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Yes, we know. We have been MIA over the last few weeks and you guys have been worried sick. But contrary to popular belief, we are in fact not dead. We just all have (new) full-time jobs, and with Thanksgiving and all, things got hectic for a sec.
Thanks for sticking with us! We owe it to y’all, our loyal fans and the finest DeSo degens out there, to keep this baby rollin’ on into many future moons 🌙. Plus, who knows! Some say Coinbase may be near? That should give us something to write about 😉. In the meantime, it looks like y’all have been holding down the fort around here (nice lil price bump!) 📈. Anywhooo… Let’s dive in. 🐳
Movers & Shakers
The DeSo download
📖 DeSo (decentralized social) Foundation Product Manager @alexvalaitis dropped a blog post titled “The DeSo cheat sheet” which is basically a comprehensive guide to the what’s what of DeSo. It answers the “IsN’t DeSo JuSt BiTcLoUt?” question and about 150 others so it’s worth a gander. @alexvalaitis also announced the launch of the new official DeSo Discord! Hop on in and get your degen on.
🦁 Tech/startup witch doctor Hiten Shah (@hnshah) joined DeSo and immediately got to work filling the Diamondapp hot feed with a smorgasbord of fire content. We’re talking everything from startup advice and web3 hype, to food inspo and memes 😂. Our favorite though has to be the video NFT he minted that came with personalized business advice in the unlockable text. It sold for a cool $5.7k to @zordon. GGs Hiten!
WHALE alert! 🐋 @WhaleSharkDotPro emerged from the depths to offer $150k to any team that builds a decentralized Instagram on DeSo. (wen) @Gem… y’all see this? 👀 @HPaulson you gonna ditch recess and go fishing for whales?
While we’re throwing cash around like it’s nothing, our figgin guy @Fungibles offered $5k to anyone who gets the below ‘fungie pfp’ @cloutpunk NFT tattooed on their (his words) “meat suit.” We take that to mean your own skin, right? *Patrick Bateman has entered the chat.* Anyone going to rip it???
⛑ Crisis averted @ourielohayon (legend) and team at ZenGo purportedly discovered a double spend vulnerability in the BitClout node’s code . Had this ever been exploited, it could have been devastating for the early platform 📉; a malicious actor could have ‘spent’ the same coins multiple times, effectively draining the bank. Since discovering it, it seems the teams involved have collaborated on a fix! Keep that head on a swivel, y’all.
Speaking of dapp ideas on DeSo, @entre is working on a SLICK decentralized professional network 💼 that you’ll be able to use with your existing DeSo accounts! Take a look at their teaser vid here. As of now you can already sign in with DeSo Identity! Will all of our future jobs be on DeSo? Here’s to hoping 🤞.
Deeper down the developer rabbit hole… 🐇🕳️ big shoutout to @petern for improving DeSo documentation around DeSo identity! This will make it easier for devs to integrate DeSo identity into their apps. And when devs ace that, the whole ecosystem is more secure for users like us. 🙌
Ready to spend some DeSo now that the price is up a bit and the holidays are around the corner? Looks like DeSo Foundation founder @nader is doing his shopping on everythingstore.io, where you can use DeSo to buy… well everything! @nader’s purchase? A new gold iPhone 13! Props @EverythingStore! 🎁
Featured Bit: DeSo hairy Movember
Resident DeSo dev legend @tijn ran a Movember facial hair contest to bring cancer awareness for the grand prize of 💎💎💎💎💎💎 (~$550)! And in the plot twist of the century, he awarded @matreshka the winner, who is… A GIRL! Metreska offered to give us her perspective of this beautiful moment. Take it away champion 🎤:
“When we post on Instagram, it encourages us to post the most attractive version by ourselves by using filters. And recently I noticed that whenever I approach the mirror, I usually unconsciously turn my “good” side to it, suck in my belly and so on. And like the majority of western females, I spend the majority of my adult life plucking, shaving, waxing, threading, and using all means known to humanity to remove hair on my body where I was told it shouldn’t be by numerous magazines and movies. And now being on a healing journey I am going back to learning to love myself, and the best way to do it is to learn to love myself as God and my parent made me, just the way I am. And having a few facial hairs is something I have. So when @Tijn posted the Movember contest to bring awareness to cancer and to not shave for a month, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to not just love myself quietly but to share it with my DeSo fam. I honestly expected to hear quite a few hate comments and was shocked to see love and support instead. DeSo is the place where you can truly be yourself and be loved stil, and that’s why we are going to succeed, because I have never been in a place where I can feel like I truly belong before I joined DeSo, where I can be celebrated as a woman who has facial hair.”
Alright you party people. That’s all we have for you today. Don’t get us wrong we enjoyed our break, but we are happy to be back at it. Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and don’t forget to BTFD.