POAP is an ethereum-based protocol that event organizers use to generate unique proof of attendance NFTs. Each NFT badge enables attendees to prove they were actually at the virtual or in-person event.
POAPs serve as another marker for participation in a community. They help to timestamp your journey and prove your involvement over time. The best part is they help to commemorate in-person experiences as well! These can come in handy for various airdrops, governance polls, or even DAO interviews.
To get the most value out of POAPs, event organizers must prevent non-attendees from receiving POAPs. This puts a lot of pressure on them to ensure only those that are eligible to receive a POAP get one. This is hard to scale. After a recent attempt by bad actors to fraudulently mint counterfeit POAPs, the POAP team shared plans to lean into a verification program for issuers. This requires applying directly on the site for all new events.
Browse upcoming events by visiting the official POAP events panel.