The Open Contract Directory Freedom to Transact Social Impact

The problem the Open Contract Directory solves

When a dapp gets popular, people come to rely on it. But who controls that dapp? What are their incentives? Can they hike up fees? Can they implement geoblocking or censor addresses? Are they vulnerable to hacks or rugpulls (secure website hosting, upgradable contracts)? Can they track or sell user data?

The Open Contract Directory (OCD) is a public goods repository of free, libre, ownerless, uncensorable dapps—smart contracts and frontends you can trust. Public good means: no tokens, no upgradability, no hidden fees, no external interests!

Challenges you ran into

Defining appropriate requirements for listing an item in the OCD requires careful consideration. Instead of finalizing these properties ourselves, we’re keeping it in draft form and leaving the topic open for community discussion.

Technology used

  • Ethereum
  • Foundry
  • Svelte
  • Tailwind
  • Viem
  • Google Slides
  • Stable Diffusion
  • ChatGPT