All of the hard work towards NEAR functionality on decent.land has come to fruition this week with the launch of NEAR on Ark and an official decent.land funding announcement from NEAR Protocol.
On top of that, we’re celebrating our Evmos integration on both Ark and ar.page, the launch of molecule.sh, and hiring our new full-stack developer, Sebastian.
Read on for more details 📜
Ark Protocol now supports connections between Arweave, NEAR and EVM (0x) addresses. That means your Ark ID (generated on first link, and associated with all future links) can now contain references to your identities on 3 types of chain which were previously non-interoperable.
This lays the groundwork for decent.land’s planned social and DAO tooling on Arweave and NEAR, as per the roadmap.
Like OpenZeppelin for Solidity, molecule.sh standardizes common operations like parsing state, deriving a caller’s address, and generating a random number for EXM developers.
Release 0.0.2 introduces the lucky draw and address-to-owner feature alongside base functions which allow Arweave contract interactions to be signed by Ethereum wallets, and more.
(We used molecule.sh to build the lucky draw contract which will select the winner of an Ark NFT!)
molecule.sh was built for internal use by decent.land to make contract development workflows easier, and open sourced this month.
The Ark Hackathon is in progress, with $12,000 up for grabs and entries already coming in.
We shared a thread of dApps built on Ark for inspiration of what to build:
Join the Discord and let us know your idea in the #hackathon channel to get started.
Show off your Evmos NFTs on ar.page with the new Covalent integration! ANS holders who link their Evmos address via Ark will now find their Evmos NFT holdings in a separate tab alongside their Arweave atomic assets. Here’s an example profile.
Ark users can now prove ownership of .near addresses and NEAR NFTs using their Arweave identities as the primary key. This is powered by the TradePort API, Byzantion, which also supports NFTs on Stacks!
It’s now possible for developers using Ark to directly look up an Arweave user with their EVM address as the search query, with the new lightweight
Try it out:
decent.land was mentioned by the official NEAR Protocol Twitter account this week as one of their recently funded projects. We received a grant to build identity linking between NEAR and Arweave, which was shipped in the latest Ark Protocol release to be integrated with decent.land social DAO tooling.
We’re happy to welcome Sebastian to the team - a full-stack developer with previous work history at PepsiCo and the US Army. Sebastian will be bringing the decent.land app’s onboarding and social UIs to life and helping expand ar.page functionality.