[DRAFT] [GF: Phase 1 Proposal] Curve

I am an Optimism delegate [Delegate Commitments - #65 by mastermojo ] with sufficient voting power, and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.

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Remember the Synthetix Ambassadors are Delegates too.

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can make available address

Hi @WormholeOracle

I strongly suggest add an L2 recipient before going forward or receive any approval, just for safety. Thanks!

@Defi_LATAM_axlvaz @SEED_LATAM_Joxes Thank you, I’ve made recipient address available. It’s a gnosis safe composed of long time Cure community members who manage an organization called veFunder, which is a small scale grants org that creates bounties and compensates individuals for their work.

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I am an Optimism delegate [Delegate Commitments - #18 by katie] with sufficient voting power and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.


0x3AC79C427F2c6C015E791Cd6ad2578225ed5B6a6 (3/5 Multisig composed of Curve community members: Wormhole, Chanho, Naga, Amadeo, and Knows. Members are all involved with the veFunder Curve bounties program)

So this grant is not actually going to anyone associated with the Curve Team? I’m not sure there is a precedent for this. Why was this only disclosed at the last minute?

Is there a legal entity associated with the group requesting the grant? Are the members willing to KYC?


I think this proposal likely needs to edited to reflect that the project/team requesting the grant is actually veFunder not Curve.

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with a project requesting funds to support another project but I think that distinction needs to be clear in the proposal.

The risk profile feels higher to me if Curve is not reputationally on the hook for the proper management and distribution of the 720,000 OP.

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Hi, Tommy from Votium here. The incentives would appear as voter rewards (commonly referred to as “bribes”). The depositing address would have the choice of rewarding non-Convex veCRV voters, and/or Convex vlCVX voters.

As WormholeOracle mentioned, we are able to optimize vlCVX votes through delegation, but we are unable to do the same for veCRV votes.

Currently we are deployed to mainnet for veCRV and vlCVX, and also on fantom for vlCVX. We haven’t deployed to other networks due to a lack of previous demand.

Thank you to the proposal authors and to the optimism team for your interest. We are on board to deploy on Optimism to help bring volume to Curve<->Optimism!

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Hi Tommy, happy to see you here. will it be possible to put a estimate date on deployment ?

Deployment shouldn’t take more than a week or so. Changes to UI might be a tad bit longer due to scheduling, maybe about 30 days give or take.

I hope these concerns are well addressed at the committee review level since 2 delegates have already pushed it up.The reply from Tommy below in my opinion did not address the concerns raised. There should be a good precedence.

The proposal will be resubmitted as core details as to who the requesting parties were changed after the delegate approvals.

I’m changing the proposal back to [DRAFT] and going to update the recipient address. There has been confusion about the distinction between Curve team/community, who is veFunder and are they endorsed by Curve? Curve has tweeted a response to these questions that acknowledges the proposal and endorses veFunder multisig as a good recipient address:

However, we’ve discussed more on the possibility of doing this with a trustless contract, which would alleviate any questions about who the recipient is. A Curve core dev is writing and deploying the contract. To be clear, the requesting party of this grant is Curve, and that won’t be changed.

This method to receive grant funds trustlessly can also be referenced in the future for other teams who have legal concerns around custody of user funds, or who are unable to kyc.

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I am withdrawing my approval of this proposal due to significant changes being made after receiving delegate approval.


Proposal has been updated with some important information:

Curve has deployed a cross-chain governance solution that allow it to trustlessly manage OP on Optimism.

The recipient address has been updated to be the L2 vault contract.

Votium has deployed its contracts for vote incentivization on Optimism. This allows any protocol to deposit incentives for any Curve gauge, and veCRV voters can claim rewards after voting for respective gauges.

Proposal is seeking to be included in cycle-8.


Voting no due to the confusion and lack of clarity about the author and where the responsibility of this proposal is from as pointed out by many others.

Will bribing on Optimism be available for all protocols? Or will it only be used for this grant?

I am an Optimism delegate with sufficient voting power and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.

I am one of the Synthetix Ambassadors, and a member of the Defi Shadow Committee.

I am an Optimism delegate [Delegate Commitments - #65 by mastermojo ] with sufficient voting power, and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.