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Web3 Reputation Score: Why Do We Need It? | Notum

By Notum

Oct 11, 20239 min read



Security is a fragile and sensitive issue, and Web3 space is not an exception. How to detect that a user is not real, and it’s just a bot? How to define if a person is really interested in the project or not? Web3 is a rapidly growing and evolving space and we’re immersing ourselves there and expanding our interactions day by day. Do we need some kind of coordination in a Decentralized Society? No doubt. As we become a part of this Web3 landscape we want to know with whom we interact and whether we can trust this person or not. We also need some protection, as the number of bots and cyber-attacks is declining but the problem stays. Deeper transparency is also necessary even when we’re talking about DeFi. This point was mentioned in the article by Vitalik Buterin, an Ethereum co-founder.

Someone once said that crypto needs its captcha verification moment. Here we are. Some prominent projects such as Galxe, Gitcoin, and Nomis have launched their Web3 score passports.

This article aims to delve into the topic and discover why this trend has occurred and where it’s going next. We will also go through the platforms that took up Web3 Score practice.

Current Reputation System: Drawbacks

The most crucial moment to mention — our physical and digital lives are still linked together, and online reputation is an essential thing. Once we’re on a blockchain, we become nothing but our wallet address. The digital identity and data are locked within platforms. 

The second moment here is how cheap it is to create a brand-new online identity. Anyone can create new accounts for no cost, it could easily be a ‘signifying nothing’  behind a name or a pseudonym. The fake reviews economy is blooming. Developers and users buy positive and negative reviews for themselves or their competitors to impact their online reputations. 

The third thing that comes into mind is interoperability. Open data is vital when creating connections and having a business. That’s rather evident that you’ll deal with people you trust than those who are hiding in the dark. 

Web3 Reputation Score: What Does It Solve?

Although some seasoned Web3 habitants aren’t that positive about implementing a reputation score, there are indisputable advantages to having it. Let’s look at them closer.

Projects That Solve the Reputation Issue


The Gitcoin platform was introduced in November 2017 to promote cooperation on open-source software. Achieves this by providing grants and incentive payments to developers to encourage them to take on development initiatives.

Gitcoin is a blockchain-based platform for projects, independent builders, and funders to connect and work together on open-source software. 

Gitcoin was developed to assist in compensating developers who want to add to significant open-source software applications. Because open-source software is by definition free and open, many developers who work on it do so with little to no direct compensation.

What Is a Gitcoin Passport?

A Gitcoin passport is a decentralized credentials record to take charge of your online identity. It provides you with:

How Does Gitcoin Passport Work?

With Passport, you can quickly establish your humanity and create a virtual identity. You only reveal what you want at each stage, too.

We refer to these as "stamps," and they include web2 and web3 online identifiers like Twitter, Google, BrightID, and Proof of Humanity. Passport's platform aggregates all of these stamps to create your individual identity number. Connected applications like Gitcoin Grants use this number to verify your online persona.

Source: Gitcoin

The more stamps you can validate, the better; the higher your score, the better. The best aspect is that as you verify more stamps, you raise the (forgery) bar, making the system more robust for all others.

Passport is the identity solution you need to access the best and most reliable web3 experiences, and it is already on its way to becoming the standard for projects to secure their communities.


Have you ever been curious about your status in Web3? Well, Galxe Web3 Score can tell you that and much more. It’s the FICO of Web3.

Galxe Web3 Score covers the following parameters:

Source: Galxe

As demonstrated above, the Galxe Web3 Score represents an exclusive indicator of your entire Web3 journey, measuring your social media engagement, on-chain actions, and portfolio management. Galxe Web3 Score is not only your digital reputation, but it’s also a unique Soulbound NFT showcasing your Web3 identity in dynamic.


Web3 gathers its data and here an inevitable question arises (or even several questions) – what to do with all those transactions, participation in DAOs, NFTs we own, participation in airdrops, and contributing to certain projects and ecosystems? Does it mean anything? Could it be valuable and useful?

Source: Nomis

Nomis addresses the issue by launching an identity protocol. The main goal here is to leverage your on-chain reputation and get a personalized Web3 experience. Nomis empowers everyone to build a strong reputation in the Web3 space. The transparency of blockchain allows this reputation to open up multiple possibilities and broaden the horizons as it works in the real world. 

How Does  Nomis Work?

Nomis x Notum

It is pioneering the reputation layer for web3, evaluating your wallet and assigning a score as well as providing an opportunity to leverage your onchain reputation.

Source: Twitter

As for Notum, we always keep an eye on interesting features that can be beneficial for our users, so we’ve integrated Nomis scoring right into Notum. For your comfort, the score will be just next to your wallet balance. 

Source: Notum App

Another great thing that we’ve prepared for you — is a custom Notum x Nomis NFTs you’ll find in the ‘Events’ section. To claim one, you need to get a Multichain Score SBT (Soulbound Token) from Nomis. The higher your score, the more lucrative your NFT becomes. Follow the link and get your SBT right away! 

That’s still not the end. The Multichain Score SBT holders will gain special roles in our Discord, tailored to their scores. You can get those roles through our Guild by clicking the link.

Final Thoughts

The reputation score is an attempt at establishing trust for creators, making the whole Web3 landscape more secure and trustable. By having a verified identity, Web3 citizens will be more confident about the value they are creating with their community and the reputation they are building across the platforms. 

That’s quite evident that if we want to build a Web3 society where community wallet recovery, Sybil-free governance, advanced decentralization mechanisms, and new markets with decomposable, shared rights are possible, we have to think of ways to resist and Web3 reputation score sounds like a decent plan. 

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