Feb 29th. Governance highlights of the week
Aave discusses Empowering Underrepresented Delegates
To counteract ghost delegates and large voting power delegates inactivity, this proposal suggests distributing voting weight between recognised but under-represented delegates. This initiative aims to boost governance activity, participation and recognise delegates’ dedication, further decentralizing the DAO. Read the proposal.
Arbitrum’s Delegate Incentive Program is almost here
Uniswap discusses Delegate Reward Program
The Uniswap DAO is considering a Delegate Reward Program building off of the “Delegation of UNI to Active but Underrepresented Delegates” proposal. Uniswap Delegate Reward aims to factor in participation and communication, standard requirements that are common across delegate compensation. Read the proposal.
Safe discusses token utility
The proposal outlines strategies to enhance the utility of the SAFE token while emphasizing community involvement in its development. The proposal aims to align token utility with the Safe ecosystem's objectives and includes suggestions from the community.
Guardians and delegates have until March 4th to signal maturity to move this proposal to the voting stage. Read the Phase 1 proposal.
Feb 23th. Governance highlights of the week
SafeDAO passes 8 proposals in first OBRA proposal vote cycle
SafeDAO successfully passed various proposals including enhancing Governance Analytics Dashboard, the new Contribution Efficiency System, implementation of a new design in delegation strategy, and more.
Together with 8 different proposals, #SEP11 amended its governance to include: partial delegation, adjustments to voting timelines, updating the voting mechanism for OBRA initiatives among other updates.
Optimism discusses Protocol Upgrades #5 and #6
Upgrade #5 introduces EIP-4844 blobs for data availability and activates Dencun L1 extensions, aiming to reduce transaction fees, while Upgrade #6 focuses on enhancements to the Superchain’s security and upgradeability.
Both proposals require approval from four of the Top 100 Delegates to proceed to voting.
Gitcoin votes on GG20 Community Council members
The Gitcoin community is currently electing 7 members to the newly established GG20 Community Council. The Council will involve the community in decision-making for GG rounds, with responsibilities including reviewing and voting on Community Rounds.
Arbitrum DDA Program Request for Continuation
The Arbitrum Grants Program operated through the Delegated Domain Allocation model by Questbook has already allocated $912k to over 60 proposals. For its continuation, it proposes a $4,000,000 budget to support domains such as Gaming and Dev Tooling.
Feb 15th. Governance highlights of the week
Arbitrum votes on Constitution and Security Council Election changes
Updates encompass extended application periods prior to Security Council nominee selection, requirement of Externally Owned Account signatures for applications, and constitutional adjustments regarding timing and quorum.
Starknet announces airdrop criteria
700 million STRK tokens will be allocated for the initial distribution. STRK, Starknet’s native network token, will be used for governance, staking, and gas fee payments.
Verify your eligibility on starknet.io
Nominations open for GG20 Community Council.
In a move towards decentralization, Gitcoin Grants initiated the GG20 Community Council. It aims to involve the community in decision-making for GG rounds, with responsibilities including reviewing and voting on Community Rounds.
The council will consist of 7 members elected by Gitcoin DAO vote, following a self-nomination and voting process.
Read more about the GG20 Community Council.
Safe votes on Contribution Efficiency System
SEP #17 under the Aligned Strategy to improve governance participation aims to boost efficiency and decision-making for Safe token holders. The CES, initially an enabling tool for OBRA, streamlines OBRA onboarding, milestone setting, progress tracking, and outcome reporting to SafeDAO.
Read more about the 9 SEPs undergoing voting.
Feb 8th. Governance highlights of the week
SEP #11 Safe votes on amendments to the SafeDAO governance
SEP #11 includes the following improvements based on insights on the previous sprints:
- Introduction of partial delegation for more flexible voting
- Updating the voting mechanism for OBRA initiatives to avoid budgeting issues.
- Adjustments to voting timeline for clarity and efficiency
- Extension of soft launch for Season 2 for a smoother transition
- Clarification for OBRA initiatives with implementation dependencies
Mission Requests voting begins
Mission Requests that received the sufficient delegate approvals move on to a vote beginning Feb 8th. Mission Requests will be approval ranked under each Intent until the budget for that Intent is depleted.
Passing Mission Requests’ project submissions will then be assessed, and a team will be chosen to execute said Mission Requests. Submit your project on the Optimism Grants Council's Charmverse.
Arbitrum Foundation publishes the 2023 Transparency Report
The first annual transparency report after a 10-month operational period is now available. It provides insights into the Foundation's activities covering areas such as technical advancement, grants, partnerships, community initiatives, and support for the ArbitrumDAO.
Arbitrum LATAM Report
The Arbitrum LATAM Report for January 2024 outlines a project aimed at fostering growth and education about Arbitrum among the Latin American community. Through a Spanish website and educational materials, the project aims to boost understanding within the Spanish-speaking community.
Read more about the project.
Gitcoin enters End Game
Gitcoin is undergoing a strategic shift refocusing on grants for the year 2024, aiming to achieve product market fit and broader adoption.
Jan 25th. Governance highlights of the week
Arbitrum votes on Security Council Improvement Proposal
This week, Arbitrum moved its discussion on changes to its Security Council structure to offchain voting. These changes meet Stages Framework requirements, ensuring Arbitrum remains decentralized, but properly secured. Voting ends in 8 hours, with community voting favoring an increase in multisig thresholds to 9/12. Voting, as required for a Constitutional AIP, is followed by an on-chain vote. Read the proposal here.
Gitcoin discusses the Citizen Grants program
“Gitcoin is launching its Citizen Grants program, split into Citizens Retro (Retroactive Funding), Citizens Innovate (Citizen Proposals) and Citizens Forward (RFPs).” This grants program will focus on funding Gitcoin’s own growth, fostering innovation and community participation. Read the full proposal.
Safe’s Sprint 4 has begun!
Following Safe’s governance framework, Season 1 Sprint 4 will run till Feb. 19th. Proposal authors can submit proposals to Phase 1 to be considered for this sprint until Jan.29th. Only proposals submitted before this deadline will be considered to move on to Phase 2. Join the sprint’s kick-off and learn more about OBRA. Read more about the Schedule for Season 1.
Apply for the Arbitrum Research & Development Collective
The Arbitrum Research & Development Collective (ARDC) is being established by the ArbitrumDAO. The application submission period begins tomorrow Jan. 26th and Snapshot Elections through Rank-Choice voting will begin in February. Read more.
Jan 18th. Governance highlights of the week
Arbitrum DAO will implement The Long-Term Incentives Pilot Program
The Long-Term Incentives Pilot Program (LTIPP) Snapshot result is here. Arbitrum DAO will fund the program with 45M ARB. LTIPP is an initiative to distribute funds to protocols on the Arbitrum network that have not yet received incentives.
Mission Requests feedback period begins
Mission requests are pre-specified requests for defined and measurable initiatives that work towards each Collective Intent. Top 100 delegates can create Mission Requests. After the Mission Request drafts deadline on January 17th, the remaining days of the Voting Cycle #17 will be used to review drafts. Delegated will approve Missions during Voting Cycle #18.
Read more about Mission Requests.
Optimism Collective Explores Delta Network Upgrade
The Delta upgrade introduces Span Batches, a key consensus-layer feature benefiting OP Mainnet and all OP Chains. This enhancement significantly reduces L1 costs for both active and inactive chains, aiming to drive wider adoption of the OP Stack.
Designed for a seamless transition, the upgrade assures users of no direct impact and zero anticipated downtime.
Read more about the proposal and technical details on Span Batches here.
Gitcoin discusses lowering proposal threshold
Following a previous proposal to update Gitcoin DAO’s voting thresholds, the DAO is discussing a new proposal to reduce the initial proposal threshold from 1M GTC to 150K GTC.
Read the updated proposal here.
Applications open for Arbitrum’s Procurement Committee
After passing the Snapshot proposal, the application for the ADPC’s 3 members has begun. The appointment of members will be effected via Snapshot’s weighted voting system.
Applications are open until Jan. 22th.
Jan 12th. Governance highlights of the week
RetroPFG3 results are in - over $100m distributed!
501 projects and individuals that were recognized for their contributions to Optimism Collective. 135 projects had been recipients in previous rounds showing a sustained recognized contribution over time.
DAO treasuries in DeepDAO reach an all time high - $35.1B
After an $11B+ growth in the last two months, DAO treasuries reached an all time high. According to DeepDAO, “there are now 6 DAOs with over $1B” and, together, the top 6 DAOs currently hold 70% of the total.
Retroactive Contributor Program to reward top Connext contributors
After providing feedback, the Connext community passed the proposal to retroactively reward contributors. “Participants of the contributor program provided essential functionalities to the Connext community and have actively helped in raising awareness for the Connext ecosystem.” highlights the proposal author.
Read the proposal.
Aave Grants Continuation Proposal Snapshot did not pass.
The proposal aimed to approve Aave Grants’ budget and increase the allocation for GHO allowance. Quorum was met, however the ARFC Snapshot ended with abstain as the main option.
Read and provide feedback to the proposal.
Jan 5th. Governance highlights of the week
Arbitrum discusses establishing the Arbitrum Research & Development Collective
Its main aim will be “providing objective assessment of governance posts by distilling information and expediting governance decision-making”. The proposal improves upon The Arbitrum Coalition proposal and discusses the Collective’s focus areas, proposed members, and funding. Read the proposal here.
Arbitrum votes to establish the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee
The committee will focus on researching and proposing a subsidy fund for security-oriented services within the Arbitrum Ecosystem. It will also “establish procurement frameworks for various verticals and service types” within ArbitrumDAO. Voting closes on January 9th.
Arbitrum discusses the Long Term Incentives program
The Long Term Incentives Program aims to establish a framework for distributing ARB incentives to protocols on Arbitrum. It addresses the shortcomings seen in STIP V1, focusing on innovative mechanisms, feedback processes, and a more efficient evaluation structure through a council and advisors. Council members and advisors will be selected from nominations and voted on through a separate proposal. Read the proposal here.
ENS launches the Term 5 dashboard
The dashboard simplifies governance activities and provides resources for DAO actors. Explore the dashboard here.
Starknet votes on a new upgrade
Voting has started on Starknet’s latest protocol upgrade - Starknet Alpha v0.13.0. Voting closes on January 8th.
Dec. 18th. Governance highlights of the week
Starknet launches a Hub for all things governance
The Starknet Governance Hub furthers Starknet’s intent of decentralizing its governance to the community. The Hub will be the home of discussions, governance docs, and the Delegate Dashboard. Explore the hub here.
Safe’s 'OBRA strategies and budget' moves to a vote on Snapshot
SEP #10 outlines five strategies and a wildcard strategy under OBRA, previously approved with SEP #8. OBRA is a transparent and accountable resource allocation process, funding projects that boost the Safe Ecosystem. Voting closes on December 25.
Uniswap DAO discusses lowering onchain voting threshold
Authors propose to lower the proposal threshold from 2.5M UNI to 1M UNI. This change will broaden the amount delegates capable of submitting onchain proposals with the hopes of increasing engagement. Read the discussion here.
ENS DAO elects working group stewards for the Term 5
Through approval voting, the ENS community elected 3 stewards for each working group. ENS DAO Term 5 of calendar 2024 begins in January 1st. Discover who was elected.
Dec. 11th. Governance highlights of the week
Arbitrum DAO votes on a delegate Incentive Program
Arbitrum DAO is voting on Snapshot on a single-tiered program to properly incentivize delegates. 50 delegates who meet certain criteria would receive token incentives. The proposal includes two options, with or without Karma implementation. Voting closes on December 14.
Uniswap DAO votes on delegation of UNI to active but underrepresented delegates
Following concerns of low participation rates, Uniswap DAO is voting to distribute tokens among underrepresented members. If passed, funds would be delegated for a year long period to seven members. Voting closes on December 13.
Optimism ratifies its Security Council members
The Security Council marks a significant milestone in protocol decentralization, one of the four Intents in Optimism’s Season 5. Members were appointed by the Foundation and ratified through on-chain voting.
Arbitrum discusses establishing GrantsDAOs
Arbitrum submitted a proposal discussing opening “several, non-dependent avenues for builders and contributors to obtain support and funding”.