September 13th, 2022. Orange Protocol and talentDAO announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will engineer a community-reviewed newsletter platform filled with fact-finding investigations, analysis, and experimentation of web3 data. This project was made possible by the use of reliable reputational model technology.
The agreement brings together a sustainable development of programs integrated with trust and behavior incentivizing mechanisms with limitless possibilities in research publicity. Orange provides reputational management systems, whereas talentDAO generates informative and essential findings relevant to modern-day data.
“Working with a flexible reputation protocol like Orange has enabled us to experiment quickly and explore the new frontier of possibilities non-transferable reputation NFT’s enable,” said saulthorin, founder of talentDAO. “This will be the first of many reputation modules talentDAO will drop with Orange Protocol. As our research and thinking evolves so will how we measure reputation.This is a project that’s never actually finished but gets continuously refined as time goes on.”
Orange Protocol and Aave Grants DAO will be kicking off a reputation-based NFT campaign to reward Aave community members and highlight potential use cases for portable reputation models. The Aave Grants DAO Drop will begin on August 23rd at 10 AM UTC, at which point users will be able to claim their reputation-based NFTs.
The campaign represents a significant use case demonstration of Orange Protocol’s capability of minting NFTs as verifiable credentials (VCs) based on reputation models. These VCs enable cross-chain, portable reputation systems for Web3 projects and communities of all kinds. It’s also the first time that the Aave community can be retroactively rewarded for a variety of activities.
“Aave Grants DAO is excited to support Orange Protocol as they build a trustless, decentralized, and portable reputation system for Web3,” says the Aave Grants team. “Their forthcoming integration with Aave will give the community deeper insights into the borrowing, lending, and repayment behaviors of users at the wallet level. This knowledge will help the Aave ecosystem better tailor its product offerings and marketing messaging more effectively.”
August 16th, 2022 — Orange Protocol is launching Orange Protocol Genesis Drop NFT campaign on the Polygon network. The campaign will commence on August 16th at 1PM UTC, when Polygon users will be able to claim their Orange Protocol Genesis Drop NFT and be entered for a chance to win $400 in USDT.
The agreement brings together the most critical Web3 portable reputation standard with the most thriving Ethereum ecosystem. The Orange Drops Genesis NFT collection showcases how DAOs and Web3 communities can grow through reputation-based NFT campaigns. Launching these capabilities on Polygon showcases how reputation models and systems can be implemented with fast throughput speeds and low gas fees.
Users of the Polygon network and community members of Polygon DAO will simply need to complete a few basic tasks on the Orange Drops Genesis NFT campaign page during the first phase. During the second phase, winners will be selected to win a portion of the $400 in USDT prize pot.
July 29th , 2022 — Orange Protocol is rolling out a striking new feature that will enable projects to reward community members and contributors based on reputation. The Orange Drops will also enable reputation-based social NFT campaigns to enhance community engagement and incentive alignment.
With Orange Protocol, reputation can be reflected in a variety of ways, including things like the length of NFT holding history and volume of on-chain activity. Orange Drops gives DAOs and Web3 communities the ability to incentivize beneficial behaviors of community members with reputation-based NFTs, while enabling users to manage reputation in a single place: Orange.
Orange Protocol integrates DeWork as a data model provider to enable portable reputation for Web3 workers.
Working in Web3 requires the ability to contribute, create, and be compensated based on one’s identity and carefully cultivated reputation. And as contributions increase, so will the need for better platform capabilities in things like token payments, bounties, and credentialing. That’s why Orange Protocol is collaborating with DeWork to make Web3 work more meaningful and rewarding.
DeWork is a Web3 native project management for Web3 that allows projects and DAOs to achieve their objectives more efficiently and allow new contributors to locate new tasks and bounties to which they’d like to contribute. And as DeWork data models become available in the Orange Reputation Studio, it will provide even more meaningful ways for Web3 workers to leverage their reputations.
As research-oriented DAOs and Decentralized Science (DeSci) become increasingly prevalent in Web3, questions around rewards, incentives, and participation become that much more relevant. That’s precisely why Orange Protocol is collaborating with TalentDAO — one of the leading communities in decentralized social science research — to utilize reputation in novel ways to incentivize researchers and community members.
As TalentDAO exists as a community of organizational scientists, strategists and researchers, implementing systems for individuals to build and maintain reputation becomes increasingly paramount. Orange is here to help TalentDAO build the world’s first decentralized community-reviewed publication protocol for the social sciences. And collectively, we can apply what we learn to help the larger DAO, DeSci, and Web3 ecosystems thrive.
Here’s how TalentDAO is implementing reputation-based NFTs to enhance their community and how such systems enhance trust and efficiency in Web3 communities, especially in DeSci research.
Reputation is a powerful — yet at times ambiguous — concept in the field of science and scientific research.
Scientific research has historically been a highly centralized endeavor, with universities, foundations, and major corporations all setting the agenda. The reputations of individual researchers are often at stake, and can significantly affect what research is conducted and how much funding they receive.
However, the notion of how scientific research is conducted is being turned on its head by Decentralized Science (DeSci). When research in DeSci is conducted by Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), it unlocks a new slew of possibilities for researchers. And with this comes the need for reputational systems and models to replace the role and function of professional notoriety that hinders Web 2.0 era research.
Orange Protocol believes that reputation systems, mechanisms, and credentials are critical for the next iteration of Web3 to thrive and succeed. DeSci will become an increasingly large part of the decentralization discussion and is one of the best examples of why reputations will also become more relevant moving forward.
Incentivizing participation and governance with DAOHaus and Web3 data.
May 26th, 2022. DAOHaus and Orange Protocol have announced that the two projects will start working together with the aim of positively impacting the DAOHaus community. Reputation models enabled by Orange will allow DAOs on the DAOHaus platform to create new frameworks for governance, airdrops, and more.
The collaboration brings together innovative and seamless DAO tooling with portable on-chain reputation, resulting in better-recognized member contributions across all communities and more efficient DAO operations. With DAOHaus, users can summon a DAO in a single click, manage treasury, and employ flexible governance models.
Orange Protocol allows DAOs and Web3 communities to implement reputation systems for a variety of use cases, including non-token-weighted voting and contribution-based airdrops. DAOHaus will now become a data provider for Orange, allowing for the construction of custom reputation models via the Orange Reputation Studio.
On-chain activity screening ensures the integrity of a massive on-chain voting initiative.
**May 11th, 2022 — **The results are in. Using Orange Procotol, VotingDAO has officially conducted and completed its Blockchain Person of the Year Award 2021 voting. This first initiative lays the groundwork for future partnerships between VotingDAO and Orange Protocol, while also showcasing voting and governance use cases for decentralized, portable reputation in Web3.
The Blockchain Person of the Year 2021 election brought together the possibility of scalable on-chain voting mechanisms with technology that ensures a one-person, one-vote election that’s more sybil-resistant than ever. VotingDAO is a global community and academic-driven organization with the vision of exploring new, scalable voting and governance opportunities in Web3.
A $20,000 grant has been awarded to help develop portable reputation for Web3.
Orange will use the grant to enhance product development and expand its footprint, while also showcasing how portable reputation can impact the Aave protocol and community. The grant brings one of the largest and most reputable DeFi protocols with Orange’s unique capabilities for generating dynamic individual reputation scores and reports.
Aave Grants is focused on building a thriving ecosystem of contributors on top of the Aave protocol. Orange is a reputation and trust minting protocol that aggregates data and Web3 reputation models to generate comprehensive reputation proofs in the form of Verifiable Credentials and NFTs.
As we head into Q2 of 2022, Orange will begin to roll out some cool new features for those building reputational models and systems on our platform. As we continue to add data sources, integrate partners, and improve usability, at Orange we always take feedback and suggestions from the community to heart with the intent of constant improvement.
With that in mind, we want to share the new product updates and features that we’ll be rolling out in April — some of which are already available. Our main focus is on making Orange user-friendly and, more functionality to the Model Explorer and adding off-chain integrations from Web2 sources for identity and reputation.
The first new feature we’re adding is a drop-down selection menu and display for data sources in the Datasets section of the Model Explorer. Blockchain, Category, and Scenario options are already available for sorting and locating datasets, and the Data Source option will make this even easier. We continue to work overtime to connect with and onboard as many key data sources as possible that will enable even more innovative models and uses for reputation within DAOs and Web3 communities.
Identity and reputation are linchpins to creating a Web3 world with trust, efficiency, and economic dynamism.
It is what we have been striving to build at Orange from day one, acting as a platform for DAOs and communities to employ reputation systems and ensure members are engaged, reliable, and most importantly, real.
Projects like Orange and BrightID are stepping forward to aid those efforts by using both on and off-chain data to produce verifiable credentials that will make Web3 identity meaningful and accurate. Towards that end, we are building tools that can verify proof of humanity, fight bots and malicious actors, and even streamline Know Your Customer (KYC).
With BrightID verification now live in the Orange Reputation Studio, Web3 identity and reputation are making significant headway toward replacing KYC. The integration also creates a more seamless identity on ramp from Web2 to Web3, while simultaneously making DAOs and communities more authentic and sybil-resistant.
March 9th, 2022 — Orange Protocol and Verse Network by STP announced today that the projects have entered into a strategic partnership that will integrate reputational models and data sources into Verse’s Layer 2 DAO tooling ecosystem.
The agreement brings together the Verse Layer 2 sidechain for DAOs with on-chain reputation scoring and reporting capabilities. The two projects can now be easily integrated via open APIs for DAOs, NFT projects, and other Web3 communities.
Verse is a censorship-resistant, high-performance interconnected cloud for next-gen DAOs and decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. Orange aggregates both on and off-chain data, enabling the creation of unique reputation reports, scores, and NFTs for each individual.
March 7th, 2022 — Orange Protocol is now making use of publicly available data from Gitcoin, one of the largest project funding communities in Web3. Reputation reports and scores for Orange Web Netizen NFTs will now incorporate user Gitcoin Grant data, a step towards building more comprehensive Web3 reputational models.
In the future, we hope that DAOs, dApps NFT projects, and Web3 communities will be able to leverage data via Gitcoin’s publicly available API in a wide variety of ways with Orange.
Gitcoin users have the chance to be rewarded for their contributions in DAOs that choose to take Gitcoin data into account. This includes voting weighting, airdrop preference, and limitless other uses. Unlike many other NFT projects, Orange NFTs are designed specifically to showcase platform functionality, specifically our Reputation Studio.
Since Orange Protocol launched last year with the mission of redefining reputation in Web3, the growth and response from individuals, communities, projects, and partners have been incredible. We’ve seen NFT communities, decentralized voting, and DeFi projects implement Orange reputation models, algorithms, and reports to make spaces fairer and reward the most passionate individuals.
But that’s just the beginning. Team Orange will be touching down at ETHDenver to show how builders and developers can use reputation scores, reports, data models, and algorithms in a wide variety of dApps and use cases.
And now that ETH Denver is nearly upon us, we want to let everyone know about why we’re going, what we have planned, and how to learn about using Orange to build reputation into whatever you’re building. We’re taking digital reputation out of the hands of centralized services and companies and placing it where it belongs, with individuals, developers, and communities themselves.
Our mission at Orange has been — and will always be — to re-define the notion of digital reputation for a more fair and free Web3. And now that the Orange Reputation Studio is live and fully functional, you can now generate various NFT-based reputation credentials to show off.
And now, based on your NFT reputation score, you can claim your very own Orange NFT in the Reputation Studio.
Here we’ll briefly explain how to generate your NFT-based credentials in the Reputation Studio and claim one of three Orange NFTs.
The term “Fairdrop” gets used more frequently today, as projects and communities experiment with ways to reward and incentivize contributors in a dynamic and equitable fashion. And while there’s still a long way to go in terms of rewarding the best users with the most tokens, recent airdrops like Ethereum Name Service (ENS), OpenDao (SOS) and LooksRare (LOOKS) show that we are, in fact, making significant progress.
ENS, for example, awarded tokens based on their own unique calculation, based on factors like how long an address has held domains and the number of days until expiry. OpenDao and LooksRare used on-chain transaction data from Open Sea to determine how many tokens airdrop recipients were eligible for.
These are tangible steps in the right direction, but there are a lot more developments happening in the areas of identity, reputation, and activity tracking that are promising to make future airdrops fairer than ever.
On-chain NFT data is about to get a lot more useful. Orange Protocol is announcing our new partnership with NFTScan — a professional NFT asset browser and data analysis platform — to utilize a broad range of spot and historical NFT data in portable reputation to give projects new tools for new value-add to engage with communities.
From airdrops to voting and governance, users will now be able to take advantage of NFTScan’s Open API, allowing for rapid NFT data customization in the decentralized reputation space.
NFT data is part of the new frontier for Web3 and can be harnessed for new, innovative, and powerful uses. Here’s why NFTScan and Orange are partnering, how we plan on breaking down the NFT data monopoly, and how to get started using NFTScan’s API.
We sat down with NEAR Co-Founder Illia Polosukhin at this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal to get his thoughts on why Web3 is fulfilling the promise of Open Web, the ongoing evolution of DAOs, and the future of decentralized reputation.
The transition from Web2 to a more open, decentralized version is well underway. And while Web3 is a term that’s becoming more ubiquitous, it doesn’t necessarily describe how the next generation of digital communities and connectivity will actually look and feel. At this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, we sat down with Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol, to get a better idea of this transition to Web3.
The decentralized, open web will force a fundamental reconsideration of how we perceive digital identity and reputation. It’s all part of a broader effort to reduce the scope of power and control that centralized data, internet, and social media conglomerates have over all aspects of people’s digital lives and personas.
Access to DeFi is about to become more accessible than ever. Until now, many DeFi borrowers have been required to use over-collateralized loans, limiting the mass adoption of cryptocurrency borrowing.
Teller, a leading algorithmic credit risk protocol for decentralized lending, is shifting that equation in favor of borrowers. By including financial reputational data as a key input, Teller’s unique algorithm presents an opportunity for DeFi to expand its use and total addressable market.
That’s precisely why Teller is partnering with Orange, to bring portable reputation to the DeFi space. Individuals can now access crypto loans based on their reputation, assets, and behaviors in the financial system to reduce the amount of collateral needed to borrow.
Today, token-based voting is the primary mechanism for deciding the direction of a DAO’s growth and development. But there are inherent flaws and inequities in this model that necessitate new solutions to create more equitable and regenerative DAO projects.
That’s why Snapshot and Orange are collaborating to bring reputation-based voting to life, giving the most loyal and active DAO contributors the biggest say. We’re making true democracy a reality in the crypto space.
The year 2021 has most decidedly been the year of the DAO. From Layer 1 protocols to DeFi and NFT projects, DAOs are playing a critical role in determining the future of just about every blockchain community and the ecosystem as a whole.
In Web3 spaces, ecosystems, and organizations, reputation is everything. And with Orange, we’re now able to take our well-earned reputations from place to place.
And as we build out the Orange community, we want to foster a sense of limitless potential applications and use cases.
But to get everyone started, here are some of the core use cases that we’ve already mapped out for Orange and where things could potentially go.
Decentralized identity (DID) has already become a key pillar of the Web3 world that developers, founders, and projects are currently building. However, DID is simply the first step towards constructing decentralized communities. Transactions and interactions can’t take place without trust. And reputation is the foundation upon which trust is based.
Bringing portable reputation to decentralized Web3 for developers and individuals is precisely why Orange Protocol exists.
Orange represents a massive sea change from how reputation is controlled, managed, and utilized. The Web2 era of centralized identity and reputation management is becoming a thing of the past, and the Orange Protocol is here to put digital reputations back in the hands of the users, builders, and developers.
Web2 was a huge leap in allowing individuals to build, craft, and curate digital reputations on various platforms. But that era is nearing an end, and Web3 promises to put us in control of — and give us ownership over — our digital reputations.
We’ll also be able to take our reputations anywhere, free of centralized control, to build stronger platforms, digital spaces, and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).
The concept of decentralized, portable reputation has been flying under the radar but is something that’s necessary for fulfilling the promise of Web3. Things like economic transactions using NFTs and DAO governance are based on trust and reputation. Once users, DAOs, and the Web3 world at large understand how portable reputation is coming to life today, use case implementation and mass adoption will become a no-brainer.