Network
Launch Date
Consensus
Note
Sepolia
Oct 2021
PoW
Like-for-like representation of Ethereum
Görli
Jan 2019
PoA
Proof-of-Authority
Kiln
Mar 2022
PoS
Post-Merge (for ETH2), shadow fork of the mainnet
Kintsugi
Dec 2021
PoS
DEPRECATED, use Kiln; post-Merge (for ETH2)
Ropsten
Nov 2016
PoW
DEPRECATED, use Sepolia; the Merge to happen on Jun 8, 2022
Rinkeby
Apr 2017
PoA
DEPRECATED, use Görli and Görli Faucet
Kovan
Mar 2017
PoA
DEPRECATED, use Sepolia or Görli
List of active and deprecated Ethereum testnets, including Kintsugi.
Features
Optimistic rollup 
ZK-rollup 
Proof
Uses fraud proofs to prove transaction validity. 
Uses validity (zero-knowledge) proofs to prove transaction validity. 
Capital efficiency
Requires waiting through a 1-week delay (dispute period) before withdrawing funds. 
Users can withdraw funds immediately because validity proofs provide incontrovertible evidence of the authenticity of off-chain transactions. 
Data compression
Publishes full transaction data as calldata to Ethereum Mainnet, which increases rollup costs. 
Doesn't need to publish transaction data on Ethereum because ZK-SNARKs and ZK-STARKs already guarantee the accuracy of the rollup state. 
EVM compatibility
Uses a simulation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which allows it to run arbitrary logic and support smart contracts. 
Doesn't widely support EVM computation, although a few EVM-compatible ZK-rollups have appeared. 
Rollup costs
Reduces costs since it publishes minimal data on Ethereum and doesn't have to post proofs for transactions, except in special circumstances. 
Faces higher overhead from costs involved in generating and verifying proofs for every transaction block. ZK proofs require specialized, expensive hardware to create and have high on-chain verification costs. 
Trust assumptions
Doesn't require a trusted setup. 
Requires a trusted setup to work. 
Liveness requirements
Verifiers are needed to keep tabs on the actual rollup state and the one referenced in the state root to detect fraud. 
Users don't need someone to watch the L2 chain to detect fraud. 
Security properties 
Relies on cryptoeconomic incentives to assure users of rollup security. 
Relies on cryptographic guarantees for security. 
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DAOs
DAO CREDENTIAL TOOL OVERVIEW

How to Use DAO Credential Tools

Start Creating and Managing Your DAO Member's Credentials with Web3 Tools
Last Updated:
December 2, 2022
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Credentials are a way of verifying that an individual has certain skills or knowledge. In the traditional world, credentials are things like degrees from universities, certification from professional organizations, and badges from online courses.

Even traditional firms can have a tough time verifying credentials, relying on things like resumes and word-of-mouth. Background checks are flawed from both an accuracy, efficiency, cost, time, and privacy perspective.

Why do DAOs need credential tools? 

In a DAO, where everyone is pseudo-anonymous, verifying credentials is even more difficult. That's why there's a need for credentialing tools in the DAO space. These tools, like Otterspace, aim to provide a better way to verify credentials. Otterspace is an open-source tool that anyone can use to create and manage credentials for a DAO.

How to setup Otterspace for your DAO

Setting up Otterspace is a simple 3-step process:

1. The first step is to visit the Otterspace website. On the website homepage, click "The Badge Protocol" to start creating your Badge.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Website Homepage

2. From the Badge menu, keep scrolling until you reach "Badges = Permissions" and click the "Build a Badge" button.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Build a Badge

3. To personalize your Badge, enter the badge name, badge art, expiry date, and finally register your Badge, as seen in the screenshot below.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Personalize and Register Your Badge

That's it, you've now created your own Badge. After registering a badge, you can then give it to anyone, with the transfer recorded on the blockchain. This provides a way to verify that an individual has certain credentials without needing to rely on word-of-mouth.

List of DAO credential tools

In addition to Otterspace, there are many alternative DAO Credential tools including:

  • iDX - an open-source multi-platform identity protocol that allows users to build a unified digital identity and freely share their data between apps.
  • ENS - known as your Web3 username. ENS (Ethereum Name Service) is place for all your cryptocurrency addresses, and decentralized websites.
  • brightID - a Web3 credential tool that is a nonintrusive, decentralized, open-source technology seeking to reform identity verification.
  • Violet - a powerful Web3 compliance and identity infrastructure platform for DeFi (decentralized finanance).
  • Proof of Humanity - a platform for building your Web3 decentralized digital identity, that's AI-resistant and economically incentivized.
  • Spruce - an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere on the web.
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Start Creating and Managing Your DAO Member's Credentials with Web3 Tools
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Table of Contents

Credentials are a way of verifying that an individual has certain skills or knowledge. In the traditional world, credentials are things like degrees from universities, certification from professional organizations, and badges from online courses.

Even traditional firms can have a tough time verifying credentials, relying on things like resumes and word-of-mouth. Background checks are flawed from both an accuracy, efficiency, cost, time, and privacy perspective.

Why do DAOs need credential tools? 

In a DAO, where everyone is pseudo-anonymous, verifying credentials is even more difficult. That's why there's a need for credentialing tools in the DAO space. These tools, like Otterspace, aim to provide a better way to verify credentials. Otterspace is an open-source tool that anyone can use to create and manage credentials for a DAO.

How to setup Otterspace for your DAO

Setting up Otterspace is a simple 3-step process:

1. The first step is to visit the Otterspace website. On the website homepage, click "The Badge Protocol" to start creating your Badge.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Website Homepage

2. From the Badge menu, keep scrolling until you reach "Badges = Permissions" and click the "Build a Badge" button.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Build a Badge

3. To personalize your Badge, enter the badge name, badge art, expiry date, and finally register your Badge, as seen in the screenshot below.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Personalize and Register Your Badge

That's it, you've now created your own Badge. After registering a badge, you can then give it to anyone, with the transfer recorded on the blockchain. This provides a way to verify that an individual has certain credentials without needing to rely on word-of-mouth.

List of DAO credential tools

In addition to Otterspace, there are many alternative DAO Credential tools including:

  • iDX - an open-source multi-platform identity protocol that allows users to build a unified digital identity and freely share their data between apps.
  • ENS - known as your Web3 username. ENS (Ethereum Name Service) is place for all your cryptocurrency addresses, and decentralized websites.
  • brightID - a Web3 credential tool that is a nonintrusive, decentralized, open-source technology seeking to reform identity verification.
  • Violet - a powerful Web3 compliance and identity infrastructure platform for DeFi (decentralized finanance).
  • Proof of Humanity - a platform for building your Web3 decentralized digital identity, that's AI-resistant and economically incentivized.
  • Spruce - an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere on the web.

Credentials are a way of verifying that an individual has certain skills or knowledge. In the traditional world, credentials are things like degrees from universities, certification from professional organizations, and badges from online courses.

Even traditional firms can have a tough time verifying credentials, relying on things like resumes and word-of-mouth. Background checks are flawed from both an accuracy, efficiency, cost, time, and privacy perspective.

Why do DAOs need credential tools? 

In a DAO, where everyone is pseudo-anonymous, verifying credentials is even more difficult. That's why there's a need for credentialing tools in the DAO space. These tools, like Otterspace, aim to provide a better way to verify credentials. Otterspace is an open-source tool that anyone can use to create and manage credentials for a DAO.

How to setup Otterspace for your DAO

Setting up Otterspace is a simple 3-step process:

1. The first step is to visit the Otterspace website. On the website homepage, click "The Badge Protocol" to start creating your Badge.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Website Homepage

2. From the Badge menu, keep scrolling until you reach "Badges = Permissions" and click the "Build a Badge" button.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Build a Badge

3. To personalize your Badge, enter the badge name, badge art, expiry date, and finally register your Badge, as seen in the screenshot below.

Otterspace DAO Credential Tool - Personalize and Register Your Badge

That's it, you've now created your own Badge. After registering a badge, you can then give it to anyone, with the transfer recorded on the blockchain. This provides a way to verify that an individual has certain credentials without needing to rely on word-of-mouth.

List of DAO credential tools

In addition to Otterspace, there are many alternative DAO Credential tools including:

  • iDX - an open-source multi-platform identity protocol that allows users to build a unified digital identity and freely share their data between apps.
  • ENS - known as your Web3 username. ENS (Ethereum Name Service) is place for all your cryptocurrency addresses, and decentralized websites.
  • brightID - a Web3 credential tool that is a nonintrusive, decentralized, open-source technology seeking to reform identity verification.
  • Violet - a powerful Web3 compliance and identity infrastructure platform for DeFi (decentralized finanance).
  • Proof of Humanity - a platform for building your Web3 decentralized digital identity, that's AI-resistant and economically incentivized.
  • Spruce - an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere on the web.

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