Drop 003: Twitter Username NFTs, by Cardinal
What's in a name?
This week most of the Ship Capital collective has been focusing on fixing bugs that have been highlighted by Solana’s network issues.
This is a perfect opportunity to remind people that Web3 is still very early. We’re literally on the cutting-edge of technology, and there will obviously be road bumps along the way.
Twitter Username NFTs powered by Cardinal.
Today’s drop is Cardinal’s Twitter Username service. Cardinal is a Solana-based protocol providing valuable infrastructure for NFTs. Specifically, Cardinal enables conditional ownership of NFTs based on parameters like time-based expiry (e.g. renting a domain name), use-based expiry (e.g. a metaverse gaming item that can be used a limited number of times), data-based expiry (e.g. a trophy that can be reclaimed if a different real-world sports team wins a championship), and more.
When Ian and I spoke to the Cardinal team, one of the use cases we were most excited for is creating a basic identity system for Tribeca, our DAO governance system. We worked with Cardinal Labs co-founders and former MIT classmates Jeremy Bogle and Spencer Rust to quickly ship this feature out to Mainnet.
Upcoming Ship Capital Podcast Livestream with Chris McCann of Race Capital
Ian and I are excited to chat with our good friend Chris McCann live tomorrow (Monday, January 24) at 3pm PST. Chris is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Race Capital, and was a very early investor in Solana, FTX, Saber, and more!