Lit Protocol Community Update: November '22
A Monthly Newsletter on all things Lit.
Lit Protocol powers decentralized access control, encryption, and compute for web3 applications. At Lit, we are working to simplify the user experience across the dWeb. Our goal is to build cryptographic solutions that uphold the promises of a user-owned web and empower individuals with true data sovereignty while delivering the frictionless experience we are used to within our legacy systems.
Welcome to the Lit community update! This is the second edition of a monthly newsletter aimed at keeping the community updated on all of the latest developments within our growing ecosystem!
To learn more about the protocol and start building with our tools today, check out our docs. You can also find us on Twitter or join our developer ecosystem on Discord.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
After continuing to receive tons of valuable feedback over the past few months, we have worked to improve the clarity of our documentation. This includes an updated description of what Lit actually is, how it works, potential use cases, and more. The update also includes an improved list of example projects, code demos, and additional resources to help you easily get started as a builder within our ecosystem.
You can find all of the updated pages below:
- What is Lit Protocol?
- How does Lit work?
- Use Cases
- Getting started with Decentralized Access Control
- Getting started with Programmatic Signing
- Intro to the Lit SDK
- Example Projects
- Grants and RFPs
Developer Resources, Guides, and Tooling
We have compiled a giant list of developer tooling, media and content, example projects, code demos, official links, integrations, guides, and additional resources.
You can add your project by opening up a pull request. Check it out on our official GitHub page.
Migration to Polygon
The Lit PKP testnet has moved from Celo to Polygon Mumbai. You can mint PKPs, manage Lit Actions, and view our contracts on our official Lit Explorer. If you’d like to start experimenting with PKPs and need some testnet MATIC, fill out this form.
Token-Gated Shopify App Open-Sourced
We are excited to announce the Lit Shopify app for token-gated e-commerce is now fully open source! We hope to see this tooling become a community-supported endeavor that anyone can use and trust.
To all the builders out their, we encourage you to fork it and create your own amazing products at the intersection of e-commerce and web3.
The team was in Bogotá last month for Devcon. In case you missed it, David and Chris gave a presentation on Lit’s newest product: Programmable Key Pairs. You can check out a summary of the talk here, or listen to the recording.
Around the Ecosystem.
Updates from the community!
Interested in building with Lit but not sure where to get started? Check out our new Request for Ecosystem Proposals page. Here you will find some ideas for projects we are looking to sponsor through our grants program!
SelfGuard — Secure File Sharing for the Decentralized Web
SelfGuard is a web3-native infrastructure product for encryption. They provide developers with encryption APIs and tooling that enable things like secure file storage and messaging. Lit has been integrated in the backend to support the decentralized and secure management of SelfGuard’s encryption keys.
This integration was sponsored by our grants program. If you’re a developer working on building out the future of the decentralized web, get in touch!
San Francisco - SF Blockchain Week ‘22
We are in San Francisco for SF Blockchain week and are hoping to connect with some amazing teams! For those that’ll be around, reach out to us on Discord and let’s hang out!
Next Video Build Hackathon
Lit will be participating in the Encode Club x Livepeer Next Video Build Hackathon. We will be hosting a couple of workshops and there will be $4,000 up for grabs in Lit-sponsored bounties:
- Best use case of Lit Access Control Conditions.
- Best use case of Lit Actions and PKPs.
Learn more and register here.
Build with Lit
If you’re interested in integrating Lit into your existing project, or want to build something completely new atop our infrastructure, check out our grants program. We are looking to fund developers who have a passion for building innovative solutions to the current shortfalls of web3!
To ensure you never miss a beat, subscribe to our community calendar. Here you can find the schedule for our Office Hours (which take place biweekly on Wednesdays at 4:30pm EST. You can check the calendar for the official meeting location), community events, and more.
Posts from the month of October.
- Dear Elon: This is How You Decentralize Twitter. David wrote an open letter to Elon Musk exploring ways in which Twitter can help promote and expand the user-owned Web.
Unlockable Content for IPFS x Lit: Learn how to setup access control for encrypted content stored on IPFS.
Coming soon 👀
Here are some of the things to look out for in the months ahead.
- Release of cloud wallet interface and additional auth methods for PKPs.
- Continuing to work towards the decentralization of the Lit nodes.
- Launch of PKPs and Lit Actions on Mainnet.
This wraps up the November update! If you enjoyed it, you can click below to subscribe and receive future updates directly in your inbox.
The team is working hard to reach some major milestones by year end, prioritizing security as we work towards decentralizing the network.
Once again, you can find us on Discord with any questions, concerns, or feedback.
Until next month,
- alt signing out.