Badges bounty idea

Hi Everyone!
I was thinking how can we improve and gamify participation in Balancer community and then I remembered the POAP I got a few times. Turns our Maker is doing something similar, so I wanted to get your feedback on putting up a bounty as follows:

Proposal abstract:
This is “inspired” by MakerDAO badges. A video game like “achievement” would be a fun way to engage users. It gives all participants (large and small) a way to be proud of their on chain activity and show off to their peers. These badges would only have personal value since they would be non-transferable. Some ideas for individual badges which users could claim:

  • creating a LP
  • providing Liquidity
  • vote in a governance poll
  • transfer 100 BAL, transfer 1000000 BAL, etc
  • build a tool

Much of the implementation for an idea like has already been done here: GitHub - poapxyz/poap: ⛔️ DEPRECATED - Proof Of Attendance Protocol. A POAP is a digital collectible created as a NFT powered by the ethereum.

From Balancer’s point of view, here is how the badges would work:

On the backend, we run a script every hour that checks for new badges.
User 0xabe1 logs into metamask, goes to badges.balancer.finance
If 0xabe1 is on the list of claimable badges, then we sign a message with our issuance key saying that “0xabe1 can claim the DSR badge at 0x2345”
The user signs the signed message above. This proves that both parties want the badge issued, and the issuer (Balancer) can execute the transaction and issue the badge. Balancer would pay the gas for this transaction.

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Hi Marta,

POAPs are a good way for people to display their involvement with a protocol. I have some POAPs on xDAI. Frankly I am not aware anymore of most the POAPs I have there as I do not display them actively.

A proper way for me to display POAPs would be an assigned rank in Discord. BAL users interact via Discord alot. Having a POAP linked to a role in the Balancer Discord might help in the long run connect people with similar interest. Maybe we see “working groups” forming in the future based on earned POAPs.

However personally I am cautious of people linking my Discord handle to my address. This should be addressed.

Key takeaway:
Interaction in Discord with a richer set of roles can help foster community engagement. POAPs can be a good tool to facilitate.

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@HavOx , @tongnk , @Andrea81 what do you think? I thought this is an idea that would resonate with you, but would like to see if you have any additional tweaks?
@immutbl Do you think this would be a good bounty idea?

Hello @marta,

The POAP idea is great! However I also agree with @Mkflow27.
I have some POAP myself but at the moment there is no way we can show these badges on discord or in here.

Nevertheless, I think we should go forward with it while we figure out a way to preserve privacy.

Whats the next course of action?

Have been working with the team from Galaxy actually and they’ve created some pretty cool campaigns. Happy to do an intro here if you think it’s valuable

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yes please, @tongnk !

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I like POAP Idea - and I think a test run would be fun and harmless!

The only thing I want to point out is the POAP’s exists on xDai (but can be moved to eth main!) - Since we currently do not have a pool or interaction with that L2 - it might be a little bumpy for some of our community members. I guess until we have a ‘community social hangout space’ - the poaps don’t integrate into discord (to my knowledge) - so we might need to think of a creative way to display the POAP’s within our community.

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