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Aaron Martinez
Aaron Martinez

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1000+ FORUM users!

The Proof-of-Stake social network I built on Algorand with Forem now has over 1,000 users. This is a big milestone. We recently fully-secured the Algorand login functionality which checks the balance of the HDL token in your wallet before logging in. This login feature supports all major Algorand wallets. We will also be launching Apple and Android apps soon. It's worth noting that this level of customization is very complex.

Fully-securing the blockchain login functionality took a significant amount of time. The ecosystem we have built on Algorand loves seeing the real world applications of blockchain technology, and FORUM is a great example of practical Web 3 use cases for trustless social media interaction. Additional custom features we are considering adding include tweet-style feed interaction and NFT listings.

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Ildi

Woohooo 1000 users! Cheers to more growth @ussaaron πŸ₯³

We recently fully-secured the Algorand login functionality which checks the balance of the HDL token in your wallet before logging in.

Im curious about how this works. The profile (user data) is still connected to a centralized database while the HDL tokens are used only as a check for access?

Me and @lee have been talking about ways to token-gate Forem communities so it's exciting to see a working implementation. How can I learn more about your HDL token and FORUM?

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Rayan Nait Mazi

Congrats, 1000 users is huge :)
It's great you managed the custom login feature too, that's some very interesting work.

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Rayan Nait Mazi

I can think of multiple use cases where that makes a lot of sense !

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Lee

Indeed, I could use it for sure πŸ‘€ very interesting

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Ella (she/her/elle) • Edited on

Congrats on your first 1000 users @ussaaron! And thanks for sharing some of your process for configuring your own custom SSO. @lee this one's for you!

I'm curious to ask: how are you celebrating with your community?

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Lee

Trailblazing here with the blockchain login. Great to see it. Out of interest, what has been the primary growth mechanism to get you to this milestone?