Pearl Now in Early Access
Pearl is now available in early access!
The best comparison for Pearl is Instagram but with money-native features of the DeSo blockchain.
You can earn diamonds with every post, and other monetization features are coming soon.
Additionally, Pearl is organizing an intro to Web3 for creators webinar and a creator incubator.
That means they'll be actively onboarding new creators into the DeSo ecosystem.
Join the waitlist and try out Pearl.
Not Your Keys, Not Your Content
Google, Microsoft, and Meta take your data and sell it to the highest bidder while making billions.
On DeSo, you own your social graph, and all content is stored on-chain so you can grow an audience and monetize along the way.
But what does "not your keys, not your content" have to do with it?
This week Jacob returns to talk about the concept of "not your keys, not your content" and why it's more important than ever.
DeSo Ecosystem Updates
What's Your Stori?
Web3 TikTok is almost here on DeSo as Stori officially enters beta.
In addition to the cool features of TikTok, Stori is also introducing the world to the concept of share 2 earn.
That means the more you share, the more you'll earn, adding another layer of gamification to Web3 for creators.
Keep an eye on their website for when their app is available.
DeSo Messenger Keeps on Shipping
Hats off to the DeSo Messenger team, who released 25 new features over the last four weeks.
Today, they've released even more, along with an alpha version of their native mobile app.
Every day they’re getting closer and closer to becoming a Web3 Discord.
Other features shipped:
Improved UI of replies, so they're easier to read.
Magic composer v1.0
Sleeker look with plans to release gif and sticker sharing.
Message tipping v1.0
You can now tip messages in group chats.
A button will appear next to existing reactions as a shortcut to add another.
Web3 Medium Incoming
Web3 Medium competitor Zirkels released several new features this week to help creators offer premium content to their biggest fans.
Additionally, you can now protect content based on DAO holdings.
That means only holders of your DAO tokens can access your best content.
They've also teased a significant new feature that will be ready in September that they're not ready to give us info on.
Vibehut Keeps Vibing
Vibehut is a Web3 carbon copy of Zoom and Google hangouts.
Vibehut could eventually render Zoom and Google hangouts obsolete as it continues to improve.
Here's what's new on Vibehut.
- 1-click instant calls
- Invite users into calls
- Subscribe room list
- Subscribe only rooms
- Profile pages with social media links
Several DeSo OGs use Vibehut for community video calls.
VC Ben Ersing does a weekly investor call on Vibehut with the DeSo community, while Darian Parish does a separate one about the crypto markets.
Professional Web3 Communities
Entre is getting ready to roll out their new communities feature they're touting as a slack killer.
Fill out this form to get added to the waitlist.
They've also got an upcoming job fair.
If you or anyone else is looking, you can sign up here.
There are several exciting DAOs with open funding rounds.
For example, HighKey launched Better Bets LLC, which is a DAO-based online Crypto Casino.
MemeDAO opened its phase 0 funding round.
They aim to let the world know about DeSo through the use of memes on Twitter.
Disruptepreneur launched Our DAO, which is a DAO for everyone.
Also, Lix is 90% of the way to their goal for a DAO to bring NFT staking to DeSo.
Lastly, Web3 Simplified launched its funding round for The Ultimate Web3 Course – Part 1 of 6.
DeSo After 500 Days
DeSo just passed 71 million transactions and 1.6 million wallets.
There has also been $1 Billion of volume transacted on-chain along with 1,500 DAOs launched!
Not bad for around 500 days old.
We're gearing up for our big marketing push starting with Mario Nawfals spaces and our collaboration with Web3 creator Misha Da Vinci.
Expect a series of exciting announcements, the long-anticipated relaunch of DeSo.com, and a new high-production value explainer video.
We are also actively seeking partnerships and having early conversations with other layer-1s and Web2 social media platforms.