EF 69: Regeneration Nation
What are the best ways to build a more regenerative society? We explore Optimism Fractal, RetroPGF Round 3, and the Interplanetary Unconference to help create a peaceful, sustainable future for all 🌻 🙏🏽 🌞
Date: September 27th, 2023
Table of Contents
- Remembering Marco
- RetroPGF Round 3 is open
- Sewing the Seeds of Optimism Fractal
- The Growth of Optimism
- Aquadac Season 3
- Interplanetary Unconference
- Upland Alien
- Respect Game
- T69: Topics Game
- Eden Fractal Topics Game
- Related Posts
- EF 68: Planting Optimism Fractal
- EF 67: Growing with Optimism
- EF 66: Permission Possible
Please Note: These show notes are an early work in progress and will be updated in the future. Enjoy!
We send prayers to Marco’s family and share our deepest condolence. 🙏🏽🕊️
Imagine how our world would be if our systems were designed to be regenerative and public goods were rewarded fairly. We explore ways to build together with Optimism Fractal, RetroPGF Round 3, Aquadac and plan an interesting unconference to create peace and love across the universe.
At 2:26, Dan shares the sad news that dedicated community member Marco González recently passed away. Marco was an active participant since the very first Eden Fractal meeting. Dan gave a timeline about Marco and shows his great work. Marco was a huge fan of aviation and brought a lot of wisdom and humor to the community. Dan shares messages from community members remembering Marco, including this heart-felt message from Markus. We encourage everyone to read more about Marco's work in this curated article.
RetroPGF Round 3 is open
Dan gives a brief overview on RetroPGF Round 3 at 2:02:16 being one of the biggest public goods grant opportunities to apply for by 23rd October. This was then followed by an in-depth presentation at 2:08:43 presenting the blog article shared above. You can also watch a presentation at 2:00:00 on application process and specifics to consider. Furthermore, the presentation outlines different Optimism grant types at 2:01:40, including the Grants Council, Token House Missions, Foundation Missions (RFPs), The Partner Fund, The Partner Fund, and Retroactive Grants (Retro PGF) mentioned earlier.
Earlier at 1:54:50 Dan walked through the introductions to Optimism, including concepts like retroactive public goods funding, the sunny, and the Ether's Phoenix. He showed curated articles, podcasts, artwork, video playlists with educational materials including Vitalik Buterin and Kevin Owocki in the Optimism draft article during 1:55:16.
We highly encourage to read more about this incredible ‘impact=profit’ way of funding public goods in this Round 3 info article. Furthermore, you can explore the latest tweets, video podcasts and media coverage in this draft page notes presented during the meeting.
Sewing the Seeds of Optimism Fractal
Optimism Fractal’s latest internal update along with an overview of the proposal was shared during 21:44. This was also referencing back to a previous episode 68th when Dan presented more pages reflecting on the initial Rubic feedback by the reviewers. During EF 68, Dan went through the Rubic for Proposals for builders sub-committee between 2:00:00 - 2:07:53, including the Builders’ Cycle 15 Preliminary Roundup review and the finalists, amongst which was Optimism Fractal. The updates were that the Grants Council did not approve the grant, as mentioned in this topics page presented during the event. Despite that, the Optimism Fractal team is aiming to build the tools and start the first events in October.
The page was shared with the group at 1:48:16, as a topic of high-interest alongside the Optimism and Eden collaborations. During 1:58:37, you can watch Dan sharing the high spirits of connection with Optimism into the fractal synergies and immense progress towards improving communities. At 1:59:00, the Optimism Collective was briefly touched on and described as a reflection of the broader community and systems poised to reward public goods contributions. All sharing a common vision with Eden Fractal. Following a group discussion, a deep dive on Optimism Collective was presented at 2:13:54, including the two governing houses: the Token House and the Citizens’ House government structure illustrated at 2:15:26, alongside the Optimism Vision at 2:15:59. We keep on getting inspired to learn, grow and build together. Let’s do it! 🌞
The Growth of Optimism
The growth of Optimism is immense and the education around it helps to convey the benefits of why its working. One of the questions asked was about the number of existing DAOs on Optimism. From 2:01:04 to 2:05:14, Dan endeavored to provide data on adoption detailing participation in retroPGF and the promising undertakings using the OP stack.
To further support views, Dan presented the Superchain website at 2:07:05 showing the many chains using the OP stack. He gave examples like Basechain launched by Coinbase and Worldcoin built by OpenAI. At 2:09:12, Dan explained one of the best ways to start building and familiarise with the scope of opportunities is to gauge adoption looking at the recipients of RetroPGF 2. This list helps to get a sense of what’s been rewarded in the past and therefore, inspire collaboration. (A quick update here is that users can’t access the project profiles from the last round because the page was deprecated, so an alternative of this is the recently launched archive page in the RetroPGF Hub, which is made by a community member. He advices to correct anything in case its incorrectly listed). Dan noted about 200 projects that received funding in the retroPGF2 results page, where 10m OP tokens were distributed to fund public goods that support development and usage of the OP Stack.
Continuing on at 2:04:12, Dan emphasized the significant impact on funding retroactively and the many community supporters routing for support public goods projects on Optimism. The new season of retroPGF Round 3 has 30 million OP tokens allocated to reward contributions that have supported the development and adoption of Optimism (and this is just the beginning!). Dan resurfaced once again at 2:09:53 the love for public goods and humanity, which gets supported more and more with each new season of RetroPGF. This represents the biggest opportunity for Optimism Fractal and the team is excited to port over the exciting social games and fractal governance tools to Optimism’s ecosystem. 🔴 🌱
Aquadac Season 3
Aquadac is a personal development and empowerment group meeting weekly on Zoom to support each other work towards goals, and rank each other’s progress. Seasons last 12 weeks and connect members under a common theme the group decides upon.
Dan discussed the start of Aquadac Season 3 topic at 1:13:08, which has been hosted by the amazing Eden Fractal and Genesis Fractal member, Gudasol. You can check out more details in this welcoming tweet, reserve your spot at lu.ma/aquadac and learn more in this curated article. ♒️
The unconference is devoted to helping explore Alien Worlds and is being organised by Eden Fractal community leader, Lisa Chandler. Alien Worlds is one of the most popular metaverse games and you can explore this article for many exciting collaborations between Alien Worlds and Eden Fractal. You can learn more by visiting the Interplanetary Unconference’s website and explore Alien Worlds game at AlienWorlds.io.
The group planned out the Interplanetary Unconference from 19:03 to 36:00 led by Lisa inviting everyone to the event and upcoming Crown Call events. The group had an extended discussion on the plans and events being organized for the upcoming Interplanetary Unconference. Eric emphasized that a key goal of the event is for the community to collectively decide on activities. Dan also shared his screen and provided this curated article with links to learn more about the Unconference. Lisa provided an overview of the various metaverse events happening the next few days from 2:23:40 - 2:27:45, including the EOS Ship, Krown Calls, and Alien Worlds livestreams. 🛸
An Eden Fractal community leader named Spacewrangler Joe recently started an new fractal community for players of metaverse games like Upland and Alien Worlds. Upland is one of the most popular Web3 games in the world and has deep partnerships with world class organizations like FIFA and the NFL Players Association.
Joe gives the latest details on Upland Alien at 1:45:11, sharing about a cool artwork coming out soon and about having the most votes in Consortium just from the last few meetings! You can learn more at 67th episode when Joe gave an overview then and track his ongoing progress. You can learn more at Upland.me and our article about Upland, which features several news shows and articles written about Upland by Dan Singjoy.
T69: Topics Game
Eden Fractal Topics Game
0:52 Dan starts a recap of the meeting and welcomes new member Lucas
2:26 Dan shares the sad news that dedicated community member Marco González recently passed away. Marco was an active participant since the very first Eden Fractal meeting. Dan gives timeline about Marco, shows his great work. Dan shares this week's topics on the agenda
7:14 Breakout rooms start
8:41 Perry provides an update that he has been working on an upcoming new release for DNews that he can't share details of yet. He has also been trying to participate in recent Eden meetings.
12:13 Evgeny shares an update on his recent work translating content into Russian and preparing to talk about EOS at an upcoming conference for the Russian EOS community.
15:13 Eric discusses the work he has been doing on governance systems and tools for the upcoming Interplanetary Unconference event.
21:30 Dan begins presenting and detailing his recent work on msig proposal. He’s mainly focused on starting a new fractal community called Optimism. This has included research, partnership opportunities, and preparing proposals.
28:46 Joe emphasizes that a key goal of the Interplanetary Unconference is for the community to collectively decide on the types of activities and events to do together, whether for purposes of fun, gaining knowledge, or solving problems.
29:00 Joe shares more updates on his new fractal group Upland Aliens, including how they have been using tools like Consortium for voting and their plans for an upcoming live trivia night to teach metaverse users about blockchain governance tools. Also offers to help Dan with Optimism.
38:40 Conversation between Dan, Joe, Eric and Perry on new groups and obstacles encountered
53:59 Dan gets the delegates vote Rankings Level 6 - Dan, level 5 - Eric, level 4 - Perry, level 3 - Joe, level 2 - Evgeny
55:52 End of breakout rooms
57:41 Lucas gives his thoughts on his first Eden Fractal
1:03:14 Dan starts screen share and provides a brief high-level overview of each agenda topic that has been added to the Notion Topics database, as an introduction to what the community can discuss. Some of the topics are introduction to optimism, pomelo season 7 open, msig updates, votes approved, consortium info,
1:07:53 Lisa chimes in that ways to earn tokens can be through Cagendas topics game as Playportunities and these mini-games can be used as a directory, additional features could be added
1:13:08 Aquadac Season 3 starts with a theme on Synergy
1:19:58 Lisa starts with invites to the Interplanetary Unconference and Crown call
1:24:20 The group has an extended discussion about plans and events being organized for the upcoming Interplanetary Unconference
1:25:33 Screen sharing on interplanetary unconference call
1:28:48 Eric talks about what we can do, explore, knowledge, fun, mentions fractal palooza. Screen sharing provided for more detail
1:30:17 Eric emphasizes again that a key goal of the Interplanetary Unconference is for the community to collectively decide on the types of activities, events and goals
1:31:56 Dan shares screen on Interplanetary Uconference, Alien World. Gives details on Automonous worlds, explores collaboration within multiple communities
1:38:58 Perry asks whether a MetaMask wallet would be required to interact with the proposed Optimism fractal community, once developed. Dan confirms an EVM-compatible wallet like MetaMask would be needed.
1:42:42 Dan comments to Joe about his progress with Upland Aliens fractal, Joe is hosting and teaching fractal games
1:45:11 Joe gives some details on Upland Alien
1:47:31 Dan comments on Slido, Rosmari shared the Slido link, Dan shares screen on Slido, also shares Optimism screen
1:53:44 The Optimism and Eden collaborations topic remains the highest voted in the Sli.do poll ranking agenda items. Dan summarizes their partnerships and progress so far.
2:00:59 Dan details the significant pool of retroactive community funding that is available to support public goods projects through Optimism's retroactive public goods funding (retroPGF) system.
2:05:35 Perry asks how many DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) currently exist on the Optimism technology stack. Dan tries to provide available data on adoption. Shares screen on OP stack and Retro PGF
2:13:47 Dan explains that the term Optimism Collective refers to the overall Optimism community itself, as well as the systems they use to reward contributions to public goods. Shares screen
2:17:01 Lisa shares about the emerging city of Tulosa as a discussion topic for their next Eden Fractal meeting and Lisa aims to share an update after she attends a related webinar.
2:25:43 Lisa provides an overview of the various metaverse events happening the next day, including the EOS Ship, Crown calls, and Alien Worlds livestreams.
2:31:04 Dan wraps up the meeting
An introduction to the Optimism Collective, a new type of community designed to reward public goods and build a sustainable future for all 🌞
What are the best ways to grow communities that create public goods? We explore the new Optimism Fractal proposal, RetroPGF, and other exciting opportunities for public goods creators in the Optimism ecosystem 🌱 🌻
What are the synergies between Eden Fractal and Optimism? In the next stage of our epic journey we explore opportunities to help humanity flourish and summon Ether’s Phoenix with innovations in retroactive public goods funding 🌱 🌞
Hip hip hooray! Our mythical heroes approved three proposals to update the eden.fractal permissions and explored an introduction to the Optimism Collective, a new type of community designed to reward public goods and build a sustainable future for all 🌞 🔴
Music by Kjartan Abel. More details at EdenCreators.com/attributions