26th OP Community Call **Future of Governance Edition** [Recording & Recap]

Hey everyone!

While the last two weeks were a bit quiet, we had a brief, but interesting as always, community call with the chance to dig into some topics left out during the previous call.

See recording here: August 15th Community Call

  • On Thursday August 17th: there will be an open conversation around the planning, implementation, and follow-up of a series of live education with GravityDAO, you can join the event on Discord and see more in detail what it is about in this post: Education and Training on Conflict Management, with Gravity DAO. There are going to be multiple live sessions, so if you are interested, keep an eye on the Discord server.
  • For those interested in becoming a badgeholder for the next round of RetroPGF, check this thread just to signal your interest: Signaling intention to become a Badgeholder. So if you fall into that category, definitely go and put your name down there.
  • Voting Cycle 14: The Grants Council proposes repurposing the 2.5M OP that was already approved but not used. Should this proposal pass, Token House would re-allocate 2.5M OP towards Intent 2 as follows:
    • 1M OP increase in budget for Experiments.

    • 1M OP increase in budget for Builders.

    • Remaining available for both Sub-Committees as buffer (500k OP)

    • The Future of Optimism Governance: we had a brief summary over our current governance system and how it might evolve, provide more visibility for one or two seasons so we can all be aligned on where we’re going and what the priorities are. To read more in detail and give feedback check: The Future of Optimism Governance, which is a mirror post of the original blog entry in the Optimism Collective blog.

    • Finalizing the call with an open discussion over a variety of topics such as the opening for proposals for Cycle 15, events that will be available on discord (keep an eye on those!) and as always, clarification for different questions.

We will be having our next community call August 15th! This call we will dive into a deeper discussion on the future of Optimism Governance, so be sure to take a look at this blog post.

As always, feel free to add any topics you’d like to see on the agenda by commenting below.

Zoom link:

-Michael :red_circle: :sparkles:


We (RnDAO and Missions Poubliques) would love to share our research on citizen assemblies and the work we’re doing with Cosmos Hub, which I think could be super relevant for Optimism too.

Citizen assemblies are powerful because they avoid the principal-agent problem, so they avoid all the issues with having visible delegates:

  • risks of corruption, bribery, blackmail etc
  • delegates being wealthy and/or influential by default so out of touch with the situation of the majority
  • delegate disengagement
  • electing by popularity or political power instead of expertise
    and more

happy to share more if it’s of interest

I just sent you a DM!

Hey @Michael! Could you add this event please? It is right after the call and we would like to have some delegates present because we think it will be a great tool for governance.

Feel the Love: A Praise Community Demo
Curious about Praise and the new “feel the love” channel? Join our community demo and we’ll explore how it works, why it matters, and how you can get involved.
Date: Tuesday, Aug 15th
Time: 20:00 hrs CET (After Delegate Call)
#main-stage, Optimism Discord Server


hey @Michael

would love to know what is going to be prioritized between :

-fraud proofs
-welcoming new sequencers for OP chains

also some clarifications between OP chains that will be part of the Superchain and OP stack based chains would be cool!


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Am kind of surprised non of the time given is qouted in UTC.

Hello everyone! thanks for allowing us to add relevant topics.

From Gravity DAO we would like to invite the community to join our weekly meetings around Conflict Management and Trust Creation. The events happen in the Optimism Discord Server like these:

Tuesdays 1:00 PM UTC (Weekly topic - Main Timezone)
Thursdays 7:00 PM UTC (Weekly topic - Alternative Timezone)
Fridays 1:00 PM UTC (External guests - Special Session)

We would love to add the meetings to the governance calendar too, as we would appreciate having more people join these spaces that we are curating and delivering with the best intentions. We are distributing a POAP collection that will certify basic competencies to deal with conflict, both for personal use in everyday life and for the contexts of DAOs.

We started on the 8th of August and will end on the 15th of September.

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Good point, I’ll add UTC for the next post!

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