How to token gate surveys using BlockSurvey

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Feb 14, 2024 · 4 mins read

Data collection and token-gating emerge as a groundbreaking strategy, blending the worlds of blockchain technology with targeted audience engagement and access control. But what exactly is token-gating, and why is it becoming an essential tool for researchers, marketers, and communities alike?

Token-gating is a novel approach that restricts access to specific content, services, or experiences to users who possess a particular digital token or cryptocurrency. This mechanism leverages the inherent security and exclusivity of blockchain technology, offering a unique way to ensure that only a select group of participants can access a survey.

Why use Token-gated surveys

1. Targeted Audience Engagement

One of the primary advantages of token-gated surveys is the ability to engage a highly specific audience. Since access to these surveys requires holding a particular token, you can ensure that only stakeholders, and community members with a vested interest in your project participate. 

2. Enhanced Privacy and Security

Blockchain technology offers enhanced privacy and security features. Token-gated surveys capitalize on this by allowing participants to remain anonymous while proving their eligibility through token ownership. This setup encourages honest feedback, as respondents can share their opinions without concern for personal data privacy. 

3. Incentivization and Reward Mechanisms

Token-gating introduces a natural incentive for survey participation. Access to the survey itself can be seen as a reward, especially if the survey results in exclusive content, insights, or influence over future decisions. 

Moreover, you can easily integrate additional rewards through the blockchain, such as airdropping tokens, NFTs, or other digital assets to participants upon completion of the survey. 

4. Noise Reduction

With token-gated surveys, the quality of data collected is often higher than that of traditional surveys. The exclusivity factor and the interest alignment ensure that respondents are genuinely engaged with the topic. The targeted nature of these surveys also means that the feedback is directly relevant to your objectives, reducing noise and enhancing the actionability of the data.

5. Future-Proofing Engagement

Staying ahead of engagement strategies has become crucial nowadays. By adopting token-gated surveys, you position yourself at the forefront of technological adoption, appealing to a tech-savvy audience and future-proofing your engagement strategies.

How to create Token gated surveys using BlockSurvey

Step 1: Sign Up for BlockSurvey

Create an account on BlockSurvey or log in if you already have one. Familiarize yourself with the dashboard and the various features BlockSurvey offers.

Step2: Select the Network

Choose a digital token that participants must hold to access the survey. This could be a token you've created for your community, a popular cryptocurrency, or an NFT. Currently, BlockSurvey supports Bitcoin, Stacks, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, Avalanche, BNB and Celo.

Step 3: Set up Token Gating

Choose the token you want to use for gating. Add the token name, contract address and the minimum holdings the survey responder must have to access the survey.

Incorporating Custom Tokens: For projects not already on the list, select the 'other' option to specify: Contract Name, Token Name, Token Decimals, and Minimum Holdings Value. This configuration allows you to gate your form or survey with your unique token. The Contract Name serves as the unique identifier for a particular smart contract within the blockchain network.

Step 4: Design the survey

Design your survey questions and layout. BlockSurvey offers a range of question types and customization options to ensure your survey aligns with your goals.

Customize the survey settings according to your preferences, such as anonymity options, survey completion messages, and more.

Step 5: Publish the Survey

Once the survey is designed, click on the ‘Publish’ button, to make the survey live. Now you can share the URL of the survey from the ‘Share’ screen.

Collecting Responses

When participants engage with a survey, they authenticate themselves using the network-specific wallet. For those using Stacks and Bitcoin, Hiro and Xverse wallets are supported. Likewise, for networks like Ethereum, Polygon, Binance, and Solana, we accommodate major wallets such as Metamask and Phantom. Signing in involves authenticating a message, but rest assured, this process does not trigger any transactions on the blockchain. 

Instead, we employ the network's API through the wallet to verify token holdings. If the participant's holdings meet the specified criteria, they are permitted to submit their responses; otherwise, submission is restricted. 

Additionally, for Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible chains, BlockSurvey offers advanced verification options for delegation via and This feature enables your audience to participate using a delegated warm wallet, offering a secure alternative to directly using a cold wallet for access to gated content.

To wrap it up

In conclusion, token-gating a survey with BlockSurvey offers a unique blend of privacy, security, and targeted audience engagement. By requiring respondents to hold specific tokens, you ensure that your survey reaches the intended audience, enhancing the quality and relevance of the feedback collected. BlockSurvey's support for various wallets and its integration with blockchain technology simplifies the process of token-gating, making it accessible even to those new to the concept. Whether you're looking to gather insights from a niche community or incentivize participation, token-gated surveys represent a forward-looking approach that leverages the power of blockchain for meaningful engagement.

How to token gate surveys using BlockSurvey FAQ

What does it mean to token gate a survey?

Token gating a survey means restricting access to the survey so that only individuals who hold a specific digital token or cryptocurrency can participate. This method is often used to ensure that respondents are part of a particular community or have met certain criteria, like owning a specific NFT (Non-Fungible Token) or cryptocurrency, to engage with the survey.

How does token gating work in BlockSurvey?

Token gating is a feature in BlockSurvey that allows you to restrict access to your surveys to only those who possess a specific token. It helps in ensuring the quality and reliability of the responses collected. You can add the Token gating feature in BlockSurvey.

Can token gating be applied to any type of survey?

Yes, token gating can be applied to virtually any type of survey, from market research and customer feedback to community engagement and event planning. The key is to ensure that the survey's goals align with the interests and characteristics of the token-holding audience to maximize response rates and the quality of insights gathered.

Can I change the token once the survey is live?

Yes, you can change the token even after the survey is live. However, remember that the new token will need to be distributed to potential respondents.

Can I use token gating for anonymous surveys?

Yes, you can use token gating for anonymous surveys. The tokens do not contain any identifiable information and are only used to control access to the survey.

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Vimala Balamurugan

Vimala heads the Content and SEO Team at BlockSurvey. She is the curator of all the content that BlockSurvey puts out into the public domain. Blogging, music, and exploring new places around is how she spends most of her leisure time.


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