Decentralized Voices Program

Web3 Foundation

Web3 Basis has created the Decentralized Voices program for Polkadot and Kusama, to permit extra individuals to be considerably concerned in OpenGov by delegating 180’000 KSM and 42 million DOT value of voting energy to energetic voters within the ecosystem. In case you are fascinated with making use of, you may fill out this form and be eligible to obtain voting delegations from Web3 Basis DOT or KSM.

Web3 Basis was based to assist convey in regards to the decentralized web, and decentralization of Polkadot is a vital aim. An essential a part of decentralization on Polkadot is the decentralization of governance, as that’s how the way forward for the community is set. As a reminder, no change to the protocol can happen with out settlement from the DOT holders — each runtime improve or modification of a parameter should be voted upon by the community. There isn’t any hidden multisig on Polkadot, or builders who can arbitrarily improve the foundations of the community.

Nevertheless, there are passionate and clever contributors in governance who shouldn’t have vital quantities of DOT with which to vote, and whose voices could also be drowned out. Web3 Basis wish to assist these people increase their voices.

Different applications initiated by Web3 Basis have executed unimaginable jobs in decentralizing Polkadot. The Thousand Validators Programme has introduced in additional impartial validators to the ecosystem. Decentralized Futures has allotted 20 million USD and 5 million DOT to assist groups constructing and decentralizing Polkadot.

Presently, the DOT and KSM getting used for the Thousand Validators Programme usually are not getting used for governance. Due to this fact, Web3 Basis has determined to delegate a major quantity of this DOT and KSM, at present used just for nominating validators, to energetic and considerate voters in these respective ecosystems. As staking and governance locks can overlap, it will haven’t any impression on the Thousand Validators Programme.

On Kusama, there’ll initially be six delegates, every delegated 5’000 KSM at 6x conviction, for a complete voting energy of 30’000 KSM per delegate.

On Polkadot, there’ll initially be seven delegates, every delegated 1’000’000 DOT at 6x conviction, for a complete voting energy of 6’000’000 DOT per delegate.

The aim of this program isn’t just to empower these people immediately, however to permit them to construct their very own following of delegations by displaying what they’re able to and what their agenda is. That is just like the Thousand Validators Programme, the place validators can show their effectiveness and the tip aim is for them to obtain sufficient nominations independently that they now not want nominations from W3F.

Each the Kusama and Polkadot Decentralized Voices applications will begin on 6 February 2024.

Each three months, Web3 Basis will delegate its personal DOT and KSM to particular person voters who’ve been proven to be avid and considerate contributors to governance, by each on-chain voting and off-chain interactions. These delegations will happen on all Spender (32, 33, 34) and Tipper (30, 31) tracks solely. Candidates should write a public declaration of their political “philosophy” and/or agenda, and may be capable of present vital participation in Polkadot or Kusama governance.

Contributors are anticipated to vote frequently and clarify the rationale behind their voting on Polkassembly, Subsquare, and/or different communications media (e.g. Polkaverse, X/Twitter, Polkadot Discussion board). Contributors are barred from voting Aye or Nay for Treasury Proposals for themselves or for which they’ve a battle of curiosity (e.g. voting in opposition to a competitor). In such circumstances, they could vote Abstain or not vote in any respect.

Choice of candidates is on the discretion of Web3 Basis and delegation will be revoked at any time within the case of violation of the foundations. The particular variety of delegations or quantity of DOT/KSM delegated could change sooner or later.

Please fill out this application and we are going to reply shortly. Data requested consists of the next:

  • The Polkadot or Kusama tackle to which you wish to have DOT or KSM delegated. This account will need to have a verified identification together with at the least one of many following fields: Twitter, Matrix, or e mail.
  • A hyperlink to a publicly accessible declaration of your Polkadot “political philosophy” and/or agenda on the Polkadot Discussion board. This may embrace an precise philosophical assertion, analogies to different political philosophies, opinions on earlier Referenda or governance choices, or another manner you wish to clarify to individuals how you’ll vote sooner or later. This needs to be at the least one paragraph.
  • An outline of why you’ll be a sensible choice for this program. This may embrace such info as earlier votes (together with votes with different accounts when you can show you personal them), in addition to commentary, weblog posts, and many others. on Polkadot OpenGov or particular referenda. It will probably additionally embrace different info that you’d think about related to determination making, e.g. being a part of different political teams or legislative our bodies.

Polkadot OpenGov Home Page

Polkadot Wiki Page on OpenGov

Polkadot Wiki Section on Delegation

Delegation Dashboard

Other Governance Apps on Polkadot

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