.XYZ is home to many decentralized communities and cryptocurrency platforms that are making new internet landscapes, like the metaverse and Web3. Decentralized Autonomous Organization project FlamingoDAO.xyz created a platform for members to pool funds for NFT investments. Cryptocurrency investment platform Launchpool.xyz offers exposure of investment projects to their growing community. Decentralized finance platform Matcha.xyz aims to get crypto traders the best rates on currency exchanges. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an innovative platform made by Web3 developers aimed to make decentralized connections fun for all: Davatar.xyz.
Davatar.xyz is an online platform that allows you to create a unique avatar for all of your digital wallets and crypto websites that make up the Web3 ecosystem. As shared on their homepage, Davatar.xyz was developed by a “group of product people passionate about decentralized communities. We have a mission to make decentralized connection fun and accessible for everyone.” Those product people include co-founders Gail Wilson and Carlos Diaz-Padron of Metaphor, a team aimed at making it easier to join and be part of DAOs. As Gail explains, “Carlos and I decided to make Davatar.xyz because we were shocked this product didn’t already exist in Web3, an ecosystem that was built for composability and open-source [sharing]! We knew it wouldn’t take us too long to build and this would be a perfect way to dip our toes in building out our first Web3 product.” The primary purpose of the Davatar.xyz platform is to make decentralized connection a fun activity that is achievable for everyone. The crypto community is taking notice. As announced in a recent Tweet, Ethereum-based decentralized finance protocol Uniswap has integrated the Davatar.xyz avatars.
The innovative platform aims to help you stand out in decentralized communities by offering the ability to personalize your profile picture across the Web3 ecosystem. As Gail told us, “Change your avatar in one place and see it update across all crypto sites and applications!” You can use any avatar that most reflects your interests and personality. If someone wishes to send you cryptocurrency, the sender will enter your ENS name and see your avatar image right next to it. This can serve as an effective visual indicator that they have typed in the correct name and help avoid possible errors.
You can update your profile picture across the Web3 landscape in just a couple of steps. Once you land on Davatar.xyz, you are greeted by a call-to-action to connect your digital wallet, specifically the one that owns your Ethereum Name Service (ENS) name. Then you can upload your avatar that you’d like to appear on your profile across all Web3 platforms, which can be either an NFT or a photo. You will then be required to pay a one-time gas fee. Gas fees are the fees required to successfully conduct a transaction on Ethereum. They are paid in Ethereum’s native currency, ether (ETH). Once complete, Davatar.xyz will reflect your new avatar on all of your ENS profiles. It will automatically become your profile photo on each of your Web3 websites and wallets.
Crypto enthusiasts are responding to Ethereum compatible .xyz domains and are using them to launch innovative ideas. As Gail explained:
“We decided to build Davatar.xyz on the .xyz domain specifically because the domain has become recognized as a standard for crypto websites. Even ENS recognized it such that .xyz site owners can claim domains as ENS names allowing them to connect to crypto wallets that can own cryptocurrencies, sign smart contracts, create subdomains and more.”
We are inspired by the many forward-thinking innovators, Web3 developers, and metaverse pioneers that make up the .xyz community. We appreciate speaking with Gail, who is helping to add some extra flair into the blockchain with Davatar.xyz. You can keep up with this new platform by following along on Twitter or by visiting Davatar.xyz.
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