This thread is for applications for Rocket Pool’s September 10, 2023 - October 7, 2023 bounties. Please only post grant applications in this thread. If you would like to discuss and/or ask questions about any applications you see in this thread, we ask that you do so in this separate forum thread (link) which has been established for all community discussions related to this round of applications. Only those grant applications that are posted in this thread and timestamped by October 7, 2023 at 23:59 (11:59 PM) UTC will be considered. Any bounties posted after that deadline will be carried over to the next grant period.
This is the second application period that will use the new revised process outlined in RPIP-26. This is the expected schedule:
- Application Period (September 10th - October 7th)
- Application Discussion Meetings - one for each subcommittee (October 9th - October 13th)
- Negotiation Period (October 14th - October 22nd)
- Scoring Deadline (October 26th)
- Award Announcement (October 27th)
Please note the following differences between grants and bounties. Grants are intended to be applied for by those who are wishing to carry out the work themselves. Bounties are open-ended goals that could be met by anyone, including those other than the proposing party. In other words, if I believed that Rocket Pool needed a fifty-foot paper mache orange rocket for publicity purposes and I wanted to be the one to built it, I would apply for a grant. If I instead thought Rocket Pool needed a fifty-foot paper mache orange rocket for publicity purposes but I wanted it to be open to whoever built it first to claim the reward (similar to a prize), then I’d apply for a bounty.
To guide you in your application, the GMC has established the following goals and the following scoring rubric:
Grants, bounties, and retrospective awards should make it easier and/or more attractive to do one or more of the following:
become a node operator
operate a node, mint rETH
hold or use rETH
improve the quality of life for the protocol and its community.
The Bounties rubric involves scoring each of the three categories from 1 to 5:
If the bounty is completed successfully, to what extent does it further the GMC goals?
To what extent is it likely that the bounty can be feasibly claimed/completed successfully?
If the bounty is successfully completed, how large is the benefit to the protocol relative to the size of the proposed costs?
The maximum score is 15 and the minimum is 3.
Please copy paste the template below into a reply. Answer the questions there, feel free to remove or add sections based on relevance.
## Name of Bounty ### What is the nature of the proposed bounty? ### Must the results of this project be entirely open source ([MIT](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT), [GPL](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html), [Apache](https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0), [CC BY](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) license or similar)? If not, which parts will not be, why, and under what license will they be published? ## Benefits - enter N/A where appropriate ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people looking to stake ETH for rETH? ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help rETH holders? ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people looking to run a Rocket Pool node for the first time? ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help people already running a Rocket Pool node? ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help the Rocket Pool community? ### If the bounty is successfully completed, how does this help RPL holders? ### What other non-RPL protocols, DAOs, projects, or individuals, would stand to benefit from the bounty being successfully completed? ### Will the results of the completed bounty be open source? ## Work and Verification ### What steps would be entailed in completing the bounty? Do successful examples of such work exist elsewhere? ### How long is the proposed bounty available for? Is it awarded to the first team to successfully claim it, or is it in some way divided among all such successful claims in the proposed availability period? ### Who will test any products submitted for claiming the bounty? ### What is the acceptance criteria for awarding of the bounty? ## Payment ### How much USD $ is the applicant requesting for successful completion of the bounty? ## Conflict of Interest ### Does the person or persons proposing the bounty have any conflicts of interest to disclose? (Please disclose here if you are a member of the GMC or if any member of the GMC would benefit directly financially from the successful completion of the bounty). ### Will the applicant, or any protocol or project in which the applicant has a vested interest (other than Rocket Pool), benefit financially if the bounty is successfully completed?```