Earlier this year, I shared my personal goal to see Grape as provably the most decentralized DAO by the end of the year
There are a few big milestones left to hit (things like council tokens, quorums, and mint), but one of the biggest we can handle by the end of the year is voting on a new Discord owner
Although it might seem like a small decision, I dont think there is a single example of another protocol/DAO/project that has put this decision to a vote. We’ve already made big strides with Twitter ownership through the Twitter Bot, and Discord is arguably the last web2 instance we need to handle
This is a big step forward
What I propose as next steps
Over the next few days, people who are interested in being the Discord Owner can share their willingness in this thread. I can only transfer ownership to someone that accepts it, so nominating people that are not willing to take control is a waste of time
We can discuss criteria for eligibility of ownership and compensation for the role. It’s a very big responsibility as Discord is a common attack vector for scammers. Some variables could be existing roles, grape holdings, time involved in the DAO.
Its possible that this role can include other DAO core responsibilities (ie agenda setting, DAO moderation, etc…).
We can discuss a voting process. Ideally, we have the vote either here or on Discord and then ratify it with a polling vote onchain.
We should strive to have candidates figured out before December 15th and voting before December 25th.
In any event, I will transfer ownership by the end of the year. As a council token holder and one of the largest active $GRAPE voting members, I feel that ownership of Discord concentrates too much decision making power in my hands. If the DAO fails to agree on a new owner by end of year, I will use that decision making power one last time to choose the next owner myself.
This is no way will change my involvement in GRAPE; in fact, it is steps like this that make me (and all of us I hope) more involved with what we are trying to achieve here: making DAOs a reality
This is an exciting and essential step in our decentralization; a step I will be sharing with the broader Solana and Blockchain ecosystem as an example of how we, GRAPE, continue to bravely lead the way in DAO primitives!