What is KARMA?
KARMA is a form of proto-reputation and reflects the user's positive contributions associated with collecting ESSENCE.
KARMA unlocks features inside AKASHA depending on the score of the user. One example would be the ability to create and curate public lists.
KARMA also is used to determine the MANA costs for interactions within AKASHA. Users with higher KARMA will burn less MANA for publishing, commenting, voting, and so on.