As explained in this incubation post: https://forum.shapeshift.com/thread/incubation-tmdc-revisions-summer-2023-45396, @jonisjon is stepping off the committee. This is to vote for who should replace @jonisjon on the committee.
Here is a written summary from each candidate on why they think they would do a good job on the committee:
I joined ShapeShift DAO in 2021, initially only as a French translator. My role evolved into more of a DevOps contributor for that Workstream while still providing translations. I’m also part of the Rewards (pre-)Committee and active in many cross-Workstream areas of the DAO which gives me a broad overview of the DAO’s activities. Prior to this I owned and ran a small business providing IT development services for over a decade.
I regularly participate in Tokenomics and TMDC calls by sharing my perspective/experiences in this space and I’ve also learned a lot from the fine people who take part in these calls. I’ve been in crypto since 2016, I’m very curious about new protocols, platforms, and financial tools built in this space. I’m by no means a professional trader, I’m a firm believer of “time in the market beats timing the market” and I have a rather conservative approach to investments personally (generally risk adverse, if we can say this for anyone in crypto).
I strongly believe our treasury should be actively diversified and not just in stablecoins even if they are an obvious operational priority. Most of our DAO’s activity revolves around Ethereum/EVMs/Cosmos but I believe our DAO should hold more Ether for the yield opportunities with Proof-of-Stake staking, and bitcoins because of its sound money properties (so preferably not wrapped on another blockchain for the same reason). I’ve mentioned this on occasion during Tokenomics/TMDC calls so if I’m chosen by FOX holders as a new member of the TMDC, I will attempt to bring these points up in a more serious manner during our discussions.
Lastly, since this has been brought up when I’ve shown my interest in joining the TMDC as something that might make communication harder with the Committee, it should be taken into account that I’m only able to participate in voice calls as a listener and I will give my input through text messages (chat/forum/votes). I have not experienced any big issue in my other DAO responsibilities because of it, but I think it’s relevant to mention this fact for an informed vote.
I believe that I bring a different viewpoint to the discussions. I am not a Tokenomics guru, but rather a basic user who has taught myself everything about crypto. I have tried everything from mining back in 2014 to long holding and spot trading, experiencing both successes and failures. Through this, I have been able to get my life out of debt and into a positive state.
My outlook is more risk-tolerant than others that I have listened to. I am in favor of using our non-stable treasury into different percentage-bearing directions. If we can use the positions displayed on our site to our collective advantage, I think that we should, while keeping in mind all of the possible risks of each move.
It seems that my idea of setting up a list for pairs/tokens to deposit into is shared with the outgoing member. However, I am not sure if my skillset is up to this challenge. I believe that the other candidates have strong positions in their respective views, and either of them would be great additions to the TMDC.
I will attend almost every meeting, whether I am a voting member or just an advisor. A “Yes” for me will allow me to vote on the choices, while a “No” will not prevent me from attending or voicing my opinions and thoughts.
With a proven track record building in DeFi and a keen understanding of tokenomics, i humbly submit my application as a co chair of the TMDC.
I bring significant experience in decentralized governance. For example At MakerDAO I received 10,000 MKR delegated from at max 11 delegators. As a financial steward, I have evaluated budgets, allocating a substantial amount of DAI (32 million worth), ensuring a cautious and deliberate approach to treasury management. A highlight included my involvement in a working group has also contributed to bringing in a 2% yield from Gemini with $500 million AUM, showcasing my ability to optimize financial outcomes. My 100% communication and impressive 98.99% participation rate exemplify my dedication to transparent and active engagement, that and like almost 400 votes.
Additionally, my expertise in token and governance mechanics and project evaluation (from positions at Compound Finance, OKcoin, Maker, and Rabbithole) positions me as a valuable asset in shaping a new paradigm of ShapeShift’s treasury management. I am driven to help create a risk framework that we eventually automate, allowing the DAO to move past narrative-driven decisions and objectively recommend capital management strategies that preserve and eventually supplement & lengthen the runway.
Moreover, I have a distinct passion for token mechanics and am enthusiastic about exploring value accrual mechanisms or even stewarding entirely new programs to bring value to FOX token holders. By fostering innovation and funding promising projects, I aim to contribute to the growth and success of the ShapeShift ecosystem.