Joystream Founding Member Program

Founding Members are highly effective project contributors awarded JOY tokens in the mainnet genesis block.

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What is the Founding
Member Program
and why does it exist?

While Jsgenesis is the team currently building the technology behind the Joystream project, we will not be around forever, and we are instead entrusting the future operation of the Joystream DAO to our community members.

The Founding Member Program formally allocates JOY tokens among some of our highest quality community members in recognition of their contributions to the project and ensures that a sufficiently large, effective and motivated community of users is ready to occupy all the different roles required to run, evolve and grow the platform on mainnet.


Benefits of becoming a founding member

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allocated tokens in the genesis block of the Joystream mainnet as a result of high quality participation and recruiting other participants

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Membership Status

special status membership assigned in genesis block, which will have a visually distinguished presentation in Pioneer and other products

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Handcrafted Avatar

receive a handcrafted premium membership avatar and be honoured on the official project website and social media leading up to mainnet

How to participate in the program


Introduce yourself on Discord.

Introduce yourself in our Discord.


Make contributions to the project.

Make contributions to the project.

  • training other participants
  • writing blog posts and documentation
  • creating and publishing new video content
  • participating in platform roles on the testnet
  • finding and reporting bugs and errors
  • completing official bounties
  • creative and design work

Regularly report your activity.

Regularly report your activity.


Earn leaderboard points.

Earn leaderboard points.


Become a founding member!

Become a founding member!

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Countries that are excluded from that program:

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two tokens

Current founding members

Key metrics for the program

size of initial token pool

number of founding members

number of founding member candidates


Founding Members

Total Score

All Founding Member Scores

Non-Founding Members

Total Score

All Regular Member Scores
Read the full program rules

Discuss the program

Begin your founding member journey by joining our Discord group and requesting your first testnet tokens.

Here you can also ask question about many aspects of the program and find out the areas where you can contribute right away.

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