Ok people lets be 100% honest. The way the open rental market is currently setup is making it easy for the Gotchiverse as a whole to be botted because of its ease of access. The open market itself is now being heavily botted also because of how easy it is to rent a gotchi. The problem is that the market is needed because it is a place that allows asset owners to list there services in a seamless, permission less way to address a few needs. It allows asset owners who are not in a guild or the guild’s whitelist does not support the amount that is needed. It also allows asset owners that do not want or have the time to cultivate a white list a way to lend their gotchi. I was talking with @kuwlness and we are proposing that from now up until the Gotchiverse is fully open or perhaps further that we make the open market “allowlist only”. The idea is similar to many others that have been put forward but differs from them by making the open market “allow list only”. This system along with keeping the current more restrictive white list that all guilds are using imo is the best way forward at this time. Asset owners would be airdropped a one per wallet soul bound (non tradeable) nft that would give them access to the open market while non holders would still need to be on a white list to rent gotchi in effect closing the loop and stopping bad actors.
Some of the problems i see are:
What will be the minimal requirement to receive a soul bound “passport” nft?
How will “humanity” requirements be scored?
How long will they be active (yearly, quarterly or monthly)?
What happens when the asset is sold/transferred?
For the first question, i think the minimal requirement should be just owning a parcel or a gotchi being that only one of each is needed now for gameplay and a minimum “activity score” proving humanity should be used. Anyone has the ability to go buy an asset but if the wallet that holds it has no recent activity that proves “humanity”, it will not qualify.
I think we could use these basic metrics: Age of the wallet, Types of transactions, Assets held and finally by using the Know Your Scholar tool, as a reference, to see how this wallet has interacted with the Gotchiverse. These may not be the most optimum ways of checking but they would be the basis going forward.
How long they would last is completely up to the DAO but imo monthly or every 60 days would be the best because asset owners that may not have qualified when they first purchased could have a chance if they improved their score.
The final question is the most tricky of all. This is why i think a 30 day limit will be the most efficient and effective way of doing this. This would give an automatic end date to previous passports and a clear scheduled time for new asset holders also. If an asset holder was to sell to another asset holder between airdrop dates, the holder, if not having a passport already, would only need to submit a ticket in discord with the transaction number to be verified by showing both seller’s and buyer’s wallet. If the “humanity” of the wallet is easily seen then a passport could be airdropped or a link to a “gas only” site to purchase one could be given. Personally i prefer an airdrop but it is really dependent on the person and if they are willing to wait. If the “humanity” of the wallet can’t be easily proven, the new owner would have to choose either a custodial entity to help improve this, join one of our many guilds or seek out individuals to join their white list. I do not foresee proving “humanity” as a really high barrier to overcome. The only way I see wallets not passing are if the wallet is really “new”, has not been used in a substantial amount of time, or your Know Your Scholar score is really low.
Welcoming anyone with thoughts on this.