Lens Protocol introduces version 2, integrating 'Open Actions' and ERC-6551

Quick Take

  • Lens Protocol, a decentralized social media graph, introduced code for version 2 of its platform.
  • The update incorporates the use of ERC-6551 token standard and improved external smart contract functionality.

The decentralized social graph project, Lens Protocol, has introduces code for version 2 of its platform, incorporating enhanced external smart contract functionality called "Open Actions" and the ERC-6551 token standard.

The main change brought with the second version of Lens is "Open Actions," a feature that enables the execution of any external smart contract action directly from Lens’ content posts. For example, with this feature, users can mint non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on an OpenSea contract directly from Lens' published content.

“By plugging into any web3 social application and supporting two-way integrations, Lens Open Actions extends the composability and modularity of Lens itself,” the team said in a statement.

Lens Protocol’s new version will also integrate the platform with the ERC-6551 token standard, thereby allowing NFTs' ownership to be attached to other assets and interact with applications.


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In this new framework, NFTs' ownership can be assigned to profiles instead of their owner’s address, thereby granting them the capability for advanced integrations. For instance, a virtual land in the metaverse can now be programmed to own its Lens profile and interact with its land users.

Launched on Polygon in May 2022, Lens Protocol is a decentralized social graph used to construct social media platforms. It facilitates the storage of social media activity via NFTs and on-chain data.

In June, Lens Protocol announced a $15 million funding round led by IDEO CoLab Ventures. The team is also working on a blockchain scaling solution named Momoka, which is designed to store social media transaction data off-chain while verifying them on-chain.

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