ENS name: trunzo.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I came of age in web1. As a teenager posting on AOL’s Final Fantasy message boards, we were a DAO without a token or treasury: community-governed, open debate, shipped products in the form of fan fiction and even a text-based RPG, hosted meetups, shared alpha – and the list goes on. For over 25 years, then, I’ve been primed to contribute mightily to a decentralized organization! To boot, I am (1) a current DAO contributor, most notably at the culture hub $FWB, (2) a web3 and metaverse strategist through my advisory firm Burrata (burrata.io), (3) a financial regulatory attorney who has worked at one of the world’s premier. white shoe corporate firms, Cadwalader and (4) a futurologist who has been giving presentations to the c-suite of multi-national legacy institutions on the EVM, NFTs, play to earn, sovereign identity tools and many other blockchain issues since early 2017. One could say “I’ve been around the block,” and I believe this vast and unique set of skills make me an especially notable candidate as an ENS delegate.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - Minor comment here is that as long as issues related to ownership rights are freely and openly discussed and fairly voted upon, I believe the spirit of this section is strong and will work to uphold it at all costs.
- Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - As with blockchains more generally, fees and associated costs are a primary mechanism to prevent spam. I am in favor of this provision but would like to figure out a way to bring fees down over time to a. level of “minimally viable fee issuance that still prevents spam but invites wider user.” That’s a mouthful, I know! And at a minimum, I think it would be important for ENS to eventually explore rollups, particularly of the ZK variety, and live on its own shard once the roadmap to Eth2 is complete.
- 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 been an active evangelist, investor and strategist in the web3 space since early 2017. Indeed, the moment I first heard of Ethereum, it was as if I had an out of body experience: everything I was hearing, I had heard before and knew to be true – I could finish the sentences of the person who was speaking to me. Since then, on the legal side, I went on to contribute to America’s longest continuously operated law firm, Cadwalader, as a blockchain advisor as well as to the Brooklyn Project, Cardozo Law School’s pre-DAO Telegram group (kind of became “The LAO”) that helped lay the framework to structuring token launches that do not run afoul of the US’s securities laws (still an issue, obviously there’s work to be done!). On the culture side, I have (1) worked with consumer brands like Levi’s to develop NFT strategies and understand the inner-workings of web3 communities, (2) lived in metaverses like Decentraland (name’s “tyrell” – send me a friend request, I’m on nightly!), (3) contributed to discourse at the leading culture DAO, $FWB and (4) started a DAO of my own, vroomDAO ($VROOM – liquidity coming soon) and thus am a “in-the-weeds” expert on the operational side of DAOs.
Thank you for reading my lengthy proposal. I’d have made “Vote for Tyrell” wearables in Decentraland…actually, I might still do that!