About the CredSperiment

The CredSperiment is SourceCred’s experiment in “making cred real” by paying users real money based on their cred.

The basic mechanism is:

  • Ever week, we compute every user’s cred, across SourceCred’s GitHub organization and on this forum.
  • Based on the cred, we compute mana payouts for each contributor.
  • Users can then redeem mana for dollars at a rate of $1 = $100¤

You can see a record of every payout in the payouts category.

The CredSperiment also includes initiatives, which represent coordinated effort to improve SourceCred. Initiatives are important to flowing cred within SourceCred, and users will be able to commit mana to create initiative bounties.

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