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Winners of Layer 2 Community Grants Unveiled

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The Privacy & Scaling Explorations team is thrilled to announce the winners of the Layer 2 Community Grants 2022. The Layer 2 Community Grants round began on October 24th, 2022, and remained open for 6 weeks. In total, we received 130+ proposals and express our gratitude to each project for dedicating their time to apply. The wishlist sought applications from various areas, including Layer 2 explorers, cryptography, and education. The following chart illustrates the percentage of initial applicants by category:

  • Cybersecurity: 35%
  • User Experience: 20%
  • DeFi: 15%
  • Layer 2 Governance: 15%
  • Community and Education: 10%
  • Data Analysis: 5%

Due to the high quality of proposals received, we decided to increase the budget from the initial 750k USD to a total of 948k USD. The awarded applications were distributed across the different categories as follows:

  • Cybersecurity: 3 grantees
  • User Experience: 2 grantees
  • DeFi: 0 grantees
  • Layer 2 Governance: 1 grantee
  • Community and Education: 2 grantees
  • Data Analysis: 1 grantee

We extend our congratulations to the 22 grantees and present their project descriptions broken down by category:

Cybersecurity

  • Candidelabs – ERC-4337 Public Infrastructure: An open-source bundler and paymaster service as public good infrastructure for ERC-4337 smart contracts wallets, with a focus on Layer 2.
  • Quantstamp – Rollup Security Framework: This project aims to establish a detailed security framework for the unique features of rollups, providing best practices and transparency for developers and helping the community assess the security risks associated with specific rollups.

User Experience

  • Spiro – zkWallet: The goal of this project is to build a private multi-party wallet that utilizes account abstraction (EIP-4337) and zero-knowledge proofs, providing enhanced privacy to end-users.
  • Kautuk Kundan – Stackr Network: Stackr Network is an SDK for launching standalone customizable app-specific rollups, allowing applications more autonomy in their execution choices.

Layer 2 Governance

  • ScopeLift – L2 Optimizors: By utilizing custom router contracts, this project aims to reduce transaction costs associated with interacting with popular protocols on Layer 2.
  • Testinprod – Layer1.5: The Layer1.5 project aims to provide easy tools for anyone to launch their own Layer 2, including a block explorer, token bridge, and monitoring tools.
  • ScopeLift – Layer 2 Governance with Flexible Voting: This project extends the popular Governor system to enable Layer 2 governance voting, allowing bridged governance token holders to vote from Layer 2 and reflect their votes trustlessly on Layer 1.
  • Clement Walter – Starksheet: Starksheet aims to democratize access and usage of on-chain resources by leveraging a familiar spreadsheet interface to query and link on-chain resources.
  • Kristof Gazso – Typescript ERC-4337 Bundler: This project involves the development of an ERC-4337 bundler in Typescript, along with modifications to a Geth node for simulation purposes, allowing the bundler to run on most L2s with minimal modifications.
  • Soul Wallet – Open-source ERC-4337 Wallet: Soul Wallet aims to create an easy-to-use browser wallet implementation powered by ERC-4337.

Community and Education

  • Jose Figueroa – L2 en Español: An open community that focuses on researching, educating, and driving adoption of Ethereum’s scaling solutions, providing content and various activities to developers and new users.
  • Bruce Xu – MyFirstLayer2: MyFirstLayer2 is an open-source, community-driven, and educational project that aims to provide a website explaining Layer 2 concepts to beginners using well-designed diagrams and interactive animations.

Data Analysis

  • Blockscout – Blockscout Block Explorer: Blockscout is an open-source block explorer that is widely used in the L2 ecosystem. This project aims to enhance Blockscout with additional customizations specific to L2 data requirements, as well as improve the interface, features, analytics, and developer-friendliness.
  • Quantstamp – Evaluating Rollup Compression: This project explores the use of compression in the rollup setting, documenting existing approaches and evaluating their effectiveness. The insights gathered will be used to propose new approaches for compressing rollup data.
  • Diablobench – Performance and Security Evaluation of Layer 2 Blockchain Systems: This project expands the Diablo benchmark suite to include layer 2 blockchain systems, enabling the first extensive and realistic benchmark evaluation of layer 2 blockchain systems on a worldwide scale.
  • Web3-data – Layer 2 Activity Tracking & Comparison Suite: This project aims to provide a suite of dashboards that allow data scientists, researchers, and community members to better understand Layer 2 activity by aggregating data from various sources and visualizing key metrics.

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