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Glossary & FAQ
Created by the Hats community
NOTE: This is an unofficial Hats glossary & FAQ created by the Hats community.
You can use this form to submit Hats-related terms and questions that you'd like more clarity on. This can be anything from the general to the specific, the technical to the non-technical, the bland to the spicy 🌶️ . No submissions are off limits.
What is the difference between Hats vs Hats Protocol vs Hats App?
How are Hats different from membership NFTs?
Hats are like membership NFTs in that they are nontransferable, revocable, and grant access to a group of some kind. But they are also highly programmable, automatable, boosted by a wide range of eligibility modules and integrations that are being created, and nested with deterministic IDs to enable flexible governance structures for almost any need you can imagine.
Can I "claim" my hat or does it have to be granted by someone else?
Can I renounce a hat if I no longer want to be part of the DAO?
Yes! Any hat can be renounced by any wearer at any time. To renounce a hat you are wearing: select the hat in the Hats app, find your address under "Hat Wearers", select the three dots next to your address, and select "Renounce".
What will happen with my Hats if I change my wallet address for whatever reason?
Your hats will stay with the wallet address they were originally minted to. However, you can request to transfer your hats to a new address, as any admin can transfer a hat from one address to another using the "Transfer" function seen in the image above.
How are responsibilities different than authorities?
- Responsibilities are the things a given hat wearer is expected to do as part of their role (e.g., a responsibility of the product workstream facilitator is to set the agenda for each product workstream meeting)
- Authorities are the permissions granted to the hat wearer (e.g., read/write access to specific communication channels or workspaces).