[READY TO VOTE] Incentivize Projects to Integrate the Farcaster Social Graph

Well, there are some users who have a Farcaster account, some who have a Lens account, and some who have accounts on both protocols.
Regarding sequencer revenue, e.g. Lens clients like Hey and Buttrfly have direct integration with Zora (and Buttrfly with Sound.xyz as well), i.e. press a button in the app and mint without going to Zora or Sound. So users of Lens directly contribute to sequencer revenue as well.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Lens maxi. Basically, I agree with my fellow PoolCollective member @Tjark

Can you explain why Farcaster only has Warpcast as the only client that never accepts crypto gas payments and is very BUGGY ???

Android users pay the gas fee and get rugged. Asking for support and being ghosted.

Sorry for doing this here but this is SUPER SEVERE BUG YOU HAVEN’T SOLVED FOR MONTHS.

THE QUESTION: CAN WE BUILD ANOTHER WARPCAST OR IT’S CENTRALIZED?


far.quest seems to have full client implementation and on-chain payment but still has some bugs. They have high-quality user support and should be an official client in place of Warpcast…

Also, many apps only accept Warpcast as it’s login method.


This mission is better named “Incentivize Projects to Build on Farcaster”

I don’t see how Farcaster can drive Optimism sequencer revenue if most of the actions are on their own P2P network called Farcaster Hub, not Optimism or ETH mainnet.

Also, Lens may drive more sequencer revenue if they migrate to Optimism.

Hope the Supercast or other teams implement their own wallet client and replace Warpcast.

I am an Optimism delegate with sufficient voting power and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.

Yes, there are multiple

The Grants Council has opened early submissions as an Indication of Interest for this mission request here

For your application to be considered, the Mission request must pass the Token House vote on February 14th. Submissions will not be considered if a Mission Request is not approved on the 14th.

I ended up voting for this proposal. I felt comfortable only after lavande clarified Mission Requests are a unique proposal type where delegates can vote on their own mission requests or ones they sponsored since teams are chosen by the Grants Council. I am very excited about Farcaster and feel many apps would benefit from implementing their social graph (why I decided to build full-time in the Farcaster ecosystem).

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Hey everyone,

In addition to the ones listed in the description, here are potential ideas I had:

Social Proof for Crowdfunding:
For decentralized crowdfunding platforms, integrating the Farcaster social graph can add a layer of social proof. Users could see how many of their connections are supporting a particular project, thereby increasing trust and potentially encouraging contributions.

Example: A user sees that 10 people they follow on Farcaster have already backed XYZ on a crowdfunding platform, which influences their decision to support it too.

Enhanced Social Trading:
Implementing Farcaster’s social graph in decentralized exchanges or DeFi platforms to allow users to follow and mirror the trades of their connections.

Example: A user can opt to get notifications or automatically mirror trades made by their Farcaster connections, fostering a community-driven investment approach.

Socially-Informed Content Curation:
For content platforms like decentralized news or media dApps, using the social graph to curate and recommend content based on what a user’s connections are reading, liking, or discussing.

Example: A decentralized news platform recommends articles that are popular among a user’s Farcaster connections, creating a more personalized reading experience.

Community-Driven Governance: In DAOs or platforms with governance mechanisms, showing how one’s social connections are voting on proposals could encourage more participation and informed decision-making.

Example: When voting on a new governance proposal, a user can see how their connections have voted, helping them to make a more informed decision.

Decentralized Event Planning and Attendance: Utilizing the social graph to create and promote events within decentralized communities. Users can see which events their connections are attending, creating a more engaging event experience.

Example: A user receives notifications about blockchain meetups or virtual events that their Farcaster connections are interested in or planning to attend.

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I :purple_heart: this @limes.eth! Super excited about this proposal and for helping more and more app integrate Farcaster social graph and content.

I’ve been trying to get some answers for this in the Optimism Discord and still don’t really understand some aspects about this Mission or these grants altogether.

I worked on a feature this week to add a leaderboard to my game Speedtracer that shows you top scores from people you follow on Farcaster. I wrote about context-specific leaderboards a few weeks ago, but the idea to do a Farcaster leaderboard came from seeing this request.

It’s not an earth shattering feature, but I do think will help with our retention. Seeing yourself and your friends on the leaderboard instead of extremely skilled anons should keep you coming back each day to play the new track.

But now I’m sitting here with this nice new feature that I have not yet deployed because of confusion around this grant program?

Looking at the application, it’s geared more towards larger integration projects (despite my feature being one of the examples listed above). One of the questions asks me to submit a detailed plan for accomplishing this. But the work is already done and ready to launch!

I’m lost on what I should do. Does shipping this feature now, before the next application window opens, make me ineligible for a grant? I don’t think I want to wait to deploy a good addition to my game for the possible chance of getting a grant, and I don’t think it makes sense to disqualify me for being able to build and ship features quickly. I also don’t really agree with locking the OP for a year if the work is already completed?

While the feature is pretty minor, it does add a bit of operational cost - I’m storing all of Farcaster’s social graph data in my own database for the best performance (using a third party API resulted in up to 5s loading times based on how many accounts you follow). So a small grant from this would help me keep this feature available.

Should I skip this grant program and instead submit this to RPGF?

No

You shouldn’t wait, it doesn’t make sense. You could add future features in the application.

We are very strict about the lock you like it or not. Feel free to participate in the governance forums and see if you can make a change but for now, that is the rule. If you think your project has an impact on the ecosystem instead of a grant you could participate in the next RetroPGF.

We are very strict about the lock you like it or not.

Except when it’s a Growth grant, which you suggested above was the better approach for this.

Feel free to participate in the governance forums and see if you can make a change but for now, that is the rule.

Is that not what I’m doing here? All I’m trying to do is build software that the foundation is requesting, possibly get rewarded for that, and suggesting that you might have more developers build the requested software if this process worked better for smaller missions like this one.

Hi! Did this proposal pass?

Are there any updates to the TBD info in the OP?
Like the submission deadlines, etc?

Is this also for future integration work, or does the work need to be completed before applying?

TY!

Sorry for the late response I missed this chat. Everything about Grants can be found here: CharmVerse - the all-in-one web3 space

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We are almost halfway through the preliminary phase for this specific Mission Request. Doxa.market has live updates on the current market-chosen leaderboard. Here are the top 10 projects so far as of April 17th.


At #1, with 25% of the cumulative prediction market, we have PartyDAO by john

  • party.app is integrating Farcaster profiles into PartyDAO, a crowdfunding platform where users can buy onchain items together.
  • Charmverse Application

At #2, with 18% of the market, we have freddie.trade by iamng

  • Freddie.Trade is building an in-feed swapping and trading platform native to Farcaster.
  • Charmverse Application

At #3, with approximately 14% of the total pool, we have Castpay by guan12138 and @yupuday

  • Castpay is building warpcast-native Venmo-like frames with baked-in DeFi yield services.
  • Charmverse Application

At #4, Farcaster.in by carlos has 10% of the total market

  • Farcaster.in is a DeFi platform for bridging and swapping native tokens with farcaster integration
  • Charmverse Application

Tied for #5 is daimo by dcposch.eth, speedtracer by sammy, cryptodatabytes by ilemi, hyperarc by Tristan, TagCaster by etsxyz, and alfafrens_ by FrancescoRenziA.

Each of these projects is building novel features and functionality into the Farcaster ecosystem.


As a reminder, Didomi (our V1 market) will close on April 24th 7PM UTC and will resolve once the OP Grants Council selects the grantees.