Name : horatius
Address or ENS: horatius.eth
Discord username : horatius#3837
Verification (Tally profile or tweet): https://twitter.com/0xhoratius/status/1532245508408111105?s=20&t=jsrTL-oBptyhO_IV5pQruQ
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:
My discussion on hop forum prompted me to apply as a delegate. I have explained in greater length in a blogpost On DAO governance the reasoning why I believe it is really important NOT to delegate to institutions and to have varied pool of delegates.
I want to see this governance experiment flourish and avoid the future where we end up govern by few big crypto corporations, prevent the future of plutocracy and help establish healthy norms of decentralized governance.
We have not seen many governance attacks on protocols but they are coming, since the incentives are there.
My view on the Optimistic Vision:
One of the main things I want to become a delegate is my alignment with this vision. I am in this space to help solving issues that are not being solved atm. To systematically solve global issues like climate change, ocean & air pollution needs better mechanism.
The “start from oneself” idea when dealing with these issues strikes me as ineffective and possibly harmful, by providing a false sense of good “I am doing my part” feeling that does not really contribute to solve any of the major issues the global community faces today.
My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:
A commitment to experimentation
I like & agree with this part.
A transitory document
If a new constitution is going to be adopted after 4 years, I see this as possibly problematic. I like the current leadership & vibe and think the constitution is mainly about values that we are trying to uphold. The leadership & governance in 4 years time is unknown, thus I would like to see permanent constitution adopted rather sooner than later.
OP Citizens and OP Holders will equally coexist within the Collective
Really like this two house experiment, think that 1 token 1 vote is inherently problematic governance structure for many protocols OP included, really like to see innovation on this front!!
The Optimism Foundation will be a steward of the Optimism Collective and its early governance model.
This is preferred by me, as I believe that it is important who sets the tone + direction for the protocol. The team is well known and reputable, I am of the opinion that we need good leaders with accountability that can be replaced swiftly if need be and am against having no governance, or governance by “the community” especially since we are at the beginning and there is not much community to talk of yet.
My Web3 interests:
Zero knowledge, Governance, Developer tools
Observing a hard truth that the success of the system itself and the happiness of its parts(humans) are two separate things.
Lover of Ancient Rome & Greece and the Mediterranean world.
Languages I speak and write:
My skills and areas of expertise:
The overarching theme that cuts through my work and out-of-work interests is the study of complex systems & their interactions. That fuels my interest in history, biology, psychology, blockchains & blockchain protocols
I have a multidisciplinary background in finance & mechanism design, building businesses, designing products & mechanisms.
I have been involved with the Ethereum community since 2016, organizing meetups, volunteering at devcon, participating at hackathons, working on tokenomics / protocol mechanism and recently getting more into coding. Currently transitioning into crypto full time and looking for projects to contribute to.
I have always been fascinated by different complex systems. in free time studying evolutionary biology & psychology observing its elegance & robustness, and also delving into history fascinated to see different cultural systems with different incentives play out.
My favorite Web3 projects:
Gitcoin, Aave, Hop protocol