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Lenster is a open-source composable, decentralized, and permissionless social media web app built with Lens Protocol ๐ŸŒฟ


Created At


Winner of


๐Ÿฅ‡ Lens Protocol โ€” Best Frontend


๐Ÿ† LFGrow Finalist

Project Description

Lenster is a open-source composable, decentralized, and permissionless social media web app built with Lens Protocol ๐ŸŒฟ, Lenster lives in the Polygon network so users can interact with dApp seamlessly with very low gas fees, no one can take down any content from the app even the admins, Lenster is powered by Lens Protocol

The Problems with existing social media

  • Personal Information: We need to give a lot of personal information that is not needed for the platform or either useful for consumers like IP address, Browser fingerprints, Location data, etc...

  • Privacy: There is no privacy on the existing platforms, all the data we gave are sold for advertisements, and all our posts and chats are monitored by 1000s of mods and admins.

  • Spam: Current model create tons of spam against the user, because spamming is free you don't need to pay any money to spam.

  • Downtime: The app we use right now is prone to downtime because that is hosted by a single company with a limited amount of servers.

The Problems Lenster solves

  • Personal Information: You don't provide any personal information except your username (it's your choice) and wallet address, and we don't collect any sensitive information and it's difficult to store those in Smart contracts.

  • Privacy: Lenster or Lens team don't have access to moderate your posts, everything you post is public

  • Spam: In Lenster you need to pay gas for everything, that's the nature of the Blockchain, no one want's to pay money for spamming

  • Downtime: Lenster is hosted in a decentralised chain and decentralised file storage system IPFS, this means there will be 0 downtime and no one can DDoS the platform.


  • ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Create user profiles

  • ๐ŸŒ  Create a post

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment on a post

  • ๐Ÿชž Mirror a post

  • โž• Follow profiles

  • ๐Ÿž Collect Publications

  • ๐Ÿš€ Launch a DAO from profile follow NFTs (Coming Soon)

  • โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅย Super follows (Coming Soon)

  • ๐Ÿคย Create Crowdfund (Coming Soon)

Project Goals and Vision

Lenster should be the best web app for Lens protocol out there, with great UI, UX and DX, we are striving to be a great open-source project and run it by the community for the community.

We will be launching the DAO (with the Lens itself) to make sure we are completely decentralised

Also, make vampire attack broken web2 social media platforms out there ๐Ÿ˜…


2022 Q1 - Initial project setup and launch of closed alpha to users whose mainnet balance is at least $5 to prevent spam, the dApp usage will be minimal, you can create profiles and post any content on-chain.

2022 Q2 - Release of Lenster beta to Discord server members, but still the app will use testnet, if Lens protocol is moved to mainnet we will be ready to switch to mainnet anytime during this phase.

2022 Q3 - General availability of Lenster app, we will be hiring some devs to improve the dApp and make use of the prize as bounties to the devs.

2022 Q4 - Launch the Lenster DAO and Governance token that can be used to manage our DAO with a lot of groups and subgroups built-in like Ecosystem, Public Goods, Meta governance, etc.

How it's Made

Next.js for frontend framework, Tailwind for design utils, Lens's official Indexer for API and we are hosted in Vercel but we have a plan to migrate to IPFS soon. The first two days were crucial there is no sleep for 48 hours fully building lenster, I'm building this not just for a hackathon wanna take it further.

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