The Maker community is extremely excited to announce the arrival of our new Badges!
Created by members of the Community Development team to help personalize interactions between community members in the Maker Forum, the first release includes 33 badges that can be earned for taking actions relating to Dai and Governance. IF there are badges you know should be released that you are not receiving, please post about it in our Github, here.
Badges in Discourse, the software used to power the Maker Forum, are normally used for likes on posts and receiving feedback on your posts but our new Badges enable community members to demonstrate their participation in various aspects of MakerDAO.
Read on to learn more about what badges are available, how they were created, and where you can go to redeem them.
MakerDAO Community Badges
On-chain polling is used to understand the sentiment of token holders toward implementing and changing risk parameters.
Vote on a Governance Poll to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered; vote on another 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 polls to redeem all (currently) available.
Governance is able to implement progressive changes while protecting the system from unintended changes, using Continuous Approval Voting.
Vote on an Executive Proposal to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered; vote on another 5, 10, 20, or 50 Executive Proposals to unlock all of the badges!
Send 10 Dai
Sending Dai is the backbone of the decentralized ecosystem.
Send 10 Dai (from your compatible web3 wallet) for gifts, rent, or returning the favor to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered, send 20 or 100 Dai to redeem the next badges!
Bite an Unsafe Vault
In order to keep Dai stable, MKR holders need to ensure collateral can be swiftly swapped to repay Dai debt.
Help maintain the system by biting a vault that is below the required collateralization ratio to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered; bite another 10, 50, or 100 vaults to redeem further badges!
Accrue 1 Dai in the DSR
Accruing Dai in the Dai Savings Rate (DSR) is a great way to earn while maintaining the value of your holdings.
You can start accumulating with Dai from an exchange.
Accrue 1 Dai by locking Dai in Oasis Save to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered, the next levels are earning in DSR for 3 months and for 6 months.
Bid on a Collateral Auction
Once unsafe vaults are bitten, the collateral is swapped for Dai to pay back the outstanding debt.
Bid on a collateral auction from a liquidated vault to unlock this achievement.
This badge is tiered; bid on another 5, 10, or 25 auctions to unlock further achievements!
Making The Badges
The Badges are created using a modified version of ERC721 based on a special form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) called Unique Non-Transferrable NFTs (NTNFTs).
Like NFTs, NTNFTs can’t be divided into parts the way “regular” cryptocurrencies can. Unlike NFTs, however, NTNFTs can’t be transferred from one address to another after they’ve been distributed.
The goal of this project is to increase community engagement by gamifying interactions between the people of MakerDAO.
Badges aren’t just a fun way to tell how different community members participate in MakerDAO, they provide a basis for different forms of coordination around things like leaderboards, vote delegation, and communication in the Maker Forums.
To learn more about this project and how the badges are created, please visit the Readme on Github.
How to Redeem Your Badges
These badges are now available for redemption via the Maker Forum.
Redeeming badges does tie the address(es) used to participate in MakerDAO and use Dai to the username you use in the Maker Forum. The risk is that a researcher can deduce the likelihood of an address and username being connected based on the badges claimed.
Here’s how to claim your badge(s):
Click on your avatar at the top-right corner of the page.
Click your username in the top-left corner of the pop-up menu.
At the bottom of the “Preferences” page is a button that says “Import Maker Badges.”
Click “Import Maker Badges.”
Connect to MetaMask and sign the transaction.
Signing the transaction unlocks your badges, the signing address qualifies. You do have to use the same wallet that is connected to the Governance Portal.
You may need to refresh the page. Signing the contract twice won’t cause an issue but won’t change the status either.
You should receive a notification with a link confirming you’ve received your Badge(s). Please note that it may take several minutes for the system to process your claim.
Finding the Badges
- Click the 3-bar menu icon next to your picture/name in the top right corner. This opens a small menu that includes a “Badges” button.
Select “Badges” to see all of the badges that are available as well as ones you’ve already obtained.
Clicking a specific badge on this page will display all of the users who have obtained the badge.
Share Your Feedback
Have comments, questions, or other feedback you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments below or reach out to the #community-development channel on Maker Chat. You can also report bugs or other issues on our Github, here.