Into the Bytecode

Charles St.Louis is the COO at Element Finance, a protocol for fixed and variable rate yield markets.

Show Notes

Charles St.Louis is the COO at Element Finance, a protocol for fixed and variable rate yield markets and previously the governance architect at MakerDAO. In this conversation, we talked about Element’s governance system - with a particular focus on voting vaults, a powerful new primitive that decouple the relationship between capital and voting power and allow much more expressiveness in how users are given a governance voice in the ecosystem.

Timestamps:
2:54 MakerDAO’s arc of decentralization
7:51 how Maker influenced Element’s design
10:22 the Governance Steering Council
21:25 voting vaults
29:10 L1 and L2 for governance
33:23 qualitative evaluation for contributions
37:50 the ElFiverse and NFTs in the Element community
42:24 on being a protocol delegate

Mentioned in the show:
The Governance Steering Council - https://medium.com/element-finance/the-governance-steering-council-63aea7732262
Voting Vaults - https://docs.element.fi/governance-council/council-protocol-smart-contracts/voting-vaults
The Elfiverse - https://elfiverse.element.fi/

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