CyberLetter #10: Link3 Alpha 1.0 & More!
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August 2nd, 2022

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.


Introducing Link3 Alpha 1.0 - A Web3 Social Network of Verifiable Identities
Introducing Link3 Alpha 1.0 - A Web3 Social Network of Verifiable Identities

By aggregating both on-chain and off-chain data, Link3 profiles serve as holistic identities enabling trustworthy networking and meaningful connections among users and organizations.

Link3 helps you build trust with verifiable connections and enrich identity meaning with contexts. In Web2 we hold up our public persona by following people, publishing content, and self-attesting all sorts of attributes and preferences. On top of these, Link3 brings in a new array of dimensions that tell a more authentic and complete story about who you are:

  • Connections you have with other people and organizations, regardless of platforms;
  • Assets you own that stand for your status and tastes;
  • Credentials issued by third parties such as DAOs and projects about your key achievements and roles; and,
  • All other on-chain activity records such as votes and donations that attest to your involvement in communities.

Read more here about Link3 and how we are building this missing layer of trust and identity.


How to get whitelisted for early access to Link3?


So far Link3 has been in its Alpha 1.0 stage and is only open to whitelisted addresses or those users with invitation codes. But beginning last week, we’re opening up opportunities for community members to get whitelisted or receive an invitation to sign up. To get whitelisted, you will have to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Affiliated with a Verified Organization on Link3

    You will need to be included by a verified Link3 project in its Team, Backers, or Contributors section. For example, pisofa.eth is included in the team section of link3.to/link3, so the wallet address successfully linked to this Twitter account will be automatically whitelisted and can create a personal profile of their own.

  • Trusted by Big Names in Web3

    If you are followed on Twitter by one of the Super Web3 Key Opinion Leaders (according to TwitterScan) or a top 100 account (according to ethleaderboard.xyz), you are eligible to get whitelisted.

  • CyberConnect Core Contributor

    We have a special place in our hearts for our community contributors. If you’re one of the core contributors, head over to CyberConnect’s Discord to learn more. Rumour has it there are more community campaigns going on there.

Finally, if none of these apply to you - don’t fear! We’re actively inviting people from the waitlist to sign up. If you haven’t already, join the waitlist now!


CyberConnect: At a Glance 🚁


Total Users = 1.49 million users

Total Connections = 21.92 million connections

API Calls: 129.9 million


Product


Unique Subdomain and Link3 NFT! 💎

Early users of our Web3 Social Network Link3 have been LOVING their Link3 NFTs.

Yes - as a user, you are able to purchase a unique subdomain/handle (eg: link3.to/ryan). By purchasing your unique handle, you are claiming ownership of your subdomain in the form of minting it as an NFT. The NFT appears in the form of a business card with all your essential profile information such as display name, title, PFP, your Link3 profile URL, and its QR code. More features will be rolling out soon and you can now start to present your Link3 NFT business card for faster and more trustworthy networking.

️Top Profiles Spotlight ⭐

Our minds have been blown by the traction Link3 has received from early users. Not only that, we’re seeing both organizations and personal users use their Link3 profiles creatively to build value for their web3 brands/identities. Starting last week, we’ll be doing a weekly spotlight on the top users who are using creativity, design, and content to give that extra edge to their Link3 profiles. This week’s top profiles can be viewed here.

Link3 Profile Spotlight - Week 1
Link3 Profile Spotlight - Week 1

Mystery Box 🎁

Mystery Box is a mysterious and secret benefit to reward early Link3 adopters who’re actively helping us build the layer of trust. Boxes will be airdropped every month, the first ones around Aug 15.

July Mystery Box campaign tasks are on!

Learn more by clicking on the tweet below.


Protocol


Developer Center 🗂️

V0.9 of the CyberConnect Developer Center was deployed on July 22nd. This new update focuses on the CyberConnect Explorer, a tool that allows you to visualize connections on the CyberConnect Social Graph in an effective manner. Head over to the developer center now to understand how to make full use of the Explorer’s available features. Specifically, you are now able to read about several new components:

  • Connections, Addresses, Namespaces

    The manual provides intuitive explanations on how to filter your search results by hashed connections, addresses sent/received upon the protocol, and connections on particular namespaces. Understanding this is key if you are interested in uncovering data for particular connections, projects, and users.

  • Search Tab

    We have added a description to explain how the Explorer’s search tab works. We hope this can provide a more comprehensive illustration of the solutions the Explorer can provide for your data needs.

  • Feedback

    Feel free to submit any feedback for features you would like to see on the Explorer or other areas of improvement at the link at the bottom of the dev center page.


Community


Bi-Weekly Community Call ☎️

More than 6000(!) participants tuned in for our bi-weekly community call last week. CyberConnect Head of Community Roy further explained Link3 NFT & Mystery Box Campaign and answered questions from the community. As rewards for participants, we are giving out 30 invitation codes to lucky winners. Make sure to frequently check our Discord announcements. We are planning several new events & campaigns for you!

Japanese Community Call AMA 📞

Shout out to our Japanese Community Moderators Neko, Taka, and Milan for organizing an amazing AMA session with our Japanese community. We received a ton of constructive feedback, questions & support from our Japanese friends. Hope everyone enjoyed the AMA!


Team


New Team Members 💪🏽

We’re delighted to welcome Yinuo Li as a visual designer to our Shanghai team and Erik Xiong as a full-stack engineer to our San Francisco team! We are super excited about both Yinuo and Eric’s passion for the Web3 space and look forward to sharing their work with the CyberConnect community very soon.

We’re Hiring a Social Media Wizard 🪄

Our ecosystem is growing! With powerful new products, promising partners, and a thriving community, we are uniquely positioned to change the future of social networking on the internet. Now is the time to tell our story and that of our partners and community members. If you are a social media expert or know someone who could be a good fit, we are accepting applications here.


Wrapping Up


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. 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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