Week 8 DAI Distributions - SourceCred trial

The eighth week of SourceCred trial payouts are here! As it is the end of the month, those that have opted in will receive their outstanding DAI balances at the Ethereum address they provided. Payouts should go out in the next few days.

Below you can find this week’s DAI payouts, Cred scores, and the top 10 contributions of the week by Cred created.

For full scores and payout data, see this observable notebook. A hosted instance of SourceCred running on the Maker forum can be found here. Further details, including how scores and payouts are calculated, can be found in Maker SourceCred Trial.


This week $2,500 worth of DAI was distributed based on Cred scores. As seen in the table below, $1,169 worth of DAI was distributed on-chain for Cred earned in June. Note that this is well below the theoretical $20,000 worth of DAI that was budgeted. This is due to those that have not yet opted in and those exempt from the trial, which includes some Foundation employees with high Cred scores. To see the full DAI balances for all contributors (including you!) see the observable notebook.

Friendly reminder that if you haven’t opted in, your DAI balance will continue to accrue and be available for redemption on-chain until one month after the end of the trial (Sept 1st), after which it will be returned to the Foundation.

How to opt in

At the end of the month, contributors that opt in to receiving payments and have at least $10 of DAI in accrued payouts can redeem their balance for DAI on-chan. The balance available for redemption will be equal to the sum of weekly payouts posted to the forum. To opt in, please send a direct message to @sourcecred-trial-adm indicating your desire to participate in the trial and providing an Ethereum address to send payments to. Note that transactions are public and that the payment will be will be reflected in the UI (e.g. the balance); i.e. the ETH address you provide may be tied to your forum identity.

Cred scores

Below is a breakdown of Cred earned this week along with lifetime Cred scores for the top contributors.

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
36.8 @LongForWisdom
25.2 @monet-supply
22.2 @rune
19.9 @equivrel
19.3 @MakerMan
18.5 @cyrus
17.2 @befitsandpiper
16.7 @FourthStreet
16.1 @charlesstlouis
15.6 @Jtathmann

Below is a chart of the top Cred earners over the last six weeks (since the trial began).

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


One thing I’ve noticed is that some of the recent signal requests are receiving a large number of votes, but not very many likes. I’d encourage anyone that votes gives consideration to whether the signal request was useful to the community and to ‘smash that like button’ if they determine that it was.

Creating those posts and managing the process takes a reasonable amount of effort and coordination. If the community doesn’t reward those creating them, I would expect them to stop appearing so readily.