Crypto-based Twitter alternative Lens Protocol addresses problems Elon Musk says he wants to solve, founder says
- Lens Protocol links user posts to NFTs, giving creators ownership of their content on the platform
- Founder Stani Kulechov says blockchain-based tools can help verify identities, prevent spam and present an open system
Lens Protocol is suited to handling many of the issues that Musk has said he’s worried about, Kulechov said. Blockchain-based tools can help verify identities, prevent spam and present an open system, he said. “Open sourcing comes by default with public blockchains,” Kulechov said.
His own experiences with Twitter, including the temporary ban, helped inform the work on Lens Protocol, Kulechov said: “As a user, you’re very much at the mercy of the platforms.”
Kulechov is undeterred. His team sees potential for social gaming and music sharing to be added to Lens Protocol and will continue developing on the platform. “We’ve been building during bear markets and bull markets,” Kulechov said. “And we just don’t care.”