What privacy problem are you solving?
Everyone says privacy belongs to the people, but the ‘privacy experience’ is passive across most projects today. Users have no power to shape the solutions designed for them, are rarely rewarded for their input, and seldom have ownership of the outcome.
What is the solution?
This initiative will incentivize and reward community engagement, involvement, and contribution. It is commonly accepted practice to reward validators for powering the network. We believe this should be applied to all aspects of network growth – in this case, community.
MVP: earn badges for actions, earn rewards
Quick mockup examples:
Which solutions do people resort to because this doesn’t exist yet?
‘Community reward’ mechanisms do exist, most infamously as airdrops. Users perform mundane tasks that increase hype, but these programs are not designed to encourage meaningful contributions (we learned this the hard way). A better parallel is tokenized social media; people are incentivized to create valuable content and be good neighbors, but as there is rarely a shared purpose, collaboration is minimal.
Who are you?
Hi, we are @tuyen and @ning. We’ll be handling the design and implementation of this initiative. We’ve worked a variety of roles in a variety of projects that run the gamut from DeFi to music videos of charismatic cats. We are insufferably cautious about how information is used and abused, so we’re lucky to have made it our day job to illustrate how important privacy is and help create solutions for the similarly cautious.
Why do you care?
For the same reason you do – I don’t want to sit around and wait for someone else to decide if I get to have privacy or not.
What’s your plan? What’s your schedule?
The plan is simple: introduce community rewards. This relates to the website (the home of the privacy conversation). Interaction and engagement are rewarded. Users will earn PRV for contributing helpful topics, meaningful replies, great ideas, and thoughtful criticism.
|Objective||Kickstart a self-sustaining initiative|
|Key Result||Launch MVP program (9 March)|
|Key Result||Support community to create 10 new novel badges|
|Key Result||Automate reward distribution for novel badges|
|Key Result||Set up system for community to nominate recipients|
What’s your budget?
|Rewards||10,000 PRV||1 month||10,000 PRV|
|Implementation||1000 PRV||2 months||2000 PRV|
Any unused funds will be rolled over to the following month.
Is there an existing conversation around this idea?
We have been trialing this over the past week with the Wanted category, and have seen good results and some awesome ideas. More abstractly, the quality of the conversation since testnet has always been something we’re proud of, so it makes sense to reward the people that keep it going.
Is there anything else you would like the community to know?
Can’t design a community program without community input, so… please let me know your thoughts!