Retroactive public goods funding

This is a really cool experiment! The idea is: give out grants to people who’ve already contributed in the past. The big advantage of this approach is that — even though it is still hard to determine how valuable a past contribution has been — it is way easier than determining how valuable a future contribution will be!

This is from Optimism Labs, a really interesting company led by Jing Wang, who worked at ECC early in her career.

You could imagine ZOMG — or the Zcash Dev Fund rules themselves — deciding to do an experiment like this and hand out ZEC to people who previously contributed unfunded, volunteer contributions to the Zcash community. That would be awesome.


great idea. proof of “work”