RPIP-23: pDAO Charter Source

Describes what the pDAO is for and how it will operate
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Vote Date2023-07-17
Vote ResultPassed

RPIP-23: pDAO Charter Source

Describes what the pDAO is for and how it will operate


It would be useful to more explicitly define the Protocol DAO (pDAO) in terms of who they are, what they are expected to do, and how they are expected to do it. This document is intended to be a foundational definition document that will serve (a) the pDAO itself in answering “what’s the right thing to do” in a given situation, and (b) the greater community in understanding “what should we expect” and “what shouldn’t we expect” from the pDAO.


Superseding this RPIP requires a 2/3 or greater supermajority pDAO vote

pDAO Values

  1. The pDAO SHALL serve the Rocket Pool community at large; this comprises rETH holders, Node Operators, and RPL holders
  2. The pDAO SHALL be defined as Node Operators, with power based on effectively staked RPL
  3. The pDAO SHALL actively govern the protocol in the interest of the Rocket Pool community at large
  4. pDAO members SHOULD either
    1. Be informed and engage in public discourse about governance, or;
    2. Delegate their voting power to someone that is informed and engaged
  5. The pDAO SHALL prioritize protocol safety
  6. The pDAO SHOULD prioritize the health of the Ethereum network
  7. The pDAO SHOULD prioritize decentralization
  8. The pDAO SHOULD prioritize permissionlessness

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Valdorff, "RPIP-23: pDAO Charter," Rocket Pool Improvement Proposals, no. 23, June 2023. [Online serial]. Available: https://rpips.rocketpool.net/RPIPs/rpip-23.