It's a system that event organizers can easily use to distribute attendance crypto-badges to people that show up, a tool for attendees to display and share the badges they have obtained and an open standard for Dapp developers to build on top of.
If you have 5 whole minutes, you can watch @gomox_ar explain POAP at an EthCC Lightning Talk in March 2019
Here are some things that could happen when you obtain POAP badges:
- Collect cool badges
- Impress your crypto buddies(*)
- Enter a Lambo giveaway(*)
(*) Results not guaranteed. Any expectations of recognition, prizes, privileges or earnings are your own.
How you actually get the badges depends on the alternative(s) chosen by the event organizer to attest your presence.
Current options include:
Batch delivery of badges
(if you gave a wallet address when you signed up, an organizer can airdrop you a badge)
(an organizer can scan your wallet address and send you a badge on the spot)
Self service claim
(an intranet-only Dapp that is available within the event's WiFi will give you your badge)
If you want to use POAP to distribute attendance badges at your event, contact us so we can hook you up. All you need to provide is a badge design and some event metadata (event name, location, date).
POAP is free! It's an open source community initiative.