Solution to improve Dao efficiency

1. Motivation:

I believe Shapeshift is very serious about the its Governance Process and involving community in making key decisions

I’m a co-founder of Syncvote. I believe our tool can add tangible value to the implementation of Shapeshift’s governance process without any changes to the current setup. The goal is to let admins and members focus on making decisions instead of getting lost in tech stuff.

2. Problem Now:

I see 3 existing problems in implementing Shapeshift governance process:

  1. The proposer must remember all the technical details of the governance process to avoid making mistakes.

  2. The proposer has to bounce around different platforms, such as Discord, Forum,… for each step of the process.

  3. Any solution that could potentially consolidate everything into one platform for consistency and ease of navigation would require the DAO to abandon its current setup and adopt a new one.

3.How We Solve It:

Syncvote provides a chrome extension. It works as a unified front-end for any DAO member that wants to make a proposal to Shapeshift. It acts like a central hub, no more bouncing between different platforms. Members can kick off and handle proposals, watch progress, and move through stages – all in one interface.

Why Syncvote will fit nicely into the current Shapeshift practice:

  1. Non-invasive, there isn’t any new platform to familiarize with, just open the extension and click “start new proposal” to start.

  2. The extension works with all the platforms DAO has been using, so you don’t need to make any changes to your current setup.

  3. It’s free, our goal is to eventually put every DAO to operate completely on-chain, so until Shapeshift decides to write data on-chain; it won’t cost you anything.

My co-founder’s created this video to illustrate how the plugin works for a DAO: Syncvote Demo

4. Next Steps to Implement:

To implement this transformative solution for Shapeshift we propose the following steps:

  1. After the proposal has been passed, I will convert the Governance Process into a format compatible with Syncvote. An administrator/coreteam member can help me to follow-up and also check its accuracy.

  2. After that, Shapeshift will start announcing to community members on forum, announcement channels on discord and twitter… that they can start using Syncvote extension to make new proposals from then on.

In conclusion, I see this as a straightforward implementation that helps to smooth governance experience for Shapeshift community members. I would be grateful if Shapeshift adopts Syncvote.

Thank you for reading my post. I would like to have your feedback on this topic.

Sounds interesting, however the entire process is on Snapshot. Ideation and full vote. nothing else required atm. Does the extension work on other browsers? some use firefox/brave as well.
Thanks for letting us know of this !

Hi mate,
Atm, the extension is on Chrome only, we will expand to others browers soon

Hello @Giantkin ,

Thank for your above feedback,

I believe that the process would be start at the forum, where members start a proposal to gather feedbacks. Am I correct?

I would love to make a product demo to show how Syncvote could really fit into DAO governance.

Can admin or any community members instruct?

I just watched the demo. looks cool.

Questions. this looks more like a took for users to make it easier to propose etc.
Doesnt really seem like something the DAO itself needs to be involved in.
(i assume im missing something there, that requires the dao to be involved, i just dont see why)

Chrome extensions: some ppl are leery of such. security risks etc.

The steps taken, are still the same result. (posts to a forum/snapshot etc) but the tool used to make the overall easier looks like it would be great for users. I kinda thought that it was a new platform that its all done ON the platform, not dropping it on the same setups. So thats kinda cool (better in my mind) than trying to convert everyone to use a totally new system.

Thanks for revisiting this topic.

If you join the discord, (after verification etc) look for ‘Partnership request’ and do a blurb there. someone will make a Thread for it, and steps taken to get farther along.

I looked at your posts/proposals on other platforms. This was commented on a few of them…
you using Boilerplate advertising is not a good lock.

I get why you are doing it this way, but it looks like its failing.

This tool, you might want to focus on toward the USER not the DAO 's itself. as it helps individual, not the group.

It still uses forums/discord/snapshot etc. just gives them a single interface. With some added risk, as the app would have to know login info for each user.


hm. same post, 3 users. maybe starting to see a pattern.

Partnership Flow might be the place to start.