StarkWare and Optimism have set up the system everyone dreamed of to incentivize builders: take a fee on all the financial transactions that take place within their ecosystem, and redistribute it to the developers who build public goods.
The problem is that it's easy to redistribute this money to Smart Contract Developers. But it's very complicated to redistribute it fairly to Core Developers.
If we can't find a fair way to distribute the money, the system will not fund builders (will not attract them), but rather mercenaries: and therefore, it will be a failure.
Our mission is to create a fair distribution system to make this unprecedented initiative work.