Lit Protocol Community Update: September '23

Read about the latest updates from around the Lit ecosystem.

Lit Protocol Community Update: September '23
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A Monthly Newsletter on all things Lit.


Lit Protocol is a decentralized key management network powered by threshold cryptography. Lit provides a set of blockchain-agnostic tools that can be used to power access control, signing, and authentication for web3-native identity management.


Introduction.

Welcome to the ninth monthly update.

To learn more about Lit, check out the dev docs and join the community on Twitter and Discord.

Around the Ecosystem.

Enabling Decentralized Content Discovery with Index and Lit

Index Network is a creator tool that makes building composable discovery engines easy. Read the post above to learn about how Index and Lit can be used together to enable permissioned content discovery and composable collaboration on the open web.

Snowball Tools: Building the Future of Crypto Mobile

Snowball enables a wide array of new UX capabilities that make using web3 seamless. This includes facilitating social, email, SMS, yubikey, passkey, and more as login methods, session-based signing & batched transactions, support for intents, the ability to assign multiple owners/signers to a single wallet, and much much more.

Coineasy: Web3 Social Wallet Powered by Lit and Orbis

Coineasy is an all-in-one social wallet application that aims to significantly simplify the user experience in crypto. This includes an education platform, social feeds, token-gated community spaces, and seed-phraseless onboarding powered by Lit’s social authentication capabilities.

Pimlico X Lit: Using a PKP Signer on Pimlico Smart Accounts

Pimlico is an infrastructure platform for building the next generation of smart accounts (AKA AA wallets). This how-to guide will walk you through the steps to integrate Lit Protocol's OTP sign-in with email, SMS, and Whatsapp with a smart account whose user operations are relayed and sponsored by Pimlico.

Ecosystem Ideas

The Ecosystem Ideas page (previously ‘Ecosystem RFPs’) has been updated and moved to the Lit Protocol GitHub.  If you are interested in building with Lit but not sure where to get started, check out the Ideas page which includes suggestions for projects and tooling with the goal of advancing what is possible with Lit’s suite of developer infrastructure. To learn more, check out this intro post.

Build with Lit

If you’re interested in integrating Lit into your existing project, or want to build something completely new using Lit infrastructure, check out the Lit grants program. Grants are offered to developers who have a passion for building innovative solutions to the current shortfalls of web3.

Community Calendar

To ensure you never miss a beat, subscribe to the Lit community calendar. Here you can find the schedule for Lit’s Office Hours, additional community events, conferences, announcements, and more.

Content Recap

Featured posts from the month of August.

  1. WalletConnect V2 Migration: Check out this guide to learn about how you can use the new WalletConnect V2 modal to generate an auth sig and communicate with the Lit network.
  2. Updates to Minting PKPs with the Lit Relay: Check out this post to learn about the latest updates to the Lit relay and how to mint Lit PKPs using social authentication methods.
  3. Progressive Self Custody: Learn about how Account Abstraction (AA) and Multiparty Computation (MPC) can be used together to onboard the next billion users into Web3.

Hackathons and Events

  1. ETHGlobal NYC: Calling all hackers! ETHGlobal New York is an event bringing together some of the top minds and experts in the Ethereum Ecosystem to New York. The hackathon will take place from September 22-24 and there will be more than $500k in prizes up for grabs. Secure your spot now and take a look at all of the Lit sponsored bounties.

Coming soon 👀

Here are some of the things to look forward to in the months ahead:

  1. SDK V3 release. Some updates are being made to the Lit SDK in an ongoing effort to facilitate a smooth and seamless developer experience for those building on Lit. You can expect more info on the new changes in the coming weeks.
  2. Decentralizing the Lit Network! Right now, test networks are running with a few node operators and the distribution process is ongoing. Decentralized testnet launch imminent…

Wrapping up…

This wraps up the September update. If you enjoyed it, you can click below to subscribe and receive future updates directly in your inbox.

Once again, you can reach out to the Lit team on Discord with any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Until next time,

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