Lens Protocol launches out of beta, goes permissionless

Lens Protocol launches out of beta, goes permissionless

By Charles Thuo - min read
  • Lens Protocol transitions out of beta, allowing anyone to mint profiles.
  • Implementation of Momoka, Open Actions, enhances user experience.
  • Lens Protocol aims to thrive in a competitive decentralized social media landscape.

Lens Protocol, the decentralized social media platform affiliated with Aave, has officially transitioned out of beta and entered a permissionless phase, marking a significant milestone in its development.

Previously, during the beta phase, users could join through invites, but there was a waitlist to mint a user profile. However, as of this announcement, Lens Protocol has opened its doors to anyone interested in joining.

Now, individuals can easily mint a profile by visiting Lens.xyz, eliminating any barriers to entry that may have existed previously. Lens Protocol’s move to a permissionless model reflects its commitment to decentralization and inclusivity within the blockchain ecosystem.

Transition to permissionless model

To facilitate this transition, Lens Protocol has undertaken various preparatory measures, including the implementation of Momoka, Open Actions, and enhancements to the social graph API, among others. These efforts aim to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for users and developers alike as the platform enters this new phase.

Developers keen on building on the Lens Protocol can access comprehensive documentation at docs.lens.xyz, which offers straightforward instructions on how to commence their projects.

Lens Protocol’s transition comes at a time of increased competition in the decentralized social media space. With platforms like Aave leading the way in decentralized finance (DeFi), Lens Protocol aims to leverage its affiliation to expand its user base and solidify its position in the market.

By embracing a more open approach, Lens Protocol is poised to foster innovation and engagement across its platform, further enhancing its competitiveness in the decentralized social media landscape.