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Leaving Traces (formerly Creating Milestones)

Giveth TRACE has officially been deprecated. After 5 years of faithful service, Giveth and its platform, services and products have fully migrated to With the deprecation of the Rinkeby network and low user activity, the Giveth DAO decided to sunset its original dApp in Q3 of 2022. The code has and will forever be open-source, and you can find it in Giveth's Github repositories.

This documentation will remain available for historical reference.

Welcome! If you are super new to Giveth, join the #🔨contribute channel on Discord. You can introduce yourself and ask questions there! This is a living document and will change as bugs are fixed and features added to the DApp.

Leaving Traces is one of the most integral features of Giveth TRACE.

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency Traces, formerly known as Milestones, represent how users can record their work or progress and submit proposals requesting compensation.

1. Go to Giveth TRACE and select which campaign your Trace is for.

2. From the campaign page, click “Create New”. You have four options on the following page: Payment, Bounty, Expense, Milestone, choose which is most applicable to the form of compensation you're proposing.

Trace Options

3. Fill in the following form with the details of your Trace. Your title should be clear and descriptive. If you chose Payment or Expense add the Currency type, Amount and Date, if applicable, otherwise select "No limits".

Trace Options

4. From this point on, consider copying all of your Trace text to a place where you keep your own records. If your reviewer declines to review this Trace, or if it gets caught in the process for any reason, you will have to re-propose the Trace anew.

5. In the "Description" text field below add more details. Include proof of work or expenses. You can link to Github pages, other documents you worked on, or upload photos of receipts. Show your calculations if any.

6. Add a photo for your Trace. It can be related to your contribution, or not!

Trace Options

7. From Payment Options select how you wish to be compensated. Choose from the cryptocurrency options available, and provide an address for which you wish to be sent payment. You can also be awesome and give 3% of your amount received to Giveth to keep the platform running (optional)!

8. If at step #2 you choose a Bounty or a Milestone you have the option to set a Reviewer. Think about who will be the best for the job. The Reviewer is responsible for ensuring that all steps in the Trace have been completed and accomplished before the compensation should be paid out. If possible, choose a different person than the Campaign Manager. Having the Campaign Manager, Reviewer, and Proposer (you) be 3 different people helps ensure against mistakes being overlooked, but the most important thing is that the people approving your Trace understand the work.

9. Click “Propose”, and now monitor your Trace’s progress from the “My Milestones” (NEEDS TO BE UPDATED) page. Once your Campaign Manager approves it, its status will read “In Progress.” It’s now your turn to mark it complete, which will push it to the Reviewer with a status that reads “Needs Review.” If any of these processes are moving slowly or you notice it went backwards from “Needs Review” to “In Progress,” (this is how it will look to you if the reviewer rejects the milestone) check in with your Reviewer.