CyberLetter #12: BAB Raffle, Link3, and Community Updates

CyberConnect is a decentralized social graph protocol that helps developers bootstrap network effects and build powerful social dApps while returning data ownership back to users. Through our publicly accessible protocol, we are democratizing social connections and making social graphs self-sovereign, portable, composable, blockchain-agnostic, and contextually meaningful. If you like what we are building, make sure to check out our site, subscribe to this newsletter, check out our Mirror, and follow us on Twitter.

Total Users = 1.49 Million

Total Connections = 22.22 Million

API Calls: 204 Million

🎙 Show Me the Crypto

In August, Co-Founder and CEO Wilson Wei appeared on the Show Me the Crypto podcast to talk about Web3 Social, the potential and promise of data ownership on the internet, and how CyberConnect is powering Web3 social apps of the future. The full interview can be found here.

📰 CyberConnect in the News

We’ve come a long way and we are very grateful that the journey is documented by some excellent journalists in leading media. In case you missed any of our milestones, you can check back here to see some selected news coverage we received.

👀 New Dashboard UI

The Link3 team has been hard at work developing new features and improving the existing ones based on user feedback. We’re thrilled to share that your Link3 dashboard now has a new look! Spot what’s new here!

🎖 Binance Account Bound (BAB) Raffle

To celebrate the arrival of the BNB Chain on Link3, we’re proud to partner with Binance in the launch of Binance Account Bound (BAB) Tokens. BAB, a soulbound token, is a non-transferable identity credential for Binance users who have completed their KYC verification process. BAB token holders will receive several benefits ranging from exclusive airdrops and VIP benefits, to access to newly launched features in the Binance ecosystem.

BAB token holders are now eligible to enter a special raffle on Link3. 300 winners will be randomly selected on September 30th to win a Link3 Mystery Box NFT. Click here to learn more about BAB tokens and how to mint one!

⭐️ Top Profiles Spotlight

More Link3 profiles 🚀

Every week, we feature top Link3 users who are using creativity, design, and content to give an extra edge to their profiles. They may or may not be eligible for an exciting surprise 🤫 Last week’s top profiles can be viewed here.

Link3 is currently in its Alpha 1.0 stage. Only whitelisted addresses or those with invitation codes can set up their verified profiles. To make it to the whitelist during this first phase, you will need either one of the following:

A) Must be included by a verified Link3 project in its Team, Backers, or Contributors section. If your project does not have its profile yet, ask your team to set it up now!

B) Must be followed by a super KOL (according to TwitterScan) or a top 100 users on Read more about the rules here.

Also keep an eye on our community announcements on Twitter, Discord, and the later section below - we have a lot of smaller campaigns ongoing.

🚨  New Link3 Whitelisting Rule 🚨

Anyone followed by more than 5 Whale accounts as certified by MetascanPro will be automatically eligible for early access to Link3. Link3 Mystery Boxes will be airdropped to the first 50 eligible users. Check your eligibility here!

We are accepting applications for Cyber Grants on a rolling basis. Whether you’re building a Web3 Social dApp, security/tooling, privacy infrastructure, or looking to take advantage of our recommendation engine, if you believe you have it in you to take Web3 social to the next level, this grant program is for you.

Interested applicants may apply here.

📈 Community Key Numbers:

☎️  Community Call

We are hosting our first bi-weekly community call with Link3 Events this Friday, Sep 16th at 8:00AM PST. We are inviting our Co-Founder Shiyu to talk about the story behind the new event feature on Link3. Join us on Discord to learn more about what’s coming! And look out for the official feature launch in the coming days.

💪🏽  New partners

We’re thrilled to add the following new partners to our ecosystem:

Our North American team gathered in Joshua Tree, CA from August 11-15 for a specially curated CyberOffsite. The 5-day gathering was action-packed with extended discussions and workshops on strategy, goal-setting, effective communication, competitive analysis, and more. The team even participated in group yoga classes and sound bath experiences to energize and revitalize ahead of some major updates to our products & protocol in the second half of 2022. We are very grateful to have a team who shares our purpose with a strong conviction.

It’s a great time to be working in Web3. Did you know we’re hiring across the board? We’re calling on mission-driven individuals passionate about web3 to join our engineering, biz dev, community, and marketing teams. You don’t have to be sophistically versed in Web3 jargon or deeply invested in crypto space, whether you are from humanities or sciences, it is the passion, drive, and vibe we are checking. Come and say hi *here* and help us redefine the future of social networking on the internet!

..and finally. Thanks for sticking with us. If you like what you read, subscribe to this newsletter, check out our Mirror and follow us on Twitter. Tempted to contribute? Join our vibrant community by clicking here or dive into our developer docs here.

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