Uniswap is one of the most widely integrated marketplace protocols in crypto. To continue to grow the developer ecosystem, I’d love to see UNI governance approve sponsorships for hackathons—specifically for developers building on Uniswap.
One timely opportunity is ETHOnline (the hackathon organized by ETHGlobal) which starts this weekend. I’m excited to see what participants will build with Uniswap, and it’d be nice to provide a competitive reward to those that decide they’d like to pursue that path.
At the moment, funds in the Uniswap Protocol Treasury aren’t yet accessible to UNI gov (I think for approximately 2 more weeks?) However, UNI governance does have control over approximately $200K worth of $SOCKS LP shares.
How cute and effective would it be to award $SOCKS (or the ETH on the other side of the market) to hackers with the most innovative projects built with Uniswap at ETHOnline in the coming weeks?
For UNI holders who are into this idea, some thoughts for discussion below.
- How should UNI gov allocate $SOCKS to ETHOnline hackathon winners?
- How should hackathon participants submit their projects to UNI gov for consideration?
- Should UNI gov appoint delegates to judge hackathon winners? If not, how will UNI gov determine hackathon winners?
- Can UNI gov establish an application process for hackathons to receive sponsorship to encourage participants to build on Uniswap?
Welcome thoughts. Would be an awesome and worthwhile scramble to try to make this happen before ETHOnline kicks off.
A note to ETHOnline participants: get in here and tell us what you think!