From the navigation bar, choose "Products" and then "Bounties".
Bounties Work Flow
Bounties can be used in two different ways:
- I am a developer looking to contribute to a project. (Contributor)
- I am an OSS project looking for talent. (Funder)
**Time left:** Amount of time to complete the bounty.
- Contest: Multiple submissions wanted, the top tier will receive a prize.
- Cooperative: Multiple contributors will make multiple submissions and funding will be split.
- Traditional: One applicant will be selected to complete the work requested, one submission, one payout.
- Permissionless: Anyone can work on the bounty after expressing interest.
- Approval Required: Contributors are to express interest and await approval to work.
**Opened:** How long ago the bounty was created.
**Time Commitment:** Length of time the completion of the bounty is expected to take.
**Issue Type:** Functional aspect of the project that the bounty applies to. (i.e. Security, Documentation, etc.)
- Beginner: Little to no pre-requisite skills are needed to complete the bounty.
- Intermediate: Some pre-requisite skills are needed to complete the bounty.
- Advanced: Specialized knowledge or subject mastery may be required to complete the bounty.
**Description:** A detailed explanation of the work requested from the funder.
Contributor Work Flow
- Choose "Explore Bounties" from the Bounties menu.
- Optional: Set search criteria on the left side of the screen (default is mainnet / open issues).
- Select a bounty of interest.
- Examine the bounty specifications to ensure a good fit for your skill level.
- Make sure you have a complete understanding of the bounty instructions via the description.
- Click on the "Github" link to further explore the project and issue in the respective repository.
- Click on "Express Interest" and give a descriptive summary of how you plan to work on the issue.
- For permissionless bounties you can begin work, for approval required bounties you must wait to be notified that you are approved to work on the bounty. You will get a platform notification and an email.
- When work is completed, submit the work by a pull request on the bounty Github repository. Copy the URL for the pull request.
- Return to the Github bounty page and select "Submit Work".
- Paste the pull request URL into the PR field, accept the terms, and submit the bounty.
- Your web3 wallet will open requesting you to approve the gas cost in Eth, approve this request. This records the project completion on the blockchain. NOTE: New users can visit the Eth faucet for a one-time small amount of Eth to be granted for gas costs.
- The funder may provide feedback in the Github repository for some changes to be made prior to acceptance, check back to the pull request frequently.
- Payout is made once the bounty is satisfied. Allow one to two weeks for a funder response.
- If you are unable to complete a bounty for any reason, return to the bounty page and click "Stop Work".
- Choose bounties appropriate to your skill level.
- Understand the bounty requirements on the bounty page and Github issue page.
- Give a descriptive plan for bounty completion to maximize your chances of being selected in traditional bounties.
- Give status updates to the funder as appropriate (delays, questions, suggestions, etc.)
- Create appropriate documentation for the funder and other contributors to be able to follow your work.
- Abandon a bounty. "Stop Work" on the bounty if you are unable to complete it.
- Be offended if denied to work on a bounty by a funder.
Funder Work Flow
- From the Bounties menu choose "Fund Issue".
- Set the bounty specifications according to the work needed.
- Include the issue URL from the Github repository.
- Give a clear description of the requirements for work to be accepted.
- Click "Fund Issue".
- Approve the transaction in your web3 wallet (i.e. Metamask).
- Approve or deny applicants that express interest (if applicable).
- Review work submitted in the pull request and provide feedback or accept the work (if applicable).
- Payout the bounty or announce contest winners.
- Price correctly.
- Be specific about acceptance criteria.
- Start small.
- Provide adequate documentation.
- Be responsive to the contributor.
- Create bounties for architecture (building from the ground up).
- Create bounties that require market awareness (unless well documented).
- Create security-sensitive bounties (private keys etc.).