Pitch a SuperModule!

If you have an idea for a collaboration or project that might be of interest of SuperModular, pitch it below.

We are especially interested in things that are in the design space of:

  1. What kinds of innovative new things does Gitcoin Grants Protocol enable?
  2. What could you build with a sybil resistance money lego?

We are interested in projects that are

  1. Modular - Modularity is what allows productive endeavors in ecosystems without centralized coordination.
  2. SuperModular - Supermodular games are those characterized by “strategic complementarities”. In a supermodular ecosystem, one agent’s decision improves the incentives of others and amount of value you can create with each new module grows exponentially.

Please keep pitches to 2 paragraphs or less, and include an email address I can contact you at in your message :slight_smile:


Hello all!

My name is Alex and for the past 6 months me and a couple friends (met at EthDenver!) have been working together on how we could add user protections for crypto purchases. Our protocol Cheq, wraps payments into NFT “cheqs” that are managed by “broker” smart contract modules.

Cheqs are functionally liquid, programmable escrows where users can choose their payment terms based on use case and their level of trust tolerance. Broker modules define the terms its cheqs follow and may leverage time, membership (Gitcoin Passport for example), oracles, admins, or any other variables module developers wish to utilize. We are in the middle of our pre-seed raise so that we can continue working full time but want to stay as web3 as possible along the way. We’re excited to continue developing the protocol and would love to get feedback!


Hi, Kevin! Sorry, this won’t be a 2 paragraph thing.

Stats say, there’s less than 20,000 active full-time devs in Web3; its almost 7x less than the number of IT Professionals laid off by huge corps like Meta, Stripe, Twitter and many more. While it’s obvious that the industry strongly lacks talent to move forward, it’s not at all obvious how to resolve it, especially in these hard times. Yet, we found a way to both help (1) laid off engineers to secure their spot in Web3 and (2) promising Web3 startups to continue building regardless of the market condition. Spoiler: it won’t take much time or effort — all thanks to interproduct composability of Web3 protocols.

Our close-knit community of 60+ people, 40 of which are VC-grade analysts spread all over the world, builds Exoflow, community due dilligence and incubation protocol, to help the industry and projects reach new highs. The current downsizing, however adverse it may be on the personal level, represents a unique opportunity to accelerate the ExoDAO’s growth and Exoflow traction, while helping people to find jobs and expand the industry.

Our proposal is to initiate a BUIDLer Support Program harnessing the protocols of Gitcoin, Supermodular and SpeedRunEthereum by :

  1. Using Exoflow due diligence approach to select at least 5 promising projects and help them bootstrap the quality product out of the MVP onto the market by allocating the ExoDAO contributors’ resource to their incubation track; once successful, this model can be scaled to more projects, and

  2. Providing the motivation and support for the laid off developers to move into the Web3 space via engaging them into SpeedRunEthereum course, helping them build a web3 portofolio using Gitcoin Passport, and onboarding them to ExoDAO to contribute to the incubation of projects.

To do the 1. and 2., we will need to:

(a) have the mentioned projects supporting and actively promoting the initiative, both to the potential Sponsors — the companies, who are actively searching for candidates for at least mid-level Web3 full-stack engineers and/or Product Managers etc — and JS/TS engineers;

(b) raise a Gitcoin grant of USDC 450,000 from Sponsors to compensate the contributors, who will help to (1) DD the submitted projects to select 5 projects to incubate using our protocol and (2) help incubate the selected projects — these are our laid-off engineers.

Sorry for the longread btw. Should you find this supermodular initiative worth pursuing, please drop me a note at denis@exoflow.org; we have everything to start off asap, if you and Austin Griffith may find this worth your time. WAGMI!


Hello everyone!

@owocki thanks for initiating this discussion! We tried to reach you and your team via email (the one mentioned on the website) but it bounced. So trying here :slight_smile:

My name is Neal and I’m one of the folks at Yieldgate that are building Stake for Earth. We’re a team that spun out of ETHAmsterdam after winning as an ETHGlobal finalist with Yieldgate, receiving prizes from Aave, Polygon, WalletConnect, Coinbase, and ETHGlobal. With the backing of Toucan and Aave, we are now developing Stake for Earth which is a platform with a single USDC staking pool that generates yield (with Aave) and uses it to buy up and retire nature carbon tokens in perpetuity. The underlying goal is that we want to enable anyone to participate in climate action at zero cost.

We are in active development and have already made significant progress, as you can see here. Some of our work has already been perceived as major contributions by the Toucan ecosystem (see here and here) and we are rapidly nearing completion. We are currently focusing on finding a strong partner under which roof we can build. As we see a strong alignment in the mission of Supermodular, we would love to explore this together with your team and see if we could collaborate/partner to get Stake for Earth deployed on mainnet.

If this sounds interesting, feel free to ping us here :slight_smile:


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sorry about that. it should be fixed now if you want to reach out again => team@supermodular.xyz

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this is a great thing! is there a demo of the app i can check out? or wyhen does it launch


Gm everyone :slight_smile:

One of the most powerful coordination mechanisms in the world is money (a medium of exchange). Could you imagine something like a smartphone ever being produced without a MoE coordinating the actions of 100,000s of people, including designers, programmers, engineers, assembly line workers, raw material extractors, researchers, educators etc.? Some of the people may be doing the work for a higher purpose, but the majority likely do it to support their families. Problem is, a MoE works for goods and services that can be exchanged. It doesn’t work for goods that have an ‘ecosystem effect’ but cannot be exchanged - public goods such as scientific research, open source software, or any type of good that benefits everyone in the ecosystem. Meanwhile a MoE can create negative externalities on the rest of the ecosystem.

So how do you coordinate the production of goods that cannot be exchanged with individuals but benefit the whole ecosystem (public goods)? We have such a proto-mechanism in blockchain tech. Protocols such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have awarded hundreds of billions of dollars to miners/validators (who benefit everyone in the network by providing network security) through a currency inflation mechanism. Now what if we could extend such a consensus mechanism to public goods in general? But instead of awarding a pre-programmed award, as PoW & PoS do, have a Proof-of-Impact consensus mechanism where public goods contributors are rewarded based on the economic impact of the public good to the ecosystem.

Such a protocol can dynamically maintain the value of its token as token inflation is counterbalanced by the growth of the ecosystem that public goods produce, thus allowing sustainable funding of public goods without the need for external funding sources. The protocol can work as an L1 or at the contract level on an existing EVM. This is the mechanism we’re working on at the Abundance Protocol. (Contact: michael [at] buildingweb4.io)