This article provides an overview of the Optimism Fractal Proposal and the inspiring principles around Optimism grants opportunities. The following provides timestamps from a live discussion with community leaders during an Eden Fractal meeting, which you can see below. Enjoy!
For anyone that’s unfamiliar with Optimism Collective, this is a new type of community designed to reward public goods and build a sustainable future for the open internet. Optimism is a pioneering Ethereum L2 community that is highly aligned with Eden Fractal’s values for creating public goods and improving human coordination for everyone’s benefit!
In case you’ve missed our last episode, we encourage you to watch Dan’s introductory presentation about Optimism at 1:50:20, highlighting the Optimism Fractal grant proposal to start a new community at 2:03:55. The introductory presentation provides an overview of brilliant innovations from The Optimism Collective, including RetroPGF, Superchain, and the Optimistic Vision.
Optimism Fractal proposal, created by trusted Eden Fractal participants Dan, Vlad, Tadas, and Rosmari, was the root for the ongoing Optimism topic. This episode was focused on providing a thorough review of the grant application, including preliminary feedback from reviewers from the Optimism Grants council based on their rubric at 37:10. You can find links to preliminary feedback and to rubic in the Rubic section below. The good news that the grant proposal made it to the final evaluation stage encouraged further brainstorming on possibilities and tickled more engagement.
Dan summarizes the scope of the Optimism Fractal proposal at 1:42:00, including to build the initial toolset for the first season with EVM compatible tools for social games, to host meetings, build educational welcoming materials and market it. At 2:10:00, the group goes through the curated feedback notes where Dan explains the rubric criteria meanings, scores, and ranking process. He goes through the proposed milestones in the Optimism Fractal during 2:18:00, and then presents the many ongoing Optimism grants programs and builder opportunities at 2:20:55.
EF 68: Planting Optimism Fractal
What are the best growth opportunities for communities creating public goods? We explore the new Optimism Fractal grant proposal, RetroPGF, and other grants to fund public goods creators in the Optimism Ecosystem 🌱