StableLab Delegate Thread

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ABOUT

StableLab is a governance firm focused on professional delegation, DAO framework design, and product development. We work with various projects, from the ones just starting their journey to decentralization to the most prominent DeFi protocols.

Our systematic framework for DAOs covers governance methodologies, decentralized workforce, implementation, documentation, communication, and community engagement. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but we provide a framework of principles and tools we have developed throughout our experience.

We scale DAOs sustainably.

EXPERIENCE

We are the leading professional delegate team with a track record across major DeFi protocols, including MakerDAO, Optimism, Aave, 1inch, Balancer, Element, InstaDapp, Hop, and more.

We pioneer delegation work through high governance standards, extensive research, hands-on expertise, and the consistent use of a code of conduct. Pushing forward web3 and DeFi since 2018, StableLabā€™s co-founders previously spent 3.5 years at the Maker Foundation.

Governance delegates and roles currently (or previously held by StableLab).

View all our proposals, votes, and milestones at stablelab.xyz /governance .

VALUES & CONDUCT

A. VALUES - A.R.T.

  1. Active: We participate in every aspect of the governance process, from creating and presenting proposals to providing feedback in the forums and actively voting.
  2. Research: Our decisions are backed by a team of experienced researchers and PhDs.
  3. Trust: We act unbiased and transparent, according to our code of conduct - driven by a strong set of ethics and values.

B. DELEGATE CONDUCT

  • Use values to guide actions.
  • Maintain impartiality and transparency in participation.
  • Rely on data, research and prior expertise for proposals and votes.
  • Apply battle-tested internal policies for consistency.
  • Consult with the team for quality outcomes.

DISCLOSURE

Through our holding company, we have invested in multiple projects to advance growth and governance for them. See the full list here.

We contribute to various protocolsā€™ governance, such as MakerDAO, Optimism, Aave, 1inch, Balancer, and Element. See the full list here.

When applicable, we will disclose potential conflicts of interest in our rationale.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

By delegating to StableLab, you acknowledge and agree that StableLab participates on a best-efforts basis and StableLab will not be liable for any form of damages related to StableLabā€™s participation in governance.

6 Likes

Proposal: AIP-1: Arbitrum Improvement Proposal Framework

Vote: Against

Rationale: We voted against this proposal due to the lack of transparency and rationale behind many of the aspects of the proposal including the ā€œspecial grantsā€ and the 750M ARB allocation. We would like to see this proposal broken into smaller proposals so they can be discussed with the community.

Proposal: AIP 1.05: Return 700M $ARB to the DAO Treasury [REAL]

Vote: Against

Rationale: While sending the 750M ARB could have been communicated more effectively, It is reasonable to give the Arbitrum Foundation runway for the next few years, especially with the implementation of AIP 1.1 providing more structure and security to the funds.

Proposal: AIP 1.05: Return 700M $ARB to the DAO Treasury

Vote: Against

Rationale: This is a duplicate proposal see our rationale for the original AIP 1.05.

Proposal: AIP-1.1 - Lockup, Budget, Transparency

Vote: For

Rationale: It is important to ensure a proper budget is in place so the foundation is held to a high standard and can have adequate runway for the next few years. It is also vital for the Foundation funds to be transparent to prevent mismanagement.

Proposal: AIP-1.2 - Foundation and DAO Governance

Vote: For

Rationale: We support the initiative to create a constitution that creates accountability and provides transparency. We also support changing the proposal threshold from 5M to 1M ARB

4 Likes

Proposals: AIP-1.2 - Foundation and DAO Governance

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support the initiative to create a constitution that creates accountability and provides transparency. We also support changing the proposal threshold from 5M to 1M ARB

Proposals: [Updated] AIP-1.1 - Lockup, Budget, Transparency

Vote: Yes

Rationale: It is important to ensure a proper budget is in place so the foundation is held to a high standard and can have an adequate runway for the next few years. It is also vital for the Foundation funds to be transparent to prevent mismanagement.

Proposals: [Old] AIP-1.1 - Lockup, Budget, Transparency

Vote: No

Rationale: While we support AIP 1.1 we voted against this version as the vesting date is incorrect.

Proposals: Proposal: Activate support for account abstraction endpoint on One and Nova

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support Abirtrum innovating with account abstraction and believe this will help to attract more users in the future

Proposals: Arbitrum DAO Grants - Delegated Domain Allocation by Questbook

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We have worked with Questbook in the past and believe they provide great grants tooling and framework that will benefit the Arbitrum DAO

Proposals: [Non-Constitutional] Fund the Arbitrum Grants Framework Proposal Milestone 1

Vote: For

Rationale: We support this governance experiment and appreciate all the work that has gone into this proposal.

Proposals: AIP-2: Activate support for account abstraction endpoint on One and Nova

Vote: For

Rationale: We support Abirtrum innovating with account abstraction and believe this will help to attract more users in the future

Proposals: Accelerating Arbitrum - leveraging Camelot as an ecosystem hub to support native builders

Vote: No

Rationale: We believe this proposal should wait until the newly passed grant programs are in action.

Proposals: Arbitrum DAO Grants - Delegated Domain Allocation by Questbook

Vote: For

Rationale: We have worked with Questbook in the past and believe they provide great grants tooling and framework that will benefit the Arbitrum DAO

Proposals: Proposal: Update Security Council Election Start Date to Ensure Time for Security Audit

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support this update to ensure proper time for a security audit

Proposals: Proposal: Security Council Elections Proposed Implementation Spec

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support the Security Council and the proposed implementation specs

Proposals: Proposal to onboard Matrixed.Link as a validator for Arbitrum

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: We do not feel there was enough community discussion to make an educated decision on the matter

Proposals: Proposal: Building the Future of NFTs: The Rarible Protocol - Arbitrum Integration Proposal [REVISED]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: Our full rationale can be seen here Proposal: Building the Future of NFTs: The Rarible Protocol - Arbitrum Integration Proposal [REVISED] - #21 by Matt_StableLab

Proposals: Proposal: Security Council Elections Proposed Implementation Spec

Vote: For

Rationale: We support the security council and the proposed implementation specs

Proposals: AIP-7: Arbitrum One Governance Parameter Fixes

Vote: For

Rationale: We support making the appropriate fixes to Governance parameters

Proposals: Time Management in Arbitrumā€™s Governance

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support this initiative as we believe it will make it easier for delegates to keep track of votes and help boost voter turnout.

Proposals: Domain Allocator Election for the Gaming Domain

Vote: Jeremy

Rationale: We thought Jeremy had many good ideas for the gaming Domain and did a great job of sharing them in the community call

Proposals: Domain Allocator Election for the Dev Tooling Domain

Vote: Juandi

Rationale: We thought Juandiā€™s presentation in the nominee pitch meetings had many good ideas for the Dev tooling Domain and proved he would do an excellent job

Proposals: Domain Allocator Election for the New Protocol Ideas Domain

Vote: Matt StableLab

Rationale: We voted for ourselves as we think we would be a great fit given our past grant experience and there is no abstain option

Proposals: Domain Allocator Election for the Education, Community Growth and Events Domain

Vote: Cattin Seed Latam

Rationale: They have been active and committed members of the DAO and have a strong history of putting on in-person and online events

Proposals: Proposal: Building the Future of NFTs: The Rarible Protocol - Arbitrum Integration Proposal [REVISED]

Vote: For

Rationale: Our full rationale can be seen here Proposal: Building the Future of NFTs: The Rarible Protocol - Arbitrum Integration Proposal [REVISED] - #21 by Matt_StableLab

Proposals: Arbitrum as official sponsor of Ethereum Mexico 2023

Vote: Yes

Rationale: We support this initiative and think it could help Arbitrum gain more users in LATAM

Proposals: GovMonth Sensemaking - Reducing Friction

Vote: 9,2,5,4,1,7,6,3,10,8

Rationale: These are what StableLab views as friction-reducing priorities for Arbitrum

Proposals: GovMonth Sensemaking - Growth and Innovation

Vote: 2,6,10,7,1,3,4,5,9,8

Rationale: These are what StableLab views as Growth and Innovation Priorities for Arbitrum

Proposals: All 97 Round 1 STIP Proposals

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: Due to StableLabā€™s managerial engagement in STIP, we will abstain from each proposal to remain impartial.

3 Likes

Proposal: Empowering Early Contributors: The community Arbiter Proposal

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab believes this will improve user discoverability for the STIP incentives and will generate significant ARB sequencer revenue

Proposal: Empowering Early Contributors: The community Arbiter Proposal

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: This proposal feels a bit rushed and under discussed. StableLab would like to see a more detailed program in place before 500k ARB is spent

Proposal: Activate ARB Staking

Vote: Fund staking with 100M ARB

Rationale: This is an interesting experiment that will bring added utility to arb. However we would like to see it start smaller so we can test the effectiveness before adding more arb

Non-Constitutional AIP: Arbitrum Security Enhancement Fund

Vote: Yes

Rationale: Getting a high quality audit at a discount will encourage protocols to deploy to Arbitrum. This may also attract more users to Arbitrum if Arbitrum earns the reputation of safety by providing the best audits/security.

2 Likes

Consolidate Security Proposals into a RFP Process

Vote: For

Rationale: We support the idea of an RFP process for security proposals as it will let the DAO see all options and compare prices and services to find the best fit for Arbitrum

The Arbitrum Coalition

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: While we think this would bring great value to the DAO we would like to see this handled with a RFP to allow the DAO to choose service providers and help keep prices competitive. As we will serve on the multisig should this proposal pass we will abstain to remain impartial.

Proposal to Backfund Successful STIP Proposals

Vote: Against

Rationale: STIP Voters voted based on the STIP rules. We donā€™t think back funding accurately reflects votersā€™ desires. We would prefer a full round 2.

3 Likes

Funding Gas Rebate and Trading Competition Program to Amplify Arbitrumā€™s Ecosystem Growth

Vote: Against

Rationale: StableLab would rather see this included in a larger incentives framework to give other protocols a fair chance at receiving similar rewards

Procurement Framework | Security : Non-Constitutional Proposal

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab is in support of a procurement framework to allow the DAO to get competitive offers and assistance from multiple security service providers. We believe this is a significantly better method for onboarding compared to each security sp creating their own proposals

AIP: ArbOS Version 11

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports these improvements to the Arbitrum chains.

Proposal to Backfund Successful STIP Proposals

Vote: Against

Rationale: StableLab would have preferred a full round 2 as opposed to a backfund as we believe that would have been a more fair way to include additional protocols in an incentives program. We also believe many aspects of this proposal such as the timeline were not adequately considered before going to a vote. However, since the community has demonstrated their desire for the backfund, we will be happy to manage this program and will work hard to ensure it runs smoothly.

Timeline Extension for STIP and Backfund Grantees

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the author of this proposal and the program manager for both STIP and the backfund StableLab will abstain from this vote.

Proposal: Experimental Incentive System for Active ArbitrumDAO Delegates

Vote: Option 1, Option 2, against

Rationale: StableLab supports compensating delegates for their hard work. This will help incentivize people to be more active in the DAO.

Proposal [Non-Constitutional]: Establish the ā€˜Arbitrum Research & Development Collective

Vote: Fund the ARDC

Rationale: We support this Research and development framework as we think it will help the DAO make informed decisions and create better programs.

AIP: ArbOS Version 11

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports the upgrades to Arbitrum!

Proposal [Non-Constitutional]: Establish the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports the procurement committee as we believe this will help ensure the DAO finds the best service providers for the ARDC.

Long-Term Incentives Pilot Program

Vote: for

Rationale: As the author of the Pilot Program StableLab supports the initiative and believes it will help grow the Arbitrum ecosystem

Pilot program Council Elections

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the Program Manager StableLab will remain neutral and abstain.

Pilot program Advisor Elections

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the Program Manager StableLab will remain neutral and abstain.

[Updated] Proposal to Establish the Arbitrum Research & Development Collective

Vote: For

Rationale: We support this Research and development framework as we think it will help the DAO make informed decisions and create better programs.

[UPDATED] Experimental Delegates Incentive System

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports compensating delegates for their hard work. This will help incentivize people to be more active in the DAO.

Constitutional AIP - Security Council Improvement Proposal

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab is happy to support these improvements to the security council to help protect Arbitrum DAO

Election of Procurement Committee Members (ADPC)

Vote: Joseph [immutablelawyer]

Rationale: Joseph has proven to be a very knowledgeable member of the DAO and will be a great member of the ADPC

[Non-Constitutional]: Arbitrum Stable Treasury Endowment Program

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports this experiment to diversify the large Arbitrum treasury

[Constitutional] Changes to the Constitution and the Security Council Election Process

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports these changes to the security council election process to ensure the election is fair and effective

AIP: ArbOS Version 20 ā€œAtlasā€

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab is excited to support these improvements to the Arbitrum chains!

AIP: Batch Poster Manager and Sequencer Inbox Finality Fix

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports these two improvements to batch posting for Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova

Long Term Incentives Pilot Program

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the proposal Author we support the Pilot Program but will abstain to avoid any conflict of interest

Proposal [Non-Constitutional]: Establish the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports the procurement committee as we believe this will help ensure the DAO finds the best service providers for the ARDC.

Proposal: [Non-Constitutional] Funding for Into the Dungeons: Machinata - a PvP Digital Miniature Game V2

Vote: Against

Rationale: StableLab appreciates the effort put into the proposal and does see the value in funding builders. However, with the gaming incentives program moving toward a vote we think it would make sense for this proposal to be included in that program considering the potential size of the gaming initiative.

Empowering Early Contributors: The community Arbiter Proposal 2.0

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: StableLab voted to abstain during the off-chain temp check as we were not familiar with the Arbiters but did not want to block the proposal from progressing. We will vote during the On-chain vote after more research on the Arbiters contributions.

Changes to the Constitution and the Security Council Election Process

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports these changes to the security council election process to ensure the election is fair and effective.

[Non-constitutional] Proposal to fund Plurality Labs Milestone 1B(ridge)

Vote: For

Rationale: Plurality Labs has proven their value to the DAO by jump-starting many of the important initiatives in the DAO. We this this bridge round is reasonable and will benefit the DAO

4 Likes

ARDC Research Member Election

Vote: Blockworks/Delphi

Rationale: Blockworks has been an active and helpful member of the DAO since its inception and StableLab believes they will be a great fit for the research position of the ARDC

ARDC DAO Advocate Election

Vote: L2Beat

Rationale: L2Beat has been an active and helpful member of the DAO since its inception and StableLab believes they will be a great fit for the DAO advocate position of the ARDC.

ARDC Security Member Election

Vote: Halborn

Rationale: Halborn is an experienced security firm with experience working with many chains. StableLab appreciates they support to Arbitrum they have shown

ARDC Risk Member Election

Vote: Chaos Labs

Rationale: Chaos is a great team to work with in the other DAOs we are active in and StableLab thinks they will be a great risk partner for the Arbitrum DAO.

[Non-Emergency Action] Fix Fee Oversight ArbOS v20 ā€œAtlasā€

Vote: Set L1 surplus fee and L2 min

Rationale: StableLab supports these two fixes to the ArbOS v20 Atlas

Request for Continuation of the Arbitrum DDA Program Request

Vote: For

Rationale: Questbook has done a great job of distributing small grants to builders in the ecosystem and StableLab support the continuation of this program.

[Non-constitutional] Proposal to fund Plurality Labs Milestone 1B(ridge)

Vote: For

Rationale: Plurality Labs has proven their value to the DAO by jump-starting many of the important initiatives in the DAO. We think this bridge round is reasonable and will benefit the DAO

[Non-Constitutional AIP] Front-end interface to force transaction inclusion during sequencer downtime

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports this front end interface as it will add to the resiliency of Arbitrum and help ensure it remains censorship resistant. While this mechanism is already possible most users do not know how to access it. This front end will make it much more accessible to the average user.

Catalyze Arbitrum Gaming: HADOUKEN!

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports this initiative to make Arbitrum the l2 home for gaming. StableLab appreciates all the hard work that went into designing and organizing this proposal over the last few months. StableLab is excited for the future of gaming on Arbitrum.

Expand Tally Support for the Arbitrum DAO

Vote: For

Rationale: The Tally team has been great to work with and is a valuable asset to the Arbitrum DAO. StableLab supports this partnership and thinks it can create helpful tools for the DAO

Double-Down on STIP Successes (STIP-Bridge)

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports the bridge as we feel it is important to keep this group of protocols committed to Arbitrum and provide those that used their STIP grants effectively incentives before the LTIP is in place. We also think this sets the DAO up nicely as it puts everyone on the same schedule and aligns the DAO with the Goal of launching the LTIP in July

All Council Recommended LTIPP Proposals

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the Program Manager StableLab will vote Abstain on every LTIPP proposal to remain neutral

Request for Continuation of the Arbitrum DDA Program Request

Vote: For

Rationale: The questbook grants program proved to be successful in the first round of funding. This program helps foster small grants to help grow the Arbitrum ecosystem. StableLab supports extending this program with additional funding

Delegate to Voter Enfranchisement Pool ā€” Event Horizon!

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports this initiative to help protect the DAO from capture and bring more parity to the governance process

Subsidy Fund for Security Services

Vote: 33% 1 cohort of 8 weeks $2.5M fund 66% 2 cohorts of 8 weeks $5M fund

Rationale: StableLab supports testing this program. Security is vital in the industry and providing subsidized audit services will help attract new protocols to come to Arbitrum and also could attract more users if they feel arbitrum protocols are well audited.

Safeguarding Software Developersā€™ Rights & the Right to Privacy

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: StableLab will abstain from this vote

All Non Council Recommended LTIPP Proposals

Vote: Abstain

Rationale: As the Program Manager StableLab will vote Abstain on every LTIPP proposal to remain neutral

Double-Down on STIP Successes (STIP-Bridge)

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports the bridge as we feel it is important to keep this group of protocols committed to Arbitrum and provide those that used their STIP grants effectively incentives before the LTIP is in place. We also think this sets the DAO up nicely as it puts everyone on the same schedule and aligns the DAO with the Goal of launching the LTIP in July

Grant Request - Curve Finance

Vote: For

Rationale: StableLab supports incentivizing Curve on Arbitrum. This proposal provides benefits for the ecosystem by generating more liquidity for borrowing and lending markets of ARB tokens. StableLab also appreciates the commitment of Curveā€™s founder to personally match the incentives. This shows long-term alignment and investment in the ecosystem.

GovHack at ETH CC (Brussels)

Vote: For

Rationale: The GovHack at ETH Denver was extremely beneficial to the Arbitrum DAO. StableLab supports funding another GovHack at ETHCC as it will allow delegates to meet in person and form alignment on the future of the DAO.