Devcon VI

Why Crypto Protocols Are Failing at Governance, and How to Fix It
10-13, 15:30–16:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 1

Governments have failed and evolved over thousands of years. But some web3 projects were built as though they’d get it right on the first try. That’s not realistic. And it’s not working. People don’t vote, the rules are complex, and protocols aren’t inclusive.

No one solution fixes all our problems but what we can do is build more adaptable governance systems. With a flexible, upgradeable, and modular foundation, governance systems can increase innovation & participation and decrease turmoil.

Charles St. Louis is the COO and Head of Governance at Element Finance. Previously, he was the Decentralized Governance Architect at the Maker Foundation and one of the first mandated members of MakerDAO elected by MKR Holders.

He's been an active contributor to Ethereum and the Ethereum Cat Herders, helping with improving the EIP process, coordination of hardforks, advising, and working on Ethereum developer growth strategy.