Paladin Governance Process V0

Paladin Governance Process V0

The “Paladin Governance Process” is an all-in-one document for contributing to Paladin DAO. This document will be continuously updated by Paladin DAO contributors.

This document aims to provide an overview of the different roles, flows, and pathways for various stakeholders to participate in Paladin DAO. It is a summary of resources compiled into one document.


  • Governance Roles
    • Delegates
    • Delegators
    • Contributors
  • Rules and Values
    • Code of Conduct
    • Values
    • Enforcement
  • Governance Processes
    • Discussions
    • Proposals
    • Working Groups
    • Funding
    • Voting
      • Proposal discussion
      • Moving to Vote
      • Quorum
      • Proposal history
  • Changes to Governance

Governance Roles

  1. Delegates: Delegates are community members who have received voting power from other community members or through self-delegation. Delegates are currently not compensated in Paladin.
  2. Delegators: Delegators are community members who hold PAL but have entrusted their voting power to another person. The person they delegated their voting power to is considered a delegate.
  3. Contributors: Contributors are community members who participate in and dedicate their time to the Paladin DAO. They participate by joining working groups, fulfilling bounties, and/or building on top of the Paladin Protocol or for the DAO via grants while working towards completing shared goals.

Rules and Values

Code of Conduct

Rules of Engagement for Discord and Discourse

  • Be polite, keep it civil
  • No spam
  • Paladins respect each other
  • Don’t share offensive or inappropriate content
  • Try and stay on topic in regard to the channel you’re in
  • Don’t share other projects without asking first (for the safety of our users)
  • Refrain from sending the same message over multiple channels

TLDR: Good Vibes Governance (GVG)


At Paladin, we are convinced that decentralization enables a new wave of human

coordination, and we want to give a voice to every user wishing to make use of it. This

can be done by reducing friction to participate in governance processes while adding

incentive flywheels to enable large-scale coordination of users.

We refuse to ignore the realities of the current decentralized governance,

which are overshadowed by a strong speculative trend based on coin voting.

Our quest is simple: push for more participation in DeGov to make the ecosystem more sustainable. Hence, democratizing activism by enabling Incentives, Voice, and Exit25 infrastructure at scale in decentralized ecosystems.


There is no documentation on the enforcement of rules and values.

Governance Processes

The processes described below are an overview of the official ways to participate in Paladin DAO in various parts of the lifecycle as a PAL holder or contributor.


Most governance discussions take place on the official Paladin Governance Forum and the official Paladin Discord Channels. It is recommended that all discussions in contemplation of a proposal start on the Paladin Governance Forum.


There are four types of governance proposals used in Paladin Governance

  1. Paladin Governance Proposal (PGP)

PGMs are mainly about the treasury, the DAO organization and common governance proposals. It would regroup several topics, such as:

  • Treasury allocation strategy & allocations
  • POL Management
  • DAO expenses (operational costs, quests…)
  1. Paladin Integration Request (PIR)
    PIRs are mainly focused on integrations and would regroup several topics, such as :
  • Partnerships (initially included in PGP)
  • Front-end hosting/Integration request (initially included in PPP)
  1. Paladin Improvement Protocol (PIP)
    PIPs are about the most important modifications either on the protocol directly, on the DAO, on the constitution or on the governance framework. The PIPs would regroup several topics, such as:
  • New dApps managed by the DAO (Initially PURe category)
  • Modification of the smart contract parameters (Initially in the PGP category)
  • Large modification on the codebase (Initially in the PURe category)
  • Modification of the protocols fees (Initially in PPP for Quest)
  1. PEP: Paladin Emergency Protocol

Considering the importance of timing in certain situations, this category was recently brought to Paraswap Governance and aims to prepare the DAO for any potential emergency action that might have to be done.

For more information regarding templates for each of these proposals, check out the Governance Framework Update for template requirements for each proposal.


At this time, funding can only be accessed through a governance proposal. To access funding, a proposer would use the Paladin Governance Management (PGM) Proposal Type; for more information regarding this proposal type, check out the Proposal Section above.


Proposal Discussions

Initial proposal ideas should be shared with the community on Discord to gather feedback and support.

After support is gained, a formal proposal can be posted on the forum for more visibility and feedback.

Moving to Vote

To create a proposal in the Snapshot Space, 5% of circulating PAL delegated to your address is required. The author can also leverage another individual’s governance power to post the proposal. Therefore, the individual with the required governance power could post the proposal on the author’s behalf.


In order for a proposal to succeed, there are varying quorum requirements for different proposal types; these distinct quorum requirements must be represented in the Snapshot vote.

Each vote has to reach the minimum quorum, even if it has a majority, for it to be considered an official proposal. It is the responsibility of the proposal author to enlist voting participation from the community to reach a quorum.

These quorum requirements vary as follows:

  • PGMS - 15% of total hPAL supply
  • PIR - 10% of total hPAL supply
  • PIP - 20% of the hPAL total supply
  • PEP - 5% of the hPAL total supply

Proposal History

Proposal history can only be found on Snapshot here.

Changes to Governance

Any changes to the Paladin Governance Process must be ratified by the community through a PIP.


This should be integrated in the docs, no?

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Yes, it should be incorporated into the docs.

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Agree, you can also add a link to this doc which can be useful to navigate the Paladin proposals (trying to update it over time).