What are Proof of Attendance Protocols (POAPs)? Everything you need to know
Nowadays you can enjoy POAPs (Digital Certificates in NFT format) for attending for example concerts, a live B2M AMA – if they will announce it – a tennis match or any other event, if the organizers decide to do so.
In this article we will tell you everything you need to know about this NFT that is transforming the way you experience, remember and compensate for your attendance at an event.
What is a POAP?
Proof Of Attendance Protocol (POAP) is a protocol that creates collectible digital badges through the use of blockchain technology, or in other words, they are ERC-721 tokens created to celebrate and record attendance at an event.
One of the most interesting things is that each POAP is unique and the only way to get one is to attend the specific event.
What are they used for?
Their main function is to provide event organisers with a new way to engage and interact with their community. POAP collectors have the opportunity to mark their life experiences through POAPs and even exchange them for others.
Importantly, the POAP was designed to showcase what Ethereum can achieve and for cryptocurrency enthusiasts to demonstrate their commitment to Ethereum “before it was cool”.
Where do you get them?
As we told you at the beginning of this article, POAPs are minted as NFTs through smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and people get them every time they participate in an event, face-to-face or virtual. They function as verifiable proof that they were part of that event at the time it happened.
Furthermore, POAPs could be compared to a collection of concert or sporting event tickets, except that they are digital and secured by blockchain technology. Interesting, isn’t it?
Why collect them?
- Access to vote in DAOs and community polls
- You can receive Airdrops for being a collector
- Participation in exclusive events
What do I need to claim these POAPs?
- Download the official POAP wallet application on your mobile device.
- Have a MetaMask wallet on either web or mobile device.
Related article: How to create a wallet on Metamask?
How are POAPs distributed?
- URLs/links that are accessed to claim the POAP.
- Links via images (QR Code)
- POAP dispensers in metaverses.
Do you want your first POAP?
Did you know that…? AMA attendees will be able to get rewards in real time in the form of POAPs (Digital Certificates in NFT format).
We look forward to seeing you on July 4th at 19:00 ESP time at our B2M AMA!
We hope this article has been interesting, that it has made you curious and motivated you to look for events where you can get POAPs. We look forward to seeing you in future posts!