Decentralized Voices — Cohort 2

Web3 Foundation

Web3 Basis is happy to announce the second cohort of the Decentralized Voices (DV) program for Polkadot and Kusama, to permit extra individuals to be considerably concerned in OpenGov by delegating 180’000 KSM and 42 million DOT price of voting energy to energetic voters within the ecosystem. For extra info, please see the article on the DV Program on the Polkadot Wiki.

Web3 Basis is worked up to announce the second spherical of Decentralized Voices delegates, consisting of ten Kusama delegates and ten Polkadot delegates — a rise from the final cohort. Every Polkadot delegate will likely be delegated 700’000 DOT at 6x conviction, or 4.2 million DOT voting energy per delegate, and every Kusama delegate 3’000 KSM at 6x conviction, or 18’000 KSM voting energy. Word that that is barely much less voting energy per delegate, however the complete voting energy stays the identical.

Moreover, delegations will embrace different tracks: significantly Want-for-Change and Treasurer, together with the Spender and Tipper tracks which had been delegated within the unique cohort.

Delegates may have this DOT or KSM delegated to them for a interval of three months. At this level, a brand new batch of delegates may have the identical quantity of DOT/KSM allotted. Simply as within the first cohort, it’s hoped that the Decentralized Voices program will encourage customers to delegate their very own DOT or KSM to a few of these delegates going ahead.

The delegations will likely be modified on-chain on Monday, 10 June 2024.

This was an especially aggressive course of and there have been quite a few glorious candidates that weren’t chosen however actually might be sooner or later. Web3 Basis want to encourage candidates who weren’t chosen to use once more for the following spherical.

Web3 Basis tried to get a various set of delegates who can correctly signify the desire of the group. The important thing criterion was energetic participation in governance, each on-chain and thru respectful and considerate off-chain interactions (e.g. on Polkassembly, weblog posts or related long-form content material, and social media resembling Grillapp and X/Twitter).

Folks constructing within the Polkadot ecosystem or having long-term considerate participation locally had been additionally given desire. Neighborhood sentiment, primarily based partly on responses to candidates’ “political philosophy” posts, was taken under consideration. Based mostly on the earlier cohort, which confirmed the power of collectives to deal with a lot of referenda in addition to signify a broader group of individuals, we additionally weighted them positively.

Lastly, Web3 Basis tried to incorporate candidates with range in outlook, background, and geographic location.

Word: names are given in alphabetical order and don’t indicate any order of desire or rank.

Delegates mustn’t try to vary any votes made by earlier delegates on particular Referenda. They need to solely vote on Referenda that earlier delegates didn’t vote on.

BRA_16 Collective


Ezio Rojas

Irina Karagyaur

Lucky Friday Labs

Mexican Collective




Scytale Digital

0xGeorgii | SpaceInvader

Alex | PromoTeam

Bruno Škvorc

Dr. Jeff Cao

Lorena Fabris

KSM Community Collective

Luke Schoen

Roger Le

Thomas Rivier | Bifrost

Tommi/Hitchhooker | Rotko.net

To the entire Cohort 1 Decentralized Voices delegates, Web3 Basis want to thanks in your service. We’re trying ahead to Cohort 2 elevating the voice of the group!

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