SourceCred distribution for week ending May 9th, 2021, tithe change

The weekly SourceCred payouts are here! A hosted instance of SourceCred running on the Maker forum can be found here.

For details on opting in, see Opting in to Sourcecred/Wth is SourceCred?.


In this distribution, the tithe of %5 Cred to SourceCred has been temporarily disabled due to volatility in SourceCred’s percentage of the DAI payout. tldr; in the first week the tithe was on, SourceCred received 527 DAI, which was in line with expectations, as SourceCred was owed ~4 weeks of “catchup” payments (it should settle after a couple weeks to around 5% of DAI payouts, or 250 DAI/week). However, due to unique properties of Maker’s instance and the recent spike in forum activity, we are not seeing SourceCred’s percentage decrease as fast as expected. Therefore, while we debug the tithe feature to make SourceCred’s DAI payouts more predictable, we have disabled the tithe. For the last two payouts (the weeks ending 5/2 and 5/9), SourceCred has not received payouts from the tithe. We will instead receive 5% of the DAI payouts (250 DAI) directly from Maker (GovAlpha CU) until we can resolve the issue. Note that this equates to a 5% increase in payouts to contributors, reversing the effective 5% decrease when SourceCred turned on the tithe.

:warning: (standard) WARNING: :warning: Cred scores and payouts may see volatility in the coming weeks and months as we tweak the algorithm and payout parameters. We still have a lot of work to do before the system is optimized enough to “ossify”, producing predictable payouts.


This week $5,000 worth of DAI was distributed to 97 contributors. Navigate to the DAI Accounts tab of the Maker instance to see your current DAI balance and total DAI earned.

Cred Stats

Below is a chart showing total Cred created (a proxy for work). After ranging in the ~3,500 Cred/week range for the last couple months, Cred has high an ATH of ~4,700 :chart_with_upwards_trend:.

Top Contributions

Below are the top 10 posts created last week, ranked by Cred generated.

Top Contributors

Below are the top 10 contributors last week, ranked by Cred generated.

Cred Contributor
247.3 PaperImperium
201.2 SebVentures
187.2 LongForWisdom
184.9 prose11
161.7 ElProgreso
154.1 g-dip
141.8 ultraschuppi
139.4 mrabino1
117 Aaron-Bartsch
102.6 AstronautThis

If you have any questions or concerns about the scores, data or presentation thereof, please don’t hesitate to ask!


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