Bounties

From time to time, a member of our community goes above and beyond in helping Manifold make prediction markets accessible & ubiquitous. We’d like to recognize such contributions publicly, and include a token of our appreciation in the form of M$! Examples of community work that may be eligible for a bounty: • Blog posts, markets, or comments which lead us to significantly change our views • A track record of creating markets that help people make better decisions • Promoting Manifold & forecasting to a wider audience • Identifying serious exploits with our financial infrastructure Have something cool to share with us? Drop by our Discord or send us an email at bounty@manifold.markets (especially for exploits) Our community is the beating heart of Manifold; your individual contributions are what make this platform valuable at all. Thanks to everyone listed here (as well as countless unnamed others) for your help & support! Awarded bounties​ 👾 Awarded on 2022-11-16 legolas + team: M$20,000 miaz: M$10,000 💥 Awarded on 2022-10-31 Matt Kempster: M$5,000

• For alerting the Manifold team to a way users' emails were being publicly exposed.

💥 Awarded on 2022-10-07

Pepe: M$10,000 Jack: M$2,000 Martin: M$2,000 Yev: M$2,000 Michael: M$2,000 • For discovering an infinite mana exploit using limit orders, and informing the Manifold team of it privately. Matt: M$5,000 Adrian: M$5,000 Yev: M$5,000

• For discovering an AMM liquidity exploit and informing the Manifold team of it privately.

🎈 Awarded on 2022-06-14

Wasabipesto: M$20,000 • For creating an awesome stats page which features and analyses various data sets! This can be found on the second tab of our analytics page. Jack: M$10,000

• For adding a bunch of charities to Manifold for Good, working out market math with Austin, and excellent comment activity.

Forrest: M$10,000 IsaacKing: M$10,000

• For responsible disclosure of an exploit involving liquidity withdrawal, which has now been fixed! Removing one infinite money glitch at a time.

Sjlver: M$5,000 • For responsible disclosure of a potential exploit. We would say what it is, but it isn’t quite fixed yet! 🤫 🌿 Announced on 2022-05-02 Marshall Polaris: M$200K

• For spearheading the effort to open-source Manifold, by documenting our processes, triaging bugs, and improving the new contributor experience.
• Marshall contributed over 2 weeks of part-time volunteer work; as such, we are awarding an amount that reflects the extraordinary amount of effort he’s put in.

Vincent Luczkow: M$10,000 Akhil Wable: M$10,000

Alex K. Chen: M$6,000 • For the creation of a metric ton of innovative, long term questions. At the time of award, Alex was singlehandedly responsible for 20% of all markets posted in April. ZorbaTHut: M$5,000

Tetraspace: M$3,500 tcheasdfjkl: M$2,500

• For calling out numerous areas of improvement, e.g. around our profit numbers being wonky, and problems with the DPM ⇒ CFMM market conversions.

Jack: M$500 • For recommending we list the Long-Term Future Fund as a supported charity. N.C. Young: M$500

• For recommending we list the Givewell Maximum Impact Fund as a supported charity.

*🥧 Awarded 2022-03-14*

Kevin Zielnicki: M$10,000 Pepe: M$10,000

• For developing the function used in our Constant Function Market Maker, making it easier for us to provision liquidity compared to a CPMM.

Gurkenglas: M$5,000 • For concrete suggestions around improving our market maker algorithms, and creating useful graphs to make our different market makers more legible. Scott Alexander: M$5,000

David Glidden: M$5,000 • For taking on the mantle of @MetaculusBot, which allows traders access to a wider spread of topics, and permits head-to-head comparisons between our prediction markets and other forecasting platforms. Isaac King: M$5,000

Blazer: M$2,500 • For calling out our mistake in retroactively publicizing the market creator’s trades, leading us to revert this feature entirely. ⛑️ Awarded 2022-01-09 Duncan: USD$50

• For identifying and confidentially reporting an exploit where entering negative numbers into the trade box would allow the trade to go through.
• Note: this was denominated in USD, as it predated the creation of our bounty program.

Final note​

If a particular contribution isn't listed here, that doesn't mean we didn't really appreciate it. There’s so much great work by our community; we aren't always able to catch them all!

If you feel that someone's exceptional contribution has fallen through the cracks (including your own!), please consider creating a market for “Will <X> be recognized for a Manifold bounty?” and posting it on our Discord. Thanks!