POAP is a new way of keeping a reliable record of life experiences. Each time you visit a place, you can claim a unique badge (NFT) that is supported by a cryptographic record. These badges open a whole new world of possibilities. Users can use the QR code stickers in order to collect them and participate in activities, exclusive events, or enjoy special discounts. These NFT's prove the places you have been to and earn bragging rights with benefits.

Shaka Places is a location-based dapp to share magic places and reward content, code & design. A mobile dapp owned and governed by the contributors and users. A dapp, to publish, explore, and share places to Live The Life. We change the user experience by unlocking places your friends love, based on your current location.

What if we deliver location-based customer experiences at the right time? What if we understand when you enter and exit these locations, and deliver personalized communications and in-app experiences? What if we can encourage you to check out recommended activities? What if we provide promotions and helpful information as you arrive at these highly recommended locations?

We want to allow users to get rewarded for visiting real-world locations, as they can earn tokens through a process called geo-mining. This model allows businesses to attract potential customers to their locations, get their attention or even get them to perform storytelling challenges. Businesses pay only for people that visit their place which makes the calculation of Return of Investment easy.

Delivering location-based customer experiences at the right time. Using geofences to represent restaurants, indicating whether they are open, pickup-only, or closed. Geofence places to sleep, understand when customers enter and exit these locations, and deliver personalized communications and in-app experiences. Encourages them to check out recommended activities. Provide promotions and helpful information as travelers arrive at these locations.

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Keeping long-lasting records of life experiences? A POAP is a digital badge supported by an NFT

A POL protocol can offer many possibilities for future use cases like privacy-first, location-based airdrops. For example, a node can prove that it is within a large region, say the state of California, without sharing its actual location. Users can even earn money when sharing their data with restaurant owners and hotels while maintaining the control over their data.

Digital assets are called virtual because sometimes it’s hard for us to imagine them as anything but an abstract concept. Shaka Places plans to breaks down that barrier by giving digital assets a real, fixed location on a map. Just as you are currently sitting in a certain space, a digital asset could easily be sitting right next to you. All you need is a smartphone to reveal what’s right there.

Virtual assets with a real spatial location become so real, you can collect them by holding out your device. This ability to present digital assets in a simple and clear way has many potential benefits.

We intend to have a reputation score which will involve time-based behaviors. If there are anomalies in the location (e.g., traveling from London to New York in 2 hours), this will damage your rating. The project is still at an early stage and plans to use the xDai blockchain but integrate with Ethereum. Blockchains are unable to access data outside of their network. Sometimes smart contracts need external information to function, like a proof of location. Oracles are the way smart contracts access this third-party information.

Position-dependent applications can prove that a customer has arrived at your restaurant or hotel so that the smart contract can trigger a reward.

Several startups are addressing the problem by creating decentralized Proof of Location blockchains which reward users for participating by paying with cryptocurrency. Each has a slightly different approach, and some use hardware solutions. Most of them aim to provide greater privacy for users compared to current smartphone apps. Location-Based Services (LBSs) build upon geographic information to provide users with location-dependent functionalities. We present a novel approach for producing proofs-of-location, i.e., digital certificates that attest someone's presence at a certain geographic location, at some point in time, whereby LBSs can validate user locations. In particular, our approach relies on the block chain - mostly known for being Bitcoin's core technology - to design a completely decentralized peer-to-peer architecture that guarantees location trustworthiness and preserves user privacy.