Tooling & Utilities nominations for RPGF2

The projects name: Velodrome Finance

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:
Velodrome is the great product that helped onboard a lot of dApps to the Optimism ecossystem, one of them that I use much is Sonne Finance.
Velodrome is one of the protocols that make me choose to use only Optimism network.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: twitter.com/VelodromeFi

Contact info for the project or project lead:
Twitter: twitter.com/wagmiAlexander
Discord: alexcutler.eth#0399

The projects name: Sonne Finance

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:
They helped onboard a lot of users for their simplicity to lend and borrow assets. The UI/UX is great and they try to build trust on the ecossystem, so this is alling with Optimism鈥檚 view.
The community is great and the team is always available on discord for feedbacks and to help users.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: twitter.com/sonnefinance

Contact info for the project or project lead:
Twitter: twitter.com/DefiIntro
Discord: atakan-IntroToDefi#7962

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Hello all - excited to make some nominations. Disclaimer: I鈥檓 doing this in my personal capacity, not as a representative of Coinbase.

The projects name: Rotki
A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: Rotki is an open source, privacy protecting portfolio tracking app. They recently added Optimism support. Their tooling will allow Optimism users to better manage their portfolio and taxes. This is invaluable to users of the Optimism ecosystem.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: https://twitter.com/rotkiapp

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  • The projects name: QuestBook

  • How the project has supported the development and usage of the OP Stack:

    By enabling protocols to give out grants to competent builders in a transparent manner, Questbook has accelerated the growth of the Web3 ecosystem as well as the OP Stack.

    Questbook is a decentralized grant management platform. The platform is open-sourced, transparent, and deployed on Optimism. All the grants on Questbook are given out on the OP Stack. That means, builders submitted their proposals, received reviews and community feedback, all via the Optimism Chain.

    By using the tool,

    • Grant managers have created, reviewed, accepted, tracked, and facilitated grants worth $2.1M

    • 1500+ Builders have applied for various grants, reported milestones and funding, and received feedback.

    • The entire grant flow on the tool is transparent, on-chain and accessible to the community.

    Questbook has enabled protocols built on Optimism such as Aave, Perpetual, and Biconomy to give out grants to builders who will contribute to the OP Stack again.

    The tool is currently being used by 20k+ builders, and $2.1m worth of grants have been facilitated. Questbook has also relaunched Compound Grants Program 2.0 as a community-run grants program, to disburse $1M to the builders.

  • A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:
    https://github.com/questbook

  • Contact info for the project or project lead: @harsha.questbook

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I鈥檓 nominating rotki, a local-first, fully open source portfolio manager licensed under AGPL (meaning it鈥檚 free software, a public good).

Project name: rotki - open source portfolio tracker, accounting and analytics tool

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: rotki used a Phase 1 grant to integrate Optimism into the app. The development has been completed and is ready for use on the develop branch, which will be released soon. As rotki is free and open source, anyone is free to build on top of it, or to re-use the code in their own software. This makes it an obvious fit for the first two areas of the scope of this category.

On top of that, the founder and CEO of rotki, @lefterisjp is a well-known and active member and contributor to the Optimism Community, one of the top 10 delegates of the Token House. His views and actions are well aligned with the Optimism Collective鈥檚 mission, and he puts them into practice in rotki鈥檚 architecture and development.

It鈥檚 important to note that even if someone is not an active Rotki user, it鈥檚 in their best interest to see Rotki used and developed, as it鈥檚 probably the only local portfolio tracker that puts user privacy and security ahead of fancy UX and catchy features. The fact that we have free, open source software integrated into our crypto infrastructure ensures that this infrastructure is still trustless and permissionless. Even if you don鈥檛 use a local portfolio manager right now, it鈥檚 important to be able to use it because it ensures that you can keep your data private and secure at all times, without relying on centralised services or intermediaries.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:
Github: Rotki 路 GitHub
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rotkiapp
Discord: Rotki
Website: https://rotki.com/

(optional) contact info for the project or project lead:

Lefteris Karapetsas https://twitter.com/LefterisJP @lefterisjp

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  • The projects name: EthereansOS

  • A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: EthereansOS launched two iterations of it鈥檚 DeFi suite (Covenants) and new NFT standard (ITEMS) on Optimism. The dev team is dedicated to using Optimism to facilitate future implementations of these tools to help developers onboard to Optimism and create the next generation of dapps using secure coding practices (with the Factories model) as well as complex governance structures using Organizations (DAO tool suite).

  • A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ethereanslabs

  • (optional) contact info for the project or project lead:
    https://twitter.com/toschi_eth

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The projects name: Snapshot

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: Snapshot has been used both by the Optimism Collective and 64 projects on Optimism to facilitate governance. All of these services have been provided for free, both for governance participants and the projects themselves. This has allowed Optimism to be the most active layer 2 in terms of governance and establish a strong ideological stance of decentralization and participative decision-making in the entire ecosystem. Snapshot allows projects to conduct votes that most of the people reading this forum have participated in.
Since the start of Optimism鈥檚 governance:

  • 1.15M votes have been cast in the Optimism collective鈥檚 governance on 93 proposal.
  • 88650 participants have voted, which means the average participant has voted 13 times on average, the highest number for any major DAO.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: Snapshot Labs 路 GitHub & https://twitter.com/SnapshotLabs

Contact info for the project or project lead: @nathan_vdh on Telegram, @SnapshotLabs on Twitter

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Mean Finance is a protocol that enables dollar-cost-averaging to certain crytocurrencies.

What is DCA? Dollar-cost averaging is the practice of systematically investing equal amounts of money at regular intervals, regardless of the price of the asset.

https://mean.finance/ allows users to DCA ERC20 tokens on Arbitrum, Matic, Optimism. Automatically.
https://twitter.com/mean_fi

Recently, Mean launched a yield-bearing-DCA program. This means users can earn yield on a DCA position.

I believe that this protocol, thanks to its solutions, will attract a large number of users.

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  • Project: Dune Analytics

  • A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:

    • Dune Analytics is a tool for blockchain research. It can be used to query, extract, and visualize blockchain data, is probably the strongest blockchain data analytics tool currently available to the public.
    • With Dune you get near real-time access to blockchain data through a public database that you can query through Dune鈥檚 website using SQL.
  • A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:

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Nom du Projet: Pika Protocol

Descriptif: Le projet Pika Protocol est compos茅 d鈥檜ne 茅quipe comp茅tente qui est 脿 l鈥櫭ヽoute de sa communaut茅. Elle prend en compte les retours de sa communaut茅 afin de rendre un produit optimal et adapt茅 au plus grand nombre. La preuve en est que sa plateforme a vu ses chiffres (Utilisateurs notamment) grimper au fil des mois. Enfin, Pika Protocol a mis en avant les 茅changes perp茅tuelles sur OP comme a pu le mettre en avant un des mes camarades ci-dessus.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PikaProtocol

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The project name - rust-cannon-template

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:

The Rust Cannon template is a kicking off point for developers who want to build and experiment with the provable execution layer of the OP stack. It makes it simple to compile Rust code to MIPs with helpers to read inputs, write outputs and access the pre-image oracle. The results of the execution of this code can be fraud-proven on-chain using the OP stack Solidity contracts. Currently Optimism only maintains a Golang stack part of the official Cannon repo.

This template came about as a side project from the 2022 EthBerlin hackathon. It has already been used in the DevCon hackathon (by a team I was part of) to build Zipline a Ethereum light-client bridge based on the OP stack which is seeing continued development. It is difficult to estimate how many developers have used the template so far but as of writing it has around 20 stars on Github.

Lowering the barrier to entry for developers to experiment with this part of the stack is important to encourage hacking and innovation going forward.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:

Contact Info:

Email: willemolding -at- gmail -dot- com
Discord: Wollum#9819

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  • The projects name: snekmate
  • A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: While there are plenty of Solidity libraries out there, very few people are working on high-quality and easy-to-integrate library-like Vyper code. In one sentence: snekmate are state-of-the-art, highly opinionated, hyper-optimised and secure Vyper smart contract building blocks. Not only does client diversity matter but also language diversity. Any Vyper-based project built on the OP Stack will probably use Snekmate under the hood mid-term. Or in other words, Snekmate helps Vyper builders to kick start on the OP Stack. The true power of the library will be unleashed once the library modules (VIP: Library Modules 路 Issue #2431 路 vyperlang/vyper 路 GitHub) are released in Vyper. There it will be as simple as import recover_sig from snekmate.ECDSA . At the moment the library is mainly maintained by pcaversaccio and some open-source contributors.
  • A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: GitHub - pcaversaccio/snekmate: State-of-the-art, highly opinionated, hyper-optimised, and secure 馃悕Vyper smart contract building blocks.
  • Contact info for the project or project lead: @pcaversaccio on Twitter or Telegram.
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鈥 The projects name: Quix-NFT Market
鈥 A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:
o Quix is the best and only NFT-market on Optimism that actually was handy and fun to buy NFTs at. Now that they have problems funding their further work. I think they deserve to be paid for their great work to continue further growth and development.
o A flourishing NFT market is important for the growth of every chain and I truly believe Quix has the potential to contribute to the Optimism ecosystem as a whole.
鈥 A link to the project鈥檚 Twitter: https://twitter.com/qx_app?s=20&t=1brAGfPlSsbiJM6wcMcTYg
鈥 Website

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The projects name: DeBank
A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack: It shows the coin and NFT holdings on the account. It shows transactions history other features that helps to easily manage the account.
A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: @DeBankDeFi
https://twitter.com/DebankDeFi
Love Optimism

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:red_circle: The project name: eth.limo

:red_circle: A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack :
eth.limo is a privacy-preserving ENS gateway, enabling users to access Ethereum-native dApps and content. The eth.limo gateway utilizes CCIP enabling users to securely & reliably read retrieved data offchain and cross chain. Users can create and manage names on layer 2 networks at a much lower cost. (Example: optinames.eth.limo)

:building_construction: A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter :
GitHub
Twitter

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I want to propose this app that I鈥檝e been using a lot lately.

  • The projects name: Guild

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:

  • Guild allows you to automatically assign roles to token/NFT holders or create allow lists based on on-chain credentials.
  • The creation of guilds is free and gasless.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub : GitHub - agoraxyz/guild.xyz: A tool for token-curated communities.
A link to the project鈥檚 Twitter : https://twitter.com/guildxyz

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Project Name : Lyra Finance
A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack :
The interest and use of option trading is growing strongly among users, in particular to have more distanced trading and to hedge their tokens.
In this context, Lyra finance is a very nice solution, with a simple UX/UI that makes it easy to perform options trading operations.
With such a quality interface and its simplicity, it can bring real enthusiasm to the OP ecosystem.

Love Lyra, Love Optimism

https://twitter.com/lyrafinance

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I am nominating RevokeCash project, Revokecash.

  • The project鈥檚 name: Revokecash
  • A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:

Revoke.cash is a suite of web3 security tools. It offers a dashboard to manage token and NFT allowances on Optimism and 30+ other chains. It also provides a browser extension that warns users when they are about to perform potentially harmful actions, such as approvals or NFT listings.

Users of Optimism and other supported chains benefit from greater security while interacting with other Optimism-based applications and transacting on-chain thanks to the provision of these services.

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  • The projects name:synthetix
  • A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:
    The site design which I (beginner) am easy to know is good. Besides, I am glad that tokens increase when I make staking. I want to use it all the time from now on. I want to recommend it to everybody.
  • A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/synthetix_io
  • (optional) contact info for the project or project lead:
    https://twitter.com/satomisu47
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The projects name: Infinity Wallet

A description of how the project has supported development and usage of the OP Stack:
It supports OP within its platform and is making it easier to use OP apps in their new kind of web3 browser and onboard to OP.

I was previously using MetaMask until I was recommended Infinity Wallet by a friend. On changing I had a completely new experience that has changed my entire perspective of crypto and blockchain. Its the only wallet I know of that delivers such quality and has unique features.

Before I found out about Infinity Wallet using OP was extremely difficult to find out what to do to get started and use web3, or even transact. I have tried more than 20 wallets since 2016 and none of them are a touch on what the Infinity Wallet team have delivered. Since moving to Infinity Wallet my experience on OP has completely evolved from web3 access and discovering the OP ecosystem, to being able to instantly onboard in a single click from any chain, to even making transactions is all seamless. Its like they have jumped forward 5 years into the future compared to everyone else!

Infinity Wallet for me is one of the only reasons I am active in OP as it changed my entire experience and that of many other people that I recommended it to now. For me without Infinity Wallet the OP ecosystem would not be the same and I would never have been able to fully take advantage and use apps built on OP without it.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfinityWallet

(optional) contact info for the project or project lead: The team is active on their discord and I see them answer any user questions Infinity Community. They also have a partner email found on the site partner@infinitywallet.io and I generally contact them via their website live support on infinitywallet.io

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As a frequent user and community member of Chaineye锛孖 would like to propose Chaineye.

Project Name: Chaineye (www.chaineye.tools)

A description of how the project has supported the development and usage of the OP Stack:

ChainEye aims to build world-leading free and open-source omni-chain analytical tools for retail investors. Launched in Q4 2021, Chaineye has over 100k user visits and directed over 10K+ asset transfers to Optimism.
Currently, it has the following core functions to help develop and use the OP stack and optimism ecosystems:

  • Optimism on-chain Map - Users can find attractive participating opportunities on Optimism such as yield farming, swap & lending, NFT mining, airdrop, DAO governance, etc. This is ongoing work and we will spend significant R&D efforts to build more functions for Optimism Map.

  • BridgeEye - a multi-chain bridge comparison tool. Users can use this tool to find the optimal bridge option from other chains to optimism.

  • CEX transfer fee - Users can find the cheapest route from CEX to Optimism

  • Multichain Gas - Users can check the gas history and hour distribution for Optimism.

  • RPC List - Users can find the best public RPC for Optimism in terms of height, latency, 24-hour status, provider information, etc.

To sum up, Chaineye is built to provide the best clean data to users as a free open-source public good. In addition, its core function Optimism on-chain map is determined to be a resource for OP Stack projects and communities.

A link to the project鈥檚 GitHub or Twitter:
@Chaineye_tools (Project Twitter)
@BiteyeCN (Community Twitter)
DeFiEye 路 GitHub (Project Github)

(optional) contact info for the project or project lead:
DeFiTeddy2020 ( Project Lead Twitter)

Teddy is a KOL in the Asian crypto community who has a track record of building successful public good products.

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