Giant SourceCred Airdrop
During the "Radio show" kickoff notes, @ajbouh asked an interesting question: what if we were to pay $100k to SourceCred contributors? What impact would it have on the project, and what would we need in place before we’d feel confident doing it?
I like this as a goal to aim for. Let’s put aside the issue of raising $100k for an airdrop (nontrivial but achievable) and just focus on what we would need to confidently launch a $100k airdrop.
I would want:
- A more robust system for minting cred than purely based on node types. Ideally, we will incorporate the nascent initiatives and artifacts system, and make these important sources of cred.
- A more thorough community review of the cred distribution and weight choices, to make sure we have solid confidence in them.
- A comms strategy so that we can roll out the airdrop in a way that brings good press and awareness to the project.
- Ongoing financial backing to continue funding SourceCred at a higher level, so the airdrop isn’t a pure one-off, but more of a “catch up” payment as we switch to a generally higher level of CredSperiment funding.
- It will be nice to have a big “catch up” payment so that the people who have been working on this project (more-or-less) for free get a reward.
- It may move SourceCred above the “financial significance” threshold for some contributors, who will then devote more time and attention to the project.
- If communicated well, it could bring a lot of positive attention to the project, and create a great opportunity to put the SourceCred vision in front of more folks.
TBD. I’d like to discuss the initiative at a high level before we dive into fine-grained details.
Estimated Work (hours):
- Better cred minting
- Launch initiatives system
- Launch artifacts system
- The CredSperiment
- (meta: the CredSperiment is already “launched”, but this definitely depends on the CredSperiment, so I think it should still flow cred to the CredSperiment)
- Better tools for introspecting where cred came from
- A robust ledger with cred, attribution and payout histories
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