The Validator Commons is a cryptopolitical party of aligned validators and allies. We believe that governance matters. Read our platform and join the movement.

The next open community call is Oct. 26, 2022 at 4pm ET at this Zoom link. We encourage you to first join the Discord.

Members of the Commons meet weekly. If you would like to join the Commons as a member, submit a registration and sign the declaration.

Platform

The Commons Declaration

Validator Assessments

Draft Proposals

Validator Commons Grant Proposal

Juries

Members

The story

The Validator Commons (a.k.a. the Commons), began as an effort by folks at Stakefish, Figment, Chorus One, Chainflow, and Metagov to define technical standards and best-practices in proof-of-stake governance. We started in March 2022, and at some point over the next four months, we realized that the best way to improve proof-of-stake governance was to agree on some values, put together some proposals, and then actually vote for the change we wantโ€”in other words, to start a cryptopolitical party.

<aside> ๐ŸŽ‰ What is a cryptopolitical party? Like traditional political parties, we share a set of common beliefs, goals, and policies. We support certain representatives (validators) in a well-defined electoral system (proof-of-stake governance). We coordinate voting on proposals, research on new proposals, and community outreach. And we provide organizational, technical, and monetary support for the representatives and activists in our organizations.

But unlike traditional electoral systems, proof-of-stake blockchains require a high level of economic and technological engagement. Therefore, unlike traditional political parties, we work directly to change the economic incentives of governance and participation. We build technical standards and infrastructure for governance across chains. We conduct governance assessments of validators and chains when requested. We make strategic investments in tooling and public goods that will benefit all validators, including those that disagree with our positions. And, one day, we may automate ourselves into a composable, interoperable piece of the protocols we support.

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Join the Commons

If you are interested in joining the Commons, or just in learning more, drop your email in this form and join the Discord.

Joining the Commons

<aside> ๐Ÿ‹ โ€œWe are validators committed to the longevity and prosperity of the blockchains we operate. We believe governance and infrastructure are equally important.โ€ - the Commons Declaration

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Here are some reasons you may want to join the Commons:

  1. You think that governance matters.
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