Coinbase Community Analyst Program

Coinbase is delighted to announce the launch of the Community Analyst Program, a.k.a. the CAP Program. This is a new and exciting way for students, professionals and community members who share our core beliefs to contribute to Coinbase’s mission to increase economic freedom.

If you are crypto-native, crypto-passionate or insatiably crypto-curious, this is an opportunity to get involved in the fast-paced crypto industry.You will gain a foundation of meaningful experiences and relationships to build-on!

So let’s cover the basics: the Why, Who, What, Where and When?

Why Become a Community Analyst?

With the cryptocurrency industry evolving rapidly, Coinbase’s goal to help bridge crypto and the mainstream will become even more important. As such, we are launching a Community Analyst program to provide a platform for crypto-passionate individuals to launch their crypto careers, either at Coinbase or elsewhere in the space. At Coinbase, we believe it’s our responsibility to be good stewards of the space, which means developing the next generation of leaders and elite talent to drive growth for the wider industry. This will help accelerate wider industry growth.

As a Community Analyst, you will be on the front lines collecting information and signals from community hotspots, in-person events and/or conferences as well as public online resources (including the blockchain). Some benefits of the program include:

  • An hourly wage & Coinbase gear!
  • Opportunity to influence Coinbase initiatives
  • Further career development opportunities
  • Build relationships within your cohort and in the crypto community
  • Opportunities to meet and get to know the Coinbase team

Who Is Eligible for the Program?

Any university students, graduate degree students, full-time professionals or crypto community members are encouraged to apply. Community Analysts will be part-time contractors. Depending on company needs and candidate fit, Coinbase may extend summer internships or full-time offers.

What is Required of a Community Analyst? Where is the program held?

You need to be crypto-native or crypto-passionate and insatiably curious. The program is fully remote. Duties will include both virtual and real-world components, such as:

  • Embedding into crypto communities, participating and building relationships in community hot-spots throughout Discord, Telegram, Twitter, and other outlets.
  • Generating periodic reports or research analysis on emerging trends, community sentiment and grassroots activities.
  • Attending in-person meetups or crypto industry conferences as needed.
  • Average commitment of 10–15 hours per week.

You will update the Coinbase team during bi-weekly check-up calls and keep us updated on your progress via group chats. We expect Community Analysts to be self-motivated and dedicated to producing measurable results.

When does the program start?

The inaugural program cohort will be rolled out from January 2022 lasting through May 2022, and will be termed the “Spring Cohort”. A Fall cohort is scheduled for September 2022 to December 2022. Spring and Fall cohorts are expected to occur every year the program is active.

How do I join?

To join, you must first fill out the application form here. Those interested should have a basic familiarity with the cryptocurrency industry and blockchain space. If selected, you will have a call with our partners to ensure our goals and expectations are aligned. If you advance through the phone screening process, the onboarding process will begin — more details will be shared at that time.

Becoming a Community Analyst leads to opportunities to expand your role, such as potential summer internship offers, full-time offers or even opportunities developing within the communities you engage in. More information about opportunities to join a Coinbase summer internship or full-time offer will be given upon successful completion of the program. Note: Community Analysts will be contracted through a third party and will not be engaged as Full Time Employees of the company.


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Reddit launches waitlist for site-wide expansion of ‘Community Points’

Reddit has launched a new website allowing mods and users to sign their subreddits up for the new ‘Community Points’ token rewards program.

Reddit has launched a waitlist for the upcoming site-wide expansion of its Ethereum-based ‘Community Points’ token rewards program, as well as a dedicated website.

The social media platform, which runs on upvotes that earn users’ karma scores, first dabbled in crypto token rewards in Dec 2019, when it launched Ethereum-based token rewards called “Donuts” in the r/Ethtrader subreddit.

In May 2020, the platform expanded the reward program to the r/Cryptocurrency subreddit with “Moons,” and r/FortniteBR with “Bricks” on an Ethereum testnet.

Now, the program will be rolled out as an opt-in feature for subreddits across the entire platform. Similar to karma, Redditors will be able to earn Community Points by making contributions to a subreddit, such as creating and uploading valuable content, or volunteering to moderate the community.

While the points remain in their beta phase, Reddit has “strongly advised to exercise caution.” Selling, exchanging or trading the points are against the site’s rules.

Reddit stated: “This kind of behavior is very risky while Points are on a testnet — Points can be lost or they may not be migrated over to the main Ethereum network.”

The Community Points program is currently being run on the Rinkeby testnet version of the Ethereum blockchain, with plans to migrate to the Ethereum mainnet using Eth layer-2 scaling solution Arbitrum.

Despite Reddit’s warnings, owners of the trial token rewards have been able to devise a convoluted plan to trade the tokens for fiat.

Once the reward system moves to the mainnet, the tokens are likely to be able to be swapped, held or traded on crypto trading platforms like any other ERC-20 token.

Both users and mods are able to sign up for the waitlist and request the Community Points feature to be added to their subreddit once the beta program goes live.

Each subreddit that participates in the program will be able to create “Special Memberships,” which users can purchase with their points. These memberships unlock features like badges, GIFs and animated emojis.

The program will also introduce a “weighted polls” feature, which will give a larger voice to users who have more Community Points, and therefore are active contributors in the subreddit.

The new website explains: “Community Points are a measure of reputation in your community. In the subreddit, they are displayed next to usernames, so the biggest contributors stand out from the crowd.”

Tokens will be stored on-chain in their personal “Vault,” where they can view, send and use their community points within the Reddit app. Because the points are on the blockchain, users can take their “reputation” and embed it anywhere on the internet.

Related: Reddit to reportedly tokenize karma points and onboard 500M new users

Reddit held a “Scaling Bake-Off” competition to choose an Ethereum scaling solution for the program in Aug. 2020. Arbitrum was selected as the top pick the following July 2021.

Reddit has not yet provided a timeline for the project. The social media platform is also working on building an NFT marketplace.

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Free TON, From an Abandoned Project to the Frontier of PoS Networks

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