Map the World Contest FAQ

This is an overview of the StreetCred Map the World Contest to answer common questions. Remember that the contest is officially governed by the official rules, which you should read, as well as our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you have questions, you can always reach us at hello@streetcred.co.

When does the contest start and end?

Each contest starts on Monday at 00:00 UTC and ends on Sunday at 23:59 UTC.

What are the prizes?

Alongside the usual StreetCred tokens, the top three players on the World Leaderboard will win Bitcoin prizes every week:

  • First prize: 0.02 BTC
  • Second prize: 0.01 BTC
  • Third prize: 0.005 BTC

These amounts will stay the same no matter what happens to the price of Bitcoin. In the event of a tie, the spot goes to the player who reached it first, with the tied player(s) moving down.

How do I play?

First, download the StreetCred app. When you open the game, you’ll see an interactive map. Your goal is to make the map more accurate by adding nearby places, as well as improving places that other players have added by filling in missing information. Any business or landmark counts as a place, from the local diner to the dentist’s office—you just need to be physically present at that location.

The main gamepiece in StreetCred is the cube. You'll start out with ten cubes, and have the option to drop one every time you add or improve a place on the map.

When you drop a cube, you'll appear on the World Leaderboard, so you can track your progress towards winning Bitcoin. You'll also be able to see how you stack up to your neighbors on your local leaderboard.

There are also local contests and game dynamics that allow you to get more cubes that could help you on future world leaderboards. Read more about playing StreetCred to collect more cubes.

How do I win?

If you are one of the top three players in a week, you will win Bitcoin. Track your progress on the World Leaderboard, where you can also find the results for previous contests.

Winners will be contacted at the email addresses they used to sign up for StreetCred, so be sure to check your email.

Who is not eligible to win?

For contest law reasons, residents of the following are not eligible at this time:

  • Austria
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain

We're sad about this too and are working on supporting all countries in the future. Note that you can still use the StreetCred app and play for StreetCred tokens. You just won't be eligible for the Map the World Contest...yet.

Also, you must be at least eighteen years old, and not employed by or affiliated with StreetCred Labs, Inc.

How do I receive my Bitcoin prize?

We'll send it to you securely through a digital currency exchange--either Coinbase or, in Indonesia, Pintu. If these options are unavailable in your country, you will not be able to receive a Bitcoin prize.

Can I upload photos I find on the web?

No, you must upload original photos, taken using your phone’s camera at the location you’re adding or improving. We aren’t concerned about photo quality. Any player found uploading photos that are not their own will be permanently disqualified.

Can I just make up places?

No, all data must be accurate. Spammers will be permanently disqualified.

Why is it a problem if I cheat?

The Bitcoin prizes are made possible by our services revenue, which comes from selling place data (i.e. store hours, location, and photos). We depend on our players to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the places in the app.

I’m going to cheat anyway. What are the consequences?

You won’t win Bitcoin if you cheat, but you will help us train our data validation framework. All winners will be both automatically and manually reviewed every week as we refine our data validation algorithms. Players faking location, spamming, or uploading photos that are not their own will be permanently disqualified.

Something went wrong. What do I do?

Occasionally our app may experience some bugs. Feel free to let us know about any issues.