ENS name: ryandmiller.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Web3 is clearly the future of the internet. We here all know that, but the vast majority of internet users (aka most of the world) do not, and still many others are purposefully ignorant because of the threat to their centralized systems and processes. Those in this latter category would like to keep it that way because of the power it gives them to extract economic rents in all sorts of ways from the masses. Therefore, any tool that reduces friction around access and improves the user experience and adoption is something I strongly support. ENS does exactly this, and in the long term can be a way for individuals to have a digital identity that they can control and access all the benefits decentralization has to offer. And the sooner the better!
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 635
- Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
- Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
-Agree, but because I see decentralized identity as so critical to Web3, I feel the DAO needs to find mechanisms to reduce price barriers to entry in order to increase accessibility, thereby maximizing adoption. While L2 reduction of gas fees will help, it still may not open up access to everyone. Maybe users can contribute non-monetarily to the project, or maybe stake for a set period of time rather than outright purchase their name? While this might come at a cost of revenue, the increase of adoption could open up new value streams for the DAO that more than compensate.
- Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
-Agree, and necessary to allow for adoption, although guardrails have to be put in place to prevent DNS from sitting on names without actually procuring them.
My web3 qualifications / skills: Chainlink Hackathon participant (democratizing access to limited release goods through decentralized lotteries). Working on a project to craft a California ballot proposal using Quadratic Voting to build consensus amongst diverse stakeholders to include the general public (could use something line ENS for Sybil resistance!). Solid understanding of smart contracts and decentralized protocols. Cannot develop myself but can read and understand code. Entrepreneur and business generalist beyond Web3.