Unikname Community Bounty Program

10 June 2020 | Authentication, Cybersecurity, News

Charlène Demaret

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Bounty program

Since Unikname has been in existence, we have always made it a point of honor to exchange with the community. Indeed, we believe that it is thanks to your feedback, but also to your mobilization, that the project will succeed! That’s why we have decided to launch a Community Bounty Program with UNS tokens to win.

Presentation

The idea behind the Community Bounty Program is to make you participate actively in the development of the Unikname project but also in its whole ecosystem. Thus, you will be able to obtain UNS by participating in tasks that may concern :

Conditions

During the entire duration of the Community Bounty Program, rewards will be distributed after validation by a member of the Unikname project. Thus, it will remain at the discretion of the project to validate or not a task, depending on the performance level of the realization.

Also, the program has no fixed duration for the moment. Nevertheless, if it changes, you will be notified.

Finally, all your tasks will have to be posted on our forum in the Community Bounty section! This will allow us to inspect them, validate them, and reward you. There is a sample topic on the forum to guide you on what to provide.

Funds’ origin

All rewards will be paid in UNS token, our native protocol token to our blockchain uns.network. These won’t come out of anywhere. Indeed, 3 delegates are dedicated to this in our blockchain protocol.

Out of the 23 delegates that make up the chain, we have 10 individual delegates, 10 organization delegates, and 3 network delegates.

These network community delegates are therefore three in number as seen in the diagram and are as follows:

 

UNS Labs and UNS Bounty will be dedicated to helping the developers around our project. But today, it’s UNS Support that interests us.

All UNS tokens issued and mined by network delegates (UNS Support) will be 100% allocated to rewarding the community for their help to the project. In addition, the @UNS wallet will provide token UNS Support to found the Community Bounty Program if necessary.

Now that the conditions of this program have been explained, let’s get to the heart of the matter: rewarded work!

Light feedback about one of our products — 500 UNS (or a 8+ character @unikname)

You have tried a product from our ecosystem (the mobile application, installing a node, trying to connect with your @unikname, …) and you have a comment to make on it? Whether positive or negative, we are always interested in knowing your feedback! Go on the forum, create a topic following the current model, and give your opinion in a few lines!

Complete feedback about one of our products — 5000 US (or a 6+ character @unikname)

Here we are in the same case as above: you give us feedback. However, this feedback will have to be much more extensive.

The idea is to give us constructive feedback on elements to change, modify, create, improve.

Do you find a manipulation complex, or even not ergonomic? Have you found a bug? Come and tell us!

The feedback will have to be detailed and constructive enough for our teams to reproduce the situation.

In order to be validated, this feedback must be accompanied by all the information requested in the model topic on the forum.

Short text redaction — 5000 UNS (or a 6+ character @unikname)

Do you feel like writing for our project? That’s good, we’re looking for writers!

By short text, we mean simple articles like:

  • Tutorial on how to use a product
  • News about Unikname
  • Demonstration of one of our products

This article has to be published in your name. It could be on your personal website, on Medium, or any other platform!

Long text redaction — 10 000 UNS (or a 6+ character @unikname)

Within the framework of the long texts, we expect articles of reflection and research, which are detailed and worked on.

Here are some examples:

  • Long-form on our project
  • Comparison with other solutions
  • Study cases

This article has to be published in your name. It could be on your personal website, on Medium, or any other platform!

Article translation — 1 UNS per word

Some of our articles are written in French and not in English, as the whole Unikname team is based in France.

If you wish, you can translate these contents into English. Pricing is then based on the number of words present in the original article.

 

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