A few months ago, when we introduced the Unlock Grants Program, Camille, a french growth hacker was one of the very first to apply so he could build an integration with Discourse! Discourse is an ope-source Internet forum and mailing list management software application used by many communities around the web.
Camille's idea was that communities on Discourse could easily monetize by restricting access to some Categories where only members would be allowed to read or write new topics. All of these members own a membership NFT in their crypto wallets.
In the crypto space, many protocols have their governance discussions on Discourse servers. They could easily use their native ERC20 as the currency of their membership.
At Unlock, we believe we should always be the first users of our protocol, and today, we're also excited to announce unlock.community, a forum where the Unlock developers, creators and governors can discuss their use of the protocol or ideas to make it better.
One of the most attractive features of using Unlock is that memberships go cross-platforms. Even though we did lock some of the categories on the Discourse forum, we used the same lock as on our Discord server or even here, on this blog: the same Unlock membership follows you everywhere on the web.
Whether you are a creator, or a developer interested in adding support for Unlock in existing software or applications, please, apply for a grant! The Unlock ecosystem needs you :)