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Welcome back to our newsletter. Time to catch up on all the latest from Lens Protocol and Web3 World ๐ŸŒ

This week's highlights:

  • Lens Permissionless ? ๐ŸŒฟ
    • Phaver is Phavering ๐Ÿ”ฅ
      • Hey Drops Frames and Portals ๐Ÿ’ฃ
        • Buttrfly's Latest Handshakes ๐Ÿค
          • Web3 Use-Case: Tokenized Teslas ๐Ÿš—
            • Trusted Talent #16: Murals & StreetArt Winner ๐ŸŽจ
              • Beer Taste - Super Bock ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

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                Lens Permissionless? The Buzz Around LIP-5 ๐ŸŒฟ

                The Lens community is fired up with the proposal "LIP-5 - Opening Up the Garden" submitted by the Bro ZKJew.

                So, what's a LIP? In simple terms, it's a Lens Improvement Proposal, acting like a roadmap for evolving Lens Protocol, steering it towards more open governance and decentralisation.

                Think of LIPs as the guidebook for Lens Protocol. They help keep everything in order and let the community have a say in how Lens evolves, much like the Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs).

                LIP-5 is basically โ€œTHEโ€ Proposal for Lens to become permissionless, so everyone could join the Garden. Hereโ€™s a short breakdown:

                Key Community Feedback ๐Ÿ‘

                • Wider user adoption is crucial. Time for Lens to become permissionless!
                  • Lens has unique tech wonders. More users mean more use cases and iterations.
                    • Opening up requires careful planning against spam and maintaining quality.
                      • Lens needs a strategy to attract quality users, not just high numbers.
                        • The main barrier for app developers and building userbases could be removed by making Lens permissionless.

                          What does this mean? Most likely, "Habemos PERMISSIONLESS" soon!!

                          Stani's post backs our thoughts: "Seems that a consensus is forming to progress Lens Protocol towards permissionless access. Added my ideas about the costs of creating a profile https://github.com/lens-protocol/LIPs/pull/29)."

                          But, Challenges Await ๐Ÿค”

                          • Farming
                            • Scams
                              • BOTs
                                • Onboarding support
                                  • Impact on network gas prices and infrastructure costs

                                    Potential Changes on the Horizon?๐Ÿค“

                                    • Decentralising onboarding across various apps to reduce reliance on a single point of entry.
                                      • Possible introduction of email login (๐Ÿคข) or paid handle registration to balance accessibility and network costs.
                                        • Empowering apps for a more decentralised ecosystem, reducing the centralisation risk.
                                          • Utilising existing experienced talent for initial onboarding support.
                                            • Exploring future automation support to enhance retention.

                                              Lens might soon be tossing the keys to the garden! So, let's get ready for a whole new world of wildflowers and maybe a few weeds ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽ‹

                                              What do you think about opening the gates on Lens?

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                                              Phaver is Phavering ๐Ÿ”ฅ

                                              Phaver doesn't stop Phavering. Here's what they've been up to:

                                              1. Phaver Creator Program: A Sneak Peek๐Ÿ•ตโ€โ™‚๏ธ

                                              Guess what's brewing on Phaver trenches? The Phaver Creator Program, and it's shaping up to be a game-changer! Let's dive into this sneak peek.

                                              Led by our very own Bro Chris Comrie, the Phaver Creator Program is setting the stage for a more influential role in Web3 Social Media. The first meeting kicked off on January 25th, and there's already a buzzing Telegram Group and a dedicated Phaver Community in the making.

                                              What's Cooking? ๐Ÿณ

                                              Phaver is cooking up something special, and the ingredients are just irresistible. Early feature access, VIP party invites, special airdrops, and some seriously dope merch are just a few of the perks in store for program members. It's an opportunity you wouldn't want to miss if you're keen on shaping the future of Web3 Social Media.

                                              A Lens Secret Agent Among Us ๐Ÿ˜Ž

                                              And here's a juicy delicacy: our very own Lens Secret Agent, Yakuza, is already in the mix, keeping a close eye and contributing.

                                              While we can't unveil much just yet, we promise to keep you updated with the latest as the program evolves. It's going to be a thrilling ride, and you won't want to miss a beat๐Ÿš€

                                              2. Phaver's DMs, Powered by XMTP: Now Live๐Ÿ“จ

                                              Another one for the Phaver users! DMs are now live on the app, thanks to XMTP Protocol.

                                              Phaver's Exciting Announcement ๐ŸŽ‰

                                              Upgrade your Phaver app and start sending messages to your Lens friends directly within the ecosystem.

                                              XMTP's Support ๐Ÿ‘

                                              XMTP's integration means secure and private messaging, accessible across multiple platforms. Chat away from Phaver to Coinbase Wallet, Converse, Orb, Unstoppable, and Buttrfly.

                                              Why It's a Big Deal ๐Ÿ’ฅ

                                              Phaver is crucial for onboarding users to Lens. With DMs, Phaver enhances user retention and engagement within our community.

                                              So, dive into the new messaging experience on Phaver and let the conversations flow!

                                              Have you given Phaver's new DM feature a go? Tell us about your experience in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡

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                                              Hey Drops Frames and Portals ๐Ÿ’ฃ

                                              We've got some fresh updates from Hey that are set to change how we interact with content on Lens. Let's dive in!

                                              Hey Portals: A New Dimension in Content Sharing ๐Ÿ–ผ

                                              Hey is all about innovation, and their latest feature, Hey Portals, is no exception. It's transforming content engagement with interactive micro-apps, creating immersive experiences beyond traditional sharing. Leveraging Facebook's OpenGraph tech, Hey Portals is not just about sharing; it's about diving into a whole new world of interaction.

                                              Frames: Seamless User Experience ๐Ÿ–ผ

                                              Frames is a cutting-edge feature that simplifies the user experience, bringing a new level of convenience to social media interactions. Imagine doing these straight from a social media post:

                                              • Purchasing merch or tickets for a Web3 IRL event
                                                • Buying /selling crypto
                                                  • Booking flights
                                                    • Sharing your projects live and get immediate feedback
                                                      • Playing a quizz
                                                        • Placing an onchain bet
                                                          • Dating

                                                            Simplifying Processes with Web3 Tech ๐Ÿ”—

                                                            Gone are the days of multiple steps before making a purchase or using an app. With Frames, the entire process is streamlined, eliminating the need for external links, separate sign-ins, or adding personal and payment info. Web3 tech in the background allows you to do everything in one place, simplifying the journey.

                                                            Experience Hey Portals and Frames ๐ŸŽฎ

                                                            Want to see Hey Portals in action?

                                                            Check out this example portal and play around: heyportals.vercel.app.

                                                            For those looking to integrate this feature, find more info at hey.xyz/-/portals.

                                                            From Idea to Reality: Figma on Lens Feed ๐Ÿ’ก

                                                            What started as a wish to post Figma prototypes directly to a feed, became a reality in just three hours, thanks to the quick fingers of Yoginth and Dharmaone.

                                                            Check out this Figma integration demonstration: x.com/NilsEdison.

                                                            This is just the beginning of real-time collaborative experiences in our feeds. Share your prototypes, get immediate feedback? JFDI ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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                                                            Buttrfly's Handshakes: Farcaster Integration & Highlight Feature ๐Ÿค

                                                            What a week on Lens, right? Let's check now the latest on Buttrfly ๐Ÿฆ‹

                                                            Farcaster Posts on Profile Screens ๐Ÿš€

                                                            Now, Buttrfly not only showcases content from Lens, Zora, and Sound, but also includes Farcaster posts. This aggregation is just the start, with more Farcaster functionalities like sign in, posting, and interactions expected to roll out soon!

                                                            Farcaster Integration Enhancements ๐ŸŒŸ

                                                            The integration is leveling up with:

                                                            • Image support for vivid visuals
                                                              • Interaction counts to keep track of engagement
                                                                • Full Farcaster profiles for a deeper dive
                                                                  • "View in Warpcast" option for an expanded experience

                                                                    Highlight Collaboration with Buttrfly ๐ŸŽจ

                                                                    Explore and share trending art directly from Buttrfly's Explore screen, thanks to their collaboration with Highlight. This platform is a hub for generative art releases, simplifying the process while fostering creativity. Check it out on both mobile and web versions of Buttrfly.

                                                                    Our Take on Buttrfly's Cross-App Functions ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

                                                                    Buttrfly, led by MOฮž, is pushing boundaries with its focus on cross-app functionalities. Their continuous efforts to support creators and address their needs are reshaping the way we interact within the web3 space.

                                                                    What's your favourite new feature on Buttrfly? ๐Ÿฆ‹

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                                                                    Tokenized Teslas Transform Car Sharing ๐Ÿš—

                                                                    Vienna, Austria's Eloop & Peaq Network's Web3 Innovation

                                                                    Gear up, Web3 fam! Vienna's car-sharing service Eloop is teaming up with Peaq Network, and they're revving up the industry with 100 tokenized Teslas. This isn't just about sharing cars; it's about owning a piece of the action!

                                                                    The Deal with Tokenized Teslas:

                                                                    • Fractional Ownership: Buy tokens, own a slice of the Tesla fleet. The more you invest, the bigger your share.
                                                                      • Revenue Sharing: Your tokens aren't just shiny digital assets; they're your ticket to a cut of the daily rental earnings.

                                                                        Making Car Sharing Simple:

                                                                        • Eloop's got the legalities covered, making investing in these vehicles as easy as tapping a button.
                                                                          • Think of it as "car sharing 2.0" โ€“ hassle-free and revolutionary.

                                                                            Why This Matters:

                                                                            • Blockchain Meets Real-World Assets: This isn't just about tech; it's about bringing blockchain to everyday life, blending the digital with the physical.
                                                                              • Expanding Beyond Car Sharing: Picture decentralized electric vehicle charging and ride-hailing services. It's not just about cars; it's a shift in how we own and control our data.

                                                                                EU and the Future:

                                                                                • With clear regulations (thanks to the EU's MiCA), scaling this concept across Europe is more than just a pipe dream.
                                                                                  • As AI and automation grow, tokenizing assets like Teslas could democratize the benefits, reducing wealth inequality and opening up new investment avenues.

                                                                                    In a Nutshell:

                                                                                    Eloop and Peaq are paving the way for a new era of car sharing and blockchain adoption. It's about owning a piece of the pie and reaping the rewards in the age of automation. Keep an eye on this space โ€“ the road to Web3 car sharing is just getting started๐ŸŒ

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                                                                                    Trusted Talent #16: Murals & StreetArt Winner ๐ŸŽจ

                                                                                    We've got a winner for our Murals & StreetArt edition of Trusted Talent! Drumroll, please... ๐Ÿฅ

                                                                                    Winner: Jo$iah (Who else?) ๐Ÿ†

                                                                                    Jo$iah took the crown with a heartfelt tribute to Olivia, this beloved dog. This mural painting post captured our hearts and a whopping 421 likes, 181 collects, and 153 mirrors! Check out the post here and see why it's a fan favourite ๐Ÿ‘‡

                                                                                    A tribute to my Olivia, partner of my life" - truly touching!

                                                                                    A big shoutout to Jo$iah for splashing our Lens feed with colours and creativity. Your 5 WMatic reward is on its way!

                                                                                    Cheers to all the artists who participated and to everyone who supported their favourites.

                                                                                    This is what makes the Trusted Talent so special.

                                                                                    Keep those collectibles coming ๐Ÿค—

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                                                                                    Super Bock: Portugal's Fav Beer ๐Ÿบ

                                                                                    Born in 1927, Super Bock has been impressing since day one, even bagging a gold medal pre-official registration!

                                                                                    Wartime Brews: During WWII, Super Bock went all-in with 100% national malts due to shipping issues.

                                                                                    Big Moves: In 1964, they opened a new brewery in Leรงa do Balio, cranking out 25 million liters a year.

                                                                                    Market Domination: Since 1986, Super Bock rules the Portuguese beer scene. They also host the Super Bock Super Rock festival.

                                                                                    Innovations Galore: From launching Super Bock Stout in 2003 to introducing Portugal to "gooseberry beer" in 2006, they've kept it interesting.

                                                                                    Global Reach: Best-selling Portuguese beer worldwide, with a strong presence in over 50 countries.

                                                                                    Variety is the Spice of Life: Their lineup includes the original lager, Stout, gluten-free, and even beer with lemon juice.

                                                                                    Awards & Recognitions: Super Bock isn't just a pretty label โ€“ they've racked up awards, including a continuous streak of gold medals since 1977 at the Monde Selection de la Qualitรฉ.

                                                                                    More Than Just Beer: They're big on culture and sports too, sponsoring music festivals and football teams.

                                                                                    Whether it's their history, innovation, or global reach, Super Bock shows how a little brew from Portugal became a worldwide sensation.

                                                                                    Grab a Super Bock and toast to their success! It's Yakuza's fav Portuguese beer ๐Ÿบ

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