@maariab, thanks for sharing the power of synergy between the various IRL Event AIPs. I had also stated that there was way more opportunity for collaboration between most any and all IRL Events, now and into the future.
Here’s to the Master Calendar, Event Directory, our Local Champions, shared CRM, Tech & Ticketing and a global footprint of IRL Events Powered by ApeCoin
This AIP is focusing just on ETH Global and its hackathons. There is still a public goods component here because we are making a small donation to ETH Global so they can continue doing their good work.
Separately, I would like to make a larger donation to the Ethereum Foundation, and specifically the team working on Account Abstraction. I’m in discussions with them on how we would structure a program with them and fund it with our donations, and hopefully we’ll figure what that looks like soon. Since we haven’t quite figured out the details here yet, I decided to extract this specific donation from this ETH Globals AIP and will resubmit it at a later date as its own AIP.
Ethereum Foundation is sponsoring prizes at some ETH Global hackathons related to account abstraction and zero knowledge technology. This AIP requests up to $100k to match their prize amounts for these specific categories. So if the Ethereum Foundation is offering a $10k prize pool for account abstraction projects, we are matching them with $10k to increase the total prize pool to $20k. This encourages more developers to build for these categories that I believe are very important for the growth of the ecosystem (also aligns us with public goods focus of this AIP).
In the last conversation I had with ETH Global, the Ethereum Foundation has at least 5 of these category-specific initiatives planned so far for this year. This AIP requests additional funding as a reserve, in case they plan to do more than 5. Any unused reserves will be released back to the treasury at the end of the year.
This proposal is live for Snapshot vote at Snapshot. The voting period closes next Wednesday at 9PM EST.
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