This election is to appoint three members for the Meta Governance Committee. They will start their term on block 14300000 (~March 1st, 2021) and serve for 1.2M blocks (~6 months).
The MGC is an elected body, entrusted with the task to vote on Meta Governance votes, but only when the community does not reach quorum. Members of the committee are asked to cast their vote on each Meta Governance vote (FOR, AGAINST, or ABSTAIN). In return for their efforts, each member receives a fixed stipend of 1500$ per month, paid in $INDEX via the Operations Account. The quantity of INDEX each MGC member receives will be determined in line with the current methodology for how monthly Contributor Rewards are determined.
Members of the MGC are elected for 1.2M blocks (~6 months), with a current maximum of three consecutive terms. The committee has five seats, of which every quarter either two or three are open for (re-)election.
The election takes place via weighted voting and a person needs to go through a nomination procedure to be eligible for the election. The three nominees with the most votes, will be serving in the MGC. They will start their term on block 14300000 (March 1, 2021).
The following nominees are put up for election:
- Lavi (@Lavi)
- Matthew Graham (@Matthew_Graham)
- Noah (@Ncitron)
- Kiba (@Kiba)
- Brian Adam (@sixtykeys)
- Ronald Wiplinger (@elmit)
- Mel (@mel.eth)
My background is in consulting in traditional finance, overall I’ve spend roughly 6 years in the financial industry before moving full-time into web3 about 7 months ago.
I’ve been contributing to the Coop for over 12 months in various areas. I’m one of the initiators of the MGC and have been serving on the committee since its inception. I’m part of the GovNest leading the GovDesk Pod, where I’ve been taking care of all things related to MetaGov and especially MetaGov Ops over the past 6 months. I am also a core contributor to PrimeDAO, where I lead the development of Prime Rating.
Hoping to serve the MGC and the Coop another term.
Matthew Graham (@Matthew_Graham)
I am a mechanical engineer who also has a Bachelor in Investment Finance and Corporate Finance. I joined Index Coop in December 2020, formed and lead the Finance Working Group, now Finance Nest. I am heavily involved with day to day activities within the Finance Nest and also, more recently the Index Council.
I am also active in the Aave ecosystem having proposed many ARCs and AIPs, including the DPI listing on Aave V2 Markets and Aave Arc Markets. I have a very well established network within DeFi, most notable Aave, Balancer and Tribe DAO. Index Coop is currently invested in the Balancer Boosted Pools and Tribe DAO’s fuse pool and is building a BAL and TRIBE position outside of DPI and GMI respectively. I am also actively involved in revising Index Coop’s tokenomics model which I am sure metagovernance will feature.
I am currently a student at Duke University studying electrical engineering and computer science. I joined the Index Coop in November 2020 and have worked on many areas across the technical stack. Today, I work mostly on our smart contract infrastructure. I am also responsible for maintaining all of our metagovernance infrastructure including our snapshot bot, snapshot strategy, and vote delegation contracts.
I am an active participant in governance, and have written the code for and submitted several on-chain governance proposals for Aave. In my next term on the metagovernance committee, I hope to integrate with new protocol’s governance, and continue our reputation as good stewards of DeFi governance by implementing impactful proposals across the protocols we hold stakes in.
I am a software developer and DeFi degen. My crypto journey started in 2018 working at ConsenSys as a strategist then fullstack dev. Early 2020 I dove into DeFi full time and started working at DAOs contributing on governance, tokenomics, and product.
I started contributing at Index Coop in October 2020, was one of the first gold owls, helped form the meta-governance committee, and am the methodologist on the Data Economy Index.
Brian Adam (@sixtykeys)
I have a background in Economics and Finance. I have been a contributor to the Index Coop since June 2021, and an active governance and metagovernance participant. I am one of the co-creators of the inaugural Governance Working Group, now the Governance Nest, in which I currently lead the Governance Operations Pod. I am also a contributor to the Gyroscope Protocol where I provide inputs on their governance systems.
I would like to use the opportunity of being on the MGC, as a learning experience that will allow me to further deepen my knowledge of the protocols that our products currently consist of. And learn from the great minds that currently serve on the MGC, while using this knowledge to further serve the Index Coop DAO and the greater DeFi ecosystem.
Ronald Wiplinger (@elmit)
I am an Electrical Engineer. After I was a programmer in several companies; I became an assistant at the Technical University in Graz, Austria. I lead several technology companies in C-level positions, these included a hard/software development company (Graz, Austria), further an ISP startup (Taipei, Taiwan), and an AI company (Taipei, Taiwan).
My crypto experience started in 2013. I had miners, but after the power bills hit me, I switched to trading instead. Hereby I used trading bots.
I will live till June 2022 in Taipei (UTC+8) and will relocate to Vienna, Austria (UTC+1, [UTC+2]).
I am retired and have so a lot of time to participate in meetings.
In Index Coop, I was one of the initial members of APACWG. Since the new IC structure, I am “shopping” where I can contribute best.
I have a BA in Architecture and a BS in Civil Engineering, before IC I was a construction finance consultant. IC contributor since April '21: founder of IC DAO contributor newsletter and founding member of the Governance Operations Working Group. Currently Lead the Governance Nest. I’m active in both governance and metagovernance voting. I have no other ongoing DAO affiliations or known conflicts with the duties outlined; spot-conflicts should they arise will be noted on a case basis.
Should I be elected I will endeavor to always vote for Index Coop sustainability as the primary consideration. Thanks all.
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- Once selections are made, click [Vote] and sign the transaction; at this point, no changes can be made.
The voting will be live from Monday, Feb 21, 12 PM EST at Index Coop Snapshot for 72 hours.
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