Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020

Since the launch of the Ethereum World landing page in October 2019, there have been a whole host of useful and interesting ideas proposed for how this new tool can be built to ensure that it solves real problems for real Ethereans.

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020

The Suggest Feature, Propose Integration, and Nominate Values pages have accrued a respectable amount of really useful feedback that we are eternally grateful for ????

On top of these open submissions, we’ve also started up a process that seeks to get responses to more specific questions - weekly polls. Every week we have been putting a new question in front of our audience on Telegram and Twitter and using the resulting answers to shape our direction of travel. In the spirit of making all of this research as open and available as possible to anyone it might benefit, we’re publishing the quantitative results up to this point on this blog.

For this post we've divided up the questions into 4 (very arbitrary) categories:

- Tokens ????
- Social/Communication ????️
- Information ℹ️
- Ethereum/dapps

Tokens ????

When sending a donation creates additional cost (gas/token swap), who should cover it?

57 responses
Me - 33
The recipient - 24

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
When sending a donation creates additional cost (gas/token swap), who should cover it?

When receiving assets as tips/payment for goods/services, I prefer to be given:

116 responses
ETH - 63
A stable asset e.g. DAI - 29
Whatever they have - 24

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
When receiving assets as tips/payment for goods/services, I prefer to be given:


Social/Communication ????️

Which social network search functionality do you prefer in general?

66 responses
Twitter - 46
Reddit - 9
Facebook - 5
Other - 6

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
Which social network search functionality do you prefer in general?

The most important part of my ideal crypto social feed would be the…

34 responses
Big ideas - 19
Crypto events - 6
Project developments - 6
Information on tokens - 3

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
The most important part of my ideal crypto social feed would be the…

Should you be able to see who has upvoted and/or downvoted a post?

47 responses
Yes - 23
No - 24

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
Should you be able to see who has upvoted and/or downvoted a post?

Emails from services/platforms that I'm signed up to should…

40 responses
Educate about the service - 15
Tell me friends' updates - 1
Explain platform changes - 11
Not exist - 13

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
Emails from services/platforms that I'm signed up to should…

On a weekday, I am most active on social media/messenger apps…

28 responses
In the morning - 8
Midday/early afternoon - 1
Later afternoon/evening - 9
All of the above - 10

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
On a weekday, I am most active on social media/messenger apps…

On social media, I would mostly class myself as a…

52 responses
Creator - 32
Lurker - 20

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
On social media, I would mostly class myself as a…

Information ℹ️

When taking in new information, I prefer to engage with:

114 responses
A video - 39
A podcast/audio file - 15
An article - 53
Something interactive - 7

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
When taking in new information, I prefer to engage with:

To keep abreast of what's happening in the Ethereum community I mostly rely on:

102 responses
Email newsletters - 20
Thought leaders - 28
Blockchain media - 27
Friends in crypto - 27

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
To keep abreast of what's happening in the Ethereum community I mostly rely on:

Ethereum/dapps ♢

When a dapp has a social feed I…

40 responses
Ignore it - 12
Use it - 11
A dapp social feed??? - 17

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020

What is your favorite way of connecting to dapps?

59 responses
Metamask - 36
Mobile wallet app - 13
A dapp-enabled browser - 6
Other - 4

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
What is your favorite way of connecting to dapps?

To create a decentralized social profile, I would use:

27 responses
ENS text records - 6
3Box - 7
Other - 5
Neither, why would I? - 9

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
To create a decentralized social profile, I would use:

I would not be able to thrive in the crypto community without...

77 responses
Crypto Twitter - 56
Telegram - 16
Meetup.com - 5

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
I would not be able to thrive in the crypto community without...

The part of the Ethereum ecosystem which I would most like to be made easier to use/interact with is...

91 responses
DeFi, tokens & collectibles - 23
Apps and services - 33
Socializing & organizing - 28
Something else - 7

Open Source Research: November 2019 to March 2020
The part of the Ethereum ecosystem which I would most like to be made easier to use/interact with is...

We will continue to publish the results of polls like these just in case they're useful to the wider community. You can help out by answering them by following the @worldofethereum Twitter or joining the Telegram group ????????????