Name: Ken (on behalf of Uniswap Community Delegates)
Address or ENS: 0xE36E5aFD431bbFd23598d2C37b018D2Bde5eB5e1 (Uniswap Community Delegates multisig to be established through governance)
Discord username: ken ng#3190
I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process: Yes
I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Yes
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Uniswap and Optimism have always had a strong working relationship, both as protocols and as communities growing together. We’ve supported DeFi projects on Optimism and continue to support user growth through grants and research as a values aligned project living on Optimism. As delegates, we’d be excited to continue learning from each other, sharing best practices from Uniswap governance and continuing to support the flourishing DeFi ecosystem with LM and more novel incentive programs. The Uniswap Community Delegates will have voices from a group of stakeholders that share a vested interest in both protocols’ successes, including the Uniswap Foundation and other existing Uniswap/Optimism delegates who may not have a voice yet and others that want to have a greater platform to identify areas for growth.
My view on the Optimistic Vision: Both Uniswap and Optimism were grant funded projects that I have personally been involved with, and as a group we understand deeply the fundamental importance of supporting public goods. We believe the surface area for how to best support public goods is still underexplored and we not only agree with the Optimistic Vision, but want use this platform to leverage both communities to identify, govern, and rapidly iterate on novel resource allocation models.
My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:
- As decentralized governance continues to be explored, we agree that an evolving Working Constitution is the right path forward. This is something Uniswap delegates have discussed at length and are learning so much from what Optimism has already done. Establishing a Bedrock Constitution will set a new precedent for how these types of institutions can continue to grow with greater oversight and ensure committed parties create amendments to adapt to our growing ecosystems, within and on top of Optimism.
- The Uniswap governance process was established early but continues to improve based on the input of our own delegates. Seeing how active Optimism governance due to the bicameral governance system is something to aspire to. We’re excited for the shared learnings that can be adopted for both governance systems with a rapidly growing ecosystem through experimentation, especially when thinking about “proper” impact measures.
- Speaking on behalf of the Uniswap Foundation, we have worked closely with members of the Optimism Foundation since our inception. As our protocols grow together, we would want to share all that we’ve learned from our community of users, developers, and delegates so that others can leverage best practices where helpful. The OF has been extremely receptive to experimentation and we’re excited to see what else we can do together with more community input!
My Web3 interests: Developer tools, Governance, Infrastructure
Languages I speak and write: English, Chinese, Spanish