As the 1inch Network DAO grows, it is important that we can streamline all aspects of the voting process. With the incorporation of Snapshot voting last year, DAO participants have had the capability to delegate their voting weight to other users (see our documentation site for more on how the process works – Voting Process | 1inch Network).
One of the main advantages of vote delegation is that it allows 1INCH holders to allot their voting power to more informed or active governance participants (people who want to hold 1INCH for the longterm, but do not have the availability to follow every happening within the project). These are the delegators.
There are also advantages of delegation for people in the opposite camp – ones who closely follow progress of the 1inch Protocol, are active participants in the 1inch DAO, and want more voting weight. These people have a clear vision of where they want to see the protocol move towards, and they want to serve as representatives for the voting power allotted by others. These are the delegatees.
The purpose of this thread is to create a single repository where all delegatees can post their information and make a pitch to the 1inch Network DAO community.
Applications should be made as replies in this thread and follow this template:
Governance Forum Username – Link this to your profile.
Discord Username – include the numbers after the #.
Ethereum Address – ENS (.eth) name works, too.
Voting Record – Link to the Boardroom page of your address.
Delegate Pitch (optional) – A short blurb about your experience and values that will let people decide if your vote represents their interests. You can further break this down into subcategories like “Web3 Qualifications”, “Values”, etc…
See our 1inch Help Center Article for a complete how-to on Snapshot delegation:
Web3 / Crypto Qualifications – I’ve been interested in crypto for the better part of a decade, but didn’t start to actively follow the DeFi space until early 2019. That year, I became an active participant of the online Ethereum community (mostly reddit). While I don’t have the programming skills of a lot of people in this sphere, I understand enough to have a high level discussion of projects. My go-to sources of crypto news are Anthony Sassano’s Daily Gwei podcast, IntoTheEther, Bankless, and Zero Knowledge podcast. Since November 2021, I’ve been a Community Manager for the 1inch Protocol and have been working towards the full decentralization of all aspects of the protocol.
Values – The health of the 1inch Network, full decentralization of the 1inch Protocol, growth of the 1inch Protocol, and sustainable value/utility of the $1INCH token. I’d give all of those values equal weight as I believe they are interdependent (e.g. the $1INCH token will have more utility/value if the 1inch Protocol grows to fit newly emerging niches). I am longterm focused, so all votes made by me will take into account the future ramifications of the decisions in the years to come.
Web3 / Crypto Qualifications – I started my crypto journey by using faucets, exploring the technology and finally building a mining rig. After that, I got into DeFi and Ethereum finding about 1inch shortly after it’s launch at the end of 2019. After using the protocol for a while, I got brought onto the team and have expanded my knowledge of the protocol, web3, DeFi, and Ethereum in general. I act as tech support and always happy to share my knowledge. I’m ready to watch 1inch Network grow to new heights and I’d be happy to be a delegate to vote in line with what I believe is best for the protocol.
Values – I believe I can represent the users of this protocol since I hear all sides of users day in and day out. The decentralization of 1inch is a great next step forward for the protocol to let the users promote their ideas and influence the future of the protocol. I’m excited to see more decentralized protocols developed giving value and use to the community and the $1INCH token.
Web3 / Crypto Qualifications – I first came in touch with blockchain tech back in 2017 while doing research for my thesis in political science, and the prospects that decentralization potentially opens got me hooked. In 2019, I was among the organizers of Token Engineering Global Gathering in Berlin, which was largely an introduction to the DeFi space for me. Since 2020, I’ve been applying my knowledge of blockchain and DeFi at 1inch where, as the support and community lead, my task is to bridge the two worlds – the project’s development team and its users.
Values – I know 1inch inside out and I also know the project’s community very well. Based on that knowledge, I strongly believe that 1inch’s future is in decentralization and greater transparency. Efficient governance tools for the community that gradually lead to complete decentralization will make 1inch a much stronger project, while also helping to foster the entire DeFi space.
Web3 / Crypto Qualifications – Since early 2017, crypto and decentralized
blockchains have been the primary focus in both my professional and personal life. My introduction to this industry was hands-on. It occurred through an international real estate deal, which the buyer and I completed p2p through a smart contract client. Shortly after that deal, I began working full-time as a technical support lead and content developer for BitBay, continuing through the 2018/19 bear market.
I discovered 1inch during DeFi summer of 2020, and instantly fell in love with project and the team behind it. In early 2021, I was hired on to help with tech support and have been 110% focused on the project ever since. Having personally interacted with thousands of users via 1inch support channels (and continuing to do so daily), my perspective on users’ needs is continuously being shaped.
Values - Long-term strategic growth and further decentralization of 1inch Network and its protocols. These qualities are interdependent with the 1inch DAO’s ability to adapt to a dynamic landscape of volatility, regulation, and a wide variety of other external demands.
As an aggregator, 1inch Network is in a unique position to integrate with every facet of the new financial world (and beyond). It is my goal to help the 1inch DAO fulfill this current trajectory and ensure a sustainable future for ALL participants. All votes from my address will reflect these values.
I just wanted to reiterate that this thread is open to everyone!
Anyone can be a delegate. There are no requirements (you don’t even need st1INCH in that address).
Right now, it seems that all of the people who put themselves forward as delegates are pretty closely aligned with the 1inch Foundation. It’s not a bad thing, but it would be an awesome thing to see some active DAO members with different points of view put themselves forward as delegates. More decentralization is a goodgreat thing and we should take steps towards it at any point we can.