Ever seen someone wearing a t-shirt from your favorite band? Even though they are strangers, you may have felt an instant connection with this person. POAPsA digital badge type, can do the same thing.
We feel connected to people with similar interests, especially when they express it through clothing, social media, and art. As we spend more time in digital spaces, we can use it Digital assets To represent who we are, what we are interested in and what events we are involved in. We can do this by harnessing the power of POAPs.
POAP (pronounced poh-ap) isn’t just a funny-sounding word; is an acronym. Proof of attendance protocol. As the name suggests, it provides proof of attendance at something like a live or virtual event. POAPs have become digital collectors because it is human nature to value wonderful moments like concerts or festivals or special virtual events. It’s like a digital badge.
How to use POAPs
1. Community building
When people are fans of a band, genre, or movement, they feel a sense of camaraderie, an almost instant connection. They share similar interests and tastes in something. Having this in common creates a sense of community.
Naturally, humans want community because that’s how we’ve survived for millennia. POAPs are a new community token accepted as a digital seal of community membership.
2. Professional development
POAPs are a proven and transparent way of confirming your participation or attendance at a professional development class, training or other event.
POAPs can be used as a barometer of engagement and participation in the community. For example, if you have a certain number of POAPs in your wallet, it will show the amount of active participation you have.
3. Collect memories and moments
We are collectors by nature. Despite the rise of minimalism, people still love to collect things. Stamps, coins, badges, stickers, books and more. This is why many still belong to organizations and fan clubs where they gather, exchange and discuss memories.
Some people consider souvenirs as a symbol of precious time and the item seals the memory in their mind. Whatever the reason, there are still many people who enjoy collecting physical and now digital items.
4. Reward system
POAPs can be used as a reward system. Same with certificates of attendance, badges, stickers and other items that represent attendance. An event organizer can give them to attendees as a thank you or positive praise for attending an event.
Using POAPs as rewards can encourage event registration and post-event sharing.
5. Raising awareness
Event organizers are always looking for ways to gain more exposure and spread the word about their events. POAPs can be used to spread the word about an event, activity or project.
When people share on social media, for example, it increases exposure to the project/community and the event.
Obviously, there are many benefits and uses for POAPs. Here’s how to make them.
How POAPs work
POAPs exist on the Layers 2 blockchain and were originally created on the Ethereum mainnet but can now be created and distributed on the Ethereum sidechain xDAI. Although this all sounds technical, creating a POAP is not as complicated as it seems.
There are three simple steps to follow.
Design – In this step you design an image that represents your POAP. You can use software like Canva.com or software like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. These Examples of POAPs To inspire.
Image description recommendations for your POAP: 500px X 500px, less than 200kB, PNG/APNG, clear background, rounded shape.
A drop of creation – Use this feature To create and launch your POAP. You need the POAP image that you created in the first step.
Share – Once you complete step two, you will receive codes that you can share with participants for their POAPs.
The future is bright.
One of the beautiful things about the advancements in blockchain technologies is the possibilities. Many think that POAPs are more than just tracking badges. For example, imagine a world where POAPs are used as voting and governance protocols.
Hosting an event or meeting? Have fun with POAPs and make your own. Reward the audience with their own innovative and creative POAP.
Want more? Connect with NFT Plazas
Join the weekly newspaper
Join our Discord
Follow us on Twitter.
Like us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram.
*All investment/funding opinions expressed on NFT Plazas are derived from the personal research and experience of our site moderators and are intended as educational material only. Individuals should thoroughly research any product before making any investment.
Writer and author who enjoys demystifying blockchain technology topics.