Issue #21: Sign in with Solana and Shopify Integration
OPOS, Sign in with Solana, Solana Pay on Shopify, Events Calendar, and ChatGPT Plugin
Only Possible On Solana.
It’s not just a hackathon. It’s a movement.
Solana Foundation has fully embraced the OPOS spirit (which came from within the community itself!) with a new video resource page highlighting what’s only possible with Solana’s tech stack.
Innovation. Scalability. Community.
Discover what sets Solana apart.
Built on the foundation you created.
— Solana (@solana)
Aug 21, 2023
Learn more about what is only possible on Solana!
There was also some more big news in the Solana space this week so here’s all the updates…
🗝️ Phantom Sign in With Solana
Sign In With Solana (SIWS) is a new feature in Phantom Wallet that lets apps authenticate users with a one-click sign in method vs the traditional two step connect and sign message flow.
SIWS is an important alternative to centralized entities like Google, Facebook and X Twitter that control every aspect of our digital identities.
The current approach to signing off-chain messages is inconsistent, as each app has to come up with its own authentication flow, which can result in opaque signature requests and message formats.
These issues make for a confusing UX, and it can even be risky to prove ownership of your wallet address by signing messages.
Sign In With Solana offers a comprehensive solution to these technical challenges with a specification modeled after Sign In With Ethereum (EIP-4361) but extends beyond its capabilities.
With SIWS the responsibility of creating a message to sign shifts from individual dApps to the wallet, resulting in a consistent interface and standardized message format.
Developers can start implementing Sign In With Solana into their apps by following the integration guide.
💎 Solana Developer News
Solana Pay on Shopify
Solana Pay is now integrated with Shopify allowing millions of businesses on Shopify’s platform to leverage Solana Pay with zero transaction through the rest of 2023.
Solana Community Events Calendar
Community events are a great way to learn new things and meet other Solana enthusiasts. You can use this list to find a digital or physical meetup, hackathon, workshop, or related event for the Solana community. If you’re hosting an event you can submit it to be included in the events list.
Ironforge Devnet Support
Devnet support is now live in the Ironforge Playground. With Devnet support you can add new programs with the Devnet cluster in your Ironforge Dashboard and play around without spending any real SOL.
Exploit response plan from Solend - Tweet
DRiP raises $3M seed round to accelerate growth of collectible content - Tweet
Bulletproofs & Solana's New Age of Security - Article
Soda adds Mobile Client Generation from IDL in React Native & Flutter - Tweet
Automation Landscape on Solana - Article
⚙️ Tools & Resources
CandyPay Mobile SDK makes it easy to accept Solana payments in mobile apps.
chatgpt-plugin is now live on the OpenAI plugin store and lets you query NFTs, wallets, assets, tokens, balances, transaction, and more right from ChatGPT.
Jupiter Exchange has been integrated into the Solana Unity SDK to allow swaps directly in your Unity based game.
🎙️ Listen to This
Last week I featured The Hidden Costs of Modular Systems, a breakdown of the modular vs. integrated debate and the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
Kyle Samani, the author of the piece, went on Unlayered to share his thoughts in more detail.
Kyle covers why "monolithic L1s" is a misnomer, the value of global state, how a protocol establishes moats, why DePIN is finding product-market fit, how Kyle synthesizes new ideas and more!
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