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Here you will find tutorials and tools that help you build on LUKSO. As LUKSO is an EVM-based Blockchain, all tools and tutorials for Ethereum also work well for LUKSO. If you need EVM and Smart Contract knowledge, we advise you to look at these great resources from the Ethereum Foundation.

How LUKSO started?​

The story of LUKSO started with ERC725, a standard proposed by Fabian Vogelsteller for blockchain-based identity. ERC725 allows for self-sovereign identity. Over the years we saw the negative effects of having a centralized identity with damaging leaks and unfair selling of user data and identity. An open, portable standard for identities enables decentralized reputation, governance, and more. Users can take their identity across different dApps and platforms that support this standard. LUKSO is the first blockchain that powers self-sovereign identities.

Why choose LUKSO?​

LSPs (LUKSO Standard Proposals) are the building blocks of LUKSO. They are used to to build blockchain-based applications that offer an enhanced user experience, and allow for more flexibility and interaction. LSPs are part of the more general LIPs used to discuss protocol specifications and client API improvements.

LSPs introduce new concepts like blockchain-based accounts, also known as Universal Profiles (UPs), Digital Assets, and NFT 2.0.

By integrating different LSPs in unique ways, LUKSO solves fundamental problems that we currently face when it comes to blockchains such as:

Users get a gassless experience

Currently, there is a relay service that subsidizes users' transactions maintained by the LUKSO team. In the future, various relay services will be offered by multiple third parties, evolving into a competitive relay ecosystem with various business models.

👉 Your users won't have the burden of getting native LYX tokens to use your application.

Who is LUKSO intended for?​

LUKSO is intended for creative economies, where identities play a key role. LUKSO allows brands, creatives, and developers to dictate the distribution of wealth and influence from lifestyle activities. They can do so by having Universal Profiles (UPs), creating Digital Identities and Certificates, and by building Tokenized Communities.

What can you build on LUKSO?​

The number of LSPs is constantly evolving. Even more, there are innumerable ways one can connect the LSPs and create innovative dApps. The following list contains several potential use cases. Please bear in mind that those represent only the tip of the iceberg.

  • social media applications
  • content publishing platforms
  • identity and reputation systems
  • marketplaces
  • news outlets
  • tokenized communities for artists and creatives