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Gilbert

0xFrens.xyz founder ex-Shuffle CTO & Cofounder ex-Googler
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Hardships of Building Web3 Communities

May 23rd, 2022
We’ve talked to Community Managers across web3 to uncover what makes community building so dificult. Read about what we've learned, and what we're building to help!
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Communities are the driving force of Web3

April 23rd, 2022
...what were previously subscribers, are now stakeholders. Web3 is ushering in a new meaning of the term ‘community’.
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How We Built "Make It Snow" Part 2

February 17th, 2022
In my two previous posts, I introduced and explained the first version of “Make It Snow” - a social giveaway app built on the Avalanche chain. The primary problem we ran into was front running bots: bots that monitors data in the mining pool and pays extra gas fee to “get ahead” of a transaction. To solve this problem, we implemented a “commit and reveal” strategy. By doing this, however, we sacrificed user experience by requiring users to commit two transactions before claiming their giveaway reward.
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How We Built "Make It Snow" Part 1

February 8th, 2022
In my last post, I introduced Make It Snow: a social giveaway dapp enabling social airdrops in chat groups and communities. For each drop or giveaway, the creator commits a certain number of tokens before sharing out to groups. The first X people to “claim” can win a portion of the tokens. In this post, I’m going to share with you the engineering challenges behind the project and the lessons we learned.
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"Make It Snow" for Lunar New Year

February 1st, 2022
On Tuesday February 1st, over a billion people around the world will celebrate Lunar New Year. In the week that follows, “red envelopes” will be exchanged among friends and family as a symbol of good luck and fortunes.
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