Welcome to the second edition of CeramicWorld, the monthly Ceramic ecosystem newsletter. Let's dive right in!
🏔️ Attend Proof of Data Summit!
Join Ceramic x Tableland on March 1 in Denver and livestream for Proof of Data Summit, a full-day community gathering on reputation, identity, DePIN, decentralized AI, and decentralized data computing. Featuring lightning talks, technical discussions, and panels with industry visionaries, this is going to be a can't miss event! Don't miss your chance to RSVP now to secure your spot in person or via livestream.
👀 Loading the all new Orbis...
Orbis is expanding beyond social. Driven by developer feedback and a new role as core developers in the Ceramic ecosystem, Orbis’ mission is evolving to offer a simple and efficient gateway for storing and managing open data on Ceramic.
The all new Orbis will provide a developer-friendly SQL interface to explore and query data on Ceramic as well as a user interface and plugin store to save development time on crypto-specific features – from data migration and token gating mechanisms to automated blockchain interactions.
Orbis is built on Ceramic's new Data Feed API, making it fully compatible with ComposeDB. With the new Orbis, developing your project on Ceramic is easier than ever. If you want to learn more or join as an alpha tester, get in touch with the Orbis team on Discord or Twitter.
🔎 Index Network connects LLMs to Ceramic data
Index Network is a composable discovery protocol that enables personalized and autonomous discovery experiences across the web. Index is currently focused on enabling AI agents to query and interact with Ceramic data in a reactive, event-driven manner. Index has also partnered with a number of ecosystem teams like Intuition, Veramo, and more to enable users to create claims and attestations with natural language. Keep an eye out for updates from this team – mainnet launch seems imminent – and check out their documentation.
📈 The Ceramic ecosystem is growing
We found it difficult to keep track of all the new projects and initiatives sprouting up throughout the Ceramic ecosystem, so we made this ecosystem map. Let us know if we missed anyone. Enjoy! :)
The Data Feed API is a set of new Ceramic APIs that enable developers to subscribe to the node's data change feed, allowing them to build Ceramic-powered databases and indexing solutions. A number of ecosystem partners are already in testing as we gear up for an early release before EthDenver!
Interfaces enable standardized data models for interoperability. By defining essential fields that must be shared across models, interfaces facilitate data integration and querying across different models. This is vital for ensuring data consistency, especially in decentralized systems like verifiable credentials. For a detailed overview, see Intro to Interfaces.
The create-ceramic-app CLI tool simplifies the process of starting with the Ceramic network by allowing you to quickly set up a ComposeDB example app. If you're familiar with create-react-app or create-next-app, you should be right at home. If you want to quickly test a Ceramic app locally on your system, simply run
npx @ceramicnetwork/create-ceramic-app. This command will guide you through creating a new Ceramic-powered social app in under a minute.
Ceramic is partnering with Fluence, a decentralized computing marketplace, to put forward a demo that will be in play at each of the events above. You will be able to find us at each event and tap a disc to participate! With each attendance you will claim badges represented as documents on Ceramic. Fluence will be consuming the new Ceramic Data Feed API to enable compute over incoming badges.
3Box Labs announced the deprecation of a suite of outdated Ceramic development tools including Self.ID, Glaze, DID DataStore, 3ID, 3id-datastore, TileDocuments, and Caip10Link. Due to the improvements in ComposeDB an other Ceramic databases over the last 2 years, these tools saw waning demand, creating significant maintenance overhead while failing to meet our strict UX and security standards. If you're using any of these tools, read this announcement for next steps.
Ceramic Community Content
FORUMCeramic protocol minimization?
WORKING GROUPCeramic Points Working Group consisting of 10+ teams formed as a result of this forum post and tweet
PODCASTWhy to Store ID Data Decentralized with Ceramic
BLOGCharmverse x Ceramic: Empowering User Data Ownership in the Blockchain Era
TUTORIALWalletConnect: Create User Sessions with Web3Modal
BLOGHow Rust delivers speed and security for Ceramic
FORUMCeramic x Farcaster Frames
FORUMMaking ComposeDB’s composites sharable
WORKING GROUPCeramic Core Devs Notes: 2024-01-02
Feb 15Ceramic Core Devs Call
Feb 25 - Mar 2Ceramic x Silk Hacker House (EthDenver): Calling all hackers excited about decentralized tech! Apply to join the Silk EthDenver Hacker House from Feb 25th - March 2nd and take part in revolutionizing scientific tooling, web account UX, governance forums, and more! Participants are encouraged to utilize Ceramic as a decentralized data layer alongside other ecosystem tools like Orbis, EAS and more. (Very limited spots)
Feb 25 - Mar 2DeSci Denver (EthDenver)
Feb 27DePin Day (EthDenver)
Feb 28Open Data Day (EthDenver)
Mar 1Proof of Data Summit (EthDenver)
Work on Ceramic
JOBSHead of Growth, 3Box Labs (Remote)
JOBSEngineering Manager, 3Box Labs (Remote)
BOUNTYBuild a Ceramic x Scaffold-Eth Module