Governance

Community signaling with Snapshot and Forum proposals

Community members can create and vote on proposals related to changes, improvements or anything they would like to see with the xDai ecosystem. Users can also add proposals related to xDai Ecosystem Funds usage. Voting is done with STAKE, and STAKE balances are retrieved from both Ethereum and xDai. STAKE in the following protocols can be used for voting purposes.

  • Stake held either on Ethereum or xDai

  • Stake staked in EasyStaking on Ethereum

  • Delegated stake (From a multisig wallet - more info)

  • Stake on xDai in POSDAO (validators and delegators)

Standard order of events for community governance:

Please see the stake-weighted voting section for more information on creating a proposal and voting on an existing proposal.

Note: The process below may be expedited when used by the xDai team to address infrastructure concerns or other time-sensitive issues.

  1. Forum post in proposals section of xDai forum. This is a first step to introduce your proposal and provide reasoning for why you are creating it and what benefits it will bring to the ecosystem. The community can voice their opinions and you can add more information about your proposal during and/or after the snapshot vote to clarify. A forum post should be shared with the community to allow for community comment before the snapshot proposal (2 weeks).

  2. Create a proposal on Snapshot. This can be a simple proposal to assess community sentiment. It should reference your proposal in step 1. Leave enough time so that you can let the community know to vote on your proposal (1 week).

  3. Let the community know about your proposals by posting in telegram and/or discord.

  4. Depending on the nature and type of proposal the team will take the information into consideration and post questions/comments on your forum post and include appropriate governance boards if needed.

Proposals act as signaling events, but are never automatically enacted. Even if a proposal is popular in the community, snapshot/forum posts are suggestions and depending on technical requirements or other issues may not be enacted by the xDai technical team or bridge governors. If this is the case, reasoning will be discussed in the forum post (step 1).