The Harmony RPC DAO had its first meeting today. The decision was to move forward with elections on talk.harmony.one. However community feedback and input is needed. Below is the elections announcement soon to be posted. Given the urgency of resolving the RPC issues sooner than later, a 48 hour commenting period will be open for this draft.
Some questions needing feedback:
- Who should vote? Validators or the community in general?
- Who should qualify? It was brought up that Harmony shouldn’t support a Governor’s own RPC. Thoughts?
- How fast? Below has a rushed timeline. Should we slow down? Speed up more?
- What should be changed in the draft below? What should be added?
- Anything else?
The Harmony RPC DAO is tasked with managing the direction of the JSON RPC services which interacts directly with the Harmony blockchain. The RPCDAO will educate, direct and plan for future expansion of these services to existing web, mobile and future metaverse application builders, to be able to interact with the chain, via RPC interactions, since it’s a service to help builders and creatives bridge from web2 development to web3.
The Harmony RPC DAO Mandates
- To onboard and incentivize Harmony node operators to run non-malicious RPC nodes; measure and reward for secure, performant and resilient operators within a trusted endpoint
- To research and improve upon RPC node operation best-practices to help manage traffic at scale while fending off malicious activities
- To collaborate with the Harmony Foundation’s core team as well as major node-runner ecosystems with the best practices of RPC node operations
For the first few terms of the RPC DAO will NOT operate like a traditional DAO. Given the Harmony team’s understanding and expertise of the current Harmony RPC structure, Harmony will lead the RPC DAO. As a Governor for the Harmony RPC DAO, you will work closely with the Harmony Team. The Harmony Team may assign tasks that need to be done within a timely fashion. RPC DAO, in discussions with Harmony team, can determine when the RPC DAO is able to work independently from Harmony and as a traditional DAO.
We encourage all who are interested to submit their candidacy for an elected position as a Governor of the RPC DAO. The dates regarding the election process are as follows:
Monday 7th February at 12am PST/8am UTC: Submit Your Candidacy — To submit your candidacy, go to Governance - Harmony Community Forum and make a new topic with the title: RPC DAO Council Q1 2022 Candidate: XXXX as the subject line (replacing “XXXX” with your name, of course). Fill out any details you believe are important for the community to know about you in order to receive their vote.
NOTE: The pool for candidates CLOSE at Midnight PST, Monday, February 21st (Midnight PST the Night Of The 21st). No candidates will be considered who enter AFTER that time. Sunday, February, 22nd at 12am PST/8am UTC: The Field is Closed — Once a candidate has submitted their candidacy to talk.harmony.one, they are free to campaign. Visit reddit, visit telegram, twitter or other social media channels.
The days between Monday, February, 07th and Monday, February, 21th will be dedicated to conversations and communications about what you can do for the the Harmony RPC DAO and asking the members of the community to vote for you.
There will be an AMA on talk.harmony.one on Saturday, February 19th, at 9am PST/5pm UTC. The community will submit their questions in a thread before February 19th. After Saturday, February 19th, at 9am PST/5pm UTC, the candidates will respond to questions from the community.
The election runs from 12am PST/8am UTC, Wednesday, February 23rd until Midnight PST, Wednesday, March 9th. At the end of which the new Governors will be elected into their positions. The vote will be held on Snapshot in the Governance - Harmony Community Forum .
Once the election closes at 12am PST/8am UTC on Wednesday, March 9th, we will know who our governors for the RPC DAO will be. They will be integrated into all current communications systems and start the organizing in discord channel to be provide.
Best Wishes to our Future Governors!