Forum Accounts: @Bobbay_StableLab , @Matt_StableLab
Ethereum Mainnet Address: 0xea172676E4105e92Cc52DBf45fD93b274eC96676
ENS name: Stablelab.eth
Twitter handle: StableNode Twitter
Website: StableNode Website
Please provide your past experience and contributions to the StarkNet ecosystem.
StableLab has shown our support for the StarkNet ecosystem long before we decided to apply to become a delegate. We have voted in support of MakerDAO’s collaboration with StarkNet via voting in support of almost 10 StarkNet-related votings, including Initial Parameters for StarkNet Simple DAI Bridge, Maker Teleport Deployment on Starknet and Associated Risk Parameters - August 1, and Maker Teleport Deployment on Starknet and Associated Risk Parameters - August 15
We also supported StarkNet through a recent Aave On-Chain vote titled Aave StarkNet Phase I - Aave <> StarkNet Bridge deployment/activation.
Why do you want to be a delegate? How do you plan to fulfill this role?
StarkNet is focused on providing permissionless decentralized scalability to dApps. We want to support the future of zk-rollups and their role in allowing dApps to scale without compromising Ethereum’s composability or security. With reliable governance, StarkNet will be able to grow safely and sustainably. We look forward to playing a key role in turning StarkNet’s vision into reality.
We focus on meaningful participation in each DAO we work in. In addition to voting, commenting, and presenting proposals, we take on active leadership roles in the communities. Through these leadership positions and the proposals we author, we can initiate positive change across the DeFi ecosystem.
Our commitment to providing value to DAO governance has allowed us to grow to be one of the largest delegates in most major DAOs and serve on important committees in others. For example, in both MakerDAO, Element Finance, and 1inch, we started with minor delegation and are now the top delegates.
One way we provide more value than the traditional delegate is by authoring proposals in the DAOs we work in. StableLab recently authored successful proposals in 1inch, Hop, Element Finance, and Jet. We are able to identify the needs of the DAO, draft professional and well-thought-out proposals, and use community feedback to enact positive change. This allows us to present new ideas and help the DAOs progress toward their goals, one proposal at a time.
Please list and explain the core values that will guide your decision-making.
Active: We participate in every aspect of the governance process, ranging from presenting proposals, providing feedback in the forums, and active voting.
Research: Our decisions are backed by scientific research.
Trust: We act unbiased and transparent, according to our code of conduct, driven by a strong set of ethics and values.
Please provide your past experience in DAO governance.
StableLab currently acts as a delegate for Maker, Aave, Balancer, Optimism, Jet, Element Finance, Safe, 1inch, Hop, Paladin, and Euler. We have a team of governance analysts that works together to ensure we are active and informed delegates in all the DAOs we work with.
Additionally, StableLab currently holds/held the following special roles:
Our voting history can be seen here on boardroom or on our notion tracker.
Please provide your skills and areas of expertise.
Why should someone delegate to you? Anything token-holders should know about you?
StableLab is a “professional delegate” working on decentralized governance across various DeFi protocols. To ensure that StableLab is represented in a uniform and value-driven manner, we have a set of governance delegate policies that team members follow. Our goal is to participate in a professional, unbiased, transparent, and reliable manner while promoting the journey to full decentralization. Our expertise is the product of our research and years of experience working with and for DAOs.
Our team has been in the space for many years, both in research and as core contributors to protocols such as MakerDAO. We are focused on supporting protocols to reach a safe and sustainable level of decentralization.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach but we provide a framework of principles and tools we have developed throughout our experience. We have developed a systematic and robust approach to governance and growth. Creating principles that optimize the objective outcome of the decision-making process is key to successful governance.
Please provide any potential conflicts of interest with your participation in StarkNet governance as a delegate.
StableNode invested in various entities such as Forta and Superfluid. StableNode contributes to various protocols’ governance, such as MakerDAO, Element Finance, Balancer, 1inch, and others, all disclosed on our website.
StableNode will disclose in case the voting might create conflicts of interest. StableLab works as the governance arm of StableNode.
What we like about Starknet
Stable Node envisions Starknet becoming one of the leading layer 2s on Ethereum. Using STARKs, as well as the native innovations, StarkNet will allow dApps to achieve unlimited scale at a fraction of the cost.
StarkNets native account abstraction will enable a more seamless experience within crypto ranging from social recovery, session keys, and batch operations, amongst others, for interacting with DeFi, Games, and Web3. This will introduce a much-needed improved UX and contribute to onboarding the next millions of users.
How do we work?
At Stable Node, we have a team of governance analysts constantly researching and participating in the DeFi space.
This allows us to keep our skills and knowledge up to date so we can make informed decisions. Additionally, our team is able to use the knowledge to brainstorm new experimental ideas and innovations regarding governance, keeping our team to be on the leading edge of governance.
Finally, we make it a point to build relationships with the community and core team for each protocol we work in to ensure we are meeting the needs of each protocol. We hope to use our research, new ideas, and personal connections to help StarkNet achieve its goals.