Batch 4: Approved Grants

6.17.22

We're excited to share another round of approved grants! In this batch, we have selected five grantees with a total of ~$345,000 in funding. As always, you can find more details on this batch of grants in the table below.

Our additional funding proposal for the OGP has passed, so the OGP multi-sig has received another 7.5M OSMO (~$6M at current prices) which will allow us to fund many more high quality projects. Some of these projects are already in the pipeline – we are still working on evaluating them for approval in future batches.

If you have any questions about when payments will be initiated, please refer to our previous post on our stablecoin diversification plan.

On another note, we've posted a thread in Osmosis' Commonwealth forums for grantees in batches 1-3 to introduce themselves to the Osmosis governance community. We encourage all community members to ask questions, provide feedback, and learn more about what the grantees are working on. Look out for a similar thread for batch 4 grantees – it will be posted soon!

Void Protocol

Apps
Funding Amount

$250,000 (in OSMO)

Applicant

Bitsquid

Upfront

$75,000 (in OSMO)

Testnet/Audit

$75,000 (in OSMO)

Mainnet

$100,000 (in OSMO)

Completion

Void Protocol's privacy-focused AMM will be deployed on Osmosis and integrated with its AMM. Void utilizes ZK-snarks to anonymize user funds in a completely secure and decentralized manner, meaning there is no storage of information which can link the deposit and withdrawal wallets.

Void Protocol will add new, important functionality to the Osmosis AMM which will allow users to swap their tokens anonymously. Void has also committed to airdrop 10% of their total token supply to Osmosis Stakers/LPs as part of this grant.

Tenderduty V2 Validator Monitoring Tool

Tooling
Funding Amount

10,000 USDC

Applicant

Block Pane, LLC

Upfront

Completion

10,000 USDC

To add some of the requested features to TenderDuty by fully rewriting the existing tool. New features will include: the ability to monitor multiple chains using a single instance; differentiation between types of missed blocks (e.g. where a pre-commit was seen but not included will be handled differently than a signature that was missing entirely); ability to alert on percentage of missed blocks over time, not only consecutive misses; a visual dashboard that displays missed blocks as a heat map over time (expanding on ping.pub’s uptime visualization); allow more flexible notification options: Telegram and Discord, and different severities for PagerDuty; a Prometheus exporter to allow visualization in tools like Grafana; alerts for nodes being down or lagging the chain’s head.

Tenderduty is regarded by many validators as an essential monitoring tool. These new enhancements will make it significantly more useful for validators.

IBC Relayer Operations, Sputnik Network Bot, and the Validator School

Other
Funding Amount

$10,000 (in OSMO)

Applicant

POSTHUMAN ∞ DVS

Upfront

$10,000 (in OSMO)

Completion

Retroactive grant for ongoing support of IBC-relayers between Osmosis and other IBC-chains, creating the Sputnik Network Bot to send tips on Telegram and Twitter, and various educational efforts, such as running the Validator School.

POSTHUMAN ∞ DVS is one of the most active Osmosis validators in terms of participation and contributions made. They will continue contributing to Osmosis with tools, infrastructure, and community growth.

OGP Website Design

Other
Funding Amount

70,000 USDC

Applicant

VectorDAO

Upfront

35,000 USDC

Completion

35,000 USDC

VectorDAO will design and develop a new website for the OGP, as well as a new logo inspired by existing Osmosis branding.

The new website will be a significant improvement to the current Notion page, and will be focused on displaying the work of grantees. Also, the branding will make it easier to understand the difference between the OGP and Osmosis itself.

Cosmos-Rust-Bot

Tooling
Funding Amount

$4,750 (in OSMO)

Applicant

Philipp-Sc

Upfront

$1,500 (in OSMO)

Completion

$3,250 (in OSMO)

Cosmos-Rust-Bot (which will support features such as governance notifications, auto compounding, dust converter, migrate wallet) will be able to support multiple Cosmos chains without the need to completely rewrite the API, even with the update to CosmWasm v.1.0.0, as it will use gRPC instead of LCD/FCD using cosmos-rust.

The code will be insightful for new and existing developers who want to build applications in Rust that interact directly with the Cosmos / Osmosis nodes. The advantage of Cosmos-Rust-Bot not being an on-chain protocol is that features such as those listed above can be implemented rather quickly.