Something that I find quite interesting, and I aim to learn more about - POAPs. What is a POAP? Translated from the name itself, it means Proof of Attendance Protocol, and it is like a digital badge given to some people attending crypto-related events, real or virtual. Each POAP is unique, and the only way to get it is if you attended the before mentioned gatherings. Right now there are 32772 POAPs given to 19862 holders.
As you may guessed, POAPathon is a made up word, by joining POAP and Hackaton. Again, if you did not hear about it, a hackaton (or a codefest, as it used to be called) is an event where programmers and other clever people join together to test, improve or even build a new program/app. So, pushing boundaries, out POAPathon will put the cool on the map, introducind people into this fantastic world of POAPs.
As per their website:
''A POAPathon is a POAP design competition that rewards designers that create the best POAP designs. We see this as an opportunity to bring visibility to many DAOs and DeFi projects while engaging a broader creative design community.'' Artists can submit their POAPs related to the projects sponsoring the event, and get voted, with winner being rewarded at the end of the competition. On 2021 we have some solid projects stepping up: Volatility, Balancer DAO, Sushi, Harvest, UMA, Qi DAO, Mythereum, Eco, Carbon Utility Token, Beefy, Moonpot, Spaced Ventures and Gridplus. Each on their own having a word to say into the crypto-space, covering few blockchains and being as diverse as they can be (AMM, blockchain games, yield optimizers, DEX and so on).
Not take a look at this event, so packed with all these awesome speeches and contests.
Head-2-Head Competition - Round 1 Artist Recordings November 11, 2021 Head-2-Head Competition Production by Selected Artists (pre-selected) Recorded Submissions due by November 11th 23:59 PST
Keynote: An Intro to POAPathon (Live Stream) November 12, 2021 7:00 PM Kickoff Event Kickoff / Sponsorship Design Challenges Open For Submission
Let's get started!
Head 2 Head Design Competition - Round 1
(Pre-Recorded Live Stream) November 13, 2021 12:00 PM Competition Livestreams starting at 12PM UTC and going through out the day
Head-2-Head - Round 1 Competition Vote November 14, 2021 Competition Vote on Discord Discord Vote due by November 14th 23:59 PST
POAPathon Side Chat - Creativity (Live Stream) November 15, 2021 4:00 PM Create Unvetica | EthStaker
Head-2-Head Competition - Round 2 Artist Recordings November 15, 2021 Competition Recorded Submissions due by November 15th 23:59 PST Top 4 artists compete in round 2 | Names TBD
POAP.art Pixel Party Kickoff November 16, 2021 3:00 PM Community TBD ???? POAP ????
Head 2 Head Design Competition - Round 2 Artist
(Pre-Recorded Live Stream) November 17, 2021 12:00 PM Competition Livestreams starting at 12PM UTC and going through out the day Top 4 artists compete in round 2 | Names TBD
POAPathon Side Chat - Community
(Live Stream) November 17, 2021 7:00 PM Community Live stream discussing POAP Community Aaron | Spaced Venture
Head-2-Head - Round 2 Competition Vote November 18, 2021 Competition Discord Vote due by November 14th 23:59 PST
Final Submissions Due OPTION 1 November 18, 2021 11:59 PM Compete Final Submission Date for Sponsor Design Competition - Ends mid-week
Head-2-Head Competition - Final Round Artist Recordings November 19, 2021 Competition Recorded Submissions due by November 19th 23:59 PST Top 2 artists compete in round 2 | Names TBD
Key Note 2: Kick off POAPathon Best in Show Competition / POAPathon Submissions
(Live Stream) November 19, 2021 6:00 PM Keynote Recap of the submissions / Celebration of participation Wraithers
Head 2 Head Design Competition - Final Round Artist
(Pre-Recorded Live Stream) November 21, 2021 Competition Livestreams starting at 12PM UTC and going through out the day Top 2 artists compete in final round | Names TBD
POAPathon Side Chat - Utility
(Live Stream) November 22, 2021 5:00 PM
Sponsor Award Submissions Due November 22, 2021 3:00 PM Sponsor Award Submissions Due
Award Presentation Sponsor Whale Group 1
(Live Stream) November 23, 2021 3:00 PM Awards Volatility | Theta
Balancer | SolarCurve
Eco | Dave
Carbon Utility Token | Dark Knight
Award Presentation Sponsor Whale Group 2 + UMA
(Live Sream) November 23, 2021 7:00 PM Awards Sushi | Tangle
Mythereum | CCash
Beefy | Wraithers
UMA | Fruity Cup
Award Presentation Sponsor Group 3
(Live Sream) November 24, 2021 3:00 PM (EST) Awards Harvest | Poopster
Qi Dao | Nacho
Moonpot | Wriathers - Mooncow
Space Ventures | Aaron
Grid+ | JT
Keynote 3: The POAPathon Finale November 24, 2021 7:00 PM Awards
So, are you ready to join the next wave in crypto? At the moment, as quadratic voting has some limitations, there are projects working on POAP related voting, even governance for the next generation DAOs. Definitely a subject worth learning about it a bit more.
That being said, today I tried to make my first POAP, entering to POAPathon. Harvest Finance was one of the obvious choices.
And of course, the second, as I just realised the requirements (500 pcx, round shape). As I am aiming to become a SuperUMAn (more about this initiative on UMA discord channel) I was doing something related to the iconic UMA chicken and my feelings towards the UMA community.
That's all for today.
All the best,
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