My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I love ENS. I even made an ENS How-to guide back in the day with Crypt0snews back in 2017:
I am a huge supporter of digital identity projects on ethereum, heavily involved in both BrightID and iden3, and I consider ENS to be in this category as well. I am excited to give back and support this critical Ethereum infrastructure.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership is an absolute right:
We should keep this protocol simple and free of any discrimination, even if seemingly justified. If someone has a copyright on a name but someone else has their ens name… thats just too bad… it’s not worth jeopardizing the legitimacy of the overall system to fight for people’s IP “rights”
- Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism:
Ideally ENS should use fees as a way to protect the protocol first… It has reached a level of success at this point where the funding coming in is at an excess for what is needed and the protocol should function more similar to a non-profit foundation than a for-profit corporation.
- Income funds ENS and other public goods:
This is what made me want to jump in as a delegate. I am so excited to see ENS start to fund Public Goods in the web3 space and become a major player in this scene!
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace:
Let’s make ENS an integral part of the Domain Name infrastructure! Of cousre, without sacrificing our core values.
My web3 qualifications / skills:
Here is my delegate report card for Gitcoin, of which I am a top 5 delegate: https://www.daostewards.xyz/
I’ve been a contributing member of the Ethereum community since 2015 & received a masters degree in Digital Currency in 2016.
As community manager for Slock.it and TheDAO, I helped form the community around TheDAO and led every angle of the crisis response effort following TheDAO Hack.
I co-founded the White Hat Group, which secured the at-risk funds (10% of the total supply of ETH) during TheDAO hack and one year later rescued $210 million dollars worth of crypto assets following the Parity Multisig Hack. I also audited Aragon and MakerDAO systems with the WHG.
In 2016, I co-founded Giveth, a donation platform similar to Gitcoin, we have 2 dapps that are focused on funding non-profit projects inside and outside of the web3 space.
I co-founded DAppNode in early 2018 to ensure the p2p world has true hardware decentralization.
I co-founded the Commons Stack in 2019. The Commons Stack is the natural progression of Giveth’s efforts to build the future of giving from a Token Engineering perspective with a goal of creating Public Good focused economies. Our first Commons, the Token Engineering Commons, is very close to launch.
I have contributed to dozens of other projects as well, most notably, iden3, Hermez, and brightID and continue to support all 3 in an advisory capacity.
I also lead 2 crypto focused burning man camps Look me up in 2022