Validator DAO Election to fill up a spot for the Q4 2021 Term

The Validator DAO needs to fill up one Governor spot during this term because @Abraham is leaving us. Read more here: Harmony Validator DAO - Abraham

  • So it’s time to get your candidacy in today!

The Harmony Validator DAO is tasked with the goals of representing, expanding and strengthening the Harmony Validator and Delegator community while supporting the Harmony Protocol and Network.

The Harmony Validator DAO Mandates

  • Decentralization: bootstrap thousands of elected validators, grow diverse validator profiles
  • Security: support high staking rate, promote security practices and tooling
  • Participation: facilitate protocol upgrade proposals, recruit votes for improvements

Decentralization: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO you will assist with the onboarding of new validators through education, direct assistance and improved automation tooling. You will provide education and training in addition to Bootstrapping diverse Validator profiles.

Security: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO you will assist the community in securing the network by encouraging high staking rates within the community and provide education on best security practices for Validator nodes both on cloud and on personal servers.

Participation: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO, you will be assisting with participation in governance by facilitating discussions on Harmony core protocol proposals and by encouraging participation in voting on these proposals by the Validator community. You will work to assist proponents in capturing ideas and getting them into the Harmony Improvement Proposal process. You may even write and submit proposals for funding Validator DAO initiatives.

As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO, you will work on deliverables for the DAO and be expected to provide them in a timely fashion. The Harmony Validator DAO is a flat organization with no internal hierarchy, all Governors should be self-starting contributors who can work autonomously without supervision. You will encourage member participation in the DAO and always look to the Validator community for consensus.

We encourage all who are interested to submit their candidacy for an elected position as a Governor of the Validator DAO. The dates regarding the election process are as follows:

Thursday 18th November at 12 AM PST, 2021: Submit Your Candidacy — To submit your candidacy, go to Governance/Validator - Harmony Community Forum and make a new topic with the title: Validator DAO Council 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, Wednesday, November 25th (Midnight PST the Night Of The 25th). No candidates will be considered who enter AFTER that time. Thursday, November 26th at 12:00am PST, 2021: 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.

Campaigning

The days between Thursday, November 26th and Sunday, November 28th will be dedicated to conversations and communications about what the Harmony Validator DAO means to you, what should and shouldn’t the Validator DAO do and asking the members of the community to vote for you.

There will be a Discord AMA in the Harmony Discord server under the channel Validator DAO on Saturday, November 27th, at 9am PST. The candidates will be able to respond to questions from questions from the community. We will seek questions from the community prior to the AMA.

6pm PST Monday, November 29th, 2021: Elections:

The election runs from 6pm PST, Monday, November 29th until Midnight PST, Sunday, December 5th. At the end of which the new Governor will be elected into his position. The vote will be held on the Validator DAO Mainnet seed here Validator DAO Mainnet Proposals .

Once the election closes at Midnight PST on Sunday, December 05th, we will know who our governor for the Validator DAO will be. He will be integrated into all current communications systems and start the organizing process in accordance with the charter. He will start by building their Charter annexes.

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Looking forward to seeing the new candidates :))

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The field for candidate submissions is closed.
Voting snapshot is here: Snapshot

Candidates:

  1. Crazy Frate Validator @FRATE
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Crazy Frate Validator ( "FRATE" Grozav Dumitru)

  2. Harmony Universe @HarmonyUniverse
    Validator DAO Council candidate: Harmony Universe

  3. HoundOne @HoundOne_Validator
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: HoundOne

  4. Rhythm @RhythmValidator
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Rhythm

  5. The Stable Europe Validator @jbeltran
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: The Stable Europe Validator

Next up is the AMA on Saturday, 27th November 9am PST / 5pm UTC on Twitter Space: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1YqKDqYnLENGV/

Voting starts on the 29th of November

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Excited for this. Thank you all and good luck to all the candidates. Everyone has great plans to elevate the validator community’s success :raised_hands:

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So many great candidates! This elections is going to be a hard decision and more exciting then last election.

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We decided during AMA to post the answers to the 3 main questions of the AMA:

  1. What can you contribute to the Validator DAO?
    Answer:
    As I mentioned, I am a non-tech person that decided to become a validator. Going from here, with 0 knowledge of Linux and whatever else it may be needed in a classical expected picture of a Validator, despite all challenges and thanks to Validators community support, I got my node up and running. Great docs, great community support, still for a non-tech person it requires the straight to ask dummy questions, questions that have the answers already in the docs, etc.
    So my contribution will be this experience of such a guy that understands the “outsider” and this will help us all to create and adapt the tools that will make the onboarding fast and easy for literally anyone that has the technical and financial resources to meet sufficient requirements to have the node up and running.
  2. what does “DAO” means to you and why is participating in governance of Creative DAO important to you?
    Answer:
    Thinking of the DAO I remembered the year 2014 when people of Ukraine gathered together on Maidan and fought and got the dictator president out of the country. The Maidan solved a big problem for the Ukrainian community.
    DAO for me is similar Maidan - community gathers in DAO through elected Governors which have to solve all challenges in getting the community to the targets we have in front of us. For that community delegates them the specific mandates so the governors have them as a guide from the community about the direction where we, as a community, have to move.
  3. The Validator DAO is in the moment working on a program to bootstrap validators. What do you believe would be the best certification of a prospective recipient of the VDAO bootstrap funds?
    Answer:
  • It should be a small Validator with a sustainable node (technical parameters)
  • The person should be certified by Validators shool ( means he was trained and he knows how to deal with known issues that he may encounter)