The MintKudos team has been quietly developing for a while, and we’re excited to share that we’re officially in beta! Anyone can now mint a soulbound (non-transferable) token to capture, recognize, and celebrate community contributions using Kudos!
By minting Kudos tokens, you can build your on-chain identity and provide important context on what you’ve done, who you worked with, and which community you participated in... all with a celebratory twist!
And yes, gas (on-chain transaction fees) are completely on us, so Kudos is 100% free! We’re on Polygon so you’ll be able to see your Kudos on Opensea, Rarible, and more.
Want to try minting a Kudos? Follow the guide below 👇
The problem our team heard over and over again was the issue of talent management and identity rooted in the pseudonymous state of web3:
We built MintKudos to turn your off-chain contributions, achievements, and endorsements into your on-chain reputation.
MintKudos is built with three key ingredients:
Ultimately, MintKudos creates a world where the reputation you’ve built, accomplishments you’ve achieved, and contributions you’ve made are fully owned by you regardless of how pseudonymous you want to be and which communities you take part in.
Whether you’re in a DAO or a company, if you’re a community-builder that’s focused on building community engagement, give Kudos to document and show appreciation for active contribution as well as participation. Later on, when community members want to step up for more involvement, you can check their beautiful log of accomplishments to help inform your prioritization.
When you claim a Kudos that someone sent you, that Kudos becomes part of your online, decentralized identity. Over time, a collection of Kudos can become strong signals for community engagement and hiring.
We’re frequently asked “can I send myself a Kudos?” The answer is always YES. Whether you contributed to a project that you’re proud of or just got your first job in web3, give yourself a pat on the back and engrave it on the blockchain forever by sending yourself a Kudos!
You can give Kudos to your team, another group of people, or yourself! Here are some ways Kudos is already being used:
In celebration of GenieXYZ’s new marketplace launch, EmilyNFT gave out Kudos to her entire company to commemorate everyone’s hard work and involvement.
Metaintro’s one and only Lacey has been shouting out engaged contributors from her Discord community.
Rohan and Peter at Alchemy gave out participation prizes to all of their employees during a recent internal hackathon.
Have an important occasion coming up? Want special designs for your community? Ping us on Discord or DM us on Twitter, and we can design a custom Kudos for you! You can also book some time with the team here.
The MintKudos experience is just getting started! In the coming weeks, we’ll be working on ways to reduce the friction of giving and claiming Kudos even if you don’t know someone’s ETH address via Twitter and Discord handles! We’re also working on a Discord bot so community members can recognize each other’s efforts without leaving their conversation.
Thank you to all our early supporters for ideating and alpha testing with us — huge Kudos to all of you! In the past couple of weeks, we’ve fixed dozens of bugs and papercuts to make the Kudos creation and claim experience as smooth as possible. The Kudos team is now ready to share the product more broadly with the world! If you have any questions and would like to directly connect with the team, we’re just a Zoom or Discord call away.
P.S. We’re hiring across community & engineering! If you love what we’re doing, please reach out via Twitter!