StableLab Delegate Thread


Key Info

  • Endorsed Delegate’s address : StableLab.eth
  • Commonwealth name : Matt_StableLab
  • Discord ID : Matt_StableLab
  • Twitter handle : @StableLab
  • Email :,
  • Website :

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

dYdX is focused on becoming the best place to trade perpetuals. We chose to be delegates to support the future of decentralized perpetual exchanges. With reliable governance, dYdX will be able to scale sustainably. We choose to play a key role in turning dYdX vision into reality.

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

At StableLab we are committed to being active members of the community. We will maintain a 100% voting rate as well as provide reasoning for all of our votes. We voice our opinion on as many forum topics as possible to further discussion in the DAO and ensure all proposals are well thought out.

We have written dozens of proposals across a variety of DeFi protocols to help them grow towards decentralization in a safe and sustainable way. We will use our experience creating and implementing strong governance frameworks to help dYdX run more efficiently and effectively.


StableLab is a governance firm focused on professional delegation, DAO framework design and product development. We work with various projects, from the ones just starting their journey to decentralization to the most prominent DeFi protocols.

Our systematic framework for DAOs covers governance methodologies, decentralized workforce, implementation, documentation, communication and community engagement. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but we provide a framework of principles and tools we have developed throughout our experience.

We scale DAOs sustainably.


We are the leading professional delegate team with a track record across major DeFi protocols, including MakerDAO, Optimism, Aave, 1inch, Balancer, Element, InstaDapp, Hop and more.

We pioneer delegation work through high governance standards, extensive research, hands-on expertise and the consistent use of a code of conduct. Pushing forward web3 and DeFi since 2018, StableLab’s co-founders previously spent 3.5 years at the Maker Foundation.

Governance delegates and roles currently (or previously held by StableLab).

View all our proposals, votes and milestones at /governance.



  1. Active : We participate in every aspect of the governance process, from creating and presenting proposals to providing feedback in the forums and actively voting.
  2. Research : Our decisions are backed by a team of experienced researchers and PhDs.
  3. Trust : We act unbiased and transparent, according to our code of conduct - driven by a strong set of ethics and values.


  • Use values to guide actions.
  • Maintain impartiality and transparency in participation.
  • Rely on data, research and prior expertise for proposals and votes.
  • Apply battle-tested internal policies for consistency.
  • Consult with the team for quality outcomes.


Through our holding company, we have invested in multiple projects to advance growth and governance for them. See the full list here.

We contribute to various protocols’ governance, such as MakerDAO, Optimism, Aave, 1inch, Balancer, and Element. See the full list here.

When applicable, we will disclose potential conflicts of interest in our rationale.


By delegating to StableLab, you acknowledge and agree that StableLab participates on a best efforts basis and StableLab will not be liable for any form of damages related to StableLab’s participation in governance.

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


Proposal Should the dYdX Community Transition from Commonwealth to Discourse?

Vote: Yes

Rationale : We believe this move would make it easier for new members to get involved with governance as discourse is far more intuitive. This would help boost engagement and help dYdX become more decentralized.

Proposal : ​ V3 StarkEx Contract Data Availability Bug

Vote: Yes, fix the bug

Rationale: It is important to fix the bug in the V3 StarkEx contract to protect the dYdX protocol.

Proposal: ​ DIP 22 - Increase Maximum Funding Rates (8h) to 4% and Fix Data Bug in the V3 Perp Contract

Vote : For

Rationale: Increasing the maximum funding rate will help improve market efficiency and the trading experience on dYdX. Additionally, it is always important to fix any bugs found in contracts.


gm, @Matt_StableLab It’s great to see you here. DYDX unquestionably needs a variety of business partners. Beyond delegation, we see you provide various services to DAOs.

Do you intend to participate in DYDX RFPs for DAO services, assuming DAO services procurement policy is in place and leaves room for new providers?

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Proposal: Launch dYdX Operations subDAO V2

Date: 6/2/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: we believe the new operations subDAO will be beneficial for the DAO as it will support and guide the DAO in the right direction

Proposal: DRC - Shifting from LP rewards toward market maker rebates

Date: 7/21/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab supports this proposal as this will help attract liquidity and reduce dYdX emissions

Proposal: DIP 24 - Shifting from LP rewards toward market maker rebates

Date: 7/31/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab supports this proposal as this will help attract liquidity and reduce dYdX emissions.

Proposal: dYdX Grants Program v1.5 Extension

Date: 8/26/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab believes grants programs are positive initiatives for DAOs to incubate new ideas. We are happy to see dYdX extending this program.

Proposal: V4 Adoption & DYDX Token Migration to dYdX Chain

Date: 8/31/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab is happy to support this proposal as this is a necessary step for the DAO to prepare for the upcoming V4

Proposal: DIP 27 - GovernanceStrategy Smart Contract Upgrade

Date: 9/22/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We are happy to support this proposal to prepare for the upcoming V4 and ensure the governance contracts work properly on dYdX Chain.

Proposal: Bridging the Community and Rewards Treasuries

Date: 10/18/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab supports this move in order to allow for initiatives on dYdX Chain to be funded with treasury funds. It makes sense to migrate these funds so they are available to use to help grow V4

Proposal: Amendments to the trust instruments of the dYdX Grants Trust and dYdX Operations Trust for dYdX v4 Governance

Date: 12/21/23

Vote: Yes

Rationale: StableLab support these changes to the trust agreements for both the operations subDAO and the Grants subDAO given the substantial changes dydx governance has undergone recently.