Ready, Set, Regenerate! Say Hello to Magic Gold Spore 🐝 🍄 | Digest #14

Ready, Set, Regenerate! Say Hello to Magic Gold Spore 🐝 🍄 | Digest #14


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Revitalizing Spore Site ✨

Welcome to the brand new Spore-land! The Spore Protocol website has recently undergone a redesign, presenting a more user-friendly interface.

Meet the little gold mushroom Spore and say hello!👇

🍄 Have you heard about Spore? Let’s explore its journey:

In its early days, Spore was much like any other spore in the expansive blockchain universe, with limited knowledge of the blockchain. One day, a whimsical wind carried this little Spore to the enigmatic realm of NFTs. In this new domain, Spore embarked on a journey of learning and training to become a skilled developer.

As time flowed, Spore continued to flourish and evolve. Guided by the magic of blockchain, it transformed into a magnificent gold mushroom, bearing the name Spore Protocol, adorned with a metallic sheen. It bore a mission – to revolutionize the blockchain world with its extraordinary NFT powers.

So, what is Spore Protocol, and why is it akin to gold? Here's why:

  • Concrete Basis for Valuing Digital Assets: Spore is an on-chain asset backed by $CKB, granting it intrinsic value. Spore holders can "melt" their Spore at any time, converting it into the underlying CKBytes, providing unparalleled control over their assets. Just like gold, a tangible asset steeped in the centuries-old tradition as a store of value.

  • Dynamic Content Versatility: Spore supports content in any format, whether static or dynamic. This enables the creation of unique and engaging digital experiences, offering diverse use cases. Spore resembles gold's versatility in being able to be transformed into various tangible assets, signifying its potential in the realm of digital assets.

  • Secure and Resilient Storage: Spore stores your assets fully on-chain, which ensures the security and resilience of assets. Similarly, gold is a valuable asset known for secure storage and resistance, serving as a store of value for centuries.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Spore a bit better, why not continue exploring? On the Spore site, You can:

  • Understand what Spore is and Learn about Spore's features that set it apart from other NFT protocols.

  • Discover why Spore is more than just an NFT; it's a unique non-fungible token establishing a link between content and value.

  • Dive into the code, whether you're an experienced coder or a beginner; a thriving ecosystem awaits you to turn your innovative ideas into reality.

  • Find answers to frequently asked questions about Spore.

Are you ready to join the force and experience true on-chain ownership? Join the HaCKBee community to unlock new possibilities and broaden the horizons of NFT world with Spore.

Nervos Community Tidbits 🍿

  • A research report on Passkey Wallet from Cipher, founder of JoyID, offering valuable insights and information about the wallet and its related technologies.

  • The Ultimate Risk: RISC-V, a collaborative discussion presented by Nervos, Polkadot, and Cosmos, will take place on November 29. This conversation will provide insights from blockchain projects and builders, with a primary focus on the utilization of the RISC-V instruction set, exploring its pros and cons, as well as its future potential.

Crypto Insights 💡

Bitcoin opetech newsletter #274

This issue covers mitigations of the replacement cycling attack and also summarizes a significant bug discovered by Fabian Jahr during Bitcoin Core's calculation of the current UTXO set hash.

Why Bitcoin wallets need block filters

Opinions|The Bitcoin L2 trilemma

Opinions|Account architecture with multiple keys

@norswap, one of the major developers behind Optimism, discusses the security aspects of smart account architectures that involve multiple keys, and analyzes the associated configuration risks. He suggests that an account design with three keys is generally secure, and can withstand the loss of any one of its keys.

Opinions|The superpowers of passkeys remain undiscovered

Projects | 8 NFTs that evolve over time

Exhibition of artifacts from the early internet by Neal.Fun

Top Reads on Blockchain 📖

The Death of Decentralized Email

This article is a historical review of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The decline of SMTP can be attributed to the cumulative impact of numerous small engineering decisions made by various individuals over the years, instead of a single point where everything fell apart at once. The story of SMTP offers valuable insights into the development of Bitcoin. There’s a need to protect Bitcoin from changes that could compromise its integrity. As the author points out, "If we settle for convenience over security, we can expect this elegant protocol to morph into a monster.

Devs on Devs: Primodium

The team who created Primodium, a full on-chain game, recently talked about their adventures in building on-chain games. As one of the first teams, they’ve experimented with integrating NFTs into Minecraft and creating plugins based on Dark Forest. They recognized the importance of composability, and the success of composability in the Dark Forest was driven by the essential need for automation to secure victory. Players who cannot achieve composability tend to quit when competing with bots. Also, Primodium prioritizes delivering prototypes to users and makes sure that they enjoy themselves for the product, rather than satisfying their own intellectual needs.

Headless Brands

A headless brand is characterized by having strong attributes, yet it lacks a single individual or entity responsible for maintaining its narrative. Bitcoin is regarded as the first headless brand in history. Many of Bitcoin's fundamental protocol characteristics, including hard money, non-fiat currency, proof-of-work, whitepaper, and blockchain, were shaped by Nakamoto's early design decisions. Subsequently, the Bitcoin brand has continued to evolve through the collaborative efforts of diverse community stakeholders, further enriching its value.

Emerging models of ownership and contribution in Web3 pose a threat to brand cohesion, while also presenting an opportunity for community alignment. The headless brand strategy embodies an ecosystem-like approach, which requires a decentralized set of actors to coordinate effectively and cultivate a strong connection to the brand's narrative.

This article examines the ongoing conflict between blockchain-based rights confirmation and traditional copyright systems. It traces the historical and legal evolution of copyright, explores the potential impacts of Web3 and AI on the music industry, and discusses a unique experiment where the author reinterprets Bob Dylan's songs to push the boundaries of copyright. Additionally, it draws on Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1997 paper, "Music on the Internet," to highlight Sakamoto's perspective on NFTs as a "welcome opportunity to reconsider the concept of ‘ownership’”.

The Survey of the Definition of Autonomous World

At Token 2049, the buzz was all about the autonomous world (AW), yet no one, not even the frontline builders, can provide a clear-cut definition for it. So, what exactly is the autonomous world? To explore this further, the author surveyed a closed TG group to collect the builders' perceptions of AW. Surprisingly, over 50% of respondents identified that Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two major projects that embody the characteristics of AW.

Additional readings: a collection of papers on Autonomous World by Autonomous Worlds Network.

Disambiguating Autonomy

The concept of autonomy and its definition can vary in different contexts. The author divides autonomy into two main categories: functional autonomy (derived from autonomous systems in engineering) and political autonomy (signifying autonomy not influenced by external factors). These two types of autonomy are further subdivided to create a comprehensive framework for designing the governance structure of different autonomous components within DAOs.

Additional readings: Aligning the concept of 'Decentralized Autonomous Organization' to Precedents in Cybernetics