ENS DAO Delegate Applications

== 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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ENS name: 0x-hodl.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: ENS is a way provide a core and essential service to the Web3 infrastructure. I’d like to do my part to preserve, protect, and enhance the system.

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. Every organization needs a treasury
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree, .com just doesn’t provide the same web3 feelz

My web3 qualifications / skills: I have been a traditional web2 dev/engineer since 1999 and web3 is an extension of that foundation. As a co-founder and executive at a multi-million dollar company, I can also contribute at a leadership level.

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ENS name: cottons.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: i am passionate about the future of web3 and its ability to bring good to the world. i have committed to its long term success.

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. much we can do.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: agree. there should be no disagreements or confusions created by ens.

My web3 qualifications / skills: i am profecient in end-use web3 and general contract structure and logic.

ENS name: jeeves.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’m interested in volunteering in the ENS community because of the critical role in plays in the web3 world. The community needs to be able to trust ENS as a fair and open custodian of identity.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
    Name registration and retention infrastructure and services should be impartial and not pick winners and losers. While some names may incur social penalties, those penalties or discriminatory behavior should not extend into the name registration process itself.

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
    Registration fees should primarily be for preventing excessive squatting and maintaining a healthy namespace. I would hope the treasury would get to the size where collecting fees for supporting ongoing operations would be unnecessary.

  • 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:

  • 10+ years in software development/architecture/product management working remotely. I can get things done.
  • 10+ years in serving on board of non-profit. I can get along well with people.
  • Half-way up the degenscore leaderboard, early believer in pooltogether
  • First bought bitcoin in 2012 and run my own node
  • OK at bass clarinet
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ENS name: BitcoinLouie.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: It is my duty to help Ethereum succeed and I volunteer to help in as many Ethereum Applications as I can.

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: Early adopter of NFT’s, Defi, Mist Browser, Ethereum POW mining since Genesis and ETH2 Node operator. Also, I like Validator.eth tweets a lot…soooo. he owes me.

ENS name: liangfenxiaodao.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I would like to participate and contribute to the future of web3.0, DAO, and metaverse.

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:

20 years in software development.
2 years in solidity development.

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**ENS name: KynAdams.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: As an IT Support Specialist i deal with DNS on a regular basis so naturally I see the absolute utility in ENS usage and want to be a part of the movement

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Definition or Decentralized)**
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Valuation helps drive competition)**
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/the results of the NFT market proves this)**
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/It is Metaverse ID)

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a Novice in Web 3 but am learning quickly with the 40 Acres DAO

ENS name: yuggren.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I have been active in various crypto communities all year round.
I am very good at listening to the voices from the community.
I believe I can become a hub between the ENS community and community members.

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:
My profession is a product manager in the cryptocurrency industry, and I also have some programming skills.
I have developed smart contracts and simple DApps based on the EVM/Solana chain.
At the same time, I am an open-minded person with excellent analytical skills.
I believe that I will become a qualified DAO participant.

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ENS name: yomionileowo.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am motivated by the possibilities and capabilities of etherium and web3 and I believe I can be a voice to drive the adoption of ENS. I am also willing to be of help to the community and make the lives of people better.

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 Microsoft Certified Profession and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (back in the days MCP and MCTS) and I now have an MSc in Cyber Security and I am always of seeker of knowledge for things that can be beneficial to myself and the community at large. I am into cryptocurrency, researching into various projects. I currently work as a Configuration Analyst for Electronic Patient Record systems.

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ENS name: bosco.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I would like to be an ENS delegator to help peers participate in the ENS governance. I would like to spread the word and promote the importance of contributing to ENS to properly shape its future.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Name ownership should definitely be an absolute right.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    This has to be carefully debated in a collective way to properly analyze the best alternatives and move forward accordingly, the collective will ultimately provide a weighed answer to this complicated subject.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    I was very happy to read this statement. While keeping ENS ecosystem flourishing must be a priority I truly believe a DAO-interoperable-future is in the horizon. DAO collaboration will be important for public goods and the funds will likely serve as a way to cement relations around common objectives. I can envision public good funding directed to organizations such as Proof of Humanity and CityDAO and vice versa for ensuring web3 harmony, purpose and inclusiveness.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Another subject of complexity to which I agree and look forward to continue the discussion with the collective to make sure decisions are to benefit all.

My web3 qualifications / skills:
I have experience with using web3 since 2018, being member of multiple DAOs and I have special love for projects such as Proof of Humanity to which I devote important time because it aids adoption and helps people. I could say that I’m layer zero focused individual who aids onboarding while learning skills to work at protocol level.

Ethereally yours,
bosco.eth

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ENS name: kalland.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

Protocols need delegates that are both passionate and well embedded in the broader ecosystem that it is serving. I humbly serve and contribute to many projects in the ecosystem including: Proof of Humanity / UBI (elected Mission Board), CityDAO (Core Team), Commons Stack (Trusted Seed), Token Engineering Commons (top funders), Rooted.in, and more.

My intention is to not only serve but bring participation from other communities. This goes in two directions, other DAOs are busy focusing on their tasks and need to be aware of how proposed changes will affect them. This can only be done by someone who understands both sides and how they overlap.

As a crypto veteran I was involved with early decentralized naming iterations (Namecoin, OneName). I spent years thinking about a decentralized internet and particularly name resolution. I believe this gives me a unique perspective to the challenges ENS faces. I am passionate about naming. It is such an important part of any system. We got it wrong in web 2, this is our chance to get it right.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**
    • Strongly agree. This should be at the top of every web3 constitution.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**
    • Mostly agree. With the adoption of personhood protocols, I believe most, if not all, of the challenges mitigated by fees can be solved without money.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**
    • Strongly agree. The decentralized future needs to be a public good.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    • Agree. Friendly integration as long as it doesn’t compromise higher ideals. This is mostly temporary as ENS will be the global namespace.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

I am a developer with about 20 years of experience. Before committing fulltime to DAOs I was a web 2 entrepreneur with several startups under my belt. I am experienced working with blockchains and dapps, but I also have considerable experience with internet protocols including DNS (was many years ago but was a CCNP).

I am leading work on a Human Naming Service that plans to operate under human.eth. I understand both ENS and Ethereum at a low-level (but will probably cry if Nick quizzes me).

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ENS Name: ruzhyo.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I’ve been following ENS for years, and believe that it is the most important Ethereum protocol today. ENS should strive to be a neutral public good, to reduce friction in usage, to facilitate broad adoption, to continue to evolve and improve with the technology. I am willing and able to contribute to and participate in governance choices in order to best achieve those goals, and to see ENS continue to be massively important to Web3 developments in the years to come.

  1. Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree.
  2. Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree. The cost to acquire an ENS name should always be as affordable as possible in order to avoid discrimination based on wealth.
  3. Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree, with the caveat that making one public good more expensive in order to bolster another may not be the most efficient use of resources. However, if prices need to be raised in order to disincentivize squatting, but the DAO doesn’t need more income, raising prices to fund other public goods may make sense.
  4. ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree.

My web3 qualifications / skills:
I’ve been mildly active in DAO governance with a variety of protocols since 2019, but this would be my first time acting as a delegate. I pledge to be active and engaged in governance, and to be a good steward with your delegated vote. I will keep an open mind on all proposals no matter how absurd or straightforward they appear to be. I’m willing to have my opinion be changed by new information, but not for money. And my twitter DMs are open if anyone wants to talk about voting or ENS in general.

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**ENS name:thechef.eth

**My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:I have been using blockchain for years. This wallet already has more than 6800 transactions. I have been testing various projects without fear of gas fees in many projects. In particular, I was interested in ENS from the beginning, so I have a number of ENS names, and I was very interested in their use. I am so happy that ENS DAO is finally made. I want to be a part of the future development of ENS.

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’m a dentist. Unfortunately, I don’t have any special skills related to web3. But I have experience working as a beta tester for covalent, teller, eco, etc. Rather than direct technology, I will focus on the field of integrating dental medicine and ENS. I want to help ENS DAO and make me happy because of it.

ENS name: limes.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I have been an active member in the community, acquiring ens domains for famous people, posting instructive threads, participating in twitter spaces, answering ENS questions, and making suggestions for ENS. Becoming a delegate would be a privilege that I would take seriously and a role I would be active in because I believe in the future of the project. I believe billions of people will use ENS to identify their wallets. This future is something I want to take part in and something I would love doing.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution:

Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree, One of the most important things that web3 brings about is digital property rights. This starts with the ownership of your identity in Web3.

Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree, I believe ENS will outlive all of us reading this. I think it’ll be important for names to re-enter the ecosystem as they expire. Fees should be non-nominal, like the $5/year fee that is currently in place.

Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree, As the pool of funds grows, the DAO should use the pool of funds to foster growth in the WEB3 space.

ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree, ENS = Identity.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a CPA at a crypto group in NYC. My job requires that I am in touch and knowledgeable about the crypto space so I am constantly educating myself and participating with smart people who are directly developing things in web3.

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ENS name: kanerin.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

I understand the importance of the role ENS plays in promoting Web3. I want to be a part of this historic effort to lead the world in a better direction.
I am also an investor in NFT and run one of the largest NFT news media in Japan. I would like to absorb the knowledge and use it for global development as I am considering converting my media operation to DAO.

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

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree)**
    This right is an important one that should not be interfered with by any country or any organization!

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree)**
    We understand that the registration fee is an effective way to prevent malicious people from buying up and reselling ENS. It should be distributed or used appropriately.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree)**
    ENS revenues should be used to subsidize public goods other than ENS services. Only then will it be worthwhile to make it a DAO. The history of ENS will mature only when there is active discussion among the representatives.

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree)
    I agree with the policy that ENS aims to integrate with the legacy DNS naming system without sacrificing decentralization.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

I have been working on web development and media management of WEB2 for about 20 years. Currently, I am actively using ENS for actual NFT trading and other purposes. I am not a great programmer or engineer, but I can use the influence of my media to help promote ENS. I will devote my whole personality and resources to support and develop the ENS system.

ENS name: herozero.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’m super excited about the potential of Web3 and love discussing and brainstorming new ways to use technology to solve valuable problems in the world.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree, as long as everyone has equal access over time. I believe we should not leave underrepresented/underprivileged communities out of the Web3 revolution. If companies try to buy up a ton of names out of the gate to spike the price and resell them so people that can’t spend a bunch of money only get all the lame user names over time, that would sort of suck for everyone…how do we build systems to prevent it becoming a shitty version of Godaddy in 10 years (would be my question…).
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree - “public goods” would be a valuable discussion and I’d love to participate. As the backbone of Web3, how could we give back to the community and world in a way that’s sustainable for the long term?
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment): Agree - there will likely be a long, drawn out adoption rate of Web3 for most of the world (5-10 years), so it’s critical to enable super easy onboarding for a wide variety of current existing stakeholders in the existing infrastructure. I’d rank order the industries likely to adopt web3 the fastest and why.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • Learning Solidity with CryptoZombies - mostly doing a lot of listening and curious note taking at the moment. So much to learn and things change so quickly, it’s important to me to take a long view and understand context before making any big changes in direction. If involved, I’d be the guy trying to understand the 5 year vision before diving into specific initiatives or technical directions, etc.
  • Active in tech product management for 10+ years building strategic roadmaps for broad user adoption in multiple industries.
  • Pretty creative guy, which should be a skill but how do you talk about that without it
    sounding like BS…
  • Intuitive understanding of UX/CX etc. and building highly scalable systems + teams.

Thanks!

ENS name: jackie.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’d like to help from the metaverse side.

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: I am working on Web3 + WebXR metaverse.

ENS name: chrisberg.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: ENS an incredibly interesting frontier project bringing identity to the blockchain space. There is a major opportunity to create persistent identities across the crypto ecosystem and ENS DAO is in a unique position to capture that opportunity. I would love to be involved and bring my deep academic and practice expertise to bear on what is one of the most important problems in the crypto space.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution:

Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree. This is an underappreciated feature of the cryptoeconomy - the need for concrete pseudonymity.

Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree. Registration fees are an important part of product pricing and managing congestion but incentive mechanisms are a cryptoeconomic design question and need to be tied into models of value flow and capture. A fee can be a way of paying for marginal costs and if necessary preventing spam-like behaviour but we should be thinking more broadly about incentive structures.

Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree. This is critical - what we call public goods (or more precisely ‘local public goods’) in the blockchain space is actually a conversation about the deployment of DAO resources for investment and growth. ‘Public good’ provision is talked about a lot these days in crypto but needs to be talked about a lot more.

ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree. This needs to be a priority for the ENS DAO. It does not mean that ENS ought to be simply subsuming itself into the existing institutions of the global namespace but where possibly creating a decentralised, parallel but consistent alternative.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am an academic cryptoeconomist and research team leader with extensive experience in research, teaching and advising large and small crypto businesses and DAOs. In 2017 I cofounded one of the leading cryptocurrency research centres in the world, the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. RMIT is now the second top university for blockchain research and education on the Coindesk university ranking. I am the co-author of a major economic text in blockchain studies, Understanding the Blockchain Economy: An Introduction to Institutional Cryptoeconomics, and am deeply engaged in public policy work

I can bring a lot of experience, research knowledge, and governance expertise to the ENS DAO. I have worked with numerous projects working on cryptoeconomic design, tokenomics, and DAO governance, and have published extensively on treasury management, grant program design, voting and social choice in DAOs, some of which you can see at my website. In addition, I have worked on a number of identity projects of potential relevance to ENS, including chairing credentials working group of the Australia Government’s National Blockchain Roadmap.

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ENS name: allenkong.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’ve been using ENS for a certain time and it becomes a critical part of my crypto life. ENS will be the entry point/portal of the metaverse and I strongly want to be a part of the DAO to help the growth of this project.

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:
Few years crypto and web3 exerience acrossing GameFi, Defi, Crypto trading, Metaverse, NFT, DAO…

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ENS name: vybz.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Cryptocurrency has changed my outlook on life and given me renewed purpose. The zero barrier to entry/participation (we have to keep fighting for this), great equalizing nature of the web3 environment (we are all the same behind .eth name), with zero censorship. I really believe in the ENS constitution and as such want to contribute my time and resources as an ENS delegate to progress these tenets.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** AGREE - we are all sovereign individuals with rights to privacy. ENS enables this and many more features that will develop with Web3 propagation
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** AGREE - vital we discourage scalpers/squatters to ensure ENS stays as a public utility protocol. Additionally it will ensure ENS names that have been abandoned/lost accounts will eventually be released back to the protocol for others to use. We should always consider incentive mechanisms and unattended consequences (e.g. registration fee amount)
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** AGREE - ENS funds should be used to support/improve the ENS protocol first and foremost in line with ENS constitution. Followed by supporting other initiatives/projects outside of the ENS ecosystem should be considered. We should be mindful this doesn’t cause conflict of interest with delegaters and outside projects re funding allocation, maybe we can add to constitution (via vote). Key way to minimize this is via having really diverse distribution of governance tokens.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**AGREE - vital we have global standard integrating with the global namespace. This would also improve over time due to network effects and ultimately making ENS protocol anti-fragile.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am an cryptocurrency believer/advocater since 2015 when I got my first BTC (been hodling since then). Building substantial NFT collection (150+ NFTs including many blue chips). Web3 evangelist onboarding family, friends and colleagues into the ecosystem. Mechanical engineer IRL and transitioning to work full time in Web3 space over next 6 months
Checkout my main NFT collection link: https://opensea.io/Vybz