The .xyz blockchain community has continued to grow since the XYZ Registry first worked with the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) to enable ETH wallet pairing with .xyz domains in 2018. TechCrunch writer Anita Ramaswamy noticed that .xyz had become the go-to URL ending for many web3 companies and published an article titled “WTF is .xyz?” XYZ continued innovating with the blockchain community in 2021, when we offered eth.xyz, a service aimed to help ENS users share what they want with the world. With eth.xyz, we enabled all .eth name holders to display their ENS profiles in all web browsers with .xyz. The ENS profiles serve as a hub for all the important public information connected to an .eth name, such as NFTs and wallet addresses. To use it, just add “.xyz” to the end of any .eth name in any web browser and the corresponding ENS profile will display (i.e. Nick.eth = Nick.eth.xyz).
As .xyz’s popularity among web3 developers continues to grow, we have launched a new blog series titled #BlockchainThursday to complement our long-running #WebsiteWednesday series. Every Thursday we now share a #BlockchainThursday feature about an innovative and forward-thinking member of .xyz’s blockchain community. Here’s a look at the websites we’ve featured so far:
CoopRecords.xyz is the online home of Coop Records LP, a $10 million early-stage venture fund aimed at investing in the next generation of music. The Los Angeles-based company strives to invest in platforms, protocols, artists, and tokens enabled by web3 and will work directly with founders and artists to build products that can generate new revenue streams. You can learn more by following the company on Twitter, and by visiting CoopRecords.xyz.
N.xyz is the online home of nxyz, a new data infrastructure firm developed by former Google advertising executive Sridhar Ramaswamy. The firm’s application programming interface (API) is designed to quickly scan blockchains and their associated applications for data pertaining to NFTs, crypto wallets, and more, and then stream that data to developers in real-time. N.xyz comes from the same team behind the private, ad-free search engine Neeva, which Sridhar co-founded in 2019. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter, joining the Discord, and by visiting N.xyz.
GirlMeetsWeb3.xyz is the web3-themed blog of Vancouver-based content marketing manager Kelly Karn. Just as Kelly was becoming dissatisfied with social media platforms and other aspects of web2, she began learning about blockchain technology. Kelly explored NFTs and learned more about the metaverse, and began gaining an understanding of web3. Recognizing the complexity of the web3 space, Kelly decided to develop GirlMeetsWeb3.xyz to help other beginners have an easier time. You can learn more by visiting GirlMeetsWeb3.xyz.
Paragraph.xyz is a web3-native publishing platform that helps creators publish blogs and newsletters for virtual communities. The platform aims to help creators reach their audiences on web2 while using web3 tools to create, distribute, and monetize their content. With Paragraph.xyz, you can develop a community around your newsletter by selling NFT memberships, a feature which is designed to give ownership to your readers. You can also mint special edition NFTs that grant additional features to your readers, like special content, comment privileges,and Discord access. Paragraph.xyz’s current focus is on web3-native writers, DAOs, and NFT communities, with plans to expand to traditional media in the future. You can learn more by joining the Discord, following the platform on Twitter @paragraph_xyz, and by visiting Paragraph.xyz.
In addition to our partnership with Ethereum and our eth.xyz service, there are many more valuable reasons to choose .xyz when developing your web3 project.
#BlockchainThursday, eth.xyz and our longstanding partnership with Ethereum continues to enhance our mission of supporting the next generation of internet users. We are inspired by the many forward-thinking web3 developers launching their projects in the .xyz blockchain community, and look forward to sharing them with you.