Proof of Integrity on Optimism: Boosting Education and Empowerment in LatAm

There is a vast amount of information that @nicod is not disclosing, like he’s a co-founder of the grifting coup group forkdao, specialized in providing different communities in Latam (including the Seed/Kipu organizations) with fake presence and impact in order to amass more resources and voting power in the ecosystem using the “Latam” flag/label.

Even admitting to re-directing these benefits to the Joxes/Seed delegation, these OP funds will innevitably end up benefiting only a handful of people in Latam that go their way. How is this not gaming the system among a few participants? It becomes even more evident when you see this post’s likes being a majority of the same organization members and not a wider diversity of collective members, resembling a traditional political party working for its traditional incentives rather than a real community.

Proof of Integrity, along with forkdao, L2 en Español, Seed Latam, ETH Kipu, its founders and many more organizations controlled by the same 3 people in Argentina should be investigated thoroughly, as its growth within the Optimism Collective while not disclossing several conflicts of interest is becoming alarming to many of us across Latam that have experienced first-hand the intimidation methods that come after questioning them.

To this date, the Seed/Kipu organizations have NOT addressed the serious allegations against them for:

Complaints in this forum have been filed for many of these offenses by @CryptoChica, @AxlVaz and other leaders, yet only a process against Carlos Melgar appears to be moved forward by the moderation for talking openly about the level of corruption in the Seed/Kipu organizations and how it’s affecting our smaller communities who do not share their centralized way of thinking and organizing. I’m having a hard time understanding how this isn’t going after a whistleblower, specially someone like @carlosjmelgar who’s work in Web3beach and Gitcoin has been widely praised by the whole ecosystem, not only the region, much less a single country. This is the true impact these organizations crave to appropiate, hence the harassment he’s been a target of.

We are not anonymous trolls, nor an organization. We are individuals from Latin America that have contributed greatly and in diverse ways to our communities, and who face the threat of an external organization vigorously trying to appropiate of our identity and work.