DappRadar DAO's participation within Optimism Collective

Warm greetings to the Optimism Collective community. Inspired by Base’s initial metagovernance manifesto, we at DappRadar DAO are thrilled to share our own: a strong statement that emphasizes our journey towards decentralization and a modus operandi regarding our future engagement with Optimism Collective.

Why Optimism as Our First Engagement
For years, DappRadar has been a cornerstone in web3 adoption: getting users excited about promising projects, producing open data and educational resources across different ecosystems, and even maintaining critical node infrastructure.

We are in the process of evolving from a centralized entity to a DAO, with a vision to build the World’s Dapp Store with RADAR and our community. This requires more active outreach with the ecosystem we seek to support.

Inspired by both Optimism’s innovative approach to scaling permissionless, onchain activity (Superchain) and its dedication to funding public goods (Retro PGF), Optimism Collective provides an ideal forum for DappRadar DAO to implement and iterate our DAO-driven initiatives.

Our Vision with Optimism
Our vision in collaborating with Optimism is simple. DappRadar intends to earmark 3% of any Grant received (including our recent RetroPGF 3 award) to re-deploy into:

  1. Growth initiatives (utilizing our network and product to continue increasing education and engagement in Optimism Collective and Superchain) and
  2. Governance initiatives (from participating in Proposals to delegating to aligned individuals and entities)

By engaging with Optimism, we hope to also share learnings, as we progressively decentralize ourselves.

We warmly invite the Optimism community to read our DappRadar DAO Metagovrernance Manifesto and join us in this exciting venture. We’ll work with Optimism Collective and our community to shape how this participation will evolve.


DappRadar’s RPGF Redistribution for PRO Users

Greetings again Optimism community,

As we further our DappRaddar DAO and Optimism Metagovernance strategy, our focus remains in educating and engaging our community around the diverse and evolving Superchain landscape.

The Value of Our PRO Users

At DappRadar, our PRO users represent the backbone of our ecosystem, providing invaluable insights and fostering a culture of active participation in the decentralized world. Recognizing the importance of this group, we’re committed to ensuring they’re not only acknowledged but rewarded for their contributions.

The World’s Dapp Store: A Quasi-Public Good

The Dapp Store has emerged as a quasi-public good, serving the wider crypto community by offering unbiased, comprehensive insights into dapp performance and trends. This initiative underscores our commitment to building a more accessible and informed web3 ecosystem.

OP Redistribution Initiative

In alignment with our ethos of giving back to the community that drives us, the OP redistribution initiative has been a significant milestone in our journey. Although not a traditional airdrop, we’ve allocated an increased amount to share with our community, especially for metagovernance purposes, and have already shared a part with our dedicated PRO community to encourage exploration and engagement within the Optimism ecosystem.

Enhancements and Introducing Quests on Optimism

Additionally, we’re excited to announce the addition of Optimism chain support to our Quests feature. Projects on Optimism can now create quests for free directly through our platform and distribute rewards (tokens, NFTs) directly from the Optimism network. This development is pivotal for projects looking to be discoverable by millions of DappRadar users, grow their social and on-chain user base, and enhance their visibility within the ecosystem.

Why Quests are Important for Projects on Optimism:

  • Discoverability: Being featured on DappRadar makes projects immediately accessible to a vast audience of web3 enthusiasts and crypto-native users.
  • Community Growth: Quests offer a unique way to engage and expand social communities, fostering a deeper connection between projects and their supporters.
  • On-Chain Engagement: By encouraging users to participate in quests, projects can significantly increase their on-chain activity and user base.

Whether it’s to incentivise dapp usage, governance or social engagement, we invite projects on Optimism to create their quests and tap into the potential of our expansive user base. For those interested, please submit your quests through the following link: Submit Your Quest Here

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, DappRadar remains committed to its vision of fostering a vibrant, educated, and participative crypto-native community. Our journey is filled with learning, evolving, and growing together. We are excited for what the future holds and grateful for the continued support and enthusiasm of our PRO users and the wider Optimism community.

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, building the World’s Dapp Store atop the Superchain.

Warm regards,

The DappRadar Team