Understanding Bounties

In recent years, bounties have become important in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. When you hear about bounties, you probably think of incentives for treasure seekers, which is somewhat accurate if you've seen commercials or forum postings about them.

What are Bounties?

Bounties are rewards given to developers for completing a task or project. They usually come in tokens and are awarded to developers by a web3 project. In other words, bounties are permissionless methods for individuals to begin working on Web3. They're equivalent to freelance tasks we often see on web2 platforms, such as Upwork. The difference is, this time around, they're web3 projects that were made publicly available.

In practice, web3 bounties are usually tied to bugs and missing features from the project's backlog. As a result, each project has its unique set of tasks and requirements and, perhaps, its unique set of rewards. They are either recurring or one-off for projects.

4 Reasons why you Should Perform a Bounty

To Experience What it's like to Work in Web3.

There is a noticeable difference between working in web2 and in web3, and the first of these differences is the direct human contacts you build while performing the bounty task. These relationships may be used for networking purposes. In addition, working on a bounty allows you to get more acquainted with the ins and outs of web3, from the terminology to the technology.

To Build Reputation and Credibility

When you perform bounties in Web3, you begin developing your reputation and credibility in Web3 for the possibility that you may one day wish to earn a full-time job in Web3. In addition, when applying to a web3 project, every web3 project will want to know your level of expertise is with web3; therefore, if you can state that you have completed numerous bounties and have the NFTs to show it, it will go a long way.

Earning NFT Badges

Earning NFT Badges is essential for developing your reputation and having a solid web3 work history since they prove that you completed a specific, high-quality task. You may earn an NFT by completing hundreds of current bounties. By doing so, you are expanding your project portfolio and giving everybody who looks at it a glimpse of your skills.

Land a Job

Performing a bounty so well that the project chooses to employ you is a great way to be recruited without going through the application process.

Types of Bounties in Web3

Web3 Developer Bounties for Smart Contracts

Companies make the smart contract code available for developers to examine and find flaws.

Bug Bounties

They're the most common bounties. Developers and researchers look for problems before projects are launched and get rewarded for each bug discovered. More money is awarded for a critical-level bug than a low-level one.

GitHub Repository Bounties

Researchers who find vulnerabilities and submit fixes to GitHub projects get compensation from specific bounty programs.

New features Bounties

Some web3 bounty programs seek blockchain engineers, designers, and UX writers to assist them in adding new features to web3 and blockchain.

How to Perform in Bounties

Use a Bounty Board

Bounties are found on the internet, but the best place to start is with a Bounty Board, a compiled list of bounties from the internet.

Choose a Bounty that matches your skill.

Browse the bounties listed and select one that suits what you can perform and pays well with the effort you'll put in.

Analyze the task and create an outline

Once you've chosen a task, make sure you fully understand it. Then, prepare an overview or summary of what you know about the task. Lastly, try contacting the team to see if you can share your work with them to ensure you're on the right track.

Perform the Task and Submit

Once you're good to go, perform the task and submit it before the time runs out. Note that you won't be the only one who did it, but you still have a good chance since you gave it a shot.


Performing bounties in web3 is a great way to gain experience in the field, build reputation and credibility, earn NFT badges, and even land a job. With the different types of bounties available, there are opportunities for developers, researchers, designers, and UX writers to assist web3 projects in adding new features to web3 and blockchain.