Delegate Commitments

Name: Quixotic (Optimism NFT Marketplace)

Address or ENS: 0xB1EA5a3E5EA7fA1834d48058EcDa26d8c59e8251

Discord username: Quixotic

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally Profile

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

Quixotic is the first and largest NFT marketplace on Optimism. In addition to building the marketplace, we spend lots of time building community and advising projects in the Optimism NFT space. NFTs have a small marketshare compared to defi, but a large mindshare. We believe NFTs will be crucial to defining the culture of Optimism and for any governance proposal someone should be asking: “how does this affect NFTs and non-financial dapps?” We plan to advocate for the interest of NFT projects and non-financial dapps during the governance process.

My view on the Optimistic Vision:

In the words of Vitalik, “even a billion dollars of capital cannot compete with a project having a soul.” The Optimistic Vision is the soul of Optimism, which is to say it’s the most important part of this project. If we succeed in moving the majority of layer 1 Ethereum activity to layer 2s like Optimism, the vision and values of the protocol will be enormously important. We’re strongly committed to creating a world of regenerative finance, positive externalities, and shared abundance.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:

  1. We agree that taking an iterative approach is best and that there will be more rapid iteration at earlier stages than later stages.
  2. The token house makes a lot of sense. Questions remain around the Citizen’s house: How is citizenship allocated? Can someone lose citizenship? What will incentivize citizens to actually participate in governance?
  3. We feel confident that the OF will govern with a steady hand and is committed to progressive decentralization.

My Web3 interests:

Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.

NFTs, Identity, Visual Art, DAOs, Gaming

Languages I speak and write: en

My skills and areas of expertise: NFTs, web3 community, non-financial dapps

My favorite Web3 projects:

ENS, POAP, Gitcoin

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Thank you for the feedback. We’ve heard this from from several community members. Since this deadline wasn’t communicated widely, we’re extending the cutoff to tomorrow (May 27) at 5p PST.

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Name : ScaleWeb3

Address or ENS: ScaleWeb3.eth

Discord username : ScaleWeb3#7123

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Optimistic Tweet; Tally Profile for ScaleWeb3.eth

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes, that’s why I founded a specialized company to engage in governance.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I realized the same governance issues, tribalism, short-termism, replication of tech/mistakes, intransparency over and over since I joined crypto in early 2018. Consequently, I started blockchain-comparison.com to spread quality information and onboard people to crypto. Now, I want to take this one step further with scaleweb3.com, defend the most value-aligned, value-adding, essential Web 3 building blocks and help them grow.

Sidenote: Personally, I see Ethereum as the center and settlement layer of Web 3 and Optimism as a fundamental building block in our envisioned Web 3 stack. The Ethereum ecosystem has quality contributors, some positive-sum, value-aligned projects such as Uniswap and Gitcoin and I would love to become a governance steward that further supports the values with best interests of projects and token/stakeholders in mind.

My view on the Optimistic Vision : I see many parallels to our own ambitions when we started About us - Blockchain-Comparison.com in 2018. I also love to make the (somewhat flawed) comparison between blockchain ecosystems and new economies and think it’s essential to find key parties early-on which are able to unlock network effects, a sustainable growth of the ecosystem - based on real economic growth - with aligned values (!). Besides that, I was positively surprised to see “impact = profit” as almost all social/public goods should at least be sustainable and I am all in into proving that public goods can capture margins and be positive sum for all value-adding OR benefitting, consuming stakeholders.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: The title is spot-on. You don’t build a complex system from scratch, you rather go there iteratively. I believe in progressive decentralization, think it’s absolutely fair for a core team to take the majority of key decisions early-on but I will definitely work towards a future with core protocols which are hardened, secure, trust-minimized, governance-minimized, yet community-owned.

My Web3 interests:

Accessibility, Data and analytics, DeFi, Economics, Governance (I also worked a lot on Identity & Privacy)

Languages I speak and write:
de; en

My skills and areas of expertise: Crypto & Football

My favorite Web3 projects:
Ethereum, Bitcoin (though I haven’t transacted on it for 3 years), Zapper (and all of DeFi)

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Name: Flipside Crypto

Address or ENS: flipsidecrypto.eth

Discord: fig#6582

Twitter Handle: @flipsidecrypto

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Verification Tweet - Flipside Crypto

We have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process:

We (the governance team at Flipside Crypto) acknowledge and understand the Delegate Commitment Process

We understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment:

We (the governance team at Flipside Crypto) acknowledge and understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment.

Our reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

Flipside’s mission is to help blockchains succeed. We want to become Optimism delegates, because we believe Layer 2s, and specifically Optimism, are a core piece to scaling the new digital economy on top of Ethereum.

Flipside Governance participates in more than a dozen protocols across Ethereum, Solana, Algorand, Flow, and a number of Cosmos SDK chains. We work closely with Aave, SushiSwap, Marinade, and MakerDAO - and have on-chain proof of participation. We aim to bring our expertise and one of the few full-time Governance teams in the industry to help Optimism strengthen its governance and voting processes.

As a delegate, Optimism gains full access to our time and resources, a team of 70+ with robust data science & infrastructure capabilities, and our community of 12,000+ data analysts.

On top of that, we will contribute hands-on expertise in voting, writing, and passing proposals. We are active community members in protocols that we engage with - you can find us actively participating on governance forums, Discord, and Twitter.

Our view on the Optimistic Vision 42:

Through our analytical bounty and scavenger programs, Flipside Crypto embodies the axiom impact=profit. Flipside Community members take the time and initiative to build out dashboards and analytics, providing unique insights for a range of protocols & DAOs.

Flipside believes that public goods inform and empower the average crypto user better than closed source alternatives. Optimism is pioneering this vision and advocating for profitability at the same time. We want to help Optimism follow through on its vision and improve Web3 accountability, one build at a time.

Our view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:

Article 1: Every DAO experiences different Growth trajectories. As partners of DAOs in different stages of maturity and TVL, we believe it is important to allow for flexibility while building with speed. Enough structure to support, as much freedom as possible, is our guiding principle.

Article 2: While token holders are entitled to certain rights, they are not what makes up a DAO by themselves - Governance comes in many forms and is in need of innovation. Optimism must find a balance between value creation and encouraging participation among community members. We acknowledge multiple assets exist to make up a DAO and are excited by the experimental use of emerging new mechanisms, like “soulbound” NFTs.

Article 3: As Compound has shown, and as we have seen in our work with MakerDAO, there is a way for organizations to become more decentralized over time. We believe that having the Optimism Foundation as a steward in the early stages of development is instrumental, as the Foundation can provide the insight and knowledge necessary for building a strong product that can then enable successful decentralization.

Our Web3 interests:

Data Analytics, Bounty & Grants Programs, Layer 1s & Layer 2s, Governance, and DAOs (see MetricsDAO)

Languages we speak and write:

Our core governance team is composed of members who are fluent in English, German, and Mandarin.

Our skills and areas of expertise:

Flipside is a Web3 company with experience in building tools, communities, and recently DAOs. We partner with major networks & protocols to drive data analytics and user acquisition.

Flipside Governance, a department of Flipside Crypto, was established in September 2021, to directly support and contribute to DAO governance, and increase participation in our partner communities - thereby helping to improve the efficiency of this critical piece of protocol health.

We are committed to using this team and experience to improve DAOs one proposal at a time.

Flipside Governance is one of the few full-time governance teams in the industry. We have developed a deep understanding of the needs and of the flow of information in governance processes as well as key tooling necessary to be successful.

Our members currently sit on a range of committees and boards: Review Committee at Aave Grants DAO, Transferability Committee at Paladin, and DeFi Committee at MonkeDAO.

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Hi team - looks like our (Flipside Crypto) delegate commitment got removed via a Spam filter.

Mind approving it when you have a chance? I promise I’m human :sweat_smile:

Was hoping to add our verification tweet to the post.

cc: @karl @bobby

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Name :
Doug

Address or ENS:
Sugma.eth
Discord username :
MoneymanDoug#3039

Verification (Tally profile or tweet):
https://www.tally.xyz/voter/profile/42NXMY
I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

i simply want to see optimism succeed, i have a passion for the Ethereum and optimism ecosystems. early on i invested in and believed in Defi and Ethereum and for that i was awarded. Since then i have been fully employed and engaged in the space, this is my job.

My view on the Optimistic Vision :
Our foundation here at Optimism is strong and our vision strongly aligns with the major principals and beliefs that most Ethereum maximalists adhere to, I think optimisms culture is comparable to Gitcoin and in the end that will benefit the protocol.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution

  1. Starting out governance is always a slow and painful process so i completely agree with the approach as naturally things start to smooth out with time. however i would like to see a way to amend such a Constitutional law if it is somehow detrimental to the protocol no matter the timeframe. keep in mind this would need to be extremely thought out.

  2. Clearly checks and balances are needed, people voice also should always matter so a include all approach is great considering our users not only know what we need but also drive the ship, i strongly agree.

  3. I trust the Optimism Foundation to nurture the protocol until it can care for itself, it would be foolish to say otherwise. This not only protects users but protects the protocol from various exploits.

My Web3 interests:
Identity Infrastructure Privacy DeFi

Languages I speak and write:
en

My skills and areas of expertise:
Solidity, DAO’s, Project management, Marketing, Multisig management

My favorite Web3 projects: ENS, Gitcoin, Vfat.tools, Yearn

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Name : Kryos (Would love feature to edit user name on Optimism to change to Kryos :heart_eyes:)

Address or ENS: kryos.eth

Discord username : NoizxX#6969

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Willing to do on demand video chat any time, or look at my chain data. I am a strong believer in Defi and for that reason I do not associate my IRL data with my wallet. Willing to video chat any time, or provide other proof. Also verified on Gitcoin, but never needed my true ID. This is in part because I prescribe medicine that I value my privacy online, and don’t wish for even the possibility of being targeted offline.

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes indeed.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to make sure that decentralization is a cornerstone of Optimism. It’s what Ethereum is built upon. I will consistently vote in a manner that keeps optimism decentralized, free, and open to all. I will consistently vote against proposals that substantially diminish freedoms or privacy of optimism users.

My view on the Optimistic Vision : Well it is why I am here. Decentralization, community, and impact/profit are what Ethereum is built on. I want to make sure it stays that way, and would vote true to Optimisms vision.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: I also believe often less governance is the best governance. I think Optimisms team has typically had good values and our interests at heart. Profitability and sustainability are key, we are just starting this journey. Freedom and limited control help innovation and growth which leads to impact/profit.

My Web3 interests: All of it, but Defi, NFT gaming/Defi games, and innovation are a few. I have been in crypto since before Ethereum. I particularly like new use cases and startups.

*Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”. Privacy, Economics, DAOs, NFTs,

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write: English and decent Spanish.
Please choose from the ISO 639-1 list en

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional] Crypto!, health/medicine, python(know others but not very well), computer hardware

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects* Optimism, Ethereum Mainnet (Merge!!), Lyra

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Name: Llama

Address or ENS: 0x5B3bFfC0bcF8D4cAEC873fDcF719F60725767c98

Discord username: HelloShreyas :llama:#2656

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): https://twitter.com/llamacommunity_/status/1531413906362605571

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Llama builds economic infrastructure for DAOs. We have worked with some of the leading DAOs on on-chain governance and treasury allocations, including Aave, Uniswap, dYdX, Gitcoin, Radicle, PoolTogether, FWB, Harvest Finance, and Fei Protocol, among others. We would like to be a delegate for Optimism because we are excited about Optimism’s potential to expand crypto to a wide range of builders and users. As one of the most active participants in protocol governance, we hope to bring a similar level of rigor and expertise to the Optimism ecosystem as we have with other protocols.

My view on the Optimistic Vision 44: We think DAOs are a defining coordination mechanism and Optimism’s focus on funding public goods is critical. Over time, governance will become increasingly important to ensure that the Optimism Collective can grow and sustain the network.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: The Optimism network and DAO is in too early of a stage to be rigid about specific rules. A spirit of experimentation encapsulated in the working constitution is important to ensure that the network evolves with the evolving demands of the crypto and broader internet ecosystem. The working constitution will not stay in effect for longer than four years. Progressive decentralization from the foundation to the community makes sense as long as the foundation is fairly transparent and responsive to the changing needs of the community.

My Web3 interests: DAOs, DeFi, governance, economics, developer tools.

Languages I speak and write: Members of our community speak English, Hindi, Russian, French, Mandarin, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and probably a few more I’m missing!

My skills and areas of expertise: Our community consists of solidity engineers, DeFi strategists, data analysts, quants, and accountants. We have implemented on-chain proposals, constructed treasury strategies, designed liquidity incentive programs and on-chain indices, and built analytics dashboards and financial reports.

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Name: monetsupply

Address or ENS: monetsupply.eth (0x8d07D225a769b7Af3A923481E1FdF49180e6A265)

Discord username: monet_supply#4662

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally | JGPJGV

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Confirmed

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Confirmed

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to help support partnerships between various defi protocols building on Optimism. Collaboration between top protocols (eg. Maker, Curve, Aave, Uniswap, etc) and the Optimism collective can help kickstart the liquidity necessary to support broad migration of activity from L1 to L2. I am a consistent voter within several projects and will be able to incorporate OP delegate responsibilities into my existing workflow.

My view on the Optimistic Vision: I think the vision is very ambitious (difficult to achieve) but also exciting and optimistic. Achieving these goals will require strong cultural alignment, community building, and governance oversight. I think building up liquidity and app utility on Optimism is the most important short term objective to fulfill the Optimistic vision.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:

  1. Working constitution - I think it’s good to acknowledge that more experience is needed before ossifying Optimism’s governance framework. I particularly like the 4 year sunset clause, which should serve as a forcing function to adopt a long term constitution (similar to Ethereum’s difficulty bombs)
  2. OP citizens and OP holders are equal - I think the bicameral model (tokens + citizens) makes sense while Optimism is in early stages of development. But I think it will be very important to hold citizen governance to a high standard to avoid incentive misalignment (as the citizens have no direct cryptoeconomic stakes like OP holders). I’m still on the fence if this sort of “soulbound” governance is feasible in the long run but look forward to gaining more empirical evidence through Optimism governance.
  3. Optimism Foundation - As long as token holders have effective oversight/veto powers, off chain foundations can be a valuable asset for decentralized orgs. Over time I think the foundation should shift from a stewardship role to being a bridge between the collective and real world agreements/legal matters.

My Web3 interests: DeFi, Governance, Economics

Languages I speak and write: en

My skills and areas of expertise: Risk analysis, governance structure and participation

My favorite Web3 projects: MakerDAO, Tally, Unisocks

Name : olimpio

**Address or ENS: 0xF4B0556B9B6F53E00A1FDD2b0478Ce841991D8fA / olimpio.eth

Discord username : olimpio#3300

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): https://twitter.com/OlimpioCrypto/status/1531695015117864960

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes we read it and I understand.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes we understand.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am a committed DeFi user with knowledge about Ethereum, L2s, and what they aim to solve. I also participate in a great deal of communities and can help spread the word, responsibly.

My view on the Optimistic Vision : I like all scaling solutions, including Optimism. They all share a common vision, a vision which I stand for. The main north (impact=profit) is something that truly resonates with me.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:

I agree with the articles. Especially with the flexibility that article 1 proposes, you cannot have a fixed constitution, rules, or laws, in an ecosystem that’s so rapidly changing.

My Web3 interests:

Accessibility, DeFi, DAOs, Data and Analytics, Events, Social Impact, Privacy, Security

Languages I speak and write: English, Spanish

My skills and areas of expertise: Crypto, in general

My favorite Web3 projects: Dune, Nansen. (I know, it’s web2 oriented to web3 services). Vfat, ENS, Lens

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Name: Daoshua

Address or ENS: daoshua.eth

Discord username: Jshua#0001

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Verification tweet

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate

Scaling: Working at the EF as the community lead on ethereum․org has exposed me to a wide range of users. From complete beginners to Web3 natives, the most significant pain point that users bring up is the Ethereum gas fees. Instead of explaining why they should pick to pay more on Ethereum vs a less-secure alt L1 chain, rollups let us abstract away those conversations— giving users the best of both worlds without the jargon. Being one of the first movers in the Ethereum scaling space, I think Optimism, among others, has tremendous potential to serve the next cohort of Ethereum users.

Public goods: I want to help the facilitation and growth of public goods, both within Ethereum and beyond. I am an active contributor to GitcoinDAO and would like to expand my public goods contributions to being more involved in the governance processes that prop them up.

Disappointment: Sadly, the current token governance systems are somewhat broken. The same people become stewards in every hot DAO, often with good intentions but with poor results and outcomes. Mostly unaccountable to their delegates, some voting based on whims instead of research. Even worse, looking through the delegate commitments here, I see what I view as many half-baked or rushed answers. I don’t expect or want to become a whale delegate (ideally, we shouldn’t even have them)—having a large pool of representatives with small delegations is healthier, will give better representation, and be more sustainable. So if you’re reading this and thinking of becoming a delegate—dao it :wink:!

My view on the Optimistic Vision

The Optimistic Collective’s North Star resonates with me strongly. Too many smart people are working on bullshit projects because building something impactful traditionally hasn’t paid the bills. The Optimism Collective is positioned to shift this dynamic from within the Ethereum ecosystem and then beyond.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution

1) Well put. It’s foolish to pretend we have everything figured out. Admitting that this will require iteration and experimentation is highly mature.

2) The current token governance structures are clearly failing (governance purely by popularity contest, consolidation of power to the new ‘web3 elites’, quorums being lowered due to waning interest). The governance experiments that The Optimism Collective will run really excite me. I hope we can discover better ways to govern decentralized collectives.

3) The initial involvement of The Optimism Foundation and having progressive decentralization as a mechanism to ensure the long-term success of The Optimism Collective seems pragmatic.

My Web3 interests:

Accessibility, DAOs, Governance, Social impact, Writing.

Languages I speak and write

en, gd

My skills and areas of expertise

Community building, writing, frontend development, and memes.

My favorite Web3 projects

ethereum․org, Gitcoin, ENS

Name: Panche

Address or ENS: 0xdbAABc182e5FCEbf216C353A3EBE32cDB7390094 (Kromatika: Deployer)

Discord username: Aristokrates#7908

Verification: Tally | 4Z05G4

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes I read it and I understand.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes I understand.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’m developing on Optimism since its begging when it was still in whitelisted beta. I’m the deployer of the Kromatika (KROM) protocol that has been firstly deployed on Optimism chain as a limit order protocol. I strongly believe in optimistic rolups technology and I would like to contribute to its growth both in user adoption as well as technical improvements and integration.

**My view on the [Optimistic Vision ]: ** I really like the concept of identity. This is a hard problem to tackle, but still believe there is a solution out there and I strongly believe that Optimism Collective can solve this digital identity issue for the benefit of the Optimism governance.

My view on the first three articles of the [Working Constitution]: I like the progressive decentralization aspect, because I believe there is no a good on-off decentralized model, believing that The Optimism Foundation should start as its early governance adopter and then transit over time its governance responsibilities to the OP Citizens and OP House

My Web3 interests: Bridges,DAOs,Cryptography,Developer tools,Governance,Identity

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write: English

My skills and areas of expertise: Solidity development, web development, architecture, team management.

My favorite Web3 projects: Uniswap, Compound, 0xProtocol

links to your delegate submission, then edit your submission to link to the tweet.

Crise:

crise.eth

cyrelb#6993:

Verification (Tally profile or tweet):

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process:

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment:

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Be part of the OP DAO and represent my delegators

My view on the [Optimistic Vision ]: OP has the mission to keep the spirit of ETH and make it cheap, fast and easy to use.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: they are the basis / foundation of every builder on Optimism

My Web3 interests:
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.

Bridges, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, NFTs

Languages I speak and write: en,fr,it

My skills and areas of expertise: core banking system, finance 1.0, Java, rescript, cystal lang

**My favorite Web3 projects: uniswap, dydx, copper ** [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects

Name:
AlanXing

Address or ENS:
alanxing.eth

Discord username:
gryffindor#0428

Verification (Tally profile or tweet):
Tally | alanxing

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process:
Yes. I have read and understood.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment:
Yes. I understand.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I hold a strong conviction that decentralized governance will elevate our human society to the next level of civilization.

Effective decentralized governance requires active participation from broad base. Effective delegation requires delegates capable of dedicating time and passion as well as connecting to their respective bases. I believe I’m a great representative for underprivileged people and software engineers as I grew up from a harsh childhood life to become software engineers for years. Crypto and Web3 brought me financial independence, allowing me allocate more time to contribute back to the community.

My view on the Optimistic Vision :
The Optimistic Vision has made a lot of leap forwards on how to effectively enable decentalized governance and reward efforts for public good. Overall, it will help contribute to make a better society for our human beings.

My view on the first three articles of the [Working Constitution]:
I very much agreed. As the constitution is working and evolving, I plan to keep up and try to make some meaningful contributions to it in the future.

My Web3 interests:
DAOs, DeFi, Governance, NFTs, Economics
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write:
English and Chinese
Please choose from the [ISO 639-1 ]list

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional]
DAO government, venture capital investment, software development

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
MakerDAO, Uniswap, ENS
List ≤ 3 projects

Name: Nicole (SimplyCryptoXO)

Address or ENS: 0x556e91e08165389b90cac3c1d4ece2069306586b

Discord username: simplycryptoxo#2312

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally | YDQ891

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Read and understand

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am a female founder of an upcoming Optimism native project, TapiocaDAO. I strongly believe in Optimism’s vision that with our new digital world, we must create a new fabric to govern in a way which better rewards individuals for creations that benefit us all. Our web3 meritocracy can and will change our world for the better. Since getting involved in DeFi, I’ve fully committed myself to be a cog in this agent of world changing proportions, and being a builder and possibly a delegate on Optimism is a wonderful opportunity I won’t pass up on. We are at a critical juncture in our world, and this is the time to strike.

My view on the Optimistic Vision : Centralization and the old guard will not give up easily, but our web3 world is upon us, and it is solely up to us to govern ourselves properly to create a true alternative financial system (and more) that can topple what is already in place. The Optimism Vision and Collective is a mighty sword to wield in this battle; democratically funding goods that fundamentally make everyone’s lives better and completely flattens the playing field for all participants regardless of immutable characteristics.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: The document only being in place for 4 years is an epic shift from for example, America’s constitution which is centuries old document that is adhered to in modern time. Constitutions need to adapt with time and the change that happens in it. However, being committed to an overarching list of goals for some fixed amount of time is appropriate so we can maximally effect to achieve them, and reevaluate with hindsight. Our digital world moves exponentially faster than our traditional world, and we must remember that.

Token based governance systems do have shortcomings, and not simply just relying on token holders to govern is key. Just like every DAO has key members, Optimism’s delegates should be representatives of the community that strive to carry out the will of the collective selflessly. The amendment system and overall voting system I find optimal. Optimism as a whole’s power over decision making should wane over time.

My Web3 interests:
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”. Accessibility, Social Impact, DAOs, Writing, and DeFi (of course)

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write: EN

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional]

Female founder of a web3 project (Tapioca)
Research analyst
Writer

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects

Sushiswap, Gitcoin, Tapioca (haha)

Name: Nicole (SimplyCryptoXO)

Address or ENS: tapiocada0.eth

Discord username: simplycryptoxo#2312

Verification (Tally profile or tweet):

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Read and understand

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am a female founder of an upcoming Optimism native project, TapiocaDAO. I strongly believe in Optimism’s vision that with our new digital world, we must create a new fabric to govern in a way which better rewards individuals for creations that benefit us all. Our web3 meritocracy can and will change our world for the better. Since getting involved in DeFi, I’ve fully committed myself to be a cog in this agent of world changing proportions, and being a builder and possibly a delegate on Optimism is a wonderful opportunity I won’t pass up on. We are at a critical juncture in our world, and this is the time to strike.

My view on the Optimistic Vision : Centralization and the old guard will not give up easily, but our web3 world is upon us, and it is solely up to us to govern ourselves properly to create a true alternative financial system (and more) that can topple what is already in place. The Optimism Vision and Collective is a mighty sword to wield in this battle; democratically funding goods that fundamentally make everyone’s lives better and completely flattens the playing field for all participants regardless of immutable characteristics.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: The document only being in place for 4 years is an epic shift from for example, America’s constitution which is centuries old document that is adhered to in modern time. Constitutions need to adapt with time and the change that happens in it. However, being committed to an overarching list of goals for some fixed amount of time is appropriate so we can maximally effect to achieve them, and reevaluate with hindsight. Our digital world moves exponentially faster than our traditional world, and we must remember that.

Token based governance systems do have shortcomings, and not simply just relying on token holders to govern is key. Just like every DAO has key members, Optimism’s delegates should be representatives of the community that strive to carry out the will of the collective selflessly. The amendment system and overall voting system I find optimal. Optimism as a whole’s power over decision making should wane over time.

My Web3 interests:
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”. Accessibility, Social Impact, DAOs, Writing, and DeFi (of course)

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write:
Please choose from the ISO 639-1 list

EN

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional]

Female founder of a web3 project (Tapioca)
Research analyst
Writer

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects

Sushiswap, Gitcoin, Tapioca (haha)

Name: Hongjian Jiang

Address or ENS: jhj567.eth

Discord username: jhj#5395

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally | 4RMX7Y

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: YES

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: YES

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
It is necessary to design Citizen’s House and Token’s House to achieve public governance. In order to truly achieve the goal of the impact equals profit, I think more people should be actively involved in governance. On the other hand I want to push the development of stable coins on Ether, especially the progress on layer2. I hope to promote the idea of decentralized stablecoin while participating in governance and building a more robust economic system.

My view on the :
This vision is very passionate. Impact equals profit is an amazing goal, and we need to be actively involved in governance to achieve this vision.

My view on the first three articles of the :
I think the bicameral design is necessary for identity. The use of soul-bound tokens in conducting governance may be the solution to achieve more effective governance. The goal of influence equals profit is terrific, but more people need to spread the idea and there should be a more active discussion in the community about detailed options.

My Web3 interests:
DeFi, Governance, Identity, Writing, Social impact

Languages I speak and write:
English Chinese

My skills and areas of expertise:
I am a graduate student with a research interest in bionic robotics. I started to learn about Ethereum in 2018 and have used many defi protocols, which has made me appreciate the impact and change of blockchain on our lives. Currently following the stablecoin project Reflexer and participating in community discussions, I hope to use control theory to reduce the volatility of ETH. On the other hand, vitalik’s paper on SBT opened my eyes to the new paradigm of artificial intelligence and I hope to contribute to DeSoc’s vision.

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
UNISWAP ENS Reflexer

Name : Vikram

Address or ENS: kramnatius.eth

Discord username : Gekko #8049

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally | YWGXE4

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes I read it and I understand.

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes I understand.

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I believe in the collective vision of rewarding public goods and building a sustainable future for Ethereum. This is an opportunity for users to take proactive action by funding public goods. I would like to be a part of this opportunity as it will create a sustainable future. I believe in the fairness ratio and the impact it will have on the Collective.

My view on the Optimistic Vision 64: This is a paradigm shift in the making. This will transform society. When impact=profit it will open doors for public goods to thrive. Public goods will attract and retain the brightest minds, creating public goods the Collective will benefit from.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution: This will be a fluid constitution, it is an experiment, it will not be perfect, but changes will be made by the Citizens House and the OP holders. This experiment will be supported by the Optimism Foundation and will help check the balance of power. The ultimate goal, in the end, will be decentralization.

My Web3 interests:

Zero knowledge, Identity, Social impact, DeFi, Visual art

Languages I speak and write: English, Hindi

My skills and areas of expertise: I am a lifelong learner, a critical thinker, and a creative. I understand others with an open mind. I make decisions under various circumstances. I thoroughly research ideas and topics from various sources. I seek understanding and knowledge. I have been involved with Web3 for many years now.

My favorite Web3 projects: Ethereum: Home | ethereum.org

Aave: https://aave.com/

brightID: https://www.brightid.org/

Name: starit

Address or ENS: starit.eth

Discord username: starit#7499

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Twitter: @starit1992

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Read and understood

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Read and understood

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’ve been active in the blockchain area since 2015. I have worked for crypto exchanges, DeFi protocols, and other early web3 projects. I feel the next wave would be rollups L2 and it is a great honor to work with the most brilliant people in the world and create something new.

My view on the Optimistic Vision :

It’s a great start for web3 governance and I beleve a lot of products for public goods will apear and grow in the ecosystem.

My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:

My Web3 interests:
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.

DeFi,Wallets,Accessibility, DAOs, Data and analytics

Languages I speak and write:
zh, en

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional]
full-stack developer. familar with BTC, ETH and Polkadot ecosystem

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects

Uniswap, Mirror, Lens

Name: Nateewat Tavitavonsawas

Address or ENS: 0x918d912d5d4058c4e5D43c212dB7E4f5f4947213

Discord username: Justin Tavi#7953

Verification (Tally profile or tweet): Tally | 47VJMY

I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes

I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to be a part of the Optimism governance house in voting proposals for the greater good of Optimism’s ecosystem and vision.

My view on the [Optimistic Vision ]: I am super bullish with the vision especially on IMPACT = PROFIT, a positive impact to the collective is then rewarded to the individual

My view on the first three articles of the [Working Constitution]: I am agree on a flexible model of governing with a series of governing experimentations. The working constitution will overtime improve and embrace the public’s will and mutual agreement. I totally agree with the “excessive consolidation of power” in which many projects have gone under this problem making so called “Whales” got too influential. Reading the Optimism Foundation, it should be conducted under vote and proposals manner in order for every aspects to be transparent and fair.

My Web3 interests: DeFi, Gaming, NFTs, Identity
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.

Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge

Languages I speak and write: English, Thai
Please choose from the ISO 639-1 list

My skills and areas of expertise: [optional] Stock Trading

My favorite Web3 projects: [optional] Polkadot, Ethereum Name Server, Chainlink
List ≤ 3 projects