Arbitrum Odyssey Voting Update

Wait, what happened with the polls?

It was clear to us that when the voting occurred on Twitter that there were certain bots that were designed to vote for specific projects. Once we detected that, we moved the voting process over to a Snapshot. With that move, our intention was to make the voting as fair as possible and we allowed all wallets that maintained a balance on Arbitrum as of the snapshot to participate in voting. When analyzing the results of the vote, it became quite clear that there were a number of bots that were participating in the voting experience. While the existence of these bots influenced the voting, we investigated a lot of the activity and feel confident that the bots were not deployed by any of the teams in question. We don’t believe, absent proof of malicious activity, it is equitable to penalize the teams that won solely because some of the bot activity ended up working in their favor.

What’s next?

Until then, you can join our discord channel and converse with the other Arbiters about your favorite projects built on Arbitrum.


Q: How can I participate in the Odyssey as a user and get the free NFTs?

  • Trustless security: security rooted in Ethereum, with any validator able to ensure correct Layer 2 results
  • Compatibility with Ethereum: able to run unmodified EVM contracts and unmodified Ethereum transactions
  • Scalability: moving contracts’ computation and storage off of the main Ethereum chain, allowing much higher throughput
  • Minimum cost: designed and engineered to minimize the L1 gas footprint of the system, minimizing per-transaction cost.



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