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Reputations in Web3
EtherScore badges can help to curate blockchains users according to their past actions. In fact, a lot of existing systems are already using such approaches as in social networks (Twitter), forums (Reddit), or collaboration platforms (Github) where trust between users can be acquired from their previous actions. While the transparency, when there is, of such systems allows anyone to dig into the user profiles to check their history, it is unfeasible on a large scale, and most known websites instead use various badges, ranks, or status to directly identify users. All these methods tend to curate communities and bring trust between users by aggregating and synthesizing user’s past experiences (which can highlight fake accounts or bad behavior).
Once profiles are curated, this creates a list of reliable users which can also be used to distribute gifts, discounts or privileges. Such lists of users were nonexistent directly on-chain, which was clearly limiting their usages in current blockchains and Dapps.
Community curation using EtherScore badges could be a solution to several existing issues related to a lack of user identification tools on Ethereum. Indeed airdrops, token sales, and DAOs governance could become more distributed among curated users by using badges as access conditions (a lot of new services can also emerge such as in DeFi with under collateralized loans but also in decentralized social networks or anything that requires mutual trust). Such techniques could lead to virtuous cycles where those ’Web3 user profiles’ help to reduce the number of scams and bring value to user’s involvement in platforms.