For Season 2, we’re getting tangible on Good Growth by providing funding, support, and expertise for pilot projects submitted by our own wonderful members. To align our collective resources to improve our impact potential, the PRTN Community have just voted on our first mission:

“To bring underrepresented groups into the new economy.”

Out of the 34 submitted, there are 18 pilot projects in this cluster that are using web3 tools to engage with communities that the system neglected, or making it easier for communities from beyond the anglosphere to benefit from the tools and technologies of Web3. The projects include various BIPOC creator communities, organizations working with youth from underserved groups, and projects looking to either showcase and promote diverse cultures, provide translation services for them, or connect them to share strategies to sustainably manage their heritage sites. Next week, our members will be voting on which of these 18 will make the final selection.

In other news, we published our 100 Days a DAO piece, did our first Twitter Space, and we’re a guest on the Seed Club Podcast. We also have the iconic Latashá joining us live next Tuesday in the PRTN Discord, so RSVP below, as it’s going to be a good one 💚

OK, let’s get on with the links …

How to measure growth in the luxury crypto world

Have you ever heard of syntropic materials?

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As announced last month, we’re now giving you the opportunity to earn 500 $PRTN for any link that makes the Protein Supplement. So, a big shoutout to the following folks, we’ll be in touch next week to sort your tokens:

@andrea, @deflestead, @devaughn, @eisuke, @EVI, @hetafell, @katherineolivia, @kohei.eth, @lauren, @marcvs, @mattweatherall, @NA, @nick, @selaserafin, @true, @yetunde, and @yuri

Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚


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