Discover initiatives (RFPs)

Below is a list of ideas for Grants that are both open for funding. These ideas can also be used as inspiration for new projects with similar impact.
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Local Workshops

As part of our International Growth budget, the Grants team is looking to support local communities through interactive events instead of the traditional sponsorship grants. Workshops can be educational lessons, interactive walkthroughs, and builder-oriented with live projects. If you’re interested in gathering up a group of traders and builders to get their hands dirty in dYdX, apply for a workshop grant!
Funding amount:
$1,000 - $2,500
Open

Basis Trading Research + Tool

Basis trading, also known as the cash and carry trade, is among the most popular arbitrage strategies in futures markets across traditional and crypto markets. The idea is simple: take on a market neutral position with offsetting trades in perpetual and spot markets, while profiting from the funding rates. Since dYdX doesn’t support spot markets yet, we’re looking for research on how this could be adopted through external integrations. We’re also open to a high-level research on volume that drives basis trading and potential adoption in dYdX.
Funding amount:
$15,000 - $30,000
Open

Multi-Asset Collateral Research

Today, dYdX supports USDC as a form of trading collateral. In a V4 environment, the community may look towards adopting additional assets to be eligible for collateral. Doing so will require an assessment criteria and in-depth analysis on the risk management required to manage non-USDC collateral. What will the community need to think about when adding new collateral assets? That’s what we’re hoping to answer with this grant.
Funding amount:
$10,000 - $25,000
Open

MEV Research

What will MEV look like on the dYdX Chain? What happens if Validators are also Market Makers? What even is MEV within a perp orderbook on a fast-finality network? These, and many more, are all questions we’re looking to answer through an in-depth research that digs into everything MEV from a theoretical viewpoint given what we know about Cosmos SDK chains, on-chain perpetual markets, and MEV in Cosmos.
Funding amount:
$15,000 - $30,000
Open

Academy Page

The grants team is creating an Academy Page Working Group to help launch a dYdX Academy page. The group will be used to coordinate all educational and dYdX related content to be created across different grants.
Funding amount:
$2,500 - $10,000
Open

DYDX Integration

We’re looking for community members who can lead initiatives to get dYdX listed on decentralized lending protocols (e.g. Compound, Aave) as collateral or alternative yield-bearing opportunities for DYDX holders.
Funding amount:
$25,000+
Open

Hedgie Integration

Promote the use of Hedgies integrating into platforms, add-ons, benefits and more.
Funding amount:
$10,000 - $20,000
Open

Event Sponsorship

Grant to sponsor a crypto or trading related event that includes marketing and promotion.
Funding amount:
$5,000 - $20,000
Open

Third Party Integration

Collaborating, Integrating, Partnering with third-party services that can help promote dYdX or benefit the community.
Funding amount:
$5,000 - $20,000
Open
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