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Welcome back to our newsletter. Ready to dive into the latest Lens and Web3 buzz?

Today, let's check:

  • LIP-5 Updates - A Permissionless Future 🌿
  • Talent Protocol V2 πŸš€
  • Hey Network Switch & Groups πŸ”₯
  • Converse's Fresh Features πŸ₯–
  • Trusted Talent #17: Travelling Photos Winner 🌍
  • Curated Collects - DRAUP πŸ‘—
  • Beer Taste - Estrella Damm πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ


LIP-5 Updates - A Permissionless Future 🌿

The Lens community never disappoints, right? Github's shifting into the best pub in town, with all the excitment around the LIP-5 proposal - read "open the doors for everyone to join the Garden"! And let me tell you, the debate is getting WILD. We break it down into 10 key points:

  1. Opening the Gates: The consensus leans towards progressively opening Lens Protocol, ensuring a phased approach to maintain quality and manage spam effectively.
  2. Community Engagement: Over 58 OGs are involved, offering rich and diverse perspectives on how best to evolve the protocol.
  3. Qualification Criteria: There's a suggestion to introduce qualifications for social invites, ensuring a quality community as Lens moves out of beta.
  4. Addressing Technical Scalability: The proposal discusses monitoring the impact of new users on network performance and Polygon's ability to handle increased traffic.
  5. Economic Incentives: Talks around exploring economic models that reward community participation and support the protocol’s growth.
  6. Spam Prevention Strategies: A major focus is on innovative solutions for spam prevention, ensuring that user experience remains positive as the platform scales.
  7. User Onboarding Program: The importance of a comprehensive onboarding program is highlighted to help new users navigate the Lens ecosystem effectively.
  8. Infrastructure Considerations: Ensuring robust infrastructure to support the influx of new users and their activities is deemed critical.
  9. Inclusivity and Diversity: The aim is to keep Lens accessible to a wide range of users and creators, emphasizing the platform's commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.
  10. Moving Forward with Consensus: The community is leaning towards a consensus on opening up the protocol, focusing on the seamless integration of new users while tackling potential challenges like spam and network strain.

ZkJew, mate it's happening πŸ”₯

Wanna give your 2 Cents and grab a pint with all the OGs? 🍺 Dive into the discussion on Github and share your thoughts on transitioning towards a permissionless ecosystem.

Btw, we had a Lens Community Call on Buttrfly Spaces last Friday to discuss LIP-5, hosted by Nader, Stani, Josh, and many more OGs...and guess what's the latest?


S/O to ZkJew for this meme πŸ˜‚


Talent Protocol V2 πŸš€

Talent Protocol V2 is here to streamline the talent market using blockchain, making reputation data accessible, reliable, and beneficial for all. Forget the talent search struggle. This update brings the power of transparency + efficiency.

What's New with Talent Protocol V2? πŸ‘€

  • Introduction of Talent Passport: A portable, user-friendly representation of one's professional reputation, encapsulating credentials and social connections, all verifiable on the blockchain.
  • Ecosystem Expansion: With over 200K Web3 users, Talent Protocol's ecosystem is growing, offering a unique social graph and rich reputation data backed by financial value.
  • Empowering Through $TAL: The protocol's native token, $TAL, fuels the creation, curation, and circulation of reputation data within the ecosystem, rewarding contributors and facilitating value redistribution.

Why It MattersπŸ˜‰

  • Efficiency in Talent Markets: By making reputation data more accessible and reliable, Talent Protocol V2 aims to streamline the process of matching talent with opportunities, reducing the time and resources spent on talent acquisition.
  • Empowerment of Non-traditional Talent: The protocol levels the playing field for individuals with diverse backgrounds, potentially unlocking hidden gems in the talent pool.
  • Rich Data Accessibility: Through an API and SDK, Talent Protocol V2 makes rich reputation data available to any app, encouraging innovation and integration across the Web3 space.

Looking Ahead:

As the protocol evolves, it promises to unlock new possibilities for talent discovery, engagement, and empowerment, reshaping the future of work in the Web3 era.

Stay tuned for more updates and developments as Talent Protocol continues to build towards a more inclusive and dynamic talent ecosystem.

Btw, have you joined Talent Protocol yet, Fren?


Hey Quick Ones: Network Switch & Groups πŸ”₯

1. Seamless Network Switching πŸ”„

Hey has introduced an exciting update to its network switch functionality, making the user experience smoother.

Now, for wallets like Zerion and Rabby that support automatic switching, there's no action required from the user.

MetaMask users benefit too, with the process streamlined to a single click for network changes. This improvement minimizes interruptions, only prompting users to switch networks when necessary for transactions.

2. Groups Are on the Horizon πŸŒ…

Hey is also in the process of introducing Groups, a new way for users to connect and engage.

Those eager to lead and create a unique group can apply for access, shaping their community within Hey.

Interested in starting your own group? Apply here: Request Group Creation Access.

Why do we care? πŸ€”

These updates mark significant strides in improving Hey's usability and community engagement.

  • Frictionless wallet interactions are just the beginning! Streamlined network switching elevates the user experience to new heights.
  • And to empower community spirit, Groups open the door for collaboration and shared content!

Look out for more updates as Hey continues to enhance its platform, prioritising user experience and community engagement πŸ€—


Converse's Fresh Features πŸ₯–

Converse is shaking things up in the Web3 world, rolling out updates that promise smoother, safer, and more engaging digital connections. They've been hard at work, crafting features that redefine our online interactions.

Wft is Converse? πŸ‘€

  • XMTP's Fastest Client: Blazing-fast chat so you never miss a beat.
  • Encrypted & Decentralised: Your data belongs to you, not some corporation.
  • Find Your On-Chain Crew: Connect with people who share your Web3 journey.
  • Flex Your On-Chain Cred: Showcase your activity right on your profile.
  • Pics & Reactions: Spice things up with multimedia expression.
  • Wallet Agnostic: Connect with anyone, regardless of their wallet choice.

The Lowdown on the Latest πŸ˜‰

Here's what Converse has in store with their Baguette edition updates :

  • Easy Access: Converse is now your go-to on any deviceβ€”web, Mac, iOS, and Android. Stay connected, no matter where you are or what you're using.
  • Simplified Connections: Get started with just your phone number and snag a unique Converse ENS-compliant username. Jumping into Web3 has never been easier.
  • A Spam-Free Zone: With enhanced spam filters and tightened consent protocols, your conversations are safe and sound.
  • Gasless Transactions: Send USDCs without the gas fees on Base via your Converse account. Yes, transactions just got smoother and more wallet-friendly.

And there's more: your Converse link now doubles as a Farcaster Frame. Share it for a delightful surprise that awaits.

Why It's a Game Changer πŸŽ‰

These updates are more than just bells and whistles; they're a stride towards a seamless, inclusive, and secure digital ecosystem in Web3. Converse is breaking down barriers, making it easier and more enjoyable to connect and transact onchain.

Dive In and Find Out 🌊

Eager to experience the future of Web3 communications with Converse? Now's the perfect time to check out these innovative features and see how they transform your digital life.

Check Out the Video

If you’re not using Converse yet, give it a go here


Trusted Talent #17: Travelling Photos 🌍

This week's journey through the lens of our community's travelling photos was a banger πŸ”₯

And the Winner is... Melike πŸ₯³ What a shot, Fren!

Check out the winner post here and get ready to pack your bags 😁

"I bet you've never seen a travel photo with such a breathtaking version of The Creation of Adam πŸ€ͺ"

Big cheers to Melike! Your 5 WMatic is jet-setting its way to your wallet. And a massive thank you to every wanderluster who shared their journey with us.

Got an idea for the next Trusted Talent theme? Drop us a comment and let's make it happen πŸ’ͺ


Curated Collects - DRAUP: The Digital Catwalk πŸ’ƒ

DRAUP is not just another platform; it's your front-row ticket to the digital fashion revolution. With DRAUP leading the charge, they're stitching together creativity and code to craft some seriously snazzy digital couture.

What's the Deal?

Ever fancied owning fashion that's as unique as a snowflake but doesn't take up closet space? DRAUP's where it's at, letting you mint, trade, and strut your digital fashion NFTs like nobody's business.

Who Can Join the Party?

This party's for the grown-ups, 18 and over only. You'll need a digital wallet that's ready to mingle with ETH and NFTs. And remember, keeping your wallet safe is like keeping your drink close – don't let it out of your sight.

The Fine Print (But Make It Fun)

Transactions are like tattoos – once they're done, there's no going back. So make sure you're all in before you commit. And those transaction fees? Think of them as the cover charge for the exclusive club that is DRAUP.


DRAUP is where art meets web3, letting you wear your digital heart on your digital sleeve. So, if you're ready to dive into the pixel-perfect world of digital fashion, DRAUP's got your back (and front, and sides) 😁

Fancy new clothes? Apply here:


Beer Taste - Estrella Damm πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Ah, Estrella Damm, that Spanish gem that's been quenching our thirst since 1876. This lager isn't just a beer; it's a trip to sunny Barcelona in every sip.

Why We're Buzzing About It:

  • Old but Gold: Spain's oldest beer brand, because who doesn't love a classic?
  • Mediterranean Magic: Crafted to complement that balmy Mediterranean weather. Light, refreshing, and perfect for a siesta.
  • Global Party: From Ireland to South Korea, this beer's making friends everywhere. Guess everyone loves a bit of Spanish flair.

Did You Know?

  • Star Quality: It's called "Estrella" for a reason. This beer has been the star of the show since day one, outshining its competition at beer fairs around the globe.
  • Innovative Sips: Estrella Damm's collab with El Bulli chefs gave us Inedit, a luxury lager for the fancy folks. Barley, coriander, orange peel, and licorice? Talk about a gourmet brew!

So, next time you're reaching for a cold one, why not let Estrella Damm be your star? It's the taste of Spain in a bottle, minus the airfare. Cheers to that 🍻


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