✔️ Call for Applications - ProtocolDAO Signer Election (H2 2022)

Preamble

With TDP 45 being resolved by our Meta Governors via Snapshot, we are now happy to start the election process for the ProtocolDAO with this post. This is the official announcement that starts this process that is specified in the proposal as the first step: Announcement. More details can be found in TDP 45.

Process

Interested members will be given 2 weeks to signal their interest in written form in this thread (with further details below), and an additional period of 2 weeks can be added to the initial timeframe should quorum for seats not be met. The respective ProtocolDAO signer election Snapshot vote will be opened the following week.

A multi-winner ranked-choice voting option will be utilized via Snapshot.

The term length is 6 months and a stipend of 1000 mUSD per month is provided for each signer.

Tasks and responsibilities

Being a signer for the ProtocolDAO is an active role, and it does require regular activity and knowledge about the mStable ecosystem and the proposals that are up for execution. This new structure does not allow for passivity and simply signing transactions that are queued in the multisig!

The basic tasks and responsibilities of each signer are as follows:

1.) Be available to confirm multi-sig transactions within a 24 hour time window except in rare circumstances, which should be communicated to the Cat Herder at least 24 hours in advance

2.) Be available and willing to participate actively in monthly Governance Signer Calls (in the afternoon hours UTC)

3.) Have a solid understanding of good OpSec practices, including the mandatory usage of a hardware wallet

4.) Additionally, ProtocolDAO signers should have a sound understanding of Solidity, smart contract interactions, and other relevant skills to perform their duties well.

Call to action

Calling all interested applicants to reply to this post to signal their intent in running for the signer seats. Please provide the following information:

ENS name/Ethereum address:

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:

My contributions to mStable so far:

Verified Message Signature: (https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message 4)

Next Steps

Pending no delays in regards to reaching quorum, this election will be taken to a Snapshot vote on Monday, the 8th of August 2022.

We are looking forward to executing the mStableDAO restructuring and onboarding our first set of signers! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Cat Herder in our Discord.

ENS name/Ethereum address:
trustindistrust.eth

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
I am currently a signer for the ProtocolDAO, and was a signer for the GrantsDAO.

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
I want to continue to play a formal role at mStable, helping ensure decentralization. I’ve learned a ton about how Solidity and smart contract interactions work over the past 7 months. I am fully equipped to closely examine transactions to be signed by the ProtocolDAO.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
I have performed in the signer role for the past ~7 months, signing a large number of transactions promptly. Once I knew how, I began checking function signatures and arguments of the proposed transactions for validity.

More generally, I have an information security background; I spent 2 years performing web application assessments on a ‘white label’ basis for a well-known vendor with high technical standards. I’m well-acquainted with security issues ranging from infrastructure and web applications to social engineering.

My contributions to mStable so far:
I’ve participated publicly since April '21, both here on the forum and in the Discord. I was offered Metanaut status and accepted. I’ve used the Save product continuously since April of '21 as well.

While I often “sit in the dissenting chair” during discussions, it’s because I want to improve the protocol.

Proof Of Hardware Wallet:

Verified Message Signature:

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  "address": "0x2247772B13194424010404812bDEFd7025bFfeC3",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\ntrustindistrust.eth\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nI am currently a signer for the ProtocolDAO, and was a signer for the GrantsDAO.\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nI want to continue to play a formal role at mStable, helping ensure decentralization. I've learned a ton about how Solidity and smart contract interactions work over the past 7 months. I am fully equipped to closely examine transactions to be signed by the ProtocolDAO.\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\nI have performed in the signer role for the past ~7 months, signing a large number of transactions promptly. Once I knew how, I began checking function signatures and arguments of the proposed transactions for validity.\n\nMore generally, I have an information security background; I spent 2 years performing web application assessments on a 'white label' basis for a well-known vendor with high technical standards. I'm well-acquainted with security issues ranging from infrastructure and web applications to social engineering.\n\n![media_FWeHj5EXoAASUQ4|690x388](upload://kVLtrNBzKw6O8QWITuPLYkJAooA.jpeg)\n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\nI've participated publicly since April '21, both here on the forum and in the Discord. I was offered Metanaut status and accepted. I've used the Save product continuously since April of '21 as well.\n\nWhile I often \"sit in the dissenting chair\" during discussions, it's because I want to improve the protocol.\n\nProof Of Hardware Wallet:\n![20220718_152720269|376x500](upload://tOrzG6jT0MWJBdCYybk7HetiHKp.jpeg)\n\n\n**Verified Message Signature:** ([https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message 4](https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message))",
  "sig": "0xbb63c09c114689d274134a93c460045a45f55026637ef3817edd90af2bc73c7332e07c00514893755ee5c2dd829b902e96e62f2c8f9c93a9c0ec2627dc1900b01b",
  "version": "2"
}
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ENS name/Ethereum address:
dimsome.eth

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
Product Manager

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
As a Product Manager, it is important to keep track of protocol changes and adjustments and their release timing to coordinate with all parties involved. Having a signer role, would allow me to activly influence and participate in transactions and benefit my role within mStable DAO to increase coordination.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
Have coding experience and some experience in writing smart contracts. Understanding of core contracts and the ability to interact with them directly.
Also experience in being a Cat Herder within the ProtocolDAO.

My contributions to mStable so far:
Been a community contributor since many moons ago, started out as a Cat Herder for the ProtocolDAO, transitioned to a full-time role and then became Product Manager.

Verified Message Signature:

{
  "address": "0xE76Be9C1e10910d6Bc6b63D8031729747910c2f6",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\ndimsome.eth\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nProduct Manager\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nAs a Product Manager, it is important to keep track of protocol changes and adjustments and their release timing to coordinate with all parties involved. Having a signer role, would allow me to activly influence and participate in transactions and benefit my role within mStable DAO to increase coordination.\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\nHave coding experience and some experience in writing smart contracts. Understanding of core contracts and the ability to interact with them directly. \nAlso experience in being a Cat Herder within the ProtocolDAO.\n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\nBeen a community contributor since many moons ago, started out as a Cat Herder for the ProtocolDAO, transitioned to a full-time role and then became Product Manager. ",
  "sig": "0x6cb779cf8c1231e249b0a154878e4d8b056f2815c1eff90c98b59060413fc5ce0e3a92df76a8ef7e05100ab9dc34173d769cc202c6376b6928a7d3452d0f01161b",
  "version": "2"
}
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Also from the BuilderDAO we would like to nominate @naddison and @doncesarts as the OpsSigner for the ProtocolDAO.

ENS name/Ethereum address:
0x2f2Db75C5276481E2B018Ac03e968af7763Ed118

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
Lead Contracts Developer

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
I’d like to continue raising and signing transactions for the ProtocolDAO.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
I’m across all the mStable contracts and protocol processes.

My contributions to mStable so far:
Contracts Developer since Jan 2021. Lead Contracts Developer since Jan 2022.

Verified Message Signature: (https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message 4)

{
  "address": "0x2f2Db75C5276481E2B018Ac03e968af7763Ed118",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\n0x2f2Db75C5276481E2B018Ac03e968af7763Ed118\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nLead Contracts Developer\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nI'd like to continue raising and signing transactions for the ProtocolDAO.\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\nI'm across all the mStable contracts and protocol processes.\n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\nContracts Developer since Jan 2021. Lead Contracts Developer since Jan 2022.",
  "sig": "0x287682a9061b9b305e5d36eca8b537cc61e6568b5e4b4b985185631631bf035028844a0aa83412dac247479a186d19316c0996e32e9fc077bd0ffe79c1c6fbcd1b",
  "version": "2"
}

ENS name/Ethereum address:
doncesarts.eth

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
Contracts Developer

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
I have been raising and signing mStable transactions since the beginning of the year. Taking care of v1 contracts and I want to continue taking care of any new developments.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
Developing mStable contracts and automation of protocol processes.

My contributions to mStable so far:
MStable Contracts Developer since November 2021

Verified Message Signature: Ethereum Verified Signed Message

{
"address":,0xb4db24a77db4a77242f1e7e6aa346aecc440f6df
"msg":, "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**
doncesarts.eth

**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**
Contracts Developer

**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**
I have been raising and signing mStable transactions since the beginning of the year. Taking care of v1 contracts and I want to continue taking care of any new developments. 

**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**
Developing mStable contracts and automation of protocol processes.

**My contributions to mStable so far:**
MStable Contracts Developer since November 2021"
"sig":0x625bba586492c2ac81764526892dd844400ecc12295aa65212a2d9fcf570ae146545b66da972f790a715d776dd2e5d2c5ab62825c7adf5474ce430e39268fd2600,"
"version": "2"
}

ENS name/Ethereum address:
0x6EbdF9240A5b6c6d69384c99BDc4c46df04Cb0Cf

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
VP of Engineering

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
I want to make sure the protocol changes we are making are seeking the best value for our MTA holders.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:

  • Software Developer Experience
  • Understanding how the mStable products work
  • Understanding how to interact with on-chain data

My contributions to mStable so far:
Joined mStable at the end of September/October 2011 and since then I have been working on a variety of topics: hiring, vision, team structures, processes, on-chain analysis and others.

Verified Message Signature:

{
  "address": "0x6EbdF9240A5b6c6d69384c99BDc4c46df04Cb0Cf",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\n0x6EbdF9240A5b6c6d69384c99BDc4c46df04Cb0Cf\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nVP of Engineering\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nI want to make sure the protocol changes we are making are seeking the best value for our MTA holders.\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\n- Software Developer Experience\n- Understanding how the mStable products work\n- Understanding how to interact with on-chain data \n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\nJoined mStable at the end of September/October 2011 and since then I have been working on a variety of topics: hiring, vision, team structures, processes, on-chain analysis and others.",
  "sig": "0x965284e11cec00f6e4c5b07d1110bac0c4cd9946f5e18c68ede0d6648c0313bd0dfb37e8c240e40f94d6b508772402640ec6d5cd464273202d7da69412a6df4200",
  "version": "2"
}
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ENS name/Ethereum address:

0xC5ee70CDBa695F864FA07A378aF6711f45D1339A

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:

Co-founder

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:

Execute the will of MTA Govenors. Ensure the protocol protects its users

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:

4.5 years in crypto; 1 at a crypto fund; 3.5 contributing to mStable

My contributions to mStable so far:

Co-founder and co-contributor for 3.5 years. ProtocolDAO since 2020

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“address”: “0xC5ee70CDBa695F864FA07A378aF6711f45D1339A”,
“msg”: “ENS name/Ethereum address:\n0xC5ee70CDBa695F864FA07A378aF6711f45D1339A\n\nCurrent position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:\nCo-founder\n\nMy reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:\nExecute the will of MTA Govenors. Ensure the protocol protects its users\n\nMy qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:\n4.5 years in crypto; 1 at a crypto fund; 3.5 contributing to mStable\n\nMy contributions to mStable so far:\nCo-founder and co-contributor for 3.5 years. ProtocolDAO since 2020”,
“sig”: “0x0772ed000b2c50cf1405ee5c618c1c5e429c8150800f9870d520d79ce476174228df302171d78b678a9622fd7eb2a674831ecf48789cd9f5f9ec38d59c1224241b”,
“version”: “2”
}

ENS name/Ethereum address:

phenrikand

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:

No current position in mStable, other than active participant in governance.

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:

I’d like to help the mStable DAO as it is a project close to my heart.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:

Co-founder mStable, Co-founder dHEDGE and CIO of crypto fund Apollo Capital.

My contributions to mStable so far:

Co-founder mStable.

Verified Message Signature:

{
“address”: “0x5e055693D6FeE356ABe3Ff5960584b839184101E”,
“msg”: “ENS name/Ethereum address:\n\nphenrikand\n\nCurrent position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:\n\nNo current position in mStable, other than active participant in governance.\n\nMy reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:\n\nI’d like to help the mStable DAO as it is a project close to my heart.\n\nMy qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:\n\nCo-founder mStable, Co-founder dHEDGE and CIO of crypto fund Apollo Capital.\n\nMy contributions to mStable so far:\n\nCo-founder mStable.”,
“sig”: “0x67dbca73ddf9ce2358bcc5223d58f42798af508259c2d433ac455f4470294a837629666cd1a27d12c6e4dd653df9cbc05e168d579492cc776afb6193bb868fc71b”,
“version”: “2”
}

1 Like

ENS name/Ethereum address:
0xd104c11064371aF11cFC390C92E41D2E622018F1

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
Contracts Developer

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
I’d like to raise and sign transactions for the ProtocolDAO. I wish to raise my involvement with the project.

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
I’m fully involved in development of mStable v2 contracts/protocol

My contributions to mStable so far:
Contracts Developer since May 2022

Verified Message Signature:

{
  "address": "0xd104c11064371aF11cFC390C92E41D2E622018F1",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\n0xd104c11064371aF11cFC390C92E41D2E622018F1\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nContracts Developer\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nI’d like to raise and sign transactions for the ProtocolDAO. I wish to raise my involvement with the project.\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\nI’m fully involved in development of mStable v2 contracts/protocol\n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\nContracts Developer since May 2022",
  "sig": "0x9a629615739ba400a061c73f323248a93feac5e413dee41bc741a21331b8c0d70f96e61fa4caeb6aca1bf1256b12253284a89da30ba5b2720e43a1afd64aabf81b",
  "version": "2"
}

ENS name/Ethereum address:
0xC26E7b4103a4026557917149C9D9e3Eb8238BE66

Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:
Growth and Partnerships

My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:
Contribute actively on protocol governance and ensuring votes are executed on MTA holders’ will

My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:
2 years of contributing to mStable part-time - content, partnerships, strategy, product, etc

My contributions to mStable so far:
2 years of contributing to mStable part-time - content, partnerships, strategy, product, etc

Verified Message Signature:

{
  "address": "0xC26E7b4103a4026557917149C9D9e3Eb8238BE66",
  "msg": "**ENS name/Ethereum address:**\n0xC26E7b4103a4026557917149C9D9e3Eb8238BE66\n\n**Current position, if any, inside the mStableDAO:**\nGrowth and Partnerships\n\n**My reasons for wanting to be a signer on the DAO:**\nContribute actively on protocol governance and ensuring votes are executed on MTA holders' will\n\n**My qualifications/skills/relevant experiences that would benefit the DAO:**\n2 years of contributing to mStable part-time - content, partnerships, strategy, product, etc\n\n**My contributions to mStable so far:**\n2 years of contributing to mStable part-time - content, partnerships, strategy, product, etc\n\n**Verified Message Signature:** ([https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message 4 ](https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message))",
  "sig": "0x42c6324ecf2d77be72a993f8d8e4872aa8c0e2aac9621768738bfff18b16b35e50f90019b3fc9e87f2f84bd3530a1e248fbb0f2d6690245b7f68c705020b5c5c1b",
  "version": "2"
}
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A big thank you to everyone that applied in the official mStable H2 Signer Elections of 2022!

We will now move all applicants into a multi-winner ranked-choice voting Snapshot that will commence on the 8th of August 2022 and complete on the 12th of August 2022 at 10AM UTC!

Please ensure that you have also verified each of the signatures of each applicant you intend voting on prior to the Snapshot to ensure their 0x address and application is legitimate! (You can easily verify the signatures here)

Very much looking forward to welcoming all winners into the respective DAO, and wagmi! :sunglasses:

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The mStable ProtocolDAO Signer Elections for the 2nd half of 2022 are now officially live, and will conclude this Friday at 10AM UTC!

Get your votes in sers! :+1:

The signer elections have resolved

Pending confirmation of the election from the elected signers, we will begin the onboarding process!

Elected members, please respond to the thread if you accept the election.

ProtocolDAO

  • Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Result: GitHub

@james.simpson: Do you accept the result? :heavy_check_mark:
@dimsome: Do you accept the result? :heavy_check_mark:
@trustindistrust: Do you accept the result? :heavy_check_mark:
@rugolini: Do you accept the result? :heavy_check_mark:
@doncesarts: Do you accept the result via mandate? :heavy_check_mark:
@naddison: Do you accept the result via mandate? :heavy_check_mark:

A very important note regarding @phenrikand: please also state explicitly if you wish to be elected into the TreasuryDAO OR the ProtocolDAO, as you won a seat in both and we need to re-run the script to determine who will be elected into the DAO you will not take part in.

Thank you everyone for voting, and upon successful resolution of the signers accepting their seat, we will begin the above mentioned signer rotation manoeuvre.

I shall accept the result.

I accept the nomination.

I prefer to be in the Treasury DAO, thanks

Because of @phenrikand choice, the ProtocolDAO has one additional seat to allocate. The calculation was run once again, excluding the candidate.

Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Result: GitHub

The order changed slightly but in effect @rugolini got elected.

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Thank you kindly Herr dimsome, I adapted the above post to reflect the new results accordingly!

I accept the nomination.

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