Mask Network Web3 Social Grant Round 4 Review

Mask Network
22 min readAug 25, 2023

The fourth Web3 Social Grant Round sponsored by Mask Network is currently in the donation phase. Similar to the past three rounds, this is an independent Web3 Social round featured in the Gitcoin Grant round (GG18).

We’ve received many applications, with many projects applying for the first time. The donation period will continue until 12:00 UTC on August 29th.

Please visit here to donate. You can also visit https://grants.gitcoin.co/, search for Web3 Social round, and click Donate.

Here’s a brief introduction to approved and listed projects, divided into 6 categories:

  • Communication/ Messaging
  • Social Networks
  • Social, Business, and Collaboration Tools
  • Identity, Reputation Data Analysis, and Applications
  • Creator Economy
  • ENS

1. Communication/ Messaging

S3nd

Twitter: https://twitter.com/s3nd_global

A winning project of ETHGlobal Paris hackathon, S3nd is a cross-platform Web3 communication tool that aggregates all Web3 messaging apps. Besides allowing you to view all discussions and simultaneously send messages across supported apps, S3nd can also filter out spam and bots by allowing you to decide who can send you messages. Verify yourself and ensure a unique communication experience that lets your messages stand out from the crowd.

Gamic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mygamichq

Website: https://gamic.app/

Gamic is a decentralized messaging platform for people and communities looking to engage with Web3 products and services. Priding itself on data privacy and ownership, Gamic aims to offer a more organized and focused environment for communication and interaction within a community.

They offer a suite of management solutions that merge the convenience of Web2 with the advantages of Web3. This includes seamless integration with Web3 via the connecting of Gamic’s wallet with dApps, send/ receive tokens, swap assets, stake NFTs and effortlessly airdrop tokens/ NFTs within chats. Other upcoming features include intelligent chatbots and automated moderation tools that help maintain productive and engaging discussions.

Dmail Network

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dmailofficial

Website: https://dmail.ai/

Successfully closing its Pre-A funding round in July 2023, Dmail Network prides itself on seamlessly integrating message communication, asset management, data storage, subscriptions & notifications, Web3 marketing, and an AI assistant as part of its robust infrastructure. A leader in AI-powered decentralized multi-chain infrastructure, Dmail aims to provide unified, real-time messaging and notification services across multiple chains and applications.

Since the launch of the Beta Network on June 1, 2022, Dmail has achieved remarkable milestones, including nearly 550,000 registered domain accounts and over 300,000 individual addresses. Their platform has facilitated a cumulative total of 8.5 Million messages and fostered 100+ external partnerships with esteemed entities like Worldcoin, ENS, SpaceID, Lens, zkSync Era, BNB Chain, and more.

Poised to attract a broader user base and forge more partnerships by connecting Web2 and Web3 functionalities with blockchain services, we believe Dmail will revolutionize the way traditional email is served, and will bring a decentralized, secure experience for users, ensuring mass adoption as the next iteration of email services.

dm3 protocol

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dm3protocol

Website: https://dm3.network/

dm3 is a web3 modular messaging protocol for peer.-2-peer messaging, focused on end-to-end encryption, scalability, privacy and interoperability. The lean base protocol (DM3MTP — the dm3 message transport protocol) is designed to be the foundation layer for secure communication and an interoperability protocol to exchange messages with other messaging services or protocols. It is built on a central registry (based on ENS) of information for encrypted communication and independent, self-sovereign delivery service nodes that act as relays for delivered messages or as a gateway to other services or protocols.

The protocol’s architecture is modular and further protocol extensions can be built on top of it. Optional features such as increased privacy, group chats, public feeds, billboard chats, spam protection, notifications, storage, and more can be added where necessary.

With the dm3 protocol, an interoperable messaging protocol is available that can connect existing services and protocols as a layer-0 protocol without compromising on security and confidentiality. Without requiring major changes to existing systems, dm3 compatibility can be achieved.

MetaMail

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetaMailInk

Website: https://metamail.ink/

MetaMail is a free-to-use web3 email provider, where users use their wallet (i.e. eth address/ ENS) to send, encrypt and receive emails — just like they would with Gmail and Outlook! Only the recipient has the private key to decrypt the mails, ensuring the ultimate security. Further, being connected with well-known social graph projects like KNN3/Next.ID/CyberConnect means that it’s able to bring users’ Web3 social connections into the application.

Moving forward, the MetaMail team is building an improved version of the user experience. It plans to open source the MetaMail email protocol and faciliate users in hosting their own MetaMail service.

Thunder Chat

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thunderchatapp

Website: https://thunder.im

With ERC-4337 (an Ethereum standard that achieves account abstraction on the protocol without any consensus-layer changes) and paymaster capabilities, users can enjoy the privacy provided by blockchain encryption while not having to go through the hassle of securing seed phrases to interact with the blockchain. Further, social recovery of accounts is possible and gasless transactions can be achieved via third parties.

To provide a secure messaging platform for users, Thunder Chat uses the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) key exchange protocol combined with an AES-256 GCM encryption scheme to provide end-to-end data encryption. By encrypting messages before storing them on the blockchain with access given only to intended parties, users have complete control over their data and privacy.

Plebbit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/getplebbit

Website: https://plebbit.com

Plebbit is a protocol and tool for the creation of decentralised forum applications like Reddit, Facebook groups, Discourse, etc. It’s a pure P2P protocol, hence it doesn’t use any central server, databases, public HTTP endpoint, DNS, etc. It uses parts of the IPFS and Ethereum stack:

  • IPFS for immutable data, like a published comment or a recent subplebbit (an IPNS record updated every 5 minutes, containing the latest post’s CID, pubsub “topic” address etc.) page;
  • IPNS for mutable data, like replies to a comment, upvote counts, new posts/ comments published on a subplebbit, etc;
  • IPFS pubsub (messaging middleware for event ingestion and delivery) for authors publishing comments/ votes to a subplebbit and for the captcha challenge exchange between authors and subplebbits;
  • ENS for usernames, community names, and serving the client in browsers.

Plebbit allows for an unlimited number of subplebbits, users, posts, comments and votes. Users are able to post for free using an identical Reddit interface, while subplebbit owners are able to moderate spam semi-automatically using their own captcha service over peer-to-peer pubsub. Further, Plebbit client developers are able to serve an unlimited number of users, without any server, legal, advertising or moderation infrastructure.

Eppie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EppieApp

Website: https://eppie.io

While there are 4B+ email accounts in the world, none actually belong to users since it’s the server that decides if a user is allowed to use their identity during the login, which is a privacy violation by design.

Eppie changes that with an open protocol decentralised email, giving Web3 users full account ownership. Users can create an account simply by accepting the BIP39 seed phrase generated by Eppie using the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) key exchange protocol.

It is compatible with other DID standards and can send messages within Eppie’s own network or directly to any crypto wallet. The client application is also compatible with SMTP/ IMAP protocols, so users can connect and communicate through Web2 email services, but the emails never land on the server (i.e. going straight to the decentralised network).

Eppie has no servers. It works through a peer-to-peer network, where every device is a client. The application encrypts the data, breaks it to pieces and stores them on random nodes of the network — the other client machines. The address is also a public key. Only the user can retrieve the data using their matching private key. No one else has access to it, including Eppie’s developers.

2. Social Network

Lenster

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lensterxyz

Website: https://lenster.xyz/

Lenster is a community-built decentralized, and permissionless social media app built on Lens Protocol. With Lenster:

  • Personal Information: Users do not need to provide any personal information except their username and wallet address;
  • Privacy: everything a user post is public, and they are responsible for it. The Lenster/ Lens team does not have access to remove the posts;
  • Spam: users must sign for everything or by the relay. That’s the nature of the Blockchain; no one wants to sign their identity for spamming
  • Downtime: there will be 0 downtimes, and no one can DDoS the platform. Lenster is hosted in a decentralized chain and decentralized file storage system IPFS.

Here’s a list of their full features:

  • 👥 Create user profiles
  • 🌠 Create posts
  • 💬 Comment on a post
  • 🪞 Mirror (sharing) posts
  • 🔖 Bookmark posts
  • 🔐 Token gated publications
  • 💰 Create crowdfunds
  • 👥 Create communities
  • ➕ Follow profiles
  • 🎨 Publish NFTs
  • 🏞 Collect NFTs
  • 🔔 Notifications
  • 💌 E2E encrypted DMs
  • 🚀 Launch a DAO from the profile following NFTs
  • 🏘️ Communities (WIP)
  • 🎤 Spaces (WIP)

Lenstube

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lenstubexyz

Website: https://lenstube.xyz/

Lenstube is a decentralized, open-source video-sharing social media platform, built on Lens protocol. By storing videos permanently in Arweave with the metadata stored permanently on-chain, users continue to own their content and are free to create content of their choice. Further, creators can monetize their content through various means e.g. NFT modules and tips.

Here’s a list of their full features:

  • 📺 Create channels.
  • 📀 Publish any video content or NFTs.
  • 🔨 Collect video as NFT.
  • 🪞 Mirror and share videos across Lens Dapps.
  • 💰 Set membership fees to your channel.
  • 🔔 Notifications about new members, comments, mirrors, and mints.
  • 💲 Customize who can collect your video and associated fees.
  • ❤️ Support any creator by sending a Tip.
  • 👍 Like and comment on videos.
  • 🎥 Short videos called Bytes
  • 🌿 Watch later and recently watched videos library.
  • 🏷 Video Categories
  • ♾️ Split revenue between content stakeholders or anyone and more.

Game Payy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gamepayy

Website: https://gamepayy.com/

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1qSJqOzZkw

Game Payy is a revolutionary social matchmaking platform for competitive gamers — it’s a place where passion for gaming meets the thrill of earning cryptocurrency and incredible rewards. Games on Game Payy includes Madden 23, NBA 2K23, FIFA 23 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone, Fortnite, League of Legends, Apex Legends, Halo Infinite, Super Smash Bros ultimate and Rocket League.

Users can engage and interact with other gamers through seasonal ladders, tournaments, and head-to-head matches; and wager against other gamers, complete challenges or stream to earn cash, crypto and NFT’s. Most importantly, Game Payy allow gamers to connect with other like-minded gamers, and establish themselves in a vibrant community of active gamers and build their brand.

Twittens.xyz

Twitter: https://twitter.com/twittensxyz?s=20

Website: https://www.twittens.xyz

Leveraging on Twitter API, NFT ownership data and ENS twitter text-record, Twittens makes it easier to find and connect with new collectors and NFT enthusiasts from their preferred NFT communities. It uses the metadata in ENS, specifically the twitter text record, and information about NFT collection owners to create a list of Twitter users who are members of NFT collections. Users are also able to set their twitter text-record in their ENS domain within a few clicks using set.twittens.xyz website (open-source).

Pin Save

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PinSav3?s=20

Website: https://evm.pinsave.app

Pin Save is a decentralised image/ video sharing and content aggregation platform that allows users to control the content and the platform itself. With Pin Save, users can leverage the power of decentralised storage, smart contracts, and creator ownership of intellectual property to protect and monetize their content through sponsorships and advertising.

Its decentralised feed provides users with an easy and secure way to discover and share content, which includes NFTs on Canto, Polygon Mumbai and Fantom Chains. With the Feed, users can follow other users’ posts and receive feedback from other users. This feedback can be used to improve content and engage with others in the Pin Save community. The Feed also allows users to explore new and emerging trends.

Smart contracts and decentralised identity (ERC-725) allow users to maintain their anonymity and data protection. Pin Save also provides users with an upgradeable, resilient, and open decentralised storage system via Arweave and IPFS with NFTPort, Estuary and Nft.storage, to ensure their content is always safe.

Bloom Network

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurBloomNetwork?s=20

Website: https://bloomnetwork.earth

Bloom is a cyber-physical social network that helps people find and participate in grassroots climate actions where they live. There are currently 30,000 people on the ground in 22 local Bloom hubs across 9 countries building community on the ground, creating food sovereignty, bioregional economies, teaching transformative justice, and repairing micro-climates.

Local Bloom hubs connect existing projects in their region. They plant community gardens, teach people to form agroforestry co-ops, and build regional token economies focused on land and water stewardship. Online, they share knowledge P2P as a global community to implement climate repair more quickly and cost-effectively.

On the web3 front since Gitcoin Alpha, Bloom has been pilot planning with Kolektivo’s nature-backed stablecoin with Blooms in Diamante Valley, Costa Rica, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and developing Unlock membership subscription NFT.

In 2023, Bloom aims to welcome 100 new local Bloom hubs, pilot local/ international member fee splits to jumpstart local Blooms, complete their cooperative/DAO formation, and implement cooperative patronage tokens to reward members for doing regenerative actions.

Firefly

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefireflyapp

Website: https://firefly.land/

Firefly is a next-generation, cross-DID social mobile application aggregating on-chain and off-chain data into a singular, unified timeline. It has more than 30,000 people on the waitlist. Some of its key features include:

  • Simple Login: Use your Lens identity to access a unified feed with your connections’ tweets, Lens posts, Farcaster casts, Mirror publications, DAO governance, and NFT activities — all in one place. Farcaster login capabilities will be launched in a few weeks.
  • Cross-Posting: You can now easily reach all of your friends and followers on Firefly by cross-posting to Twitter and Lens. Cross-posting with Farcaster is coming soon.
  • Customizable Feed Source: By choosing different subscriptions, you can now tailor your own social discovering experience.
  • Cleaner Feeding: Enjoy the simple and clean social experience ever with our improved spam prevention filters.

Moving forward, Firefly aims to add open social protocols like ActivityPub into their ecosystem. In the near future, posts from the 100 million Meta users who signed up for Threads would be possibly accessible in the Firefly app too.

StarSocial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_StarSocial?s=20

Website: https://star-social.vercel.app

StarSocial is a web3 social media aggregator app that combines platforms like Farcaster and Lenster, allowing users to view and interact with their social media accounts from a single platform. Thus, reducing the burden of managing multiple social media accounts, and making it easier for users to stay up-to-date with their friends’ latest posts and interactions.

By aggregating web3 socials, StarSocial streamlines the user’s social media experience, saving time and reducing the burden of managing multiple social media accounts. Users can easily switch between different platforms, post updates across all platforms, and customise their feeds. With Next ID relation service, users can search for their friends using their Twitter username, simplifying the process of finding and connecting with friends on web3 social media platforms.

clonk.me

Twitter: https://twitter.com/newgeocities11

Website: https://clonk.me/latest/80001

Clonk.me is a Web3 implementation of traditional Web2 social networks like Reddit. Sites like Reddit and Hackernews use upvote democracy to incentivise commenters, encouraging them to have their message sorted to the top of the list. However, this doesn’t solve sybil attacks — when people create many accounts and votes are manipulated.

With Clonk.me’s NFT feature, each post along with its content can be associated with the NFT. The owner of the parent NFT can be given the feature of controlling the messages sort, this allows users to participate in the review work, thus avoiding the possibility of manipulating votes for multiple accounts. At present, Clonk.me has launched on the test network, and now supports the generation of NFT from text, files, and pictures, as well as the content release of existing NFTs.

PersonaChain

Twitter:https://twitter.com/PersonaChains

PersonaChain is an application that combines MBTI personality types with Web3 social networking. Users can create their unique personalities as NFTs. There is also a community wall where users can post content and showcase their digital identity as well as collaborate with others. Additionally, it will integrate Gitcoin Passport to defend against witch attacks.

3. Social, Commercial & Collaboration Tools

Community-bound Tokens

Twitter: https://twitter.com/communitybound_

Community-Bound tokens (CBTs) are an improved version of ERC20 tokens that can only be transferred between community members and can be used for reputation, community-based governance, social credit scoring, game coordination, or participation rating.

Two parameters of the ERC20 standard is modified to make CBTs only transferable to specific addresses on a whitelist. Additionally, the team has integrated Safe Wallet and Push Chat and deployed them to multiple networks other than Ethereum, including Sepolia, Linea, Gnosis Chain, Mantle, Zetachain, and Celo.

The project was also selected as a finalist in the ETHGlobal Paris hackathon and created a social layer on Safe Wallet, demonstrating how specific values of CBT can be attached to Safe operations during the product demo.

Mome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mome0fficial

showcase: **https://ethglobal.com/showcase/mome-zgdu2**

Mome is a social 2.5 platform that serves as a social bridge between Web2 and Web3 social applications. It retains the familiar and user-friendly features of traditional Web2 social media platforms and seamlessly and friendly combines with Web3 technology and gamification to provide users with on-chain social and recording services.

Using Mome, users can create a new time capsule for any period of time. During this time, users can post content and like each other’s posts. At the end of the day, the top 12 moments voted by users will be permanently sealed as a separate NFT. Users can log in using Worldcoin and Metamask to ensure a secure and convenient experience. The user page can turn their content into independent ERC-6551 NFTs. This feature enables content creators to tokenize their precious memories, record them on the chain, and have their own unique memories.

POAPin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/glorylaboratory?s=20

Website: https://poap.in

POAPin is a series of tools built on the Proof of Attendance (POAP) ecosystem.

Currently, it is interoperable across Android, iOS, macOS, and a web-based POAP explorer. While the basic function is to organise and share POAPs, the web version also has features for creating custom topics and grouping POAPs together. Additionally, there is also pin.poap.in to create code to embed POAPs in web pages.

Recently, POAP.ooo was introduced allowing users to know when a relevant POAP is minted through email or browser notifications immediately.

Notably as of 18 April, POAP drops will be divided into personal and commercial categories, which will enable the POAP Curation Body to respond more appropriately to the needs of POAP issuers and open new doors for commercial drop opportunities. While POAP will remain free for personal use, preferential pricing will be made available to support issuers through the transition. Rates are anticipated to standardise at $1 per POAP after this initial period.

Soulcial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoulcialGlobal

Website: https://soulcial.discoverse.club/

Demo: https://eth-soulcial.discoverse.club/

Soulcial is an AI-driven light social app with innovative social assets price discovery protocol, aiming to help everyone connect with more soulmates. Based on a self-developed social evaluation model, users can convert their on-chain activities and real-world behaviours into the social index, SBTI. They can then generate their own exclusive Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC) social assets — SoulCast, which is a composable NFT with personality traits.

In future, Soulcial aims to launch an AI-driven matching system, gamified chat system, quest system, Soul square, DID protocol, data service and social metaverse.

Pairwise

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Generalmagicio?s=20

Website: https://pairwise.generalmagic.io/

Pairwise is an open-source, snapshot-style voting dApp based on the big brain algorithm research out of Colony in 2018 that can be used in various contexts, such as community governance or project funding with custom front ends.

It aims to alleviate the woes of current voting mechanisms, which provide poor user experience and require a high cognitive overhead leading to intense voter apathy.

To make it easier for Web3 communities to signal their preferences and make informed decisions, Pairwise is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, like a dating app. Users are able to choose between pairs of options to signal their preferences as opposed to having to read endless forum posts and vote within a set time period. The system converts these simple subjective inputs into objective, measurable outputs, minimising the cost and cognitive burden of voting. Pairwise could also be used to allocate budgets based on community signalling. It is compatible with all Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains and the development will be fully open source.

CPA protocol

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPAProtocol

Website: https://akirawu.notion.site/CPA-Protocol-c7a9acc6e18a4dcbb9e707b6b6b3998d

The CPA protocol is designed to enhance users’ active engagement with other protocols through CPA (cost per action) campaigns. By integrating with the graph, it can flexibly define criteria for active users based on specific subgraph operations, such as token swaps or liquidity provisions. Influencers can promote these campaigns, and in return, CPA Protocol issues them “Collab NFTs” through the Zora NFT Factory. The influencer then encourages their followers to mint this NFT and meet the campaign’s criteria. (It should be noted that in order to ensure the authentic participation of users and prevent Sybil attacks, the CPA protocol incorporates Worldcoin ID in the NFT minting process to verify the authenticity of users.) and the rewards will be distributed directly to influencers, ensuring market cost Can be directly goes to active users.

The most important impact is that by adopting a CPA protocol, not only can the protocol easily increase the user engagement of their product, but by including influencers in the reward system, they can also build a community effortlessly. By decoupling the pain and effort of marketing and building the community from the core team, the core team of the protocol can focus more on their product.

The CPA protocol is also an award-winning project of ETHGlobal Superhack.

Newzchain

Twitter: https://twitter.com/newzchainHQ

Website: https://newzchain.com/

To radically transform the media landscape for startups, Newzchain aims to create a decentralized content publishing platform that serves innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts in the technology industry. The platform is reliable and ad-free, with a community-driven approach focused on sharing and discovering verified technology news and stories. The Newzchain platform is designed for technology-based startups.

In addition to the media platform, Newzchain is also building other innovative products:

  • Newzchain Learn: Empowering startups with expert video content.
  • Newzchain Tribe: Connecting startups with investors and mentors.
  • Newzchain Partners: Exclusive deals and deals for your startup.
  • Newzchain Insights: Insights and research data to drive startup growth.

Newzchain has completed the first phase of its development and are already live. They’ve published 70+ startup stories on their platform with 100+ drafts in the pipeline.

SumUp-Twitter Suitcase

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hi_Suitcase

Product:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sumup-twitter-suitcase/fgflndiedodffhcdiopjphegdlofpgoc

SumUp-Twitter Suitcase is a powerful tool that enables users to manage and track Twitter content more effectively. Further, users can analyze and sort out valuable information from various Twitter contents. Some of the key features include:

  1. Create customized multiple sets of timeline content (filtering conditions can be set according to keywords, trends, followers, latest KOL, etc.)
  2. Create label categories
  3. Save flagged tweets
  4. Summarise posts

US3R

Twitter: https://twitter.com/getus3r?s=20

Website: https://us3r.co

US3R Network, is a development platform and dApps ecosystem that makes it easy for developers to build off-chain decentralised storage with an integrated suite of toolkits including data wallet, data explorer and developer console as well as protocol enhancements.

Their main products include:

  • U3: a user-centric super app that aggregates everything the average web3 user needs, including daily content, events, social, and popular dApps;
  • S3: the only open sourced data explorer provider in the Ceramic ecosystem.

Notably, US3R authored ChainAgnostic CAIP for Solana which defines how any asset on Solana could be represented in an interoperable standard.

Overall, US3R aims to create and nurture an ecosystem of decentralised hybrid applications, by building tools and infrastructures for an off-chain programmable, interoperable network of self-certifying data.

4. Identity, Reputation Data Analytics & Applications

Ourspace

Twitter: https://twitter.com/z_ourspace

Ourspace is a decentralized reputation system that provides a firewall for Web3. It analyzes the Web3 social graph, calculates a 0–1000 reputation score for each user, and secures the system with a Hall of Fame mechanism.

Inferer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/inferer_xyz

Website: https://inferer.xyz/

Inferer is a user identity analysis service on the blockchain. It aims to build a label-rich user portrait system by analyzing on-chain/off-chain data, and mining data to infer user identity through algorithm models. It also offers the final user identity evaluation service. Further, while identifying users based on their behaviour behind an address, it also providing user profiles for specific addresses to regular users and dApps.

Their key products include: (1) Inferer Identity — focus on instant-check search scenarios, which enable users to have a quick scan on address; and (2) Inferer Ranking & API — focus on pre-security check scenarios, which could be integrated in customer’s product and help reduce the harm conducted by bots or hackers.

Their Chrome extension is now available on the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/inferer/cihpoafnmmlancocngfdmdcfhkfjglnj) with features updated regularly.

UPTO3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/upto3xyz

Website: https://www.upto3.xyz/

UPTO3 is an innovative decentralized event knowledge graph protocol designed to help users gain a deep understanding of and explore event data, and extract valuable information from it. Based on the concept of an event knowledge graph, it constructs and utilizes event graphs to provide users with comprehensive and accurate event correlation information, thus supporting various intelligent applications and decision analysis.

Some key features include being able to save tweeted events and log events by date, automated by AI. Upcoming features include participating in event validation for unbiased data and rewards; mint event NFT, allow public access to information, and free combination of content, organization of different hotspots, categories.

Kleo Network

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kleo_network

Website: https://www.kleo.network

Kleo Network allows the consensual sharing of social graphs based on the user’s browsing history. The user can share this information with an organisation and benefit from the personalised experience along with $KLEO rewards without sacrificing privacy. The social graphs uses zero-knowledge proofs to ensure user privacy is not violated.

  • Users just need to download the extension, cookie popups are replaced so no user behavior change takes place.
  • Organizations can be onboarded in less than 5 minutes.
  • Decentralized storage linked with a wallet address stores the user’s browsing history in an encrypted format.
  • Organizations can choose how the popup would appear on their website.

{r}elinkd

Twitter: https://twitter.com/relinkdxyz

Website: https://relinkd.xyz/

Application: https://app.relinkd.xyz/

{r}elinkd help creators monetize their personal brand and leverage their achievements/ reputation by creating a trustworthy digital identity profile with verifiable credentials and experience. They do so through building a decentralized identity and scoring protocol, which aggregate users’ on-chain and off-chain credentials and achievements into scores. These scores will then be used for creating trustworthy self sovereign identity and personal brand profiles with a monetizable reputation in both web2 and web3.

Key aspects include:

  1. Reputation score infrastructure
  2. Identity dApp
  • issue and manage your credentials
  • bridge web2 credentials to blockchain
  • bundle your wallets in a private zk wallet so that no one really knows your wallets
  • connect with other users in a zk manner
  • own your social graph on chain
  • collect unique on chain activity NFTs
  1. Open access to identity, score and reputation — anyone can build their own scoring model based on different parameters.

5. Creator Economy

Zon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZonDirectory

Website: https://zon.vporton.name/

Zon is an application that combines features of Twitter, LiveJournal, Amazon Kindle, and Dmoz.

There are two key components of Zon applications: Items and Folders.

Creator’s content is identified as an Item, and a Folder can include one or many Items. Zon can help monetize Creator’s content through an advanced affiliate program, available for both the entire network and individual Items, and separate for buyers and sellers.

Zon will be implemented by putting both backend and frontend onto the Internet Computer blockchain. This blockchain is renowned for its low cost, fast finality times, and convenience.

Data2.cash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/data2_cash

Website: https://data2.cash

Demo: https://demo.data2.cash

Data2.cash is a user data assets trading protocol that aims to empower users to own the value created by their data and form a composable user portrait layer.

While users can control their own data and generate passive income from it, data users can access user data by using Data2.cash API. New applications no longer need to start from scratch in collecting user data — they can access a wealth of comprehensive user data as soon as they connect to the data layer.

Users import metadata (eg., wallet accounts, Twitter accounts, GitHub accounts, etc) from data collectors into their account vault, tags will be found from metadata, and later, users can generate zero-knowledge proof from their tags, and link them to their ZK portrait. Data users can use Data2.cash API to search for ZK identities using specific tags, and pay for the search, ZK identity owners get rewarded by providing their data.

Dragverse

Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadragverse

Website: https://www.dragverse.io/

Beta App: https://dragverse.app/

Dragverse is a community-driven platform empowering drag creators to connect, create, and express themselves freely with safety and support. It stands at the frontier of the digital age, tailor-made for drag entertainment. They’re leveraging Livepeer for livestreaming, Spatial/Decentraland for metaverse digital experiences, and Lens Protocol and Base to knit a rich web3 social canvas. Within this decentralized realm, drag artists don’t just perform; they live, interact, and are aptly compensated without the boundaries set by conventional platforms.

Built similarly to Lenstube, ORB, Lenster, and other apps in the Lens ecosystem; users can access the same followers and content through different apps in various ways. If you have a Lens profile, you can connect your wallet, tip the artist an share their artwork with your community.

Cascad3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/S31_Labs

Cascad3 is a content distribution platform designed for collective content creation and monetization. It is based on the original cascading form creator economy, which enables fair and scalable revenue sharing among co-creators.

Creators can easily create a Cascad space on Cascad3 and define the profit distribution ratio. At the same time, Cascad3 supports graphical display, using graphs to more intuitively display the connections between various content pieces (Pieces). This facilitates collaboration between content viewing by co-creators and content consumers.

In addition, Cascad3 also has the following features:

  • It supports multimedia content publishing, including text, pictures, videos, lists and other plug-in integrations.
  • It supports both Web2 and Web3 access methods. All main functions can be accessed through Web2 mailboxes. To truly own your own content and obtain Cascad3 governance tokens, users will need a Web3 wallet.
  • Creators can set profit sharing to upstream content providers.

At present, Cascad3 has many early users, including COL Group, Arweave Wiki, SeeDAO, PermaDAO and Babel Universe. In the future, Cascad3 will also create a virtual town on the entire chain, which will greatly improve the collaboration experience of creators and users.

Share

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theshrxyz?s=20

Website: https://theshr.xyz

Built with Lens Protocol and Polygon Network, Share is a decentralised Web3 publishing platform where authors can publish articles as NFT, and readers can interact with their favourite authors.

Authors can write articles with a block editor and DALLE-2 API for covers and configure how they want to monetize the article. Thereafter, the article is published and shared to the whole Lens ecosystem (Lenster, Lensta, Orb etc.). Revenues can be optimised by automatically investing them on AAVE or a Vault.

Readers can collect articles, up/ down vote, access to token-gated content and embark on Curate to Earn — share the most relevant content while earning passive income.

6. ENS

eth.limo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/eth_limo?s=20

Website: https://eth.limo

Eth.limo (LIMO) is a privacy-preserving ENS gateway, enabling users to access Ethereum-native dApps and content. LIMO represents a shift in dWeb adoption by providing an alternative means of accessing ENS resolvable domains.

It takes public gateway services a step further by enforcing strong privacy guarantees, for instance, never logging IP addresses or engaging in TCP fingerprinting (a process where a remote site or service gathers little bits of information about a user’s machine and creates a unique profile of the user). It also actively blocks FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) — a Google developed algorithm that tracks and correlates users based on their browsing history.

LIMO supports every ENS compatible storage layer, allowing users to utilise IPFS, Arweave and Swarm ContentHashes. Further, it also supports CCIP-Read for L2 and off-chain lookups, emoji and unicode domains, fallback record checking and on-demand ENS subdomain certificates.

Moving forward, LIMO will be bolstering accessibility and facilitating developer experience with a suite of modern deployment tools. For instance, hotcaching (dynamically update ENS mapping cache in real-time as records are updated on-chain), reverse lookups (search for ENS names based on the IPFS CID or contenthash) and decentralising the LIMO infrastructure through a community run Content Delivery Network (CDN).

ENSRedirect

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ensredirect?s=20

Website: https://ensredirect.xyz/

Hosted on ENS and IPFS, ENSRedirect is a tool to help ENS domain holders make the most out of their .eth names. Users can generate and showcase their Web3 profile by seamlessly integrating videos and podcasts from their favourite social platforms, or by easily redirecting their domain to any website for free.

ENSRedirect’s latest feature allows content creators to host their content on their ENS domains by generating their personalised profiles. Embedding videos on a user’s profile allows them to connect with their audience across their social media platforms to their ENS domain all on one page.

Launched in November 2021, ENSRedirect currently has over 500 unique users and continues to foster local engagement in Kenya.

1W3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1W3io?s=20

Website: https://1W3.eth.limo

1W3 is a one-stop solution for users to design, build and publish a no-code web3 website on IPFS, Arweave for their ENS Domains. Users can easily create professional-grade websites and publish them to decentralized storage platforms like IPFS and Arweave ensuring their content is safe, secure, and easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Users will get an IInterPlanetary Name System (IPNS) key when a Website is published at http://1w3.eth.limo.

Essentially, it’s a user’s personal, censorship-resistant hub to showcase their unique identity and creations.

To date, they have 888 user sign-ups, an astounding 1290 decentralized websites up and running, 210 ENS domains connected and 12GB IPFS storage utilized.

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