How to pass Gitcoin Grants 18 score threshold?
The latest Gitcoin Grants 18 is coming! By achieving a score of 20 or more on Gitcoin Passport and making a small donation, anyone can participate in distributing matching funds to their favorite projects.
The Gitcoin Passport score is designed to ensure that a donating wallet address is controlled by a unique human. But how does it achieve this? After all, anyone could generate numerous wallet addresses in a matter of seconds!
The wallet address is linked to some criteria in Gitcoin Passport. By achieving a score of 20, the wallet address is viewed as an individual and eligible for matching funds.
That doesn’t sound viable to me, more of like a cat-and-mouse game. I may have created a few online identities, and I know that some marketing companies are doing so for their business. However, it seems to be working on Gitcoin for several years now.
Here’s how to embrace Your uniqueness (no it isn’t), based on the Gitcoin Passport score list:
As a web2 person, link your Google + Facebook + Twitter (X, sounds like a fake name) + Discord + Coinbase + GitHub + LinkedIn. Now you’re getting 19.007 points at maximum for free, bravo!
As a web3 person, guild.xyz is the lowest hanging fruit. Just make sure to link your social accounts before pressing “Join Guild to get roles”, which would make you less confused (and waiting, probably). But this task of being “Member of more than 5 guilds and more than 15 roles” only gives you 0.689 points.
You’re familiar with the rules, aren’t you? Just paying! By having an NFT on Ethereum (usually you have to pay the noble gas fee), purchasing an ENS domain, minting a Lens Handle (no you can’t… Lens Profile is limited for
marketingreasons), buying and staking “Gitcoin (GTC)”, bridging assets to zkSync. Now you’re having 13.58 points!
If you possessed at least 32 ETH and made a few transactions, there’s additional 9.16 points for you. Money talks!
The notion of "proving your uniqueness while safeguarding your privacy" might appear paradoxical. From my perspective, this embodies the concept of distributed trust. There are several platforms catering to this approach, such as BrightID, Proof of Humanity, Holonym, Idena, Civic, which give you up to 21.299 points. Pretty juicy, right?
I recommend getting a Civic CAPTCHA Pass, by just doing a CAPTCHA and get 1 point. On Idena, creating a web wallet, joining the short validation session, and verifying back on Gitcoin Passport shall give you some points, 0.51 for Newbie state I guess? I just failed to verify because Gitcoin Passport just announced that it will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.
That’s for today! What do you think about the verification process?