Arbitrum DAO Sessions at Devconnect

Hi all,

We are putting together an in-person event at Devconnect called “Arbitrum DAO Sessions” on Thursday, 16th November.

You can learn more about it, and sign up, here:

It will mostly be an informal day, but if there are any good sessions / panels / activities you would like to see, then drop a comment here.

Let’s make the most of being together in person!

p.s. Arbitrum Day will be virtual and consists of talks by many in the ecosystem. If all goes well, we will attempt to stream the talks at the venue as well.


PRAISE! I have been really hoping for something like this! Thank you for organizing, you are a hero!


Nice, see you there! Ben from API3

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Workshop Proposal - ThankARB Reputation Workshop

A 2 hour workshop full of post-its and participatory design intended to understand what actions taken in the DAO are valuable indicators of quality participation. And how to not let Goodhart’s Law get the best of us.

Facilitated by: Disruption Joe

This workshop will be used to help create the ongoing reputation of the ThankARB program. This can be used to decentralize councils, multisigs, and evaluation services!

*Doesn’t require 2 hr.


Great to see the community growing and meetups are awesome!

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It would be cool to delve into the key objectives for the DAO in 2024. One topic I find interesting is the concept of power distribution within the network. Today, “technically”, the Security Council has the power to make an upgrade at any time, has implementing a “High Alert Mode” been considered? This would be triggered in emergencies, such as if the network fails to produce valid blocks for a set period, say “x” hours.

The “High Alert Mode” could be a feature integrated in the L1 contracts, designed for rapid response upgrades. Key points for this feature might include:

  1. The Security Council would only assume its full authority during High Alert Mode.
  2. Activation of this mode would be strictly reactionary, triggered by system failures, and not by direct human intervention. Thus, increasing trust minimization and adding an extra layer against wrench attacks and regulatory changes, while still allowing for an upgrade via multisig - but only under specific conditions.

Another engaging topic is sequencer decentralization. The ARB staking proposal adds some ambiguity here imho. It’s not entirely clear whether new sequencers would be required to stake ARB for participation. Could the DAO vote to elect new sequencers and decide how to distribute sequencer revenues? Such a governance and revenue distribution model seems particularly suitable for Arbitrum (i.e active and opinionated governance) compared to other PoS systems.

Finally, with the launch of Orbit mainnet and the ability to switch the DA layer when deploying your Orbit chain, there’s a lot of potential for new use cases like gaming and socials within the Arbitrum ecosystem (which is gud). However, the trust assumptions required for an optimistic rollup with off-chain DA might risk asset safety for users. To mitigate this, why not introduce more modular options? For instance, given that Orbit chains can leverage Stylus and that RISC Zero is Rust-compatible, developers could have even more possibilities to innovate.

These are some initial thoughts I hope can be explored at the Arbitrum DAO Sessions.

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Did you see this work that was done during #GovMonth? ThankARB: A Strategy, Framework, & Platform for Arbitrum’s Success

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hey @stonecoldpat - thanks for putting the event up! RARI Foundation would love to join and share our journey of getting funded by the DAO to integrate the Rarible Protocol + give updates on project status.