At Optimism, we're on a mission to scale Ethereum to the masses and sustainably fund public goods in the process!
From the code to the values, we are Ethereum-aligned. We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a non-profit research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this out in the open because we believe in open source and its ability to accelerate innovation.
Not only do we improve Ethereum's performance by orders of magnitude, we donate 100% of the profits generated from doing so to Ethereum public goods. We do this because we believe the future of the open internet is too important to be left to chance. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation we're able to align private incentives with public good and create a positive-sum economic model that provides a sustainable future for the internet.
So you want to build on Optimism ey? Well we are so glad to have you! We have two main prizes: Pool prizes (for generally cool products) and specific prizes (for specifically cool dapps)!
We also have a host of ways to support your dapp after the hackathon - we are here for the long term!
🏗 NFT Infrastructure: 1 team wins $ 5,000 | 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
🕹 Optimism Game: 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
🏟 Community Infrastructure: 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
Now what? Don’t throw all that hard work away! We want to encourage and support builders to do what they do best - build cool shit! If you have won any of the Optimism Prizes you can apply for a grant!
How will Optimism support your project after the hackathon?