The Product team is working on UX testing on the trading app. Please visit Maze to participate in this initiative. [8:20m]
Governance reform is underway, including templates and standardizing KIPs. [9:15m]
The Overall Process KIP empowers a set of governance stewards to enforce standards and move the governance process forward. [24m]
Sophon Discussion [17m-40m]
The Sophon Framework outlines the roles and responsibilities of Sophons, and formalizes their value to the DAO. The Sophon onboarding/offboarding process will be broken out into another KIP.
Hazard: Sophons are expected to execute the mission of the DAO on behalf of the various stakeholders. Due to their subject matter expertise, Sophons are in a position to educate token holders and act as representatives of the protocol itself. [19:30]
The Sophon nomination process may be similar in design to delegates or council members from other DAOs, so lessons may be learned from other models.
Sophons originated from the community and core contributors. Part of Jason’s proposal includes requiring Sophons to provide rationalizations for their arguments. [25m]
Above Average Joe mentions that from his experience in Bankless, Sophons should act in the interests of their constituents, and the onboarding/offboarding process provides the checks and balances needed to maintain accountability. [29m]
Sophons should review proposals and act on behalf of the protocol and community while also using their expertise to act as “white blood cells” against poor proposals. [30-35m]
Jason, AAJ, and aia believe Sophons should be compensated for the work in order to incentivize high-caliber individuals, but appropriate checks and balances should be in place (for example, a requirement to hold ROOK or xROOK).
There is much discussion around handling toxic or malicious Sophons, particularly during off-boarding. For example: who stands above the Sophons to intervene in a hostile situation?
Hazard points out that the failure mode is not extreme, since a KIP could always be created to deal with the toxic Sophons. They could prevent consensus, but they cannot execute malicious code. “The worst that can happen is that nothing happens.” [50m]
“Do not muzzle the ox that grinds the grain” – Above Average Joe (Deuteronomy 25:4)
Schedule Changes [57:00m]
Treasury Tuesday will continue every Tuesday as usual.
The Gov Workshop will be moving to bi-weekly (twice a month); odd weeks will be used for Community Office Hours.
The Friday Town Hall will be rebranded as “Rook DAO Status Update” to discuss the high-level updates from each team and move to a biweekly cadence. Odd weeks will be used for events such as Twitter Spaces, AMAs with other teams, etc.