StarkNet Builders’ Council - Mission Statement

Council members hold no additional governance rights than other Delegates. Applying as a delegate here is the best way for community members to contribute to governance as of now.

From my understanding the Builder’s Council 6-month charter is meant to:

  • Grant voting power to a distributed set of StarkNet application developers to ensure their input is considered in network upgrades
  • Discover a relationship between a Voting Council and the DAO

We’ve had consideration about how the Builder’s Council will look like after this charter: potentially some forced cycling of members through ranked voting, potentially dissolving the council entirely if the delegate role fills our needs. These 6-months are meant to be a pilot for us to test this interaction to best understand how we can open up participation and expand responsibilities.

As for the selection process- there may have been just as many people debating who should be on the builder’s council as there are people on the builders council. If you check out this list, it’s pretty considerate of many different actors in StarkNet. Not perfect, but approaching representative. I think @s0lness is confident in the group.

Just as the builders council, we expect the role of delegates to evolve as well. One note is that more voting power will be available for delegation as more of the Foundation’s token allocation is distributed. There will be a calculated introduction of tooling following major decentralization events to ensure Delegate’s are able to receive significant voting power based on their good faith contributions to StarkNet governance.


Do you think its safe to delegate to someone ?
Could they still some tokens or it working only for voting power activities ?


It is safe to delegate. The StarkNet Token contract implements standard delegate and delegateBySig functions from the Compound delegation module. These functions are standard and do not transfer tokens, they only delegate the voting power.


Who are able to make proposals? What will happen when community rejects council’s proposals?


it is totally true, if you want someone represents your interests you are able to delegate him/her your tokens. If you trust the delegated person, you can do it without any doubt


will be sessions of the Builder Council public or private?


I dont get how to participate in governance
It is neede to hold The StarkNet token, but it is not distributed yet, so as i understand, token distribution will be firstly and after that we can participate in governance module


As explained in the Medium post, only the Foundation itself is able to propose topics for now. These topics, during the First Phase of Governance will only be about protocol upgrades.

Should the community decide not to go forward with a protocol upgrade, it will not be implemented on StarkNet Mainnet.


We’ll hold meetings, record them, post them here and on the dedicated Github repo. Finishing out the final details soon.


Delegates, token holders and members of the Builder’s Council can participate in governance at the moment. When the StarkNet network decentralizes its consensus the StarkNet token will flow and anyone will be able to get tokens and vote.


Good job Starknet, good luck team and devs


The article says that the first vote will take place in the coming weeks. Is there a more exact date yet? :face_with_peeking_eye:


Is it online governance or offline governance?


I think this is what you are looking for ser:


Governance is based on voting using the StarkNet token. Voting is done “Off-chain signal vote (Via Snapshot)”.
Source: StarkNet’s Governance First Phase | by StarkNet | Starknet Foundation | Dec, 2022 | Medium


At the moment no, more to come in the next weeks.


Hello sir.
Your reply here says Starknet token is locked for a year, so it is safe to say that the token and announcement for full decentralization will be 4th Qtr of 2023?

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Decentralization as in “when will anyone be able to participate in consensus and block-building” is still being worked on, recommend reading this: Starknet Decentralization Day Summary


i opened and saw some amount number of delegate (near 9k). But only a little amount of delegate have have token STARK and only they have voted on Snapshot. You have a strategy for decentralization and governance DAO, but it is not being implemented. It is big issue for Starknet, its development and all community


Very much looking forward to the governance of the committee