Hi there! CyberConnect is a decentralized protocol for constructing blockchain address-based social graphs. We democratize social connections and make social graphs self-sovereign, portable, composable, blockchain-agnostic, and contextually meaningful. If you like what we are building, make sure to play around our site, subscribe to this newsletter, check out our Mirror, and follow us on Twitter.
Happy 2022 everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great holiday. 2022 - we still find this number a bit hard to get our heads around, but it is here and we are well into another cycle of time.
Time as a concept is fascinating but elusive. We haven’t yet reached any consensus if it really exists or if it is absolute, but we coordinate our world around a specific standard of it. Even when we venture out to our own world-creating, time remains central - simply think of time-keeping in ledger systems and Bitcoin’s block time.
But for us individuals and teams, time only really gains significance when situated in a particular circumstance. Giving meaning to time by ourselves provides us with a sense of collective progress on a shared journey. It’s this collectively defining of time that ties us together.
So what is this particular time of 2022 for CyberConnect and everyone involved? And how it comes to pin us down in this particular stage of our journey? We think it comes down to one thing: precisely this act of defining.
CyberConnect’s 2022 is all about this co-defining.
In our previous letter, we recapped our 2021: we’ve had a great year and made a great start. But as we now officially sail off, and as we face a critical time of market change and a surge in Web3 social, it’s time for us to commit to actually building the future we wanted, together - building together is the best act of “co-defining”. And we welcome you all to join us to:
CyberConnect has had the honor to gather a huge crowd of active dwellers, partners, and backers from the early days. In 2022, we will ramp up our efforts to get people across the board more involved, better aligned, and enabled to help shape the community.
Co-define Web3 social protocol and standards:
In all, we take 2022 as a critical time of change warranting careful defining. We’ve had a superb 2021 where Web3 becomes a valid collective vision and we had maturing infrastructure to support such vision. But to take the baton to realize the vision and onboard the next billion dwellers for true mass adoption, 2022 posts great challenges. Standards must be set and consensus reached that cater to experience and user-friendliness, without losing sight of security, openness, and ownership.
It is more than ever crucial to have more open discussions and joined forces to collectively define and safeguard a future we toiled to seed. We will get it only by working together.
Come and join us.
2022 will be a critical year for the protocol and we have a clear focus on making it more powerful, easy-to-use, open so we could empower more developers and partners to create value from social graphs, all while ensuring Web3 ethos of composability and self-sovereignty. Here is what lie on top of our list:
Also, stay tuned for more open-source and hackathon initiatives.
At the core, CyberConnect is building a decentralized protocol for constructing blockchain address-based social graphs. As a protocol and true to the defining Web3 ethos of composability and interoperability, we build for developers things that are easy to integrate with and powerful to deploy for a wide range of social functions. The protocol and everything on top of it depends on the collective action our partner developers make with us.
In addition to upcoming hackathons, we will post bounties and host Web3 workshops in our dev community on a regular basis. Expect more resources (videos and docs) on what we are building and how you can participate.
If you’re a builder who’s interested in building with us, join our Discord server and head over to the #Developer channel, and introduce yourself!
We are also actively looking for some dev evangelists to help us build this strong and vibrant dev community. See more details here Developer Evangelist
Besides what we mentioned in the opening letter about community learning, contribution, and communication, here we have some more information regarding campaigns.
If you missed #LetsCyberConnect, we’ve got something even more exciting for y’all! Join us to unwrap #My2021Web3Journey and take a moment to thank all your favorite projects. Mint your one-of-a-kind NFT to celebrate this remarkable year of 2021 of yours!
Web3 is a collective action. Interoperability, abundance, etc. all the grand missions start from every little bit of contributions you make. Everything counts - this is the magic promise of Web3 and we’ve seen it delivered time again this year in airdrops.
But what you do already carries significance for who you are and with that you leave a unique mark in history - digital records are what constitute your identity, an extension of your existence. CyberConnect aims to bring out meanings of your on-chain records & connections.
We put into consideration the relative diversity and values of your assets, transaction numbers, connection number on CyberConnect, and assign you a quick fun role. Come and see your presence on Web3 and join us to reflect on a historic 2021. Don’t forget to share your unique #My2021Web3Journey NFT on Twitter!
On December 10, we launched #LetsCyberConnect, our first-ever social/community event. One week later, we partnered with Project Galaxy and unveiled the “Verified Web3 Dwellers” NFTs. Qualified CyberConnect users (non-empty addresses with at least 5 followers on CyberConnect) were able to mint these NFTs. In the last two weeks, 27,696 Web3 dwellers have minted the NFT and become part of this Web3 native social movement.
Over 95k unique addresses have followed at least one other accounts. The recommendation index we developed into our protocol currently has aggregated 359K users (unique addresses) and 20M+ connections. On December 10, we had only 2,479 dwellers in our Discord community, and we now have 11,587.
This is the first social event we’ve ever held, and you don't know how much we appreciate everyone's participation and support. Shout-out to every single one of you dwellers!
To celebrate the holiday season, we have also made a special Christmas POAP! This event has ended. Feel free to head over to check if you’re on the list!
Ordered by the integration time
We’re talking with many projects building exciting and very different things on matters of integration, so stay tuned for announcements of cool stuff happening! Looking forward, we want to build in the direction that will push us onto the track of being the universal login system for Web3, so we’re looking to work with more wallets so as to be present at login wherever our users go.
Last year, we threw a couple of social events to have everyone tinker around with profiles & our end-of-year wrap-up. Look forward to more get-togethers with us this year, as we’ll be hosting more social events like Twitter Space with our partners and posting more collab content in this newsletter, so we can communicate with frens everywhere :).
We’re still hiring across the board! Looking for those passionate about Web3 to join our software engineering, business development, community management, and marketing teams. Come say hi here and co-define what the team is like!
Oh hi! You are still here! Thanks for staying with us. If you like what you read, subscribe to this newsletter, check out our Mirror and follow us on Twitter. Tempted to hop on? Come and join our vibrant community here. Dive into our developer docs here. Whether you want to work with us or not, we'd always love to hear about what you are building.
See you down the road!