Endorsed Delegates - Profile and Pitch


[MURPHY@BITCOIN]

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: [0x213e1AB7aF73AC4b2856fD8BDfdB7c9037F60fa9]
  • Commonwealth name : [MURPHY@BITCOIN]
  • Discord ID : [まーふぃー#2395]
  • Twitter handle : [https://twitter.com/TN90803803]
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power (includes voting power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and voting power received from delegation): [#]
  • Endorsed Delegate’s proposing power (includes proposing power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and proposing power received from delegation): [#]

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

  • I am now onboard with DYDX, stay tuned for my activity!

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

The reason I decided to become a delegator is simple: I want to enjoy and support DAOs, I believe that the most important thing is to create an environment in which each person participating in the community likes and wants to autonomously support the project DAO to which they belong. This is not an easy task, especially in Japan, an island nation with a unique culture and a high language barrier with the rest of the world. As a professional virtual currency trader, I have been active mainly on Twitter. Currently, I have over 60,000 followers on Twitter. In addition to trading, I founded the NFT gaming guild “NGS” last year and am its representative. With my experience as a professional trader and as the head of the NFT Gaming Guild, it is up to me to bring new ideas to the current DYDX ecosystem and reach out to more Japanese users. By doing so, we can help DYDX DAO grow into a larger and more attractive community. First, the DYDX trading application is not very user friendly and we would like to upgrade to an application that is easy to use even for beginners.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

①Continuously hold offline events such as meetups and seminars in major cities in Japan to raise awareness of DYDX

②Growing the community by utilizing the LINE Open Chat “DYDX Japan Community”.

③We plan to use Twitter to reach out to our 60,000 users and encourage them not only to provide information about DYDX, but also to recruit DAOs and participate in governance voting.

I confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and I will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

I have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

I have completed and scored /10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find my Self Assessment linked here: Endorsed Delegate Assessment Criteria Murphy

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Hi all - Fig from Flipside Crypto here :wave:

We’re excited to present our profile and pitch for dYdX’s governance:

Flipside Crypto

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: 0x62a43123FE71f9764f26554b3F5017627996816a
  • Discourse name: @fig @AVI
  • Discord ID: fig | Flipside Crypto#6582, d0bby#9361
  • Twitter Handle: flipsidegov on Twitter
  • Email: governance@flipsidecrypto
  • External Website: https://flipsidecrypto.xyz/
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power (includes voting power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and voting power received from delegation): 4,651.16
  • Endorsed Delegate’s proposing power (includes proposing power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and proposing power received from delegation): 4,651.16

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Flipside Crypto is onboarding as an endorsed delegate and abides by the Code of Conduct. We have no current conflicts of interest.

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

We are a professional delegate arm of Flipside Crypto, focused on data-driven decision-making and growth-oriented contributions for our DAO partners.

Flipside’s governance team traverses different blockchain networks, supporting protocols and DAOs within the Ethereum, IBC, and Solana ecosystems. We help make Governance simple via unique products and services, most notably tooling such as an Osmosis IL Calculator, Osmosis Proposal Simulator, and in-depth research like Analysis of a D2D Partnership: Aave & Balancer - and participating in grants, governance consultation, and proposal development.

Flipside Crypto hopes to become more involved in the dYdX ecosystem, sharing our expertise, research, and resources with the greater community and stakeholders.

We believe our cross-chain perspective, paired with our robust Comsos and Ethereum data offers key insights during a period of transition for dYdX and its users.

Flipside is particularly interested in helping guide the community’s transition to Comsos / IBC becasue of our pending dYdX grant research built on our data infrastructure.

Our next investment in this transition - is this profile and pitch. We hope to use the results of our research and future analysis from our community to propose changes and propel dYdX to its next stage of maturity.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

Our Governance team holds existing relationships with key stakeholders and delegates, the dYdX foundation, and users within the dYdX ecosystem.

We plan to contribute our expertise from existing partnerships and delegations, participating in discussions around growth and sustainability. dYdX is in a pivotal moment of growth and we are committed to supporting this growth and maturation.

Flipside has been contributing via discussions around Governance design, growth challenges, and incentives. We hope to continue to grow these relationships by proposing changes to the dYdX ecosystem as see fit, using data to reveal unique insights and triggering the necessary decisions. We are excited to formalize our commitment to the dYdX ecosystem via an endorsed delegate.

Additional Information

[We] confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

[We] have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

[We] have completed and scored 10/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find our Self Assessment linked here: Flipside Crypto Delegate Assessment Criteria.docx

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Fox Labs

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: foxlabsdigital.eth
  • Discourse username: foxlabs, Kagan
  • Discord username: Kagan#2864
  • Twitter handle: foxlabsdigital, kaganpowell
  • Email: kagan@foxlabs.digital
  • External website: www.foxlabs.digital
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power: 1500
  • Endorsed Delegate’s proposing power: 1500

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Kagan has previously participated in dYdX votes under a different address. However, we are now committing to active participation as an endorsed delegate with a new, unused address. Our aim is to participate in every vote moving forward to ensure that our voices and those of our delegates are heard.

Our team member Kagan has been an active member of the dYdX community on Discord since the start of 2022 and is currently ranked #11. Our involvement also extends to significant contributions to the discourse forum and old commonwealth. We recently published a research paper on the affiliate system and proposed new governance structures for improvement in dYdX v4. Additionally, we were awarded a grant to build the dYdX trading journal (www.dydxtradingjournal.app), which showcases our commitment and contribution to the dYdX ecosystem.

As Fox Labs has not yet participated in any votes with the current address, we don’t have any past decisions or votes to provide reasoning for. However, we are committed to transparency and will provide clear rationale for all future decisions and votes.

Fox Labs does not have any conflicts of interest. Our primary aim is to contribute positively to the dYdX ecosystem and work towards its growth and success.

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

We at Fox Labs are passionate about dYdX and its potential to become the world’s largest exchange. Our love for the product, combined with our experience and expertise, motivates us to become an endorsed delegate. We aim to help dYdX achieve its goals and bring a unique perspective to the table. We believe that the governance of dYdX should evolve to become more democratised, drawing inspiration from successful models like Synthetix. By delegating to us, DYDX/stkDYDX holders can expect a dedicated and proactive delegate who will work tirelessly to represent their interests.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

We plan to stay actively engaged with the dYdX community through regular participation in discussions on Discord and the Discourse forum. We will also continue to contribute to the ecosystem through projects like the dYdX trading journal. Our goal is to foster an open and inclusive environment where everyone’s voice can be heard, and we will use our skills and experience to help shape the future of dYdX governance.

Additional Information

We confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and we will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

We have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

We have completed and scored 10/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find my Self Assessment linked here: Fox Labs Endorsed Delegate Assessment Criteria

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Curia

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: 0x17296956b4E07Ff8931E4ff4eA06709FaB70b879
  • Discourse username: @Curia
  • Discord username: v3naru#4668
  • Twitter handle: @curia
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power (includes voting power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and voting power received from delegation): 7,357.71

About Us

Curia is a delegate team that is committed to provide a comprehensive suite of services, encompassing DAO governance and active delegate participation. Our team consists of DAO governance researchers, data analysts, blockchain engineers, and developers working together to support and strengthen the DAO ecosystem.

Drawing its name from the ancient Roman building where the Senate convened, Curia embodies a central hub for governance services and expertise. Much like its namesake, we offer a space where informed decisions are made and effective strategies are put into action.

Our core mission is empowering DAOs to make informed decisions and effectively achieve their goals. We firmly believe that blockchain technology holds the key to shaping the future of financial and governance systems. As such, it’s crucial to ensure that the people leading the development of these systems reflect the diverse global community they aim to serve.

Our Values

E.P.I.C.D.

  1. Experimentation: We prioritize innovation and experimentation while maintaining stability within the ecosystem. Our approach focuses on striking a balance between exploring new possibilities and ensuring the reliability of existing systems.

:bulb: Embrace “Good Enough” Over Perfection

:bulb: Adopt a “Start Small and Expand” Mindset

:bulb: Encourage Innovative Ideas and Solutions

:bulb: Learn from Failures and Adapt Quickly

  1. Progressive Decentralization: We view decentralization as a core principle for creating open and transparent systems that benefit everyone. We encourage DAOs and protocols to adopt a sustainable approach to decentralization. We recognize the importance of balancing centralization and decentralization at each stage to facilitate effective decision-making, broad participation, and resilience against potential threats.
  1. Inclusivity: We promote diversity and inclusion, ensuring that the people leading the ecosystem reflect the diverse global community they aim to serve.
  1. Collaboration: We foster a culture of cooperation, open dialogue, and shared knowledge, enabling our team and the wider community to actively work together towards common goals and overcome challenges.

:bulb: DAO2DAO Collaboration

:bulb: Promote Shared Knowledge and Best Practices

:bulb: Welcome Constructive Feedback and Open Dialogue

  1. Data-Driven Decision-Making: We enable DAOs to make informed decisions and effectively achieve their goals through comprehensive research and data analysis, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based strategies and insights.

:bulb: Leverage Data Insights to Make Informed Decision

:bulb: Encourage the Use of Data in Evaluating Performance and Outcomes

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Curia is onboarding as an endorsed delegate and abides by the Code of Conduct. As a governance and DAO research team, we work with several other projects and DAOs to enhance their governance and decision-making processes. We are committed to maintaining transparency and avoiding conflicts of interest in our work with the dYdX community. When required, we will disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of our engagement.

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

Our team is made up of specialists in DAO governance research, data analysis, blockchain engineering, and development. Our members been active in the web3 space since 2017 and have contributed to various DAOs and tech companies. In addition, we have access to resources from a leading venture builder in Southeast Asia, which will be instrumental in our efforts to support and guide the development of dYdX.

Our decision to serve as delegates for dYdX stems from our belief in its immense potential as a leading platform for trading perpetual contracts. We are staunch supporters of progressive decentralization and view dYdX as an integral part of the future of decentralized perpetual exchanges. Our dedication to active governance participation and strategic oversight will serve to propel dYdX’s growth and sustainability over the long haul. Our primary focus is to collaborate closely with the dYdX community to devise concrete strategies and initiatives that will augment the user experience and generate value for all stakeholders.

We are also a team-based in Southeast Asia, a region teeming with users and developers, placing the community in an ideal position to play a pivotal role in shaping the Web3 era. Despite this, we have noticed a conspicuous lack of representation from our region. By delegating your vote to us, you also contribute to promoting decentralization, diversity, and inclusivity within the dYdX DAO.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

At Curia, our commitment to the dYdX community and governance will be characterized by our core values ‘EPICD’ with active engagement. We aim to provide not just voting, but also advice, strategic direction, and initiatives.

We will maintain active participation in dYdX community discussions on various platforms such as Discord and Discourse forums, ensuring our views and decisions are transparent and inclusive. We also intend to propose strategic initiatives and potential improvements to the dYdX ecosystem based on comprehensive data analysis and research.

Additional Information

I confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and I will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

I have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

I have completed and scored 10/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find my Self Assessment linked here: link

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self-censored and removed myself from Endorsed Delegate position

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Node Guardians

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: nodeguardians.eth
  • Discourse username: Node-Guardians
  • Discord username: samnode
  • Twitter handle: @samnode_
  • Email : governance@nodeguardians.io
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power : 2000 DYDX
  • Endorsed Delegate’s proposing power : 2000 DYDX

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Evidence of responsiveness to the dYdX community (if any) : [My posts](Validator Introduction - Node Guardians / )

Conflicts of interest (if any): None, we also love hedgehogs

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should dYdX/stkdYdX holders delegate to you?

Governance is paramount to us, and we understand not everyone has the bandwidth to engage deeply. Every decision we make is rigorously examined by our team. We’re known for challenging majority viewpoints on key Cosmos Hub proposals, as our votes aren’t driven by maintaining strategic alliances but are solely focused on what we deem most beneficial for the protocol. Transparency is vital to us, and we regularly share our rationale for crucial governance decisions on social platforms like Twitter and YouTube. In addition, we organise governance gatherings on a quarterly basis, inviting our delegators and other members of the ecosystem to participate. These gatherings serve as a platform for fostering community engagement, encouraging debates, and exchanging ideas on what is the most appropriate to the network.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

At Node Guardians, our mission goes beyond just guarding nodes. We provide a platform to help developers enhance their coding skills. Here, seasoned developers can enjoy an RPG-like experience while tackling complex programming challenges. If this resonates with the dYdX developer community, we’d love to explore the possibilities! Additionally, we run a technical podcast on our Node Guardians YouTube channel and regularly organize community events.(cf www.starknet.cc )

Additional Information

I confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and I will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

I have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

I have completed and scored 9/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find my Self Assessment linked here

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Cipher Labs

Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: cipherlabs.eth
  • Discourse username: CipherLabs
  • Discord username: Kagan#2864
  • Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/cipherlabsxyz
  • Email: kagan@cipherlabs.xyz
  • External website (coming soon): www.cipherlabs.xyz
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power: 0
  • Endorsed Delegate’s proposing power: 0

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Kagan has previously participated in dYdX votes under a different address. However, we are now committing to active participation as an endorsed delegate with a new, unused address. Our aim is to participate in every vote moving forward to ensure that our voices and those of our delegates are heard.

Our team member Kagan has been an active member of the dYdX community on Discord since the start of 2022 and is currently ranked #10. Our involvement also extends to significant contributions to the discourse forum and old commonwealth. We recently published a research paper on the affiliate system and proposed new governance structures for improvement in dYdX v4. Additionally, we were awarded a grant to build the dYdX trading journal (www.dydxtradingjournal.app), which showcases our commitment and contribution to the dYdX ecosystem.

As Cipher Labs has not yet participated in any votes with the current address, we don’t have any past decisions or votes to provide reasoning for. However, we are committed to transparency and will provide clear rationale for all future decisions and votes.

Cipher Labs does not have any conflicts of interest. Our primary aim is to contribute positively to the dYdX ecosystem and work towards its growth and success.

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

We at Cipher Labs are passionate about dYdX and its potential to become the world’s largest exchange. Our love for the product, combined with our experience and expertise, motivates us to become an endorsed delegate. We aim to help dYdX achieve its goals and bring a unique perspective to the table. We believe that the governance of dYdX should evolve to become more democratised, drawing inspiration from successful models like Synthetix. By delegating to us, DYDX/stkDYDX holders can expect a dedicated and proactive delegate who will work tirelessly to represent their interests.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

We plan to stay actively engaged with the dYdX community through regular participation in discussions on Discord and the Discourse forum. We will also continue to contribute to the ecosystem through projects like the dYdX trading journal. Our goal is to foster an open and inclusive environment where everyone’s voice can be heard, and we will use our skills and experience to help shape the future of dYdX governance.

Additional Information

We confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and we will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

We have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

We have completed and scored 10/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment.

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Tané

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Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address: tanegov.eth (0xB79294D00848a3A4C00c22D9367F19B4280689D7)
  • Discourse username: @tane
  • Discord username: @tksohishi @ikuma05
  • Twitter handle: @tanelabs (Takeshi @ohishi, Ikuma @ikmmtb)
  • Email (optional):
  • External website (optional): https://tanelabs.com/
  • Introduction video link (optional):
  • Endorsed Delegate’s voting power (includes voting power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and voting power received from delegation): 1,715.22

Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct

Tané had not participated in any discussions and voting activities yet, but will actively do so going forward. No conflict of interests at this point.

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

Tané is a crypto builders incubator with a group of crypto-native product builders, based in Tokyo, Dubai and New York. We have invested in and supported various innovating projects that contribute to the decentralized society enabled by the new blockchain technology. We also started directly contributing to the ecosystem by being validators for the core infrastructures and protocols that make Web3 move forward and contributors to the DAOs that manage them.

dYdX is a protocol that opens up a new opportunity to democratize the financial access to users and we believe it’s the powerful user-case for professional traders and has potential to reach huge market opportunity beyond crypto and Web3. In addition, with its V4 on the horizon, dYdX embarks on a new challenge to manage the protocols and governance under DAOs. We believe that’s exactly where we can support the protocol, its participants and users from various perspectives, like being an active participant in the discussions and governance, providing analyses, suggestions and proposals in a data-driven and objective way. In addition to the above, since our origin is Japan and we have very great connections to enterprises and companies in Japan, we should be able to become a bridge between the advanced protocol and the stakeholders in Japan and Asia.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

In addition to being active in the discussions and making proposals, we can contribute to multiple unique points: 1. Takeshi, the main point of contact from Tané, is the leader of one of the biggest social DAOs in Japan, Wagumi. I’m experienced in managing the DAO operations, facilitating the discussions within the DAO and develop the working solutions that are required for the DAO with engineers (e.g. SBT, Discord bots etc). Even though the scale is much smaller, we understand the essence and challenge of contributing to the DAO to a great extent. Other Tané members are also contributors to some DAO treasury management and operations. 2. dYdX is planning to delegate all the operations including product developments to the DAO, which is unprecedented even in the Web3 world. We, as a group of product builders, can contribute to the discussions and proposals better than other participants could. 3. We will also participate in other DAOs that we support and utilize the knowledge and experiences for the dYdX DAO to improve further.

Additional Information

We confirm that the information above is accurate and up to date as of the start of the current epoch and we will immediately update this Profile and Pitch in the event of a material change.

We have read and agree to abide by the Endorsed Delegates Code of Conduct.

We have completed and scored 9/10 on the Endorsed Delegate Self Assessment. Please find our Self Assessment linked here: Endorsed Delegate Assessment Criteria - Tané.docx - Google Docs.

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Why did you off board yourself. I beleif the community deserves to know. Was it personal or professional reason(s).

Hi @noblepeter2000, thanks for asking.

I have mentioned it in Discord back in April that I would like to focus on other endeavours. There are much better and more experienced endorsed delegates here that can bring the protocol to greater heights.

In the meanwhile, @noblepeter2000 will you be keen to an endorsed delegate? You can follow the guidelines in the post and step up to be an active community leader :slightly_smiling_face:

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Endorsed Delegate’s address: 0xeFA1a4Bb4888e55B91b6dbe70be33cff1BB77ddd
Discourse username: noblepeter2000
Discord username: noblepeter2000
Twitter handle: @noblepeter2000
Email (optional): peterarogundade77@gmail.com
External website (optional): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-arogundade-07164a134/
Introduction video link (optional):
Endorsed Delegate’s voting power (includes voting power from DYDX/stkDYDX held and voting power received from delegation): 12.92

Why do you want to be an Endorsed Delegate and why should DYDX/stkDYDX holders delegate to you?

To bring in a chunk of African derivative traders into dYdX and encourage the general populace to make dydx their number one derivative trading platform. I beleif more needs to be done regarding what the general web³ knowledge of what dYdX is offering the web³ populace and the need to be trading decentralizely (if such word exist). While Cex would exist as the onboarding of web² users into the web³ space of Derivatives, dYdX would serve as the grounds where they thrive. This i beleif can be achieved via detailed, intentional, well thought out planning and and actionable process brought about via collective decision of the DAO members when spearheaded by an experienced people’s person in the web³ and crypto space delegate who has seen and had a fair share of events, process and happenings in the cryptosphere. Who’s primary goal is to see dYdX grow in all spheres of web³ analytics.

How will you connect with and contribute to the dYdX community and governance?

I would connect with the community by being active in dYdX socials: from forum to discord, to youtube, twitter, etc. I will join and be part of forum discussions, ama, join campaigns and organize campaigns as well, when the need arise to bring about general growth. I’m already a member of these platforms.
I will explain in details any governance proposal made by anyone to the community members. The pros and cons and the reason behind my stand on every proposal I would be voting for or against or make. As well as be open to community input regarding my stand.
I’m a Blockchain quality assurance person, this gives me a ample prevelege to test various technology in the web³ space, provide feedbacks on various web³ technology, attended and be part of gigs, seminars both online and offline on the web³ and web² space.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-arogundade-07164a134/
using analytics on my provided wallets on snapshot, you could see I have a good history on DAO voting of various good projects both the EVM.
I’m open to your questions, suggestions and above all support.
Thanks

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Oh, I see. That’s a good move by you. The purpose is for the community to grow. I love that. And thanks about your suggestion for me to team. I’ve already started the process.

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I think you have a vision and focus to help dYdX community and DeFi ecosystem

Furthermore dYdX, is a strong ecosystem and has continued to evolve over the years and giving opportunities to investors, and community members like me.

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Yes, you said it all… Thanks.

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Please remove me from Endorsed Delegates

Is the program for endorsed delegates closed? Or does it also take new entries?

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You can still become an endorsed delegate. But with the move to V4 it is difficult for endorsed delegates to get voting power. Unless they run a validator or get to an agreement with a validator. Hope that helps.

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I wouldn’t mind setting up a validator, but getting to the required 18.something k delegations is probably harder to do :sweat_smile:

The endorsed delegates do not get a “fixed” team delegation, right? But more a spotlight for the community?

There has been discussions around how the DAO can support Endorsed Delegates in the v4 environment in the past like Governance Transition to v4 : Supporting Endorsed Delegates and the report created by Flipside. However, as the core teams and DAO focused on the v4 release in the recent past, we haven’t reached any clear next steps yet. Our recommendation is to separate powers between validators and delegates if validators are willing to focus on their technical support and let them delegate their voting activities to other DAO members like Endorsed Delegates but we don’t have that support in the system yet. Great topics to discuss in potential governance calls.

That sounds indeed interesting.

There are no governance calls yet, right?