Parquet for efficient data management.

Lenscan: Open Source by Design

As Lens Protocol is a public shared social network where all data is freely available for building open dashboards and algorithms Lenscan follows them.

Lenscan embodies the spirit of open-source, ensuring its accessibility and flexibility for the Web3 community. The project comprises two main components:

  • bq-syncer: This directory houses tools for syncing Lens BigQuery data to local DuckDB or parquet files.
  • dashboard: This Web application presents the processed data in an interactive manner.

A Community-Driven Masterpiece

A big shoutout to the incredible Bros at daoleno Team for their unwavering dedication to maintaining Lenscan. Their efforts have made this incredible tool a reality.

Join the Lenscan Crew

If you're passionate about Web3 exploration and data analysis, join the Lenscan community on Github and contribute to its ongoing development.

Happy onchain exploring, frens!


Trusted Talent of 2023 Winner ๐Ÿ†

And the Winner Is... ๐Ÿฅ

After an intense competition and countless votes among our finalists, we're thrilled to announce that the Trusted Talent of 2023 title goes to the talented duo:

Dean and Cristina Spinei ๐ŸŽ‰

With their amazing song, they captured our hearts and secured 12 votes!

Congratulations, Dean and Cristina! As a token of appreciation, 5 WMatic will be sent to each of your wallets.

You're Invited! Both of you are welcomed guests on the upcoming Trust Me Bro Show Spaces. Can't wait to have you there!

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our talented Lens creators. Stay tuned for more exciting events on Trust Me Bro ๐Ÿš€

Show Some Love: Check out their winning post here ๐Ÿ’—


Curated Collects - Vinyl & Music NFT Collectors Society on Orb

๐ŸŽถ Calling all vinyl and music enthusiasts! ๐ŸŽถ

Pan Winyl has crafted a haven for collectors on Lens โ€“ the Vinyl and Music NFT Collectors Society on Orb. With 60 members, this community celebrates the fusion of Web 2 and Web 3 in music.

Purpose and Mission: Web3 Unites Music Aficionados

Pan Winyl, creator and music aficionado, shares his mission to spread knowledge about web3, music, and community building. Whether you collect vinyl, CDs, cassettes, or NFTs โ€“ this society bridges traditional and cutting-edge music realms.

Featured Creator: Pan Winyl

Meet Pan Winyl, author of 'The Vinyl Book' and CEO of POLVINYL. With a focus on the convergence of vinyl and NFTs, Pan Winyl is trying to shape the society's narrative around music.

Article: Navigating New Frontiers in Music

Dive into Pan Winyl's article, "Navigating New Frontiers in Music: A Community-Centric Approach." Explore the shift to a fan-driven model, envisioning a future where fans actively contribute to music creation and collaboration.

Join the Crib: Building a Harmonious Ecosystem

The Vinyl and Music NFT Collectors Society is an invitation to co-create, collaborate, and reshape the music industry. You can join the community on Orb here andd go give a follow to Pan Winyl

Here's an old photo of Pan Vinyl when everything started ๐Ÿ˜


Beer Taste - The Epic Budweiser Battle ๐Ÿป

Welcome to the grand showdown between beer giants in the legendary Budweiser trademark tussle that's been brewing since 1907 ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๐Ÿบ

Round 1: The Contenders

In the red corner, weighing in with 150,000 global employees and 400 million hectoliters of beer sold annually, we have the reigning champ: Anheuser-Busch InBev! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

And in the blue corner, holding it down with 600 employees and 1.4 million hectoliters of beer sold yearly, the formidable challenger: Budweiser Budvar Brewery! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Round 2: The Historical Feud

Picture thisโ€”13th-century Czech brewing rights, 1876 American Budweiser inception, and a 1930s Italian faceoff. The result? A trademark tug-of-war spanning over a century๐Ÿคฏ

Round 3: Legal Theories & Contractual Drama

Anheuser-Busch flaunts prior U.S. trademark registration, while Budvar claims generic and geographical indication rights. Contracts from 1911 and 1939 add a spicy twist to the courtroom theatrics๐ŸŽญ

Round 4: Courtroom Chronicles

With about 40 disputes globally, the legal dance continues. Budvar claims 89 victories, but the bouts are far from over. In the EU, Germany, and the UK, decisions move like a tipsy pub-goer!

Round 5: Alternative Brands & Creative Moves

When AB InBev falters, "Bud" emerges (think Italy), and in Germany, it's the quirky "Anheuser-Busch B." Budvar flexes with "Czechvar" where Bud is off-limits. Talk about strategic sips ๐Ÿค”

So, whether you're sipping a cold one in the U.S., enjoying a pint in Europe, or contemplating the beer aisle choicesโ€”know that the Budweiser saga is an ever-unfolding tale of hops, barley, and legal jousting!

Tbh, I like both and thatโ€™s what matters! Cheers ๐Ÿป


And that's it for this week! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿš€

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