ENS DAO Delegate Applications

ENS name: mihal.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

I’ve been a strong supporter of ENS for years, and built multiple applications using ENS in unique ways. One example is the Burner Wallet, which not only resolves ENS names, but actually had a plugin allowing users to register temporary “burnable” ENS subdomains. I also built DeFi777, an application that uses ENS names and ERC777 tokens to simplify DeFi actions.

I believe my experience as a developer and experience developing on top of ENS will be relevant to the governance process. I’m particularly interested in guiding ENS’s efforts to make domain names more accessable on L2.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

Enforcing a social contract of non-interference with the ownership of ENS names is the only way to deter influence of nation states and other large actors.

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

Agreed

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

I believe ENS income should primarily fund ENS and ENS-related projects.

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

Strongly agree

My web3 qualifications / skills:

Smart contract engineer working in the Ethereum ecosystem for 4 years, on numerous projects.

Gas fees are insane right now, I’ll update my ENS records whenever gas prices drop

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ENS name: ceresstation.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

I believe that the true potential of web3 is to completely change how we fund public infrastructure. On the internet, identities are one key piece of that infrastructure. As Alisha recently noted, it’s hard to imagine having to type in an IP address every time we want to visit a website for information, and we’ll soon feel the same way about how we use addresses to transfer value.

Most importantly, it’s very possible for us to still end up in a world where these critical functions in the metaverse are owned by existing web2 monoliths like Facebook. Ultimately, that’s a major issue for anyone that believes they should have more control over the next phase of the web, and more interoperability between the services that they use.

By becoming a delegate of the ENS ecosystem, I can help push forward not just the ENS ecosystem but the public goods space on the whole as I’ve done through my work as a co-founder of Gitcoin and as a participant in a number of other related organizations in the past, such as the Digital Public Goods Alliance and Ethereum Foundation Grants.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

I think absolute ownership is a fundamental prerequisite to an open, community owned web.

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

Fees are not always bad, fees can help keep organizations sustainable, and ultimately can be used to help make sure users act in good faith, and don’t attack the system without consequence.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**

Fees are also good because it’s possible to use them to sustain ENS itself and the ecosystem on the whole. There’s a huge amount of potential in web3 for public goods to govern themselves, but perhaps even more potential to allow them to sustain themselves.

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

We can’t repeat the mistakes of web2 and create walled gardens, we have to be part of the larger ecosystem and that includes leveraging existing well-adopted systems.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • Actively participated in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2016 (and surprisingly, started a DAO project back then as well)
  • Co-founded Gitcoin which has funded over $40m in public infrastructure to date
  • Helped push forward one of the first Digital Public Goods Alliance communities of practice
  • Served as a committee member in a variety of community grants programs including Ethereum Foundation Grants
  • Advised a number of new web3 public goods related projects to help further my broader beliefs about how the ecosystem should evolve
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ENS name: hrithik.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: be a part in the decision making of ens domains for the future of identity in a decentralised world.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills:
Full time Web3 and solidity developer since 2019.

ENS name: awe.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’m passionate about crypto. I’ve been in the space for many years and I want to be on top of the next trends. I’m very bullish on Ethereum being the de facto web3 blockchain and obviously ENS will control the domain infrastructure. I feel like I’m uniquely position because I understand web3 technology more than the average user and have implemented RFC specs on the engineering side. I have a strong background in software engineering.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

Disagree. I think we would explore a better name ownership and revenue model that is fair to all parties. I don’t think being a first mover should give you absolute rights.

Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

Agree. ENS is a SaaS product and typically reoccurring revenue has been proven to be a successful model for SaaS product. I am opened to exploring additional incentives.

Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment).

Agree. Although I could be convinced private entities could be worth pursuing if it’s highly beneficial for ENS.

ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment):
Agree. This would be awesome for everyone involved with this project.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • Been in Bitcoin scene since 2011. I still have old Bitcoin wallets from 2013.
  • Previously a routing and signaling cloud software engineer at Cisco.
  • Previously a software engineer at a Bitcoin exchange, Kraken.
  • Previously at a crypto hedge fund working in prop trading.
  • Currently working on a defi protocol on Ethereum using solidity and other web3 technologies. I understand solidity, familiar with the popular EIPs ad Ethereum’s history, and understand how protocols work across the blockchain.
  • I’m very adept with defi products and trading.

ENS name: whoismoses.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Decentralization and crypto has changed my life for the better and I want to help move the world to be a much more decentralized place.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** - Agreed. However there are fees for the renewal of name. One might not be able to pay them in the future. If this is an “absolute right” renewal fees should be optional. ENS should find ways to incentivize payments through new services or just take a tiny fee as part of record updates. For example changing 0.01 or 0.001 for ENS record changes. As the web3 world will be using ENS as an account not just an identifier their ENS name becomes their identity. No one has the right to take that away. If the ENS foundation was at risk of failing due to funding, it would be in the best interest of ENS name owners to donate to keep their names safe.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** - Agreed, some friction makes every process better.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** - Agreed, product roadmap and value add services are important to the continued life of the ENS foundation. Proper management of funds and proper product management are required.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - Disagree. Legacy DNS names are just another way that people can be controlled as the management of them is centralized and those assets can be seized by governments. If the governance team chooses to continue legacy DNS integration that is fine, I don’t think it should be an immutable tenant of the ENS foundation.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • The number one qualification I have is I am a believer in decentralized control will eventually bring true freedom to all humans. Centralized control is a great threat and has been all along. We know have the technology to enable decentralized systems, organization, and currencies.
  • I’ve been in the cryptocurrency space as an investor, node operator, and miner since 2015. It has changed my life for the better is so many ways. I must continue to give back.
  • I believe ENS critically important. So important that I have registered the ENS names for my son, wife, business (each of them), me, my online handles.
  • I am one of the founders of a DAO that has not launched yet, built on Ethereum. Though I am a founder, once governance starts, I’ll be just one of the token holders. It is a leaderless organization.
  • I am a Software Engineer
  • I own a decent amount of digital art that is special because it is mine and no one can take it away from me.
  • I know I already said this, but personal freedoms are very important to me and someone’s identity is at the top of that list. I want ENS to be successful and I am willing to be more than just an active participant.

ENS name: DannyNugz.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to support the development of ENS as well as become apart of the change as we progress into the next evolution of the web.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

My web3 qualifications / skills: I have a technical background, however only basic knowledge of web3, I wish to improve on my understanding and contribute to this community with the security and growth that it has to offer.

ENS name: alexyao.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: My values have been developed in my work and entrepreneurial journey building educational, community-based products in the education, blockchain, and wellness industry. I deeply believe in designing better systems to create a more equitable world.

We’re currently at the forefront of how we create long-lasting institutions and the values we bring into these systems are important for their success. As a delegate I’m bringing in values and vision of a world that is healthy, thriving, and accessible to all.

I’d like to support ENS in building and growing a healthy community. My focus is on the long-term success of the crypto ecosystem through education, community building, and onboarding non-crypto natives to crypto protocols. ENS is one of the first places I point to for people who are new to the crypto space.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
    The future of the web is one where we own all of our data.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
    Fees are important for the sustainability of ENS Domains and prevents people from abusing the system.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
    It’s important that there is income that will allow ENS to continue into the future.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
    Integration with existing global systems and interoperability are the key for crypto and web3 to get worldwide adoption.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • I started my explorations and learning in crypto while I was at Blockchain at Berkeley in 2015, I have focused on education in the crypto space.
  • In 2021, I jumped in full-time to work in the crypto industry, I previously worked at The Graph and Hashflow helping grow their communities.
  • Gitcoin Kernel Block 3 Fellow
  • I’m currently one of thirty students in the first cohort of @OurNetwork x @DuneAnalytics: Learn-to-Earn Data Cohort Program.
  • I’m the Community Lead at Superlayer, a crypto venture studio. Currently building the community strategy playbook for all of our portfolio companies.

ENS name: soysebastian.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am a lover of crypto ecosystems and I believe that these protocols generate a genuine bridge to the massive Internet

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a specialist in Digital Marketing and digital business especially applied in the crypto industry

ENS Name: cory.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate
Personal Identity is a fundamental human right. In the digital world, our personal identity will be our web3 identity. It is critical that the technology underpinning personal identity on the Internet is governed through fair, open, transparent principles.

I believe I possess those principles and the perspective to make, execute, and champion good, thoughtful decisions for the future of ENS. In my free time, I have written about ENS on social media many times. I was one of the first people on Twitter to make my name my ENS domain.

I have the time to engage with the DAO, thoughtfully research and question proposals, and vote with both intent and forethought.

My view on each section of the Proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right

Strongly Agree.

Personal Identity is a human right. All human beings should have the inalienable right to choose their name. No individual or entity should be able to restrict another’s ability to choose their name in the digital namespace.

In the case of exceptional and unpredictable scenarios which I presume to be malicious or harmful to ENS or humanity, I will reflect on history and philosophy to guide my choice.

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism

Strongly Agree.

Registration fees and expiration are critical to the mechanics of ENS. Registration fees disincentivize squatting by putting recurring capital risk on domain holders. Expiration allows people to claim names which are abandoned.

Anecdotally, my preferred username on Twitter, Xbox, and Instagram are all squatted by abandoned accounts with no activity. At scale, this is a loss of human value by preventing humans from expressing their identity how they prefer.

I am a mathematician and can analyze the pricing and incentives based on a goal framework. The primary concern to consider is ensuring personal identity is not restricted by capital burden in developing communities, while balancing for squatting, first-mover advantages, and other downsides.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods

Strongly Agree.

ENS is a public good and all funds should go towards development of ENS or ENS-aligned projects.

Funds should first go to ENS. When there are additional funds, they may be used to fund other public goods.

I am weary but open to ideas around a treasury which utilizes DeFi tooling to generate yield. While it feels sketchy and risky today, the rapid experimentation in web3 will likely surface better ideas than simple holding.

  • ENS integrates with the global namespace

Strongly Agree.

This feels particularly obvious. The global namespace shall include ENS and ENS shall integrate with it.

My web3 qualifications / skills

  • Experienced crypto Investor, passionately involved since 2013.
  • Work in web3 full-time as independent polymath
  • Mathematician and Computer Scientist. Intense self-study in Economics.
  • Tens of thousands of pro-crypto social media comments over last 8 years.
  • Onboarded all my friends, family, and even a coworker who became a core dev. Lost count of how many.
  • Creator @ethburnbot on Twitter
  • Developer for 12 years
  • Solidity/web3/JS full stack
  • Five years in Big Tech, two years at Seed->B startup as Employee #2 / Principal Engineer
  • Bachelors of Science in Honors Mathematics and Computer Science (double major)
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ENS name: born.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I have a decent amount of experience in identity and crypto and I believe I can help positively shape the future of ENS. I’m also a long time user of ENS; I’ve owned and used domains since when it first launched. I’ve been working in the identity space for 7 years (between Microsoft and Celo Labs) and working on web3 for 5 years. I currently lead the Identity team at Celo Labs.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree. No tyranny of the majority.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree. For lack of fairer method, fees are a decent solution.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • Worked on Ethereum tech on the Microsoft Blockchain team for 3 years
  • Lead Identity engineer at Celo Labs
  • Creator of TokenCast (NFT art display - incorporates ENS)
  • Advisor on a handful of crypto projects

ENS name: starky.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to support the ENS community as well as the development to make it more efficient, i aslo believe ENS can represent any entity as a Web3 standard naming.

My view on each section of the [proposed ENS Constitution ] (Proposed ENS Constitution )

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment) - Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a Developer, cryptocurrency researcher,trader,investor

ENS name: dwlz.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I believe in the decentralized web, but a big chunk of the crypto space is invested in centralized solutions. We’ve been there, done that, and look where it got us—single points of failure, invisible governance, etc. This is not the crypto ecosystem I want to be a part of or support.

However, ENS proposes a new way of viewing identity on the Internet, and is so much more than just a domain-name service. The current iteration has only scratched the surface of what’s possible. I’d like to see further integrations with web3 projects involving account identity and authentication. There are so many cool things to be done!

I am a very good listener, a careful decision-maker, and have been in leadership positions throughout my career. But most of all I just really want to be a part of the revolution.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree, with comment
    • The constitution holds that a secondary goal of fees is “to provide enough revenue to the DAO to fund ongoing development and improvement of ENS”. It’s important to clarify what “enough revenue” means, here. Specifically, if the DAO attains a certain low-water mark of revenue, should certain fees no longer taken? Perhaps this is something the DAO decides on later.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree, with comment
    • Similar to the thoughts on Section II; I wonder how soon the DAO would need to consider how quickly spending occurs. Does the DAO hold onto funds until the perfect candidate for funding or investment emerges? Or are investments made at a constant cadence? A mix? Just food for thought.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
  • Amendments to this constitution: Comment
    • I know this wasn’t prompted, but I do I have a few comments. Is 5% a common value for DAO token participation? Basically, do I read correctly that amendments could ostensibly be passed with only 3.34% of tokens in favor of a proposal?

My web3 qualifications / skills: I’ve been using Bitcoin since 2011 and more recently sold most of it and went all in on Ethereum. I’m a professional software engineer (full-stack, more or less) and have been for over a decade. I work mostly with TypeScript, Python, Go, and maintain a few iOS apps as well (Swift/Objective-C). I recently picked up Solidity through the CryptoZombies course. I’ve deployed a few solidity contracts on mainnet (nothing major, just for fun). I also run an Eth2 validator. Yay merge!

I also happen to be participating in Uniswap’s Hackathon this week; my project actually integrates with ENS, believe it or not!

Ultimately, I’m not the most experienced web3 hacker, but I’m a quick learner and have been building early-stage projects on the web for over a decade. I don’t plan to stop learning now :slight_smile:

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ENS name: pescennius.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

“Intelligence is not a privilege, it’s a gift. And you use it for the good of mankind.” - someone wiser than I

Beyond being a technically curious person with relevant experience, the reason I want to be further involved with ENS is its potential to be one of many crypto projects that help bridge the gap between the developed and developing world.

While am American, I have worked on development projects in Africa and South America (I speak spanish as well) in addition to my day job since I was an engineering student. As a black American, I’m also acutely aware of what the lives of the economicly marginalized within my own country look like. It is the economically marginalized who have the most to gain from open, permissionless, and community owned protocols/apps that are the promise of smart contract blockchains.

We can’t just build the technology and hope they come. The decisions that are made now at the protocol level need to be made in such a way that maximizes developers ability to leverage the protocol for consumer applications. Just like people never learned how DNS works while using web 2.0, the masses are likely never going to understand the intricacies of ENS. Instead we need to create a system with a robust set of incentives that protect the community from bad actors.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree that every individual (human person not legal person) should have the opportunity and sufficient access to leverage ENS. However
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** 100% agreed. I believe it is appropriate to apply a permutation of the land value tax to ENS which would disincentivize rent seeking behavior. Everyone should be able to afford an (meaning one) ENS name, but pricing should be controlled to disuade speculators.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** 100% agreed. Income should be sufficient to cover associated costs to ensure sustainability.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) I believe ENS will be the global namespace within a few decades.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3/solidity skills. I’m more familiar with the algorand ecosystem from a development perspective. However I am also a software developer and data scientist by trade and have experience with a number of programming languags, databases, and machine learning frameworks.

ENS name: clipinclout.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am learning about web3 and discovered ENS a few months ago. ENS is a great community and I visit the Discord channel frequently. I would be excited to be involved with this DAO.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: Career executive assistant with strong administrative skills. Passionate to learn more about crypto, NFTs, and web3. I love this space!

ENS name: cryptonerdtokyo.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am an engineer of VR, WebFront, and BlockChain in Tokyo, Japan. I think I can support the development of ENS to make it greater. And I also want to make it the Web3 standard for naming with your guys.
I’m a trilingual(Japanese/Chinese/English). I also run a community to share blockchain information with Chinese and Japanese people.

My view on each section of the [proposed ENS Constitution ] (Proposed ENS Constitution )

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment) - Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a skilled developer who is very familiar with Javascript, C#, Swift, and also have enough experience with C/C++, go, python and Java. In blockchain developing area, I have solid knowledge of EVM and solidity.
I have created some web3 program that interactive with ETH, Polygon, BSC, also some minor chains, and won some rewards in blockchain hackathons.
I also have experience with deploy contract for NFT mint.

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ENS name: anselmo.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I would like to participate and contribute towards the initiatives of Web 3.0 and decentralization by promoting the foundations of equity through delegation.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: Solidity programming skills, web and software developer, nft collector and community supporter

ENS name: ericstrate.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I have the time, effort, and energy to help bring web2 users to discover ENS and web3. I believe having an ENS domain name is the first important step for web3 adoption.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)**
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)**
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)**
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a professional Digital Marketing Specialist in web2 and I know that web3 is very difficult for a lot of web2 users to understand. I believe ENS is a perfect first step in order for web3 adoption to increase. I am very bullish on ENS domains becoming a proof of social sign on, a NFT wallet/vault to hold tokens, documents, NFT’s and the primary web3 identification of users.

I am a web3 enthusiast, and I am actively participating in 2 future DAO communities. It would be an honor to help the ENS community become the #1 way web2 users are adopting web3.

Looking forward,
Eric Strate

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ENS name: hashnews.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Make the use of ens more widespread and fair

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)-Agree**
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)-Agree**
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)-Agree**
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)-Agree

**My web3 qualifications / skills: Metaverse product data analysis https://www.k1ic.com/cvb-zh.html **

ENS name: blakeburrito.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Since getting involved in crypto (mid 2018, full-time since late last year) I quickly recognized the value in naming services and their contribution to making crypto more accessible. ENS is the leader in this space and a project whose values align with my own and I’ve supported for some time as a user.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

Name ownership is an absolute right: AGREE, would support clearer language regarding regarding “unfairly discriminate” against users’ rights.
Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: AGREE
Income funds ENS and other public goods: AGREE
ENS Integrates with the global namespace: AGREE

My web3 qualifications / skills:
TL;DR Experienced user with availability & experience necessary to represent community on day 1.
Long time crypto/defi user, minted my first ENS name in Nov 2019. I’ve been involved in the proposal side of governance as a user and successfully managed DAO working groups charged with community representation in the past.
Working with DAOs has been my primary focus for about a year so I do this full time. I’ve never applied for a delegate role prior to this but have fulfilled the duties of one as a leading community member: reviewing proposals, relaying value to community, contributing to forum discussions, messaging strategies and informing on history of proposals, etc.

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== ENS name ==

jessepollak.eth

== My reasons for wanting to be a delegate ==

TL;DR ENS has the opportunity to be a key component of our new global identity infrastructure, I believe in the efforts core values, and I want to lend my expertise in shaping the protocol’s future. If you’d like to support me, please RT my announcement tweet.

I’ve been thinking about identity and crypto when I dropped out of college in 2013 to build Clef, a passwordless two-factor authentication product that doubled as a native identity system. We started out by working with WordPress products, but pretty quickly realized that some of the folks who needed usable, secure identity most were crypto companies. That led to us expanding our product offering (by decentralizing the key storage and management to our partners) and working with some of the biggest crypto exchanges at the time to do their login.

When that business didn’t work, I joined Coinbase, partly because I loved crypto and partly because I believed the company had a huge opportunity with identity. In 2017, I wrote:

“At Coinbase, we’re building the open financial system for the world. On top of this system, I believe we have the opportunity to build the next widely-accepted identity platform—and leveraging the cryptographic properties of digital currency, I think we can do it in a decentralized manner.”

Reflecting back on my perspective on Coinbase’s opportunity, I now realize that Ethereum is the open financial system and the opportunity to build the next widely-accepted identity platform lies with ENS. And, while I remain excited and engaged by my work at Coinbase, I’m equally inspired to continue pushing my lifelong pursuit of a decentralized identity platform forward.

Beyond just the opportunity, I’ve also been deeply inspired by ENS’s approach over the last three years. The protocol has moved deliberately, prioritized decentralization, and worked to create “good vibes” for the whole community. I share these observed values and I’d like to lend my expertise (more below) to help ENS succeed over the next many decades.

== My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 104 ==

Name ownership is an absolute right - Agree

Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism - Agree

Income funds ENS and other public goods - Agree

ENS Integrates with the global namespace - Agree

== My web3 qualifications / skills ==

I spent the last 4.5 years building all of the consumer-facing teams and products at Coinbase (Coinbase, Coinbase Wallet, Coinbase Pro). Starting in the middle of this year, I shifted out of that role to focus on DAOs and governance full time. I’m now working on two DAOs oriented around supporting public goods while supporting DAO and decentralization efforts internally at Coinbase.

At Coinbase, I led major strategic technical initiatives (e.g. replatforming our entire mobile stack to React Native) as well as significant organizational growth (i.e. grew the team from 3 → 150). I have a technical background, comfort with web3 programming (though not expert), and experience operating in governance discussions. I also have a significant amount of people management and organizational strategy experience and enjoy coaching, supporting, and growing humans more than anything else. I believe that this combination of deep technical background and broad people skills will be a strong addition to the ENS delegate group.

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