Purpose of the bounty
Scams are plaguing our ecosystem, as they do the entire industry. However, as a community, we have shown time and again that we take scams seriously and strive to create a safe ecosystem for users.
This bounty proposal aims to incentivise the community, both individuals and companies, to fight against scams and protect users from falling for them. We believe that anti-scam response should be a community endeavour and this is what this proposal aims to build.
This proposal expands on the community initiative targeting scam sites that has been ongoing for several months now with high levels of success. However, the current initiative is focused only on scam sites, while overlooking other aspects of scam fighting where we could be doing more.
With this proposal we aim to create a holistic solution that addresses the problem from several aspects, while bringing awareness to the community, and educating users, of both the problems and the efforts to address them. The bounty for this proposal is meant to be open-ended, with the funds being distributed through child bounties that cover several aspects of the anti-scam response.
The tasks described in the child bounties utilise mostly off-chain tools and processes, but it is the goal of this initiative to evolve to bring as much of that as possible on-chain. These tasks came from feedback from the community and the experience garnered from the current initiative.
The child bounties will be opened gradually as potential implementers come forward, and more will almost certainly be added along the way. They are described in this proposal with varying levels of details, but all parameters of each child bounty, in terms of implementation, participation and rewards, will be defined in detail before the child bounty is opened.
And because this is an evolving process, changes to the bounties are almost certain as we gain more experience and get more feedback from the community. But the three main evolution goals of this initiative are:
- To move it on-chain as much as possible
- To have it being driven and coordinated exclusively by the community
- To become an anti-scam umbrella over the broader Polkadot ecosystem, covering parachains, other relay chains and projects
Finally, all rewards are subject to change as we evaluate the efforts needed, receive feedback from implementers, curators and the community at large, and in case the price of DOT is very low or very high for prolonged periods of time.
Details on the proposed child bounties and rewards can be found HERE