Start of our community program - Let’s grow Shiden together.
Astar is a community-driven project, and we need you to help grow our ecosystem. We have created an open community program where every community member can join and support the Astar ecosystem. You can collect points and receive rewards through dApp staking if your contributions are valid. Joining the community program as a community member is also the perfect way to show us that you are the Ambassador we need for the Astar ecosystem. It’s also the ideal way to educate yourself about Astar and the Polkadot ecosystem.
The community program consists out of two tracks:
- Community rewards: help the growth of the Astar ecosystem and get rewarded for your contributions.
- Ambassador program: become an official Ambassador for the Astar ecosystem. Only apply when you fit the criteria - read more.
We will use block rewards for the first quarter of this program. These rewards come from the dApp staking pool. The rewards are already in place through the rewards pallet. Shiden has been successfully running for a month now and we activated its block reward (inflation) on August 19th. The block reward is distributed to collators, treasury, and dApp staking addresses. Since we didn’t support dApp staking just yet (we will support this system at phase2-9), the reward is stored in this address.
A total of 10% at the end of September in our dApp wallet will be used for this program during the upcoming months. We estimate that the 10% will be around 30,000.00 SDN tokens. At the time of writing, this has a value of $175,000. The pool will be used for September, October, and November! Rewards are distributed one week after the end of every month.
Transparency is built strongly in Astar’s vision and culture. That’s why this program is based on Github because it’s fully transparent for everyone to see. Everything will be logged on Github.
How to Log a Completed Task
- Go to Issues · PlasmNetwork/growth-program · GitHub
- Create an issue with Campaign ID or Task ID. We only accept contributions linked to a campaign or task.
- Add your details or links in the issue description. NOTE: do not forget to mention your Shiden wallet address and Telegram or Discord handle with your first submission.
We will evaluate all the issues logged there, and the council assigns points. After evaluation, we will use a label, so you know that your submission is reviewed. You can follow the progress in this spreadsheet.
Labels for submissions on Github
|C1||Builders program - promote Astar with projects, developers. Create a Telegram group with you, projects leaders, Maarten, and Sota. Bonus can be applied if the project officially launches in the ecosystem.|
|C2||Community Management - only for official Ambassadors (please share your stats every month)|
Example for a campaign submission
|A1||Write blog posts about Astar/Shiden. Use your own words and share our uniqueness. Translations can be done by official Ambassadors or any translations for which an Official Ambassador is the reviewer!|
|A3||Create a video about Astar/Shiden Network.|
|A4||Organize a meetup about Astar/Shiden. e.g., Zoom meeting, AMA.|
|A5||Social engagement. Invite people to follow our Twitter, Telegram, Discord, or LinkedIn. Log your work with the following details on Github: 1. Share the post link or message link of your invitation. 2. Describe the community and its reachable audience size. *Please do not SPAM people. Be informative, friendly, and helpful. Note: Make a monthly summary and create contribution at the end of the month. Personal accounts with low interaction are not allowed.|
|A6||Tutorial / Step-by-step guides to help developers or community.|
|A7||Coding, bug hunting, development work for the Astar ecosystem.|
|A8||Freestyle, be creative and show your skills.|
Please do not spam others’ communities. We believe the magnet is to build a healthy community with a great product. Be positive, insightful, but not controversial.
Example for a task submission
It’s very important to educate yourself about the Astar ecosystem. These resources can be very helpful to make you an Astarian:
- Pitch deck - What is Astar?
- YouTube video’s.
- Articles on Medium.
- Join our community on Twitter, Telegram, Discord, and our forum.
- Watch the video about the power of WASM for a smart contract with Gavid Woods (the founder of Ethereum and Polkadot).
Every month the pool of rewards will be different because of the use of dApp staking. The amount of rewards for that month will be used to distribute amongst our Ambassadors and community members based on their contributions on Github. The amount of SDN will be posted at the end of each month.
We have created X categories and each category has a point range. Based on different parameters you receive points. Your rewards and how it’s calculated will be shared in your contribution on Github.
Categories and point range:
|A1||1 - 30|
|A2||1 - 3|
|A3||1 - 30|
|A4||1 - 30|
|A5||1 - 50|
|A6||1 - 30|
|A7||10 - no limit|
|A8||1 - no limit|