Optimystics grow fractal communities with innovative tools, games, shows, and events. You can learn about our work at Optimystics.io and see an overview below. All of our software is open source, our games are free to play, our content is free to consume, and our events are free to join.
We grow communities with a simple and profoundly helpful consensus game called the Respect Game. The Respect Game provides a fun new way to foster collaborations, raise awareness for public goods creators, and help communities fairly reward impact. It also introduces revolutionary governance system and enables organizations to coordinate to achieve shared goals more efficiently than ever before. We promote the adoption of this consensus game by creating public goods, including open source tools, community events, and educational content.
We are the creators of Optimism Fractal, a community dedicated to fostering collaboration and awarding public good creators in the Optimism Collective. Optimism Fractal features weekly events where players coopete to grow Optimism, then we produce videos of the events and show notes for educational purposes. We are also the builders of Optimystics Tools, a suite of open source software that empowers communities with fun consensus games for fractal collaboration, democratic coordination, and unprecedented independence. These tools facilitate Respect Games during Optimism Fractal events and provide a powerful reputation primitive for communities on EVM blockchains.
Last year we created Eden Fractal, a community pioneering coordination games and fractal democracy. Since then we’ve hosted weekly meetings for 19 months and produced countless innovations, including over 75 videos and a comprehensive suite of open source tools for consensus games on Antelope blockchains. In addition, we’ve created countless great shows and articles on the Eden Creators Youtube channel and garden.
Our work is nonexcludable, nonrivalrous, and creates profound benefits for communities. We believe that our work provides essential public goods infrastructure for the future of Web3 and all of humanity.
We recently qualified for funding in Optimism RetroPGF and you can see our RetroPGF application here. Our application received 32 votes of support from badgeholders and has been allocated between $45k-$400k on lists, though the exact funding amount hasn’t yet been determined or distributed.
Outside of RetroPGF, our team is self-funded and has mostly been volunteering for the past two years while earning small grants from Gitcoin, Pomelo, and other funding sources in the EOS ecosystem. We are planning to earn from more public goods funding sources in the Ethereum ecosystem in the future.
We are seeking funding for general operations to compensate our four team members. We’re also open to ideas for project-specific funding, such as starting a fractal community focused on growing Octant, Golem, or Ethereum.
Dan Singjoy - Creator and Host
Tadas Vaitiekunas - Full stack developer
Vlad Hramtsov - Full stack developer
Rosmari - Marketeer
You can learn more about our backgrounds and watch an introductory video with our team members at Optimystics.io/about. You can also watch the following interviews to learn more about our team members.
- Creator Talk with Tadas hosted by Dan
- Community Stories with Dan hosted by Rosmari
- DEFS with Vlad and Dan
Over 100 people have participated in our events and we consistently receive exceptional reviews, as you can see in our videos. An average of 12-15 people have participated in each event and players have made over 3,000 onchain transactions in our events, which you can verify by looking at block explorers for Optimism Fractal (source) and Eden Fractal (source).
There are about 15 projects and communities that have integrated the Respect Game so far (as you can see here) and the demand for our tools has greatly increased in the past couple months since we released software for EVM blockchains. You can explore the Github code repositories for our EVM software here and Antelope software here.
It may also be worth noting that hundreds of talented builders have contributed countless hours to the development of the Respect Game for the past three years and the original concept was created by one of the most successful innovators in Web3 (Daniel Larimer). You can learn about the origins and history of our work in this article.
- We have a commitment to open-source (i.e. every open-source license accepted by the Open-Source Initiative) technology and sharing results publicly.
- We have provided transparency about how exactly funding will be used.
- We are advancing values of freedom and privacy (no surveillance and handling of personal data).
- We are supporting decentralization in various fields (for example building Web3 projects).
- We have provided social media channels so you can confirm social proof of your project.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can also see more details in the discussion during our temp-check in the Octant Discord. We’re excited to get involved in the Octant community and looking forward to hearing from you
Discord contact: @DanSingjoy