Have you ever wanted to provide proof that you were at a certain event? Now you can with something known as POAP. This unique proof of attendance protocol can provide a way for you to create a digital badge as proof of attendance for one of your NFT projects.
At Token Page, we always look for the latest innovations that can help you as an NFT project creator. POAP can be one of the many valuable ways that you can create excitement and fun around your NFT project.
What is POAP?
POAPs are digital mementos that are available through the POAP app and can be downloaded via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
POAP stands for Proof-of-Attendance Protocol. This is a digital badge that creates proof that you had attended a virtual or a physical event. POAPs are created using the POAP app available through this link. There are many ways that you can use POAP in an NFT project. For instance, you can use POAP as a prerequisite for someone who fulfills a mission to gain rewards. POAP are valuable for the end-user as a sort of keepsake or proof that they have attended an event.
Later on, we will discuss the many ways that you can use POAP in your NFT projects. However, one example that we wanted to point out here is a way to use POAP as a way to incentivize people to attend events in order to receive a free NFT for your project.
How a POAP Works
You may be wondering how exactly a POAP creates proof that someone has attended an event. The technology underlying a POAP involves the Ethereum sidechain known as xDai. Unlike the Ethereum blockchain, there is virtually no gas fee on xDai.
When someone attends an event, they receive a POAP NFT. The POAP will likely be valuable to the person who receives it. Also, the POAP can be resold on the secondary market. However, this is not really common right now.
Examples of POAP event badges
Examples of POAPs
There are potentially many ways that you can utilize POAPs. Here are some of the most popular ways that POAPs are being used today:
You can create a POAP as a new release for your NFT project. For example, if someone wants to purchase or receive the NFT, they have to attend a certain event in the virtual world or in real life. This could create a way for your audience to take action. This can be an excellent way to market your next NFT drop.
You can simply provide a POAP NFT as a gift for attending an event. Many people would find lots of value in an NFT project that is frequently giving out gifts to its members. This can also foster lots of goodwill towards your project.
You can also create a POAP as a way to commemorate an event. For example, you can give out POAPs for those who attend either a virtual or real-life meet-up of your NFT community.
There are many people in the NFT community who are big collectors. Therefore, they will want any NFT or gift pertaining to a project. For example, if Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) was giving away POAPs, then you can be sure that thousands of its members will attend any event to make sure that they collect a POAP from BAYC.
Why Collect a POAP?
As an NFT creator, there are a number of ways that you can use POAPs to help create more utilization for your project. Here is a look at the many ways that you can utilize a POAP:
Just about all NFT projects will have proposals and votes. Therefore, you can create a POAP where people who attend a certain event will have the right to vote on a project. This can help you have more informed voters on a project.
For example, you can have NFT members vote on an expansion of a virtual world project. However, the only ones who can vote are the ones who visit a prototype of the virtual world that is actually being proposed.
You can also use POAPs as a way to create VIP access to certain events. For example, let’s say that you want to create a real-life or virtual club for your NFT project. You can use a POAP as a sort of invitation in order to gain entry to the club.
Private chat rooms
Many people like the idea of communicating in private chat rooms where certain ideas can be discussed among a smaller circle of people. You can use a POAP as a sort of pass key to get into the private chat room.
This allows you to have better control over who gets to attend certain conversations. This can also help you foster a stronger NFT community.
You can also use POAPs as a way to decide who gets to participate in a project’s next airdrop. For example, let’s say you want people to attend a certain real-life or virtual event.
You can offer people an airdrop if they attend. A POAP provides proof of who actually attended the event.
You can also use a POAP as a way to organize a giveaway. For instance, you can give away a number of your NFTs. However, those who are eligible for the giveaway need to attend a certain event. The POAP provides proof that the individuals are eligible for the giveaway.
A POAP may also have value on the secondary market. Right now, POAPs are not big sellers on the secondary market.
However, that could change soon as the concept of POAPs becomes more widely known.
How to Claim a POAP
Now that you know about the value of a POAP it is time to know how they work. First, we are going to take a look at how one can claim a POAP. The process is rather simple.
A POAP NFT can be claimed by entering a code at a specific virtual or physical location
Log Into the POAP
In order to claim a POAP, you will have to long into the POAP app. After you have logged into the app, you will click or tap on the Mint button. From there, you will be prompted to enter either a secret word, QR code, or a secret code which is provided at the location.
Using Your Email Address
If you do not have your wallet address handy, then you can claim a POAP using your email address. However, you should be aware that we are not minting the POAP at that time. You will have to mint the POAP when you have your wallet address.
How to Create a POAP
In order to create your POAP, you will need to use the POAP app. On the app, you will go to the Create a POAP area of the app. From there, you will be able to create your POAP.
Be aware that there is a 24-hour lead time for the creation of the POAP. Therefore, you will need to create your POAP 24 hours before the actual event takes place.
POAP Creation Tips
If you are planning on creating a POAP for a future event, then there are certain things that you should keep in mind in order to create something that the collectors will love:
Make the POAP desirable
The POAP is an NFT. Therefore, you should make sure that it is well designed and it fits in the overall aesthetics of your project. For instance, if you are creating a cat-themed NFT, then the POAP should build on that theme.
Create real value In the POAP
People will like POAPs just because they are an NFT. However, if you really want to encourage people to attend an event, then you should let future attendees know that the POAP will create a number of benefits. For instance, you can give the POAP owner voting rights, entry to a private chat room, or an entry to a giveaway. You may even want to consider conducting a poll to see what type of incentive your audience will want.
Make sure that your audience understands what a POAP is
POAPs are a new concept. Therefore, many people in your audience may not know what exactly a POAP is. If you want, you should provide a link to this article to help explain the concept. Overall, the audience should understand three things about POAP:
- POAPs are NFTs
- You can claim a POAP by attending a certain real-life or virtual event
- The POAP carries its own unique benefits
Marketing Your POAP
There are a number of ways that you can market your event to incentivize those to collect your POAP badge. Of course, you can use your Twitter and Discord NFT project accounts. You can also advertise on our Token Page. We get lots of NFT traffic to our page and it can help drive new interest to your NFT project.
The Token Page is one way to gain a large audience for your events where attendees can claim POAP badges
POAPs are one of the most exciting new innovations to come to the world of NFTs. You can now create an exciting incentive for your NFT members or future NFT owners to attend certain events in the real world or the virtual world.
At Token Page, we will be covering the future growth of POAPS. So be sure to bookmark our homepage to see how you can make the most of POAPs on your future NFT projects.