Short for "Proof of Attendance Protocol", P.O.A.P. is the platform and infrastructure that enables the creation and storage of memories by POAP issuers and POAP collectors. This is a set of smart contracts which, for practical reasons, is currently governed by POAP inc.
POAPs, the collectibles, are NFTs minted under the Proof of Attendance Protocol smart contract. Each POAP is a digital record held by collectors as digital proof that they attended, or participated in, a physical, virtual, or spiritual event; the POAP can double as a token qualifying its collector for potential future utility.
A POAP collection is one or more POAPs reserved with an email address or minted to an Ethereum address. Thus, a POAP collection is a digital representation of the bookmarks of your life that doesn’t rely on any typical Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like name, gender, nationality, passport number, etc. As such, this becomes the best way to track your attendance to unique and distinctive experiences without risk of leaking your personal data.