Arbitrum Multi-sig Support Service (MSS) Nomination Thread

Arbitrum Multi-sig Support Service (MSS) Application

This is the application thread for the Arbitrum Multi-sig Support Service (MSS). Qualified individuals and organizations should use the template below to nominate themselves if interested in taking on the role. Applications should be posted as a response to this thread. The application window will close 2 weeks from today, on Wednesday June 19th, at 11:59 PM UTC.

Summary
The MSS will comprise 12 elected individuals to all DAO-funded multi-sigs. They will be compensated a base USD amount, paid in ARB, for performing these services across the DAO. There will be 3 chairs, those who opt in with the most support on Snapshot, compensated at $2500/month in ARB, while the other 9 signers will receive $1500 per month. Each member will serve a 12 month term.

Resources
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Template

Prerequisite:

  • You must possess a hardware wallet capable of generating a fresh address specifically for this election.
  • This hardware wallet should be dedicated solely to activities related to the MSS, and not used for other applications.
  • Ensure the wallet is funded with sufficient ether to cover transaction fees on Arbitrum One. All fees will be refunded at the end of the MSS term.
  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite:
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes / No

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name:

    • Applying as organization: Yes / No
  2. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person):

  3. Country of Residence / Time Zone:

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation:
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations): :

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.
  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

Date:

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Application Template for Multi-sig Support Service (MSS)

Prerequisite:

  • I have read and oblige by the above prerequisites: Yes
  • I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

Professional Background:

  • Current Occupation: Professional Delegate Platform
  • Relevant Work/Educational Experience: We are a professional governance group and are excited at this chance to increase our participation in Arbitrum. We have been involved in the governance space for over three years and have experience across various blue chip L1 and L2 projects and chains.

Our multisig specific experience include:

  1. Uniswap Accountability Committee ($7m+): Manage and deploy Uni incentives across all of Uniswap’s cross chain deployments over a dozen wallets and chains. Also manage payroll and stipends for various other Uniswap committees and initiatives.
  2. Badger Treasury Council ($30m+): Manage BadgerDAO’s treasury and treasury related operations across half a dozen multisigs
  3. Lido Operations Multisig: Team that manages payroll and expenses for service providers
  4. Uniswap Arbitrum Delegate Program: Uniswap’s metagovernance team for Arbitrum
  5. Uniswap LTIPP: Hold and distribute the 1m $ARB grant received by Uniswap during the LTIPP pilot program.
  6. Optimism Anticapture Commission: Member of the ACC for voting on OP governance.
  7. Pear Protocol: Help manage payroll for Arbitrum’s Pear Protocol treasuries
  8. MakerDAO Velodrome: Manage incentive gauges for Maker’s DAI positions on Velodrome.
  9. Compound Governance Working Group: Group tasked with increasing governance participation and associated payroll
  10. Other: Various other smaller multisigs and internal team operations

Technical Skills:

  • List any technical skills that are relevant to multisig operation: Utilizing Transaction Builder, Submitting proposals directly to governance Contracts, Created/Signed hundreds (almost a thousand) transactions, Bridging to same instance of address across different chains, Utilizing Merkl for rewards distributions, Fireblocks multisig experience, Batching, Multi-approve, etc.
  • Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program: Utilized Gnosis Safe across dozens of multisigs as well as specific optimism deployments of the app for chains that aren’t directly supported yet. Also have experience with Fireblocks multisig signing and Yubikeys utilization.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  • Have you been involved in any projects funded by the DAO?: On multisig for Arbitrum’s contributions to Uniswap
  • Do you have any possible conflicts of interest?: Delegate across different protocols and L2 ecosystems

Motivation:

  • Why are you interested and what do you believe you can contribute?: We think this initiative by @Entropy is a great cost reduction for the DAO and we’ve been looking to get more involved with Arbitrum for a while now. We have extensive multisig experience and are clinically online at all hours so are often one of the first signers or transaction creators.

References and Experience:

  • Getty (@GFXlabs): Directly work together daily across multiple multisigs
  • Matt & George (@Matt_Gauntlet,@hiringdevs.eth): Worked together on Uniswap LTIPP proposal and consistent governance votes
  • Frisson (@Frisson): Work together on Uniswap Accountability committee/multisig
  • Abdullah (@AbdullahUmar): Various collabs across different multisigs and programs
  • Doo (Stablelab): Collaborated on various proposals and sit on a couple shared committees and multisigs
  • Huf (@Huf): Long time colleague and sit on Pear’s multisig

Date: June 5th, 2024

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Prerequisite:

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name: Dylan Brodeur aka limes.eth
  • Applying as organization: No
  1. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person): N/A
  2. Country of Residence / Time Zone: Eastern Time

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation: ENS DAO Steward, Co-Creator of Onchain Clarity Co
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations): :
  • ENS DAO Delegate, Steward, and Secretary
  • Arbitrum DAO Delegate

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):
  • I have been on many DAO multisigs, initiating most of the ENS transactions, and am always timely with signing transactions
  • You can check which SAFEs I am on at enswallets.xyz and arbwallets.xyz

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.
  • Previously, I worked at Layer3 and we ran a campaign funded by Questbook called Arbitrum Adventure
  1. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?
  • No

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?
  • I believe timely payments and attentive stewards of funds are needed to make good impressions on the builders of Arbitrum. I believe I am one of the best in the industry suited for this

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

Date: 6/5/2024

Application Template for Multi-sig Support Service (MSS)

Prerequisite:

  • I have read and oblige by the above prerequisites: Yes
  • I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  • Full Name: @jojo
    • Applying as organization: No
  • Contact Information (point person): @jojo, jojothecow@pm.me
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+2)

Professional Background:

  • Current Occupation: Risk Analyst, Product strategy @ Jones
  • Relevant Work/Educational Experience: I am a single Arbitrum native users, contributing almost since inception to Jones, as strategist. My main role is to design the model underneath our vaults, and especially analyse the risks. Beside this, I have been serving as advisors in the LTIPP and STIP grant program, in the UAGP as committee member, and in the Guestbook Arbitrum Grant Program for the “New Protocols and Ideas” domain. Before lapping as a cow, I was a computer engineer managing a cyber threat intelligence team for 7+ years for military and state entities.

My multisig specific experience include:

  1. Uniswap Arbitrum Grant Program ($2m+): Deploy and sign grant payments for accepted proposals; convert assets through Safe (we moved our runaway from arb to stables to increase the amount of proposals we could serve a few months ago, accordingly to what was disclosed to the Uniswap Community)
  2. Questbook Arbitrum Grant Program ($1M): Managing all transaction, alongside the PM, to disburse grants for the current season of the grant program. Note: was as well the manager and the signer for the previous season, ran for 6 months.
  3. Delegate Incentives Arbitrum program ($1M+): I am currently one of the multisig signer
  4. ADPC: I am currently one of the mutlsig signer
  5. Aura Optimism Incentive Multisig: used to be, when I was contributing to Aura Finance, one of the signer tasked to sign or create transaction to distribute OP incentives to the Aura gauges accordingly to different metrics epoch over epoch Manage and deploy Uni incentives across all of Uniswap’s cross chain deployments over a dozen wallets and chains. Also manage payroll and stipends for various other Uniswap committees and initiatives.
  6. Other: Various other smaller multisigs and internal team operations

Technical Skills:

  • List any technical skills that are relevant to multisig operation: Utilizing Transaction Builder, Signed A LOT of transactions in different msigs, Created A LOT of transactions in different msgs, Ability to batch transactions, Created my own safe that I use for voting and deployed that very same safe in other chains beside Arbitrum, Utilised several hardware wallets from several vendors
  • Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program: Used several applications in the Gnosis Safe as well as other applications through wallet connect mostly to convert funds, Knowledge of Angle to distribute rewards.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  • Have you been involved in any projects funded by the DAO?: I am part of the Jones team which has received through STIP and STIP.b an incentive grant
  • Do you have any possible conflicts of interest?: I have several roles in grant programs in Arbitrum (Questbook, STIP, LTIPP), one role in a grant program for Uniswap (UAGP). I also contribute to Jones in a full time role, as well as advising other protocols from time to time. If any specific COI will arise, I will disclose promptly to managers and team in the same way I did during STIP, LTIPP, UAGP and Questbook.
    Motivation:
  • Why are you interested and what do you believe you can contribute?: This initiative is, to be honest, much needed. There is no need for several multisig, and I say this going against my personal interest since I am a member in two. To me is not really about the cost saving, which will be important, but more about standardising the msigs operations across the dao, to have a more robust and resilient layer in regards to fund distribution. With a unique, big msigs, despite several people serving in, we can expect likely the security standard to ripple into all participants and elevate the overall awareness over time. Beside, I have always been a security oriented person (literally worked in cyber security for years), and I have always had a lot of experience with multisigs. More time than not, i am either the one who creates the transaction if no one else is available, or i sign right away.

References and Experience:

  • Cattin (@cattin): I help him with the multisig in the delegate incentive program, we also serve together in Questbook
  • Bernard (@bernard): We work together in the UAGP program, every month we sign several txs to disburse grants
  • Joseph (@immutablelawyer): I am part of the ADPC multisig, and while this program is relative new he can likely testify about me being always around to both being annoying and also sign transactions
  • Matt (@matt_stablelab): He has been the PM of the biggest programs we have had so far, Stip Bridge and LTIPP. He saw how i work and how much committed I am to the roles I have
  • I could likely list all the protocols I helped either through grant program, BD or others. More likely that a protocol has already worked with me than not.

Date: June 5th, 2024

Prerequisites:

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name: @westie
    • Applying as organization: No
  2. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person): rwest0015@gmail.com, @westiecapital on telegram
  3. Country of Residence / Time Zone: USA, CST

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation: Research Analyst at Blockworks Research
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations): Alongside contributing to Blockworks’ delegation and governance duties, I am also on the Synthetix Ambassador Council, the external governing body for Synthetix in other DAOs that operates using a council multi-sig, and am an Optimism Badgeholder, making me a very active participant in DAOs.

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

I use SAFE as part of the Synthetix Ambassador Council including the ability to batch transactions, make onchain governance votes, and other operations relevant to this position.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.
  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

I am operator for both Blockworks Research, which occupies the Research role for the ARDC, and a Synthetix Ambassador Council member.

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

As a long-time Arbitrum user who has been following the work of Entropy closely, I am a huge fan of the work they are doing to make the Arbitrum DAO more efficient and more profitable, and I would love to help in any way I can towards Arbitrum and Entropy’s success.

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.
    Mr. Mojo (Synthetix Ambassador Council) - @mastermojo83 on X
    EffortCapital (Blockworks Research) - @effortcapital on tg
    • Date: June 6, 2024

Template Arbitrum Multi-sig Support Service (MSS) Application

Prerequisite:

  • I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  • I choose to opt into MSS chair: NO

Personal Information:

  • Full Name: Griff Green
  • Applying as organization: No
  • Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person): N/A
  • Country of Residence / Time Zone: Turkey / Erratic, but usually between the Americas and Middle East

Professional Background:

  • Current Occupation: Co-Founder of Giveth & General Magic

  • Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations):

    I have been on several important multisigs over the last 8 years, some of the most notable:

    • TheDAO Rescue Multisig
    • The WHG Multisig on ETC
    • Aragon Community Multisig
    • Gnosis/xDAI Governance Multisig
    • Polygon-Hermez Emergency Multisig
    • Giveth, Dappnode, General Magic & all other projects I’ve founded

From 2016-2018 I helped to lead the White Hat Group which rescued a lot of projects most notably The DAO and the FIRST parity Multisig hack where we rescued 200M+ from vulnerable multisigs, and returned it all in about a week.

I am also a top delegate in many DAOs, ENS, Optimism, Gitcoin, Open Dollar, and of course Arbitrum!

Technical Skills:

  • List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  • Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

While not a developer, I am technical and feel comfortable reading solidity and deciphering bytecode when necessary. I am an engineer (Chemical) and am also one of the first people in the world to get a degree in digital currency (in 2016).

My griff.eth address is on 93 Safe’s and this one will help me on my march to 100 :wink:

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  • Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.
  • Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

I am a walking conflict of interest… I am a serial crypto founder of 10+ projects that live off grants and many of them may request a grant from Arbitrum (Giveth has received a couple). I also relatively influential in the Optimism and Polygon ecosystems, also Gnosis but to a lesser extent. I see my activity in these “competing” ecosystems as a plus not a negative as it gives me context and insight for this industry that few have access to.

I have a lot of reputation in the space and have no intention of tarnishing it.

Motivation:

  • Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

Mostly because Matt Fiebach of blockworks recommended I do it.

Honestly, I have seen things you wouldn’t believe & I truly care, I actually caught that there was no clawback function in the most recent Gaming multisig that is receiving 225M ARB this week, and I take signing txs seriously.

I don’t want to be a chair as I have a lot of responsibilities, and don’t have the bandwidth to do a good job, but I will definitely review transactions and make sure they get executed safely.

References:

  • Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

    • Jordi Baylina
    • Yoav Weiss
    • Anyone from back in the DAO Days… People tell me I am one of the few people that made it out of Laura Shin’s book looking pretty good.

Date: June 6th, 2024

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Submitting here my application. Thanks for the consideration and putting this together!

  • Prerequisite: I have read and oblige by the above prerequisites: Yes
  • I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes
  • Personal Information: Full Name: Sov
  • Applying as organization: No
  • Contact Information: sov@sovereignsignal.com
  • Time Zone: UTC-7 (US Pacific)

Professional Background:

Current Occupation:

Leading BD, Partnerships, and Grant Ops at Gitcoin

Relevant Work/Educational Experience:

  • Grant Program Development and Management: Leading BD, Partnerships, and Grant Ops at Gitcoin, assessing and managing grant programs across the ecosystem.
  • Program Development and Project Management: Ran a profitable mid-sized systems integrator for a decade before going full-time in Web3.
  • Non-Profit Grants Experience: Successfully managed local, state, and federal grants with a 501c3.
  • Web3 Grant Expertise: Creator and curator of LlamaoGrants, Blockworks Grantfarm, Curator of Crypto Grant Wire, and Sov’s Compendium.
  • Grantee Experience: Secured funding from major players like Polygon, Aave, the Ethereum Foundation, and Uniswap.

Technical Skills: List any technical skills that are relevant to multisig operation:

  • Familiarity with EVM-based wallets,
  • Experience managing multiple multisigs (across multiple chains) for grant disbursement and treasury management.

Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program:

  • Extensive experience using Gnosis Safe to manage grant programs and DAO treasuries.
  • Comfortable creating and executing transactions, including batch transactions.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

Have you been involved in any projects funded by the DAO?:

Gitcoin partners with Arbitrum DAO, most recently running all of our OSS Program Rounds on Arbitrum. Via the ThankARB Program, funds have been allocated to Gitcoin and our users.

Do you have any possible conflicts of interest?

None

Motivation: Why are you interested, and what do you believe you can contribute?

  • I am interested in joining the MSS to help ensure Arbitrum’s grant resources are allocated strategically and effectively.
  • My extensive grant program management experience and managing multiple multisigs would allow me to make valuable contributions in this role.
  • I am committed to transparency, community engagement, and maximizing positive impact.

References:

  1. Daniel Jacobs, Thrive Protocol
  2. Saurabh Dhekale, GMX
  3. Carl Cervone, Open Source Observer
  4. Kevin Owocki, Gitcoin

Date: 6/7/24

Prerequisites

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisites: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: No

Personal Information

  1. Full name: Reverie
  2. Applying as organization: Yes
  3. Contact Information (point person): Federico Daffina, federico@reverie.ooo
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: United States (Eastern Time)

Professional Background

  1. Current Occupation

Reverie is an investment and advisory firm focused on crafting generational companies and protocols.

  1. Relevant Work/Educational Experience

Reverie has been actively engaged in onchain governance for a number of DAOs since inception, as delegates, tokenholders, and active contributors:

  • dYdX

    • Leading the dYdX Ecosystem Development Program, serving as a partnerships and funding arm of dYdX, helping support infrastructure, chain services, protocol development, and growth.
    • Launched the dYdX Operations Trust, which hosts community and protocol infrastructure (forums, indexer, front-ends, etc).
  • Osmosis

    • Launched and led the day-to-day of the Osmosis Grants Program for 2+ years, awarding grants to value-add projects and accelerating the development of key strategic initiatives to grow the Osmosis ecosystem.
    • Ran a validator and actively participated in the governance of the protocol.
  • Orca

    • Designed and launched Orca’s governance framework and onchain DAO program, which also included launching a Governance Council to maintain protocol growth (we also sit on the Council).
    • Led several growth and development initiatives (treasury diversification, bug bounty, token market making, key hire intros).
  • Uniswap

    • We’re Uniswap delegates and have been involved in the creation and maintenance of the DeFi Education Fund (and sit on its multi-sig).
  • We’re also delegates for Arbitrum and Optimism.

Technical Skills

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation

We have extensive experience managing multi-sigs, queuing/signing transactions, and manually submitting governance proposals across different stacks (EVM, Solana, and Cosmos SDK).

  1. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program

We have experience with managing SAFE multi-sigs and can read transaction bytecode, so we’ll be aware of what we’re signing.

Conflict of Interest Declaration

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.

While we’re not involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO, we are Arbitrum delegates, so we’ll abstain from voting for ourselves on this proposal.

  1. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

We’re small investors in Sovereign Labs (a competitive rollup stack) and Optimism delegates.

Motivation

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?
  • We’d like to get more involved in the Arbitrum community as an organization and this would be a perfect opportunity to do so.
  • As Arbitrum delegates, this role would give us more exposure to how new DAO-funded programs operate, which will allow us to make more informed decisions when deciding how to cast our votes.
  • We fully support the MSS initiative as a way to improve the DAO’s efficiency and cut costs, especially as more programs are funded.
  • We have lots of experience with multi-sigs and understand the importance of being a responsive signer, which we’ll make sure to be.

References

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

Date: 6/10/2024

Prerequisites

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisites: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Info

Full Name: Puncar

Applying as organization: No

Contact Information: 0x.puncar@gmail.com

Country of Residence / Time Zone: US / EUROPE

Professional Background: Program and Risk manager

Current Occupation: Co-founder and Advisor

Relevant Work/Educational Experience:

  • Program and Risk Manager at EY Blockchain team
  • Co-founder of How To DAO, Bankless Consulting, PEERUP, DAO Governance Collective, and WorkoutDAO.
  • Contributor to MakerDAO, BanklessDAO, Gitcoin, and Index Coop.

Technical Skills:

  • I am not a developer but have been working in tech for more than 8 years, so have no problem with technical discussion or highlevel code review

Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

  • I am familiar with SAFE and part of multiple multisigs as I co-founded couple projects and also served as delegate and advisor.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

*At the moment, none of my projects are funded by Arbitrum. However, I am a reviewer for some grant programs and am very active in the space. It’s possible that some level of conflict may arise, but I will always keep everyone well informed.

Motivation:

I am interested in joining the MSS to contribute my expertise in RISK MANAGEMENT, Governance and DAOs. With my extensive background in founding and contributing to various projects, and being a Risk Manager, I believe I can bring valuable insights and support to the MSS.

References
@Pepperoni_Jo3 , @DisruptionJoe , @dside

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Prerequisite:

  • You must possess a hardware wallet capable of generating a fresh address specifically for this election.
  • This hardware wallet should be dedicated solely to activities related to the MSS, and not used for other applications.
  • Ensure the wallet is funded with sufficient ether to cover transaction fees on Arbitrum One. All fees will be refunded at the end of the MSS term.
  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  • Full Name: Xavier Finlayson
    • Applying as organization: No
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: x@treasure.lol
    • Telegram: @x_underscore
  • Country of Residence / Time Zone:
    • Europe - UTC+1

Professional Background:

1. Current Occupation: Community Manager at Treasure

2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations):

  • I am a contributor to multiple multi-sigs through working at Treasure. I am accustomed to operating concurrent multi-sig wallets, signing, queueing and batching transactions and am also familiar with setting up a new multi-sig wallet.
  • I am involved in Arbitrum directly through being a member and signer of the Treasure Arbitrum Representative Council. As part of the ARC I review governance proposals, research, write opinions and execute votes. I also liaise with the Treasure community on many topics including governance so will be well suited to reporting MSS activities back to the Arbitrum community.
  • Through the Treasure Community Grants program I am accustomed to aligning grant disbursements to milestone achievements.

Technical Skills:

1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:

  • Familiar and comfortable with multiple EVM wallets
  • Transaction management

2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

  • Regular and proficient use of:
    • SAFE including modules
    • Den
    • Zodiac mod
    • Snapshot/Tally wallet interactions

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.
  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

I am a core team member of Treasure and am a member and signer on the Treasure DAO Arbitrum Representative Council. I do not believe either of these will interfere with the duties of an MSS member in any great manner, however I commit to following the Conflict of Interest policy that has been set out.

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

I would like to contribute to the organisation and smooth running of Arbitrum DAO. I have been with Arbitrum through Treasure since Q3/Q4 2021 and have been part of its incredible growth and advancement since then. I am deeply aligned with the success and growth of Arbitrum and have the skills and experience to contribute in this capacity.

Due to the flexible nature of my regular work, I am often more available than others to sign, create or queue transactions as needed. As much as is possible, I encourage prompt finalizing of transactions that have been set up, acknowledging that people and teams are waiting for them to be completed. By the same token, care must be taken when singing that the transaction is correct and as expected. Expediency combined with caution is required.

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

Karel Vuong - Co Founder at Treasure, LTIPP Council Member
https://x.com/karelvuong

Pepperoni_Jo3 - Co Founder at R3GEN Finance
https://x.com/Pepperoni_Jo3

Flook - Co Founder at Merlyn Labs/Knights of the Ether, Arbitrum DAO Gaming Domain Allocator
https://x.com/Flook_eth

Date: 10 June 2024

Prerequisite:

  • You must possess a hardware wallet capable of generating a fresh address specifically for this election.
  • This hardware wallet should be dedicated solely to activities related to the MSS, and not used for other applications.
  • Ensure the wallet is funded with sufficient ether to cover transaction fees on Arbitrum One. All fees will be refunded at the end of the MSS term.
  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name: Castle Labs @castlecapital
    • Applying as organization: Yes
  2. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person):
  3. Country of Residence / Time Zone:
    • GMT (UTC+1)

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation:
    • Research and Advisory Collective
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations):
    • We’ve been involved in Arbitrum governance as delegates, as forum research contributors (informally during STIP), and as Advisors (formally during LTIPP and STIP Bridge). We are also Nominated Delegates for GMX DAO.
    • Our multi-sig experience is extensive as all of operations within Castle and its sub-branches are controlled from multi-sigs on-chain, from invoicing clients, paying contributors, operating an investment syndicate, and having a community treasury. Although this experience is not coming from a larger chain or DAO, we believe that due the control being of our own funds, has allowed us to more critically learn the intricacies of handling multi-sigs and improving our own process flows.

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
    • Experience using transaction builder and aware of best security practices. Experience with signing multiple transactions, batching, and complex multi-sig operations. Up-to-date with and testing/debugging of newer Safe-adjacent tools (Brahma Console) which expand the utility of multi-sigs, as well as tools and product for business-, investment-, and community-centric multi-sig operation.
  2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):
    • Extensive experience using SAFE multi-sigs across multiple networks, as well as deploying and recovering same address SAFEs on various chains.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify:
    • Yes. We have received compensation for our role as Advisors for LTIPP and STIP Bridge. Some of our members have also been retroactively rewarded grants as part of the Arbitrum Citizens grants.
    • Additionally, our members have worked for protocols that have received funding (Atomist with Rysk Finance for the STIP)
  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?
    • Advisor and service provider of several teams operating on Arbitrum and other networks.

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?
    • Castle wishes to act as a trusted party within the Arbitrum ecosystem whilst carrying out low-friction helpful tasks for the DAO which it is already very much used to. The MSS is a great proposal to improve multi-sig structures in the DAO and reduce costs.

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.
    • Coinflip, GMX — @coinflipcanada on tg
    • JoJo, Jones DAO / LTIPP Co-Advisor — @JoJoTheCow on tg
    • Matt, StableLab / LTIPP Program Manager — @matthewstein on tg
    • Disruption Joe, Thrive Coin — @DisruptionJoe on tg

Date: 12th June 2024

Prerequisite:

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name: Chris “@caesar” Eley
  • Applying as organization: No
  1. Contact Information (one point person):@caesar, chris@coldglasscapital.com
  2. Country of Residence / Time Zone: UTC -5

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation: Biz Dev at Premia.Blue and Biz Dev at Cold Glass Capital
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience
  • Currently working BD/Partnerships at Premia.Blue
  • Built structured products on arbitrum
  • Helped create Index Coop DAO
  • Contributed and written multiple proposal for STIP and similar Arb grants

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  • I use SAFE as part of my previous work with Knox Finance and DeFi Pulse.
  • I am comfortable with onchain governance votes and other operations using SAFE.
    a.) Including queuing transactions, manually submitting proposals
  1. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):
  • Familiar with interacting directly with governance contracts on tally & snapshot
  • Familiar with using etherscan to read and understand complex transactions

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify. Yes, I work at Premia Finance and we have received STIP, and Bridge STIP grants.

  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer? I am a full time contributor to Premia Blue as well as a partner in a hedge fund. If any COI arise, I will disclose promptly to managers and team.

Motivation:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS? The first project I built in 2021 was on Arbitrum and I have been building on this chain since. This proposal helps create efficiency and creates a straight forward way to distribute funds. I think this is huge to reduce bureaucracy and help builders keep building with less overhead. Also really excited to contribute more to the DAO/Community that has given me so much.

References:

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.
    DK (Arbitrum Delegate and Founder of Premia.Finance) @dk3
    Cozy (Founder of Premia.Finance) Twitter: veCozy

Prerequisite

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes

  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information

  1. Full Name: Hillstone

    • Applying as organization: Yes
  2. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person):

    Shaun Musuka (shaun@hillstone.world)

  3. Country of Residence / Time Zone: Cayman Islands / UTC-05:00

Professional Background

  1. Current Occupation: Advisory for DAOs and other projects in the digital assets space.

  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations):

  • Trustee at the dYdx Operations subDAO
  • Hillstone is a spin-off subsidiary of Steakhouse Financial. Steakhouse is a provider of services for a number of projects including:
    • MakerDAO (Reporting, asset liability management; RWAs)
    • Lido DAO (Reporting; strategic financial analysis; finance support)
    • ENS DAO (Reporting; finance support)
    • BadgerDAO (Development of eBTC, a novel stablecoin indexed on BTC)
    • Morpho (Leading vault curator with over $50M in total deposits)

Technical Skills

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:

    Extensive experience with multi-sig operations, including using Transaction Builder for creating and signing numerous transactions across different multi-sig setups. Quick to respond to requests.

  2. Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

    Highly experienced with using SAFE as part of many multi-sigs.

Conflict of Interest Declaration

  1. Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.

    No.

  2. Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

    Hillstone is a subsidiary of Steakhouse Financial. Steakhouse was recently voted in as Arbitrum STEP Program Manager and also serves on the STEP committee reviewing RWA products for the treasury.

Motivation

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

    Hillstone seeks to get more involved in the Arbitrum ecosystem and we’d be happy to help support this initiative that will deliver greater operational efficiency for the DAO. As a spin-off of Steakhouse, Hillstone is able to tap into the institutional knowledge and broad industry experience of the Steakhouse team.

References

  1. Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

    @northlakeslegal (Supported with onboarding into RWA role at MakerDAO)

    @immutablelawyer (Currently work together as Trustees at the dYdx Operations subDAO)

    Mark Phillips (Co-founder of Steakhouse)

Date: June 12, 2024

Prerequisite:

  1. I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: YES
  2. I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

  1. Full Name: Grace (Rebeca) Rachmany
  • Applying as organization: No
  1. Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person):

grace@voiceofhumanity.one
@gracerachmany (Telegram)

  1. Country of Residence / Time Zone:
    Central European Time

Professional Background:

  1. Current Occupation: DAO Consultant
  2. Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations):
  • 5 years in cryptocurrency industry
  • Writing of more than 100 whitepapers
  • One of the early members of the DAOstack Genesis DAO (if anyone remembers that)
  • Clients have paid me in crypto since the beginning
  • Supervisory Council, SingularityNET, 2023-2024
  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccarachmany

Technical Skills:

  1. List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:
  • Created and used multisig wallets for DAO projects (PricelessDAO, TomiDAO)
  1. Have used Safe (previously GnosisSafe). Created internal systems for emergencies in case people were deceased or were unable to access their accounts for other reasons.

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

  • I have not submitted to the ArbitrumDAO.
  • It is possible in the future that I would be interested in applying to the ArbitrumDAO, or that I would be asked to be involved in projects within the ecosystem.

Motivation:

  • As someone who designs DAOs and works with different organizations, it is important to me to participate in different ways. Actually being part of the DAO operations allows me to upgrade my skills and deal with real-life DAO issues rather than just being a consultant who talks about these things.

References:

  1. Esther Galfalvi, Decentralization Lead, SingularityNET Telegram: Contact @esthergalfalvi
  2. Milena, recently completed an Arbitrum grant regarding compensation Telegram: Contact @migrenaa
  3. Peth of Metafest @petheth
  4. Griff Green, official Conflict of Interest man. Telegram: Contact @GriffGreen

Date: June 13, 2024

Prerequisite:

You must possess a hardware wallet capable of generating a fresh address specifically for this election.

This hardware wallet should be dedicated solely to activities related to the MSS, and not used for other applications.

Ensure the wallet is funded with sufficient ether to cover transaction fees on Arbitrum One. All fees will be refunded at the end of the MSS term.

I have read and oblige by the above prerequisite: Yes

I choose to opt into MSS chair: Yes

Personal Information:

Full Name: Blockstar Advisors

Applying as organization: Yes

Contact Information (if applying as organization, please designate one point person): Ryan Celaj, rcelaj@blockstaradvisors.com, TG @ cryptodurs

Country of Residence / Time Zone: US, EST

Professional Background: Crypto native

Current Occupation:

Relevant Work/Educational Experience (Please list any relevant experience in governance, DAOs, and multi-sig operations): Blockstar has been around since 2021 providing content/research services for projects and fostering a community of over 60 builders, traders, and researchers in the space. We run two DAOs that operate using multisigs and have extensive experience transacting, tracking and monitoring onchain transactions. Ryan, the point person for this endeavor, previously worked at Messari and currently works with DL Research.

Technical Skills:

List any technical skills that are relevant to multi-sig operation:

Experience with EVM that makes you well suited for this program (SAFE, Using a module, etc):

Conflict of Interest Declaration:

History transacting on just about every EVM chain and thousands of transactions over the course of the last few years. We have used SAFE for years (received the airdrop) for both our NFT and ERC-20 DAOs. Very extensive experience transacting onchain.

Have you been involved in any projects or proposals funded by the DAO? If yes, please specify.

Do you have any interests that might be seen as a conflict of interest if you are selected as a multi-sig signer?

No, I have not been involved in any projects funded by the DAO nor do I think there would be a conflict of interest here.

Motivation:

Why are you interested in joining the MSS and what do you believe you can contribute to the MSS?

While Blockstar’s private group has blossomed into a lively community, we do not have many instances where we are actively supporting the ecosystem publicly. We would like to change this by getting involved with Arbitrum’s Multi-sig Support Service to support both the Arbitrum DAO and our friends at Entropy.

References:

Please provide contact information for at least two references who can attest to your qualifications and character.

Ken Moussavian - 1RT (@ kenmoussavian TG)

Aaron Black - Coinbase (@ blackasinc TG)

Chris Jenkins - Druid Ventures (@ thepoktopus TG)

Date: 06/13/2024