Account Creation FAQs
Soon we will allow signup via Facebook, Twitter or Google account.
These methods will be less secure than MetaMask, but the choice is yours. Your Carbon account would only be as secure as your Facebook account is, if you are connecting with Facebook, for example.
Here are the simple steps to creating you Carbon account and choosing your username:
- Install MetaMask browser extension or mobile app, and follow the prompts to create and connect a wallet that you wish to use for Carbon. You can also use Brave Browser with a connected wallet, as an alternative, or Trust wallet with DApp browser enabled. For a tutorial on setting up MetaMask, see here.
- Visit crbn.social and Carbon will detect if you already have an account or not. Assuming you don’t it will ask you to choose an available username and click “Create Account”.
- MetaMask should popup and ask you to sign to prove ownership of the account. Click “sign”.
- You’re all done! Your Carbon account has been created. You can now edit your profile to change your display name, profile pic and bio. Profile pics require an image URL and we recommend using Imgur.com for now. You can edit your profile in the Settings page. After that, you should browse some groups and start following other users.
We have reserved popular usernames for influencers, brands, companies and other platforms with the intention of offering them to their rightful owners. For example, we’ve reserved the username “Binance” for the real Binance company to claim. If you believe we have reserved your rightful username, please contact us for verification. It would be easiest if you were already verified with the same username on Twitter or other platforms.
Yes, any browser or device that has MetaMask installed can access your Carbon account. Simply connect to the wallet associated with your account, and then visit the Carbon app and you will be asked to sign, to login.
You can also “sign out” of active sessions, which will force those sessions to have to sign again to continue.
You social posts are public, as are your followers and following lists. Anything that would be publicly accessible on Twitter or other similar platforms, would also be on Carbon. Your username, display name, bio and profile pic are all public. Your points and rankings are also public.
Private data is private. The important stuff. DMs are encrypted, and also stored decentralised if you choose.
Your contact lists are also private.
For more information on privacy please see our Privacy & Terms.
Yes, but you will need to have the MetaMask mobile app installed and connected first. You will then access Carbon from within the MetaMask mobile browser. Alternatively, Trust wallet DApp browser also works.
Carbon should be used on desktop where possible, for a better experience.
In future, users who sign up with Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts will be able to access Carbon in any mobile browser.
No. Carbon doesn’t require your name, phone, email or any other identifiable data to create your account. You simply install MetaMask, create a fresh wallet, and then your Carbon account is linked to that wallet, and you sign a MetaMask transaction to prove ownership and to login. You can choose your username and display name for your account, so you can remain as anonymous as you wish.
Alternative signup methods such as Facebook, Twitter or Google account connection, will also not ask you for personal details, however some may import automatically from those platforms as part of the authorisation method. It is the users responsibility to maintain the security of their connected account. MetaMask signup method is our suggested method for the best security and privacy.
No. Your wallet which you will link to your Carbon account, does not need to hold any ETH. There is no gas required to create an account. MetaMask signing is required to prove ownership of your account, but it doesn’t require a transaction on the Ethereum network to create your account. However, to help ensure real humans are creating accounts, you will need to have at least 1 genuine previous transaction in that wallet before creating a Carbon account.
Right now we are only offering MetaMask or similar signup methods. Brave Browser on desktop also works, and Trust Wallet mobile app works so long as the DApp browser is enabled.
You can get MetaMask from http://metamask.io
It’s free, and you’ll use it to sign in to your Carbon account and perform secure tasks within it. For Carbon, MetaMask signing replaces traditional username and password login, and offers improved security.
Just make sure you sign up with a wallet that you are ok to use with Carbon long term, because the wallet cannot be changed (it is your account).
Using Carbon FAQs
We award badges for various tasks and achievements.
Some of these include:
– Streaks of 10, 25 or 50 posts in a row with 5+ upvotes.
– Posts with 100 upvotes
– OG badge for the first 250 users
– Verified badge for verified users
– Whale badge for 75,000+ CRBN tokens in your wallet
– Many more!
They are designed to reward high quality, long time use of the Carbon platform and let you know which users have been around a while.
Groups are simply a category for you to post into or browse in. It allows you to go directly to topics that interest you, and also receive a better response and higher visibility to your posts as they won’t be lost in a constantly changing social feed.
To post into a group, visit the group first. For example crbn.social/group/gaming
Then at the top of the page, click “Create post in Gaming”. Create your post like you would a normal social post. It will appear inside the Gaming group when you are done. It will also appear in your standard social feed for those following you.
Carbon offers all users the same freedoms and rights to express themselves. As with any public platform, there do need to be some ground rules centered around illegal content and abuse or threats of other users or Carbon team members. These are common sense rules that are applied equally to all users.
Here is an excerpt from a recent article, which helps explain our stance.
* * *
You are probably aware, our biggest challenge without a doubt since the beta release has been dealing with a few users looking to deface the platform and generally disrupt things as much as possible. Honestly we don’t understand what makes some people tick but we are using the experience to refine our system, so in a way they are helping us at this early stage.
For a recap, here are those terms:
Carbon does not allow posts featuring the following content:
1) Obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic content
2) Unlawful threatening of individuals
3) Organisation of violence or deliberate calls for lawless action
4) Scams, unlawful gambling and pyramid schemes
5) Violations of the legal rights of individuals including their rights to privacy
6) Links to unlawful content on other websites
7) Infringements on copyrighted or patented information
8) Impersonation of individuals or organisations
9) Malicious links or content that may interfere with the operation of any computer
10) Gratuitous violence and gore
11) Trade of illegal items
12) Use of multiple accounts or bots to abuse the points system, votes system and report system
13) Threats, abuse or privacy violations of Carbon team members
14) All other content illegal under Australian law
The terms are not political and do not target certain opinions or even certain users. They are applied equally to all users. Nobody has been suspended due to their opinions. Thus far, suspensions have been due to vote manipulation, threats or abuse of the team, explicit content and impersonating public figures. It’s fine to claim a well known username, it’s not fine to use it to deceive other users and suggest upcoming projects under their name.
Our rules are common sense. They are designed to create an environment that everyone can enjoy. They are rules that apply in public, and they aren’t designed to shape the conversation or fit a narrative. Carbon does not intend to be a lawless platform where “anything goes”. That has never been our goal. Free speech to us means you’re entitled to your opinions and can discuss anything you like, whilst respecting the few basic rules when using the platform. Your political views are irrelevant to us.
Carbon set out to be a new platform allowing social interactions, crypto tools and other personal tools, encrypted private data, unique anonymous MetaMask signups and more. We never, ever, set out to be an anything goes platform where users can come to freely abuse, insult, attack and threaten each other and the team. It is 100% your choice to use Carbon or not. If our rules are too much for you, please look elsewhere.
Upvote on your posts: 0.1 pts
Downvote on your posts: No pts deducted.
Gain a follower: 0.2 pts
Upvote on your comment: 0.05 pts
Points per 1,000 CRBN in your account: 1
So as an example, Bob has 5,000 CRBN, creates a post that gets 20 upvotes, and a comment that gets 15 upvotes. He also gains 5 followers.
5 pts for CRBN holdings, 2 pts for post upvotes, 0.75 pts for comment upvotes, 1 point for followers. Total 8.75 points.
There will be more point allocations for other tasks later on (coming with new features).
There are also multipliers depending on your Carbonian User Level. Currently all users are on level 1, you work your way up the levels based on ALL TIME points. Once you get to Level 3 you begin to get a small multiplier on all future points (x1.1). The max multiplier for any level is x1.5 and that would take a long time and a lot of use to reach. Check your current level in your profile section, there’s a badge with a number on it, probably says 1 right now.
Points are used to rank all users, and you can see this on the leaderboards page. At the end of each rewards period (monthly) the top 300 users share in a pool of CRBN tokens. For the next 8 months or so that amount will be at least 300,000 CRBN per month. The rewards are paid in tiers and can be seen here (first 2 columns):
You can check your rewards points in the last 24 hours, 7 days or in the entire current rewards period on the leaderboard page. We will be adding more useful info about your ranking and the current rewards pool soon.
All of the points allocations are subject to change as we learn more about how users are using the platform.
For now, we only allow images to be hosted on imgur.com. Soon we will allow a full image uploading feature, we’re building it right now.
Here are some basic instructions.
1. Go to imgur.com and click NEW POST on top left.
2. Click on “Choose Photo/Video”
3. Upload your image and wait until it says “upload complete”.
4. OPEN the image in a new tab
5. Copy the URL of the image itself
6. Click the image icon in your post creation area, and paste that link into your “image insertion” box. You will see a preview.
NOTE: Please don’t upload any images that you don’t want to remain on Imgur. It’s a public website. Make sure you are ok with the image being publicly viewable.
Simple. Login to Carbon and visit the settings page, off the top website menu. The settings page has the profile editing section, as well as a lot of other handy settings.