When Snapshot was forked at the beginning of 2021, Harmony was in a very different place. Harmony was not yet implemented as a network option on Snapshot.org — so in an effort to quickly support our governance requirements, the team forked Snapshot from Snapshot Labs and rolled it out on gov.harmony.one.
Since its deployment, 38 spaces were created. All Harmony DAOs rely on Snapshot to run important elections such as protocol proposals and electing DAO governors.
A year later and Harmony network is now fully supported on Snapshot.org. With an ever-growing number of DAOs on Harmony and a plan to create many more, it is critical they have access to reliable services to run and manage their organizations. Sadly, the forked version of Snapshot is now extremely outdated and lacks many important admin features. If you’ve ever had to make updates to your Snapshot space, you’re well aware of how manual and slow this process was (mostly because I was the bottleneck in the process!). We’ve also had our share of system downtimes and bugs.
In the interest of decentralization and providing a reliable product to the Harmony community, we have decided to sunset our forked version, effective February 28th, 2022 , and instead, use the hosted version of Snapshot. Users will no longer need to create pull requests to create and modify their spaces and will have access to the latest and greatest features.
From March 1st, 2022 , users will not be able to create any new spaces or proposals. We will keep all the spaces for archival purposes until May 1st, 2022 .
There are so many advantages to using Snapshot.org. For starters, you’ll have complete control over your space that you can edit anytime you wish. No more pull requests! Multiple pre-defined and custom strategies are supported. You can even take advantage of custom domains and plugins.
Moving to Snapshot.org
Moving to Snapshot.org comes with a few caveats:
- Unfortunately, existing spaces and proposals cannot be migrated. Owners will need to create a brand new space on Snapshot.org.
- Harmony Chrome Extension Wallet will not be supported. However, MetaMask staking will be deployed shortly so you should be able to create a custom strategy to vote with your staked tokens.
- While the service is free to use, new spaces will need to use or purchase an ENS name using ETH. This is a one-time expense. Instructions below.
While this is an inconvenience for existing spaces, we’re confident the pros of using a stable and modern Snapshot will more than make up for it.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.