Grants | RadicalxChange Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit building a coherent and sustainable alternative to capitalism.

About RadicalxChange RadicalxChange (RxC) is a global movement dedicated to reimagining the building blocks of democracy and markets in order to uphold fairness, plurality, and meaningful participation in a rapidly changing world. Launched in 2018 in the wake of public discussion around the book Radical Markets, co-authored by our founder Glen Weyl, it has grown into a dynamic international network of technologists, activists, artists, scholars, and local chapters. RxC is collaborating closely with Ethereum projects such as Democracy Earth, Gitcoin, or Ocean Protocol. For instance, Quadratic Finance – the matching fund mechanism underlying Gitcoin Grants – was designed by Glen, Vitalik Buterin, and Zoë Hitzig. Act locally, think globally We seek to evolve our vision from the bottom up, nurturing a community of RadicalxChange-affiliated activists, artists, technologists, and academics. Inspire your social environment with the Handbook for Local Radical Democracy Meet our community at the virtual annual RxC conference Start an RxC chapter in your region or organization Unite with your peers and enforce the Data Freedom Act GitxChange: a RadicalxChange and Gitcoin hackathon We challenge basic inherited institutions by building better ones. GitxChange is a virtual hackathon for projects that work on RxC ideas. We will host the event in collaboration with Gitcoin Hackathons for two to three weeks starting in late May or early June. In terms of challenges, we can imagine RxC hacks ranging from programming, mechanism design, or visualization. Please let us know if you would like to design a hackathon challenge! Learn more about our ideals We seek to increase public knowledge about the emancipatory potential of new ideas in mechanism design. Thoughtful and collaborative innovation can help build better social institutions. The Political Philosophy of RadicalxChange by Glen On the Coevolution of Blockchain and Political Economy by Matt Prewitt and Jeffrey Lee-Yaw Quadratic Payments: A Primer by Vitalik More RxC resources Together, building markets and technology truer to the richness of our diversely shared lives.

? Grants | Synthereum: synthetic assets with liquidity pools to bridge traditional and digital finance

The aim of our synthetic assets is to help creating fiat-based wallet and applications on any local currencies, and help to create stock, commodities portfolio in order to bring more traditional users within the DeFi ecosystem. These synthetics are helping us to build products such as a non-custodial fiat-based trading platform for margin trading and a fiat-based DeFi wallet. Leveraging from UMA, Chainlink and Compound, Synthereum has a quite singular design: they track the price of all the assets listed in Jarvis exchange: fiat currencies, indexes, bullion, stocks etc. using Chainlink oracles; They can be converted between them using a burn and minting mechanism; They are backed by cDAI (through rDAI) so they can generate interests; The collateral is provided by a a liquidity pool matching user’s deposit; user only needs to deposit the exact value of the assets, and the pool is responsible for over-collateralizing the contract, and maintaining the collateral ratio; hence liquidity providers are the counterpart; they lose funds whenever user wins, and vice-versa; they can hedge their exposure using Jarvis exchange to open long/short position on Forex, Indexes, etc.; liquidity providers receive the interest generated on Compound by the collateral as well as the fees paid by users while minting assets; We already have EUR, CHF, GBP and GOLD token on Kovan using UMA, rDAI and Chainlink: with a single liquidity provider, More info in our article: Roadmap: As you all know, it is hard to give an accurante timeline so we will avoid doing that. we will adopt the UMA’s priceless framework in order to mitigate the front-running risk and to minimize the use of oracles we will be adding few thousands instrument this year, starting with fiat: EUR, CHF, GBP, JPY, NZD, CAD, AUD, ZAR, CNH, CZK, HKD, SGD, RUB, TRY, MXN, DKK, SEK, PLN, ILS we will then be adding europeans, asiatics and american stocks and indexes we will then open the pooling system to allow anyone to become a liquidity provider we will build an automated dealing desk system to automate the hedging