[DRAFT] [GF: PHASE 1 Proposal] OAYC

Project name: Optimistic Ape Yacht Club

Author name and contact info: https://twitter.com/sol_snowman

I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the Optimism Foundation to receive this grant: Yes

L2 recipient address: 0x81B7E9d8409B857D70aD14073E785c486945CaF4

Which Voting Cycle are you applying for?: Phase 1

Grant category: NFT

Is this proposal applicable to a specific committee? Yes

Project description:

OAYC is the fastest growing NFT community on the Optimism blockchain. Top-6 all-time trading volume in only 1 month.

Today OAYC has passed phases 1 to 3. The ecosystem consists of 2 NFT collections, weekly replenished community assets, DAO, and strong community. OAYC’s own discord DAO bot will be launched soon.

In next few month OAYC will enter the phase 4. Ecosystem will include a lot of ecosystem sub-products. Such as educational platform for beginners in NFT, marketing platform for new Optimism projects, research lab, merch store and other.

Project links:

Additional team member info (please link):

Founder – https://twitter.com/sol_snowman

Artist – https://twitter.com/papasweeds

Community lead – https://twitter.com/web3daem

Art director – https://twitter.com/paulcownick

Relevant usage metrics:

  • 17K twitter followers
  • ~8K discord members
  • 600+ ETH trading volume
  • 0.05 ETH floor price (x6 from the mint price)
  • 1.1 ETH ATH sale
  • 3x times in top3 trending globally on OpenSea

Competitors, peers, or similar projects (please link):





Is/will this project be open sourced? Yes

Optimism native?: Yes

Date of deployment/expected deployment on Optimism: October 15th, 2022

Ecosystem Value Proposition:
We did a great job for the Optimism NFT community by launching mint only for OP token and sold it out less then in 24h. We attract a lot of new members from other chains as well.

Our goal is to make OP NFT market to another level by providing a top-tier community space, utilities and ecosystem products. We will become not only an NFT collection but a space where new minters and builders can get knowledge, exposure, connections and other support. This will make Optimism NFT more easy to enter and more attractive comparing to other L2.

This funding opportunity is a way to support the whole OP NFT community as OAYC is on of the most active and valuable projects of the ecosystem. Incentivizes will be used not only to support current community but to attract new users from other chains as well.

Number of OP tokens requested: 100,000 $OP

Did the project apply for or receive OP tokens through the Foundation Partner Fund?: No

Proposal for token distribution:

60% – Staking pool
Concept: We will use OP rewards to create staking pool and provide rewards for these holders who lock their NFT in stacking contract. Maintain the $OP NFT ecosystem alive and live, attracts a new buyer and liquidity to the ecosystem.
Terms: 1 month to launch
KPI: decrease listings (<6%) and attract new buyers and liquidity.

40% – Community missions rewards

Concept: We will motivate community to complete missions and receive OP rewards. This will help us to promote OAYC itself and OP NFT market in general. Typical missions: content sharing, testing, participation in votings, etc

Terms: 1 month to launch

KPI: 30 000+ twitter followers, +500 unique holders

Please provide any additional information that will facilitate accountability:

NFT contract: https://optimistic.etherscan.io/address/0x0deaAc29d8A3d4EbBAAa3eCd3cC97C9deF00f720

Opense link:



OAYC is the best dao and nft project in optimism :muscle:


Very cool! I’m glad that OAYK appeared in the network of optimism. This is a very beautiful and interesting collection. Especially now that they have MOAYK and there will be an incredibly cool mutagen event coming soon! I even have a tattoo with their logo, very happy to be part of their team!


This is the number 1 NFT project on Optimism and will continue to grow and also grow Optimism network. This grant will help a lot of new users on board


I am the holder of oayc, and I am very much in favor of this proposal.


OAYC is very strong project. And i am totally agree with the proposal.


OP rewarding campaign of OAYC for encouraging staking and community engagement will definitely help Optimism L2 Chain to grow stronger as well as attracting new users, I believe OP 100% need a NFT Icon for developing it’s ecosystem.


This a very good NFT project i see in Optimism Chain, im so bullish in OAYC,we all getting stonger than yesterday :champagne::tada::confetti_ball:


good proposal, let’s go


OAYC is the best NFT project in the OP chain with a great community. This project brings me into the OP world and I love the OP ecology


I’m bullish OAYC :rocket: :rocket:


this is the NO.1 NFT project in op chain, the community is strong, and the team is also doing nice job to expand the influence. We hope that the proposal could pass, and benifit the community, and also the op eco. Let s stay optimistic!


It’s going to be best Nft project


OAYC is a great project on Optimism, which attract global interest to the chain. We look forward to seeing this project growing and impact more people to this chain for the ecosystem development!


Oayc is one of the best nft on @optimismFND chain. It will create huge nft demand on OP chain. They also doing great work step by step, so i think this project must get grant which helpful for it.


it is fantastic NFT, I always support you guys


I’m a holder of this project and in favor of this proposal. It’s a great project that has already reached big milestones and so I look forward to the future created with staking. Thank you


Love the proposal!

I must say that this unique blue chips - native OP NFT is doing tremendously well

Furthermore, with the added incentive (if granted) would surely boost the ecosystem as well as attracts new member to the space !



since upon mention the DAO bot and treasury, would it be possible to also allocate some tokens there?


OAYC is one of the coolest NFTs I’ve ever come across.
Every informed person needs to know about OAYC because it’s probably one of the fastest growing in optimism networks.
I’m fucking BULLISH :ox: