November 2021
Virtual / Nov 11
Join Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Karl Floersch (Optimism), Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), and other thought leaders in the first installation of Funding the Commons to discuss novel experiments and future directions for funding our collective commons.
TL;DR - Watch us in Action
Vitalik Buterin
Founder, Ethereum
Karl Floersch
CTO, Optimism
Kevin Owocki
Supermodular, Gitcoin
Andrew Critch
Research Scientist, CHAI; Founder, BERI
Raul Jordan
Co-Founder, Prysmatic Labs
Pooja Shah
Head of Product, Protocol Labs
Miles Jennings
a16z General Counsel, Crypto
Marta Belcher
General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Owen Cotton-Barratt
Research Fellow, FHI
Evan Miyazono
Protocol Labs
Dawn Song
Professor, Berkeley
Darren Zhu
Juan Benet
Protocol Labs
November 11, 2022
Intro: Closing The Innovation Chasm
Overview of the history and importance of public goods funding, and why new approaches are critical to pushing technological process forward
Juan Benet
8:00 PST / 16:00 UTC
Funding public goods — algorithms and mechanisms
A view of the latest thinking around novel public funding experiments and exciting new projects in the ecosystem
Vitalik Buterin
8:35 PST / 16:35 UTC
Quadratic funding on Gitcoin
A history of quadratic funding on one of the most mature public funding platforms in Web3
Kevin Owocki
9:20 PST / 17:20 UTC
Networked OKRs & Milestone Bounties
Protocol Lab's approach to aligning and funding ecosystem progress in a more decentralized fashion
Pooja Shah
9:40 PST / 17:40 UTC
Impact certificates and Impact Markets
The benefits of markets in altruistic impact, and what's needed to achieve them
Owen Cotton-Barratt
10:00 PST / 18:00 UTC
Story of a network-funded team
How Prysmatic Labs developed Prysm and other public goods using new funding mechanisms
Raul Jordan
11:10 PST / 19:10 UTC
How can public goods be profitable?
Miles (a16z General Counsel, Crypto) and Marta (Protocol Labs General Counsel) discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating sustainable, profitable public goods projects
Miles Jennings
Marta Belcher
11:30 PST / 19:30 UTC
Retroactive Public Goods Funding Experiment 1
Discussing the mechanisms, results and learnings of Optimism's first retroactive public goods award
Karl Floersch
12:30 PST / 20:30 UTC
S-process funding
Introducing the S-process, an algorithm that enables multiple funders to simultaneously delegate the optimization of funding decisions to overlapping groups of trusted advisors. This also allows the advisors to debate and coordinate in deciding the total amount of funding any particular project should receive
Andrew Critch
12:50 PST / 20:50 UTC
Impact Evaluators
Retroactive public goods funding for the broader Protocol Labs network
Evan Miyazono
13:40 PST / 21:40 UTC
Beyond Philanthropy: Memetic Altruism and Future Prizes
Incentives for funding public goods at scale
Darren Zhu
14:00 PST / 22:00 UTC
Data Commons for Public Good
Building a data economy to enable more responsible use of data, in order to maximize social welfare and economic efficiency while protecting users' data rights and enabling fair distribution of value
Dawn Song
14:10 PST / 22:10 UTC
Closing remarks
Breakout Room
Juan Benet
14:30 PST / 22:30 UTC
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