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Web3 Enthusiasts Have a Home: MetaPunk

If you were hanging around earlier today, you might have seen that DEV suffered some partial downtime due to a DNS configuration issue. We were back online promptly, but these things are never fun.

This post has nothing to do with that โ€” but it does seem thematically relevant. Today, I want to highlight a growing Forem called Metapunk.


Check out the MetaPunk Community ๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿš€

Metapunk is a community of Web3 and NFT traders, developers, and enthusiasts in general. Itโ€™s a community celebrating innovations in decentralized technology taking part in a decentralization-first Forem Network.

If you post about Web3 on DEV, youโ€™ll get a mixed back of enthusiasm and skepticism โ€” which I think is perfectly healthy. However, if youโ€™re in on this technology and want to connect and learn, it is absolutely fabulous that Metapunk exists as an option. This is why we are pushing Forem to complement DEV in any of these specialized spaces. DEV will always trend towards the mean in software advice and enthusiasm, which is not strictly what Web3 folks need to further their dialog and learnings.

Of course, Web3 posts are welcome here, but we very much encourage joining and cross-posting to MetaPunk. I hope to see you around. ๐Ÿ˜‹


One last thing. Youโ€™ll notice "Sign up with Forem" as an option alongside GitHub and email. This is a service we now offer to most seamlessly navigate the ecosystem and manage your identity. We want you to be able to bring your full self without having to bring your full data, so making this distributed ecosystem as straightforward as possible in the long run is really important. Create a Forem account and connect it with your DEV account via your settings. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Coding and Collecting!

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

No Llamas were hurt in the making of MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

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Michael Tharrington

Haha, that is good to know.

So, I gotta ask, where did the llama come from?

Because anytime I think of llamas and software, I think of this goofy launch screen for Winamp:

Probably no connection, but possibly?

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

We're related. That's Mike the Llama, he messaged me on Llama-link, told me about this gig over at MetaPunk, and here I am.

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

The pay sucks btw.

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Michael Tharrington

๐Ÿ˜† ... well, I'm rooting for ya! The pay raise has gotta come one of these days.

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Lee Wynne

I wouldnโ€™t hold your breath Michael, getting pretty sick of all the Llama tweets.

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ™

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Lee Wynne

Not yetโ€ฆ

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Michael Tharrington

Haha! Uh-oh... sounds like the Metapunk llama better get into shape via the Flowstate community and then read up on some defensive moves via This MMA Life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

Please stop them from turning me into an NFT Michael, I donโ€™t want to be on OpenSea with a rarity gold butt ๐Ÿฆ™

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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Lee Wynne

Yeah on the higher side of the spectrum things are still bonkers, more interested in what blockchaindev and smart contracts offers in the future of retail experiences, dao's, investment structures, there is so much more to this than nfts.

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Lee Wynne

Thanks @ben !

If you can put up the Llama, MetaPunk is a pretty cool place to be ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

Ignore him @ben itโ€™s only fun because I am around ๐Ÿฆ™

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Lee Wynne

Howโ€™s about I tell Ben the truth about the DNS issue? That it was YOU ๐Ÿคจ

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Sherry Day

Joined

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

Why thank you Sherry, I gift you this Llama ๐Ÿฆ™ and some foods ๐Ÿฅฌ

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Lee Wynne

MetaPunk Security Essentials is a good read if you are just getting started or are curious about this space

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Lee Wynne

We are looking to get Manifold in for a hackathon this quarter, if anyone has any contacts there let me know ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

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Lee Wynne

Uh oh... don't poke the ฬถbฬถeฬถaฬถrฬถ Llama

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Fyodor

Doesnโ€™t look like something serious tbhโ€ฆ though itโ€™s just a first-sight opinion

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MetaPunk ๐Ÿฆ™

I like your profile pic