The Hugs Platform

The Hugs Platform allows for anyone to start a campaign, build up a reputation, and earn rewards.

Build dApps & engage the crowd

The Hugs Platform is an open ecosystem with decentralised crowdsourcing at its core. It allows for an unlimited number of dApps to connect to the same engine, effectively creating a decentralised ecosystem whilst allowing all stakeholders to leverage on a global userbase. The platform consists of five main components:

  1. Toolkits for dApp builders
  2. Blockchain integrations
  3. Open marketplace
  4. Gamification
  5. Benchmarking

1. Toolkits for dApp builders

The platform provides a standardised approach to build decentralised apps and share certain features across those dApps. Users are able to connect to several dApps with a single account / wallet and prove their skills / reputation thanks to Hugs' built-in self-sovereign and blockchain-based reputation system.

The toolkits contain the following elements:

  • The Hugs Program Library
  • Software Development Kits (SDKs)
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • dApp configuration wizards
  • Low code integrations (2024/25)
  • Developer documentation
  • The Hugs Playground (sandbox)
  • dApp Proof of Concepts (POCs)
  • Developer dashboards
  • Chain analysis tools
  • Hybrid back-end (store off-chain, notarise on-chain)
  • Managed Web 2.0 < > Web 3.0 bridge service

2. Blockchain integrations

Are there any other risks I should take account for?

The use of blockchain on the Hugs Platform is two-fold. Bulk data that does not belong on the blockchain can be stored in the cloud (Hugs managed cloud, or a 3rd party cloud provider). Each data entry can be registered / notarised automatically in the blockchain via the Hugs Platform.

The platform also has a blockchain-only element for specific data, e.g. stakeholder-specific data such as a user's reputation or a product's quality score. The blockchain integration is also used for payments and rewards using the $HUGS utility token. The blockchain part therefore consists of the following three elements:

  1. Registration of contributions
  2. Reputation of all stakeholders
  3. Remuneration of valuable contributions

3. Open marketplace

dApp builders, users (Contributors and Reviewers), Clients, Affiliates, and other stakeholders will all be able to offer services on the Hugs marketplace, or even sell their contributions, stored in data-only non-fungible tokens. The marketplace will include the following sections:

  • dApps overview
  • Sourcing, for skilled experts
  • Non-fungible contributions

4. Gamification

The Hugs Platform has various gamification elements built in. Users will be compelled to provide the best possible input in order to gain reputation and earn rewards such as tokens and NFTs. The main use cases for gamification on the Hugs Platform are:

  • Reviewing of contributions
  • Reputation building
  • Badges and NFTs

5. Benchmarking

Both on-chain and off-chain data will be used to create leaderboards / rankings for an almost unlimited number of categories. These leaderboards can then be used for benchmarking purposes with various scopes, such as:

  • Companies / Organisations
  • Industries
  • Projects
  • Products
  • Users
  • ...