v4 Governance on Cosmos Research


Funding amount


Start date

May 2023


2 months


Ahead of the v4 migration, a lot of questions are being asked around the impact on governance and the current delegate structure of dYdX. The Flipside Crypto team will be leveraging lessons learned from both Ethereum and Cosmos based protocols to produce insights for the dYdX protocol. The deliverable will include thoughts around ways to transition delegates and existing governance frameworks to the v4 Cosmos chain.


Looking ahead to v4, a Cosmos based, we can expect significant changes to the governance process. Included in these changes will be the role of existing Endorsed Delegates, community members with substantial voting power in dYdX. Through this research, we're hoping to answer questions around the impact of v4 on today's governance and the ability to implement a similar delegate role.

Payment structure

25% upfront, 75% at completion

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