Bountycaster
Bountycaster

FAQ

What is Bountycaster?

Bountycaster enables Farcaster users to post and discover bounties or services. Bountycaster works with any Farcaster client.

Who can post a bounty or service?

Only Farcaster accounts with an active badge OR created before Farcaster went permissionless can post bounties or services (FID #20939 cutoff). We’ll expand this over time. You can contact @linda on Warpcast for a manual review if you do not meet this criteria.

What currencies are supported?

We currently support USDC, ETH, Warps, $degen, and SOL for bounties.

We support USDC for service posts.

How do funds get paid out?

Funds are paid out peer to peer. Payment details can be discussed between parties. Bountycaster only helps facilitate this process. On each bounty page, you can pay users directly on Base to their ENS or most recent Farcaster connected address. Addresses displayed on our site are compatible across all L2s (we filter for this attribute).

This feature acts as a guide. You can choose to confirm the address with the user directly, especially for larger amounts, but check that their address works for the chain/L2 you pay on (you can't assume this unless displayed on our site). Users can also add/update their connected address through Warpcast.

Payments should be made in a timely manner, ideally within 5 business days from the work being finished.

We're working on automating this process more in the future.

How do I get funds to Base on my wallet?

Follow Base's guide to add it as a network if you don't have it set up in your wallet.

One of the cheapest options will be to purchase funds on Coinbase and send directly to your Base address (currently free to send). Please note our guided payment flow uses Native USDC issued by Circle (token symbol: USDC).

How do you handle disputes?

Transactions on Bountycaster are peer to peer so parties are expected to resolve disputes between themselves. If not possible, contact [email protected].

How do I contact you?

Reach out to [email protected] for bug reports, questions, or comments.

For bounty posters:

How do I post a bounty?

Tag @bountybot in Farcaster including:

  • Bounty description
    • Be specific on what you need and any criteria for completing (e.g. favorite answer wins, apply to work on this). Post a thread if you need more space for details
  • Bounty amount (USDC, ETH, Warps, $degen, or SOL)
    • Warps need to be exactly 10 or 100 Warps
  • Deadline (optional)
    • When the bounty needs to be completed by
    • No deadline listed defaults to 2 weeks
    • Denominated in minutes, hours, days, months, or a specific date
Don't worry about specific formatting or order of text since we're using AI for natural language processing.
Example: 0.1 ETH for fixing this issue I’m running into [link] in the next 3 weeks. Please share any relevant background/experience and confirm with me first before working on this @bountybot

You can only post 1 bounty max per thread.

How do I cancel a bounty?

You can manage your bounty status in the Farcaster bounty frame OR tag @bountybot in the original thread and write “cancel” (make sure to tag @bountybot again)

Example: @bountybot cancel

Only the original bounty poster can cancel the bounty.

How do I mark a bounty as in progress?

You can manage your bounty status in the Farcaster bounty frame OR tag @bountybot in the original thread and write “in progress” (make sure to tag @bountybot again)

Example: @bountybot in progress

Only the original bounty poster can mark the bounty as in progress.

We encourage marking your bounty as in progress once someone you want to work on the bounty picks it up. This removes the bounty from being listed as "Open Bounties" on Bountycaster, which helps avoid potential duplicate work.

How do I mark a bounty as complete?

You can manage your bounty status in the Farcaster bounty frame OR tag @bountybot in the original thread and write “complete” (make sure to tag @bountybot again)

Example: @bountybot complete

You can optionally tag the user(s) who completed your bounty in the same post. This gets recorded and helps users build up a history of completed bounties on their Bountycaster profile.

Example: @bountybot complete @linda @pirosb3

Only the original bounty poster can mark the bounty as complete.

How do I mark claims as they happen with multi-claim bounties?

You can reduce the number of claims available through the Farcaster bounty frame. This amount will be reflected in the frame and on our website.

How do I edit my bounty information?

You can cancel the original bounty and create a new one or contact @linda on Warpcast or [email protected] to get this updated.

We're working on automating this process in the future.

How do I contribute / add funds to someone else’s bounty?

You can pitch in funds through the Farcaster bounty frame OR tag @‌bountybot in the original thread and write “add [amount] USDC, ETH, Warps, $degen, or SOL” (make sure to tag @‌bountybot again)

Example: @bountybot add 5 USDC

The added amount needs to be in the same currency as the original bounty. We don’t support adding funds to bounties that have more than 1 claim yet.

The original bounty poster will still make the decision on who gets the bounty funds, unless discussed separately.

For bounty fulfillers:

How do I indicate I'm working on a bounty?

Follow any instructions/criteria indicated by the bounty poster.

Otherwise it's helpful to reply to the original cast that you're working on the bounty so you can signal to others it's in progress and there's not duplicate work.

We're working on automating this process in the future.

How do I ask the bounty poster questions?

Feel free to ask questions directly in the original thread since others might have the same question.

How do I submit my bounty completion?

Follow any instructions/criteria indicated by the bounty poster. Otherwise reply in the original thread that you completed the bounty with proof of completion.

Once confirmed, the bounty poster will tag @bountybot in the original thread and write “complete” which closes the bounty.

Only the original bounty poster can mark the bounty as complete.

For service posters:

How do I post a service?

Tag @bountybot in Farcaster including:

  • Services description
    • Provide context on what's being offered and any relevant past work. Post a thread if you need more space for details
    • Our bot will auto generate a title for the post
  • Service pricing (optional)
    • Our bot only picks up $ or USDC pricing
Don't worry about specific formatting or order of text since we're using AI for natural language processing.
Example: I’m looking for freelance design roles. Here is my portfolio: [link]. Reply here or message me if interested @‌bountybot

You can only post 1 service max per thread.

How do I mark a service as closed?

Tag @bountybot in the original thread and write "close" (make sure to tag @bountybot again)

Example: @bountybot close

Only the original bounty poster can mark the service as closed.

How do I edit my post information?

You can close the original post and create a new one or contact @linda on Warpcast or [email protected] to get this updated.

We're working on automating this process in the future.

For responding to services:

How do I indicate I'm interested in the service?

Follow any instructions indicated by the original poster.

Otherwise you can reply or direct message them.

How do I ask the original poster questions?

Feel free to ask questions directly in the original thread since others might have the same question.