The secret is out!
POAP Secrets allow collectors to mint a POAP by inputting a “Secret” word or phrase directly into the POAP app. When the correct word is entered, the POAP is magically minted!
With so many people (and bots) scouring the internet for POAPs, it can be difficult to ensure your POAPs are only collected by those that were actually present and eligible. Our latest app update combats this issue and makes it easier to properly distribute your POAPs when using the Secret distribution method.
As we’ve blogged about, Secrets can be the best distribution method for audio events such as Twitter Spaces and Discord calls. Also check out our previous Discourse post that lays out some best practices and guidelines for using Secrets.
What’s changing (and why)?
The minting process for POAP Secrets has been “gamified.” Now, after someone enters the correct Secret into their mobile app, they will have to play a short numbers game in order to receive their POAP.
There is a two-minute window to complete the game. After perhaps a little trial and error, real humans should have no problem completing the game in time. Bots (or humans trying to use multiple devices), on the other hand, will find themselves wrecked.
POAPs are precious digital collectibles. You should have to put in some work to get one. Now with Secrets, you have to work a little harder. And with that work, you are contributing to the overall health of the Proof of Attendance Protocol by making it more sybil-resistant, and thus a more reliable record of our collective memories.
What about those that can’t complete the game?
POAP is a firm believer in being inclusive to all humans. If you have community members who will have a notably difficult time completing the game due to extenuating circumstances, be sure to request a few additional mint links to give to them personally!
What are your thoughts? Tell us below!
- What do you think of the new changes from the perspective of a collector? Of an issuer?
- Do you have other ideas for how POAP Secrets could be made more sybil-resistant?
- What about general ideas for how to distribute POAPs in a more secure or efficient manner?
- Leave any other thoughts you have below; all feedback is greatly appreciated.