Retro Funding 4: Application Review Process

The Retroactive Public Goods Funding (Retro Funding) application review process is applied to decide which applicants are eligible to participate in retro rounds and is used to enforce application rules and eligibility criteria. For a full overview of the application review process see Retro Funding: Application Review Process

Application Review Process Overview

  1. Any badgeholder can volunteer to take part in the review process. The Badgeholder Reviewers will assess whether applications violate the application rules.
  2. Applications that are not meeting the rounds eligibility criteria will be automatically rejected.
  3. Each application will be reviewed by 2 Reviewers. For the application to be pass, both reviewers have to accept it. If 1/2 reviewers reject the application, the application goes to a full review with 3 additional reviewers.
  4. An application is rejected if 3/5 reviewers reject the application. Reviewers will need to note the reason for rejection for each application.
  5. If applicants believe their application has been wrongfully excluded, and is not in violation of the Application Rules, they can file an appeal. Appeals are reviewed by 5 Badgeholder Reviewers, who have not reviewed the application before (step 3.).
  6. Badgeholder Reviewers are not allowed to vote on applications from their primary project.“Primary” is defined as a project to which you dedicate >25% of working hours or derive >25% of your compensation.

How to participate

  1. Any badgeholder can volunteer to participate in the application review process
    • To join as a Reviewer, a badgeholder must submit this form by Friday, June 7th
  2. The review process will take place from June 10th until June 20th. To effectively participate in this process, a reviewer should expect to spend at least 6 hours on reviews.
  3. Reviewers will be rewarded for their participation in the application review process as part of Retro Governance Participation Rewards
  4. Those who fill in the form will be contacted on Monday, June 10th
  5. We will have a Reviewer sync call on Monday, June 10th - 18:00 UTC

Retro Funding 4 Application Rules

If projects fail to comply with the application rules, they will be excluded from participating in the retro round.

  1. False statements & deception - false claims about your contributions, past impact or funding & grants are not allowed.
  2. Hateful Content - No racist, sexist, or otherwise hateful speech, no discrimination as defined by the rules of engagement
  3. Deceiving badgeholders - Malicious content that could cause harm or unintended consequences to users.
  4. Fraud & Impersonation - Claiming to be a brand or person you are not. The Grant owner must be directly affiliated with the project; the funds must go to the project.
  5. Advertising - Using Retro Funding application to showcase something you are selling like a token sale or NFT drop
  6. Outside of Retro round scope or not meeting eligibility criteria - Contributions that do not have a clear relationship to the scope of the retro round, or do not meet eligibility criteria
  7. Spam - Applications containing spam, such as irrelevant answers, plagiarized content, broken or unrelated impact metrics and contribution links. Applications in languages other than English*.
    • This will help simplify the process as English is the working language of the majority of Badgeholders. Please ensure you translate any content that’s part of the application.
  8. Duplicate applications - Multiple applications from the same individual, project or group which apply for the same impact.
    • Members of contribution paths (Council Members, Ambassadors, NumbaNERDs, SupNERDs, TechNERDs, Translators) or Councils can’t submit individual applications for their work within the relevant workstream, as each workstream will apply as a project.

Retro Funding 4 Eligibility Criteria

Builders are eligible who have:

  • Deployed their onchain contracts on one or multiple of the following OP chains: OP Mainnet, Base, Zora, Mode, Fraxtal and Metal, and meet the following criteria:
    • Onchain contracts have interactions from 420 unique addresses during Jan 1st - May 1st 2024
    • Onchain contracts had their first transaction before April 1st 2024
    • Onchain contract had more than 10 days of activity during Jan 1st - May 1st 2024
  • Verified their onchain contracts in the Retro Funding sign up process
  • Made their contract code available in a public Github repo, for which ownership has been verified in the Retro Funding sign up process
  • Confirmed that they will comply with Optimism Foundation KYC requirements and are not residing in a sanctioned country
  • Submitted a Retro Funding application before June 6th, 2024 and comply with application rules
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  1. We will have a Reviewer sync call on Monday, June 10th - 18:00 UTC

Please can the time of the reviewers call on the 10th be clarified? The e-mail we received says 06:00 UTC - I’m selfishly crossing my fingers that this post is correct rather than the e-mail!

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The time of the call is 18 UTC.
The email you received is correct.

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Rejected Applications

This post is to inform applicants who have been rejected within the Application Review Process.

If projects believe their rejection to be a mistake, they can hand in an appeal by Friday, 21st of June 19:00 UTC. Before handing in an appeal, please get familiar with the reason your application has been rejected. You can find the table with more information on rejection reasons here or further down in the post.
To hand in an appeal please submit this form (https://deform.optimism.io/r4-appeal)
If you have any questions, please ask them in the #retrofunding-discussion channel in Discord.

All applicants, which have provided an email, have been informed via email of this.
12 of the rejected applicants have not provided an email address in their applications, those will not receive an email. 23 applications have not been reviewed yet, notifications of rejection for these remaining applications will follow.

Project ID Project Name Status Reason Link
0x46e8fa57312776ac8b57b81d2fab6ddb841d9bde904f3368c4e3e6f94190499a 1337 Brians Smart Contracts Rejected Duplicate Application CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xdcdc2f8c7fca9b6d6cfd23cbd7bb4ffb0aa0b98334199be527d947dcbc46da71 2fai Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x26d2b7875bd13fc0d0e7c086490d2be45e5566d52123ba5e8249b2036c5a7356 Based Chad Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x2cac69e367560b034ee8c398de335e8a760984023124cc16608fb4cb228e1b04 Based NFTs Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x46ca6c364e7a7bc7dd79db1f22a66b305a77f8c912636b00a4b9a6b28c423e8f Circle.tech Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x2c472f0b8c91a6659c96786e2e3ee6e989977a2232fb2a7a8979535c4b5c972e CryptoRank Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xde8109dc52cac14d15ac280732f7fff3b7f8a524df15968c1def9e948031f951 Dappgate Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xd5102b146b1fac00cfd7058059830a7ff05f3a51e348684a6d393b3b4462928f Degenfers Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xc305f22c093ce243655f68ea4af98a777839ab2b5949221aee8b4aabdd91cfee DropFrame Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x1664e7885c3726dd75e1e96ce4b89297d7a6c0915eb8fb6ce5d767b394760a04 Galxe Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x62043b7744f559522f071821d2a062e2135c21a7759c685cf72ad03f9774b123 Keng Lernitas Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x280f1567d8cceb1b780a49bbdc7567f7dd345e6efec47c6967a980a1a2e97e5b MagicalTux Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x47b8a95a54bbb60597c732f26450fb0eec45769687406a6891c75e70221fff9e Moss Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x778a3375a1918980b436aa71146851b27d2c1e061212187c650b00f9a6d7afde OmniArt Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xd7a8e115b2b3772d7d5656d7798e349dcdedf2463302c78528c9e9686ab4efe3 OmniHub Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x43c0bbbedc1c04715c3fb34b9387a0779a0d43092c716c29949e7099429eccdb Pixotchi Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x0cd39e4cb5bb20f1e2443e3510581f49fbd80d3c67a01d23e1b8ce5a8a74c8a7 Poncho On BASE Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x4d71401a0dbd9b3dd890fbc70baaf872d16db80af149e20f7ef1805fc94f6df6 Router Protocol Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x0c8209fd55ddc4405e8bab2c3063a0db5973771351d8522bba735471bc10debd Sonic Zorb Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xf8e1a0a465eb42239f0c15651c658cd25e922880a3b5714949804034c57ace41 Womex Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xf554623c765e4c706f6cf60e92ab518d87948d052feda3810b8f1b1deac3b6b7 Any Inu Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x913ca97cfc8b587734059e4df9cc6de28ef590727e13e1b30ae9a57bea881731 April Token Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x0e7e24d54fdbcf5d6a27de0c27c6a480a7ca063b0a3927478ec9c50c22b1bbdd Artgene Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xa88844cea135382e3484e39c3172033437121b35ca0bc8b10b9b8253984876b5 Ethereum Attestation Service (EAS) Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xb0c8fe8e359a91bc2fa4b7498e2c7f6a50f730ee1dc821bee016a4b7feb7639e Liquidify Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x306e58dcc60c7147c346dcef9675a421c3c366486ee099cccc11549fd2b52df8 onchain gaias Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x2b60bc2e7504ec96e277ea8b05c3585a3ae2065c988e595fcf0652b65961d81e Pike Finance Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x8a0f263d8dca18ceca0615836a5401c9dd31c7141ee439cd7020b4907e0b6c2e Poster Rejected Spam CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0xf6d85abeac025b1e33f6ae3402557762e65cc437d0a3d03673d71a4d1236f8f4 Robots.Farm Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x41b2ae8a2ead458ff7c85549a9a11380353e1ae4b234666312d495326636f77a Sushiswap Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x675c602f22e288d386606291c340f6d19d52e60022e6c7eabd771ffd76004a94 Timeswap Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
0x70624cd9a8be4ead96e5097025eb645b9848e2643e5025a4006dee2cff1a4138 WAGMI Rejected Deceiving Badgeholders CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities
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This post is to inform applicants who have been rejected within the Application Review Process.

If projects believe their rejection to be a mistake, they can hand in an appeal by Monday, 24th of June 18:00 UTC. Before handing in an appeal, please get familiar with the reason your application has been rejected. You can find the table with more information on rejection reasons here or further down in the post.
To hand in an appeal please submit this form (https://deform.optimism.io/r4-appeal )
If you have any questions, please ask them in the #retrofunding-discussion channel in Discord.

All applicants, which have provided an email, have been informed via email or, if not email has been provided, I reached out via Farcaster DMs.

Here’s a table of the second batch of rejections

Project ID Project Name Charmverse link Rejection reason E
0xfce3e9661b8abbd81ee68ce5355ad9f988560a67eeebdd48228801ce2f9ed625 Ponder Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0xe531f0931fd9cbc020b329e78fda49d5c1a1ff47d56097660948197046aed99b Reservoir Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0xd59161f1f19101225342d71b7ecfcbd11576352a84825a548523a2d22e16a569 Standard Protocol Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0xc506dc86a256154dbc2adf313bdaab0ecd679824d5cea5bbc43f843eb8916ead BLOBz Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Duplicate Application
0xb908ea18fd164cf089649ba95887c221f5e8b93a08235dff43e33bd6617239dc Ambire Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x8ba9144da32a489cdafeefffdafb90292d6d88196f5f59163ee80f4b26fe9aaa CashmereLabs Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Spam
0x545c654d9c7d3d915b29348a8e4d9cc4ba5fe786429fa99ec8fcf4de6020816c Not Based Punk Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x5316b19c17eba417d70b924baa6a1c467b14069968424d14fcf1409f2a308873 Bored Town Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Duplicate Application
0x4b6944edf5302161aa3703d412a3238252151497b93eb64173e90afa4c22945f Myk Bois Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x27eb7d5d11ce5a3cca4358a8a6b2ea65fdac15655fb1d29d2d47908999586ad2 Unlonely Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x1c33980ce1d1290b5300719114dbe2cade0b820cb2b45321b715fd53d7abc8d2 Balancer Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x1c1bb58707493e944e721acf773ee77405f8eb4c82070e6425e34b03c7a206ce Building Blocks Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders
0x0d1810bae195eec71762b45236d0b9fd0a37c3089f7c466453b86e961326f8a7 Tokepad Rejected CharmVerse - The Network for Onchain Communities Deceiving Badgeholders