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Get Started with Bountycaster on Base

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William M. Peaster William M. Peaster Mar 18, 20243 min read
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Get Started with Bountycaster on Base

Base and Farcaster are quickly becoming hubs for onchain creativity.

Over the past couple of weeks, we've seen some early traction for a new app called Bountycaster. Built atop Farcaster and Base, Bountycaster bridges the crypto social scene and the gig economy by letting users post and engage with bounties or services with ease and transparency.  

Payouts here are made peer-to-peer style, and the platform supports a range of different assets, including ETH, SOL, USDC, OP, DEGEN, and Warpcast Warps on the bounties side and USDC on the services side. 

How to use Bountycaster

Out of the gate, posting privileges are reserved for Farcaster accounts with an active badge (which requires a complete profile + some minimal activity) or those who registered before Farcaster went permissionless. Otherwise, you can contact founder Linda Xie on Warpcast to manually vet your eligibility. 

All that said, if you’re already set up on Farcaster and Base, diving in is straightforward. You can start by browsing open bounties or services on the main Bountycaster website, using the available filters, like “Sort by value,” as you please. 

Once you find an offering that suits you, click into it, after which you can press the “View on Warpcast” project to interact further. Any comments made on the offer’s originating post will be tracked back on Bountycaster as submissions to the project, like so:  

Accordingly, if you complete the requested task per the agreed-upon terms, a bounty creator can then make a payment directly to your Base wallet. 

Note that it’s up to the creator’s discretion to pick the winning participant(s) and payout, so make any submissions on spec to best manage your expectations. On the flip side, bounty creators can also pay beyond what they originally offered as they see fit. 

As for posting your own bounties or services on Bountycaster, the process is very smooth. You simply post the details of your offer and tag @bountybot on a Farcaster client like Warpcast, and that’s it! From there, the AI-powered bot will trawl your cast and plug your info into the Bountycaster system.

When it comes to formatting your offer posts, you’ve got wiggle room, but consider this general format provided by the Bountycaster team for the basics:

Posting a Bounty

Description (details on service offering and any relevant past work)
Amount (optional)
Expires MM/DD/YYYY (optional)
@bountybot


And that’s all there is to it!

So whether you’re a Farcaster enthusiast or someone simply looking to leverage your skills in new avenues, Bountycaster offers a promising platform to connect and collaborate with the talent around crypto’s onchain frontier. 

To me, one of the most compelling things about the platform is how it uses P2P payments to bypass the hefty middleman fees commonly found on traditional gig economy platforms. This model not only maximizes earnings for freelancers but also reduces costs for those posting bounties or services.

Plus, the skills, reputation, and network you can build up today using resources like Bountycaster can serve as invaluable assets as the future of work becomes increasingly decentralized. This is the future of gig work—transparent, decentralized, and in your control!

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William M. Peaster, Senior Writer, has been with Bankless since January 2021. Immersed in Ethereum since 2017, he writes the Metaversal newsletter on the onchain frontier, covering everything from AI projects to crypto games, as the team’s lead NFT analyst. With a background in creative writing, he writes fiction and publishes art on Ethereum in his free time. He lives in Washington.

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