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.