Discover initiatives (RFPs)

Below is a list of ideas for Grants that are open for funding. These ideas can also be used as inspiration for new projects with similar impact.
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Indexers Exploration & Maintenance

In dYdX v4, indexers will likely play an important role of providing real-time data to users through a queryable database. To help promote data accessibility, we are looking for experienced data infrastructure teams to run testnet and mainnet indexers. We expect deployment, uptime, and upgrades through ongoing maintenance of the indexer.

Funding amount:
TBD
Open

Permissionless Markets Research

The current process for listing new markets on dYdX requires approval through an on-chain proposal, which is a slow and difficult process. Looking ahead to dYdX v4, we should expect an easier technical process to allow for permissionless listings similar to listings on other protocols (e.g., Osmosis). With that, however, come important questions around liquidity, risk, and protocol integration. How should the community think about an efficient and permissionless market creation process?

We are looking for experienced researchers to build a model for permissionless market listings on dYdX v4. The research should include thoughts on bootstrapping liquidity (e.g., separate liquidity incentives), risks to the underlying protocol (e.g., malicious listings), separate parameters (e.g., margin factions, rewards, fees), and the process for “graduating” new markets to the core protocol.

Funding amount:
$20,000 - $40,000
Open

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

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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