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Introducing the Synthetix GrantsDAO!

All the details for the new Synthetix GrantsDAO

Introducing the Synthetix GrantsDAO!

We’re excited to announce the Synthetix GrantsDAO is now live and accepting proposals! The GrantsDAO consists of five community and team members who will review proposals for SNX grants that contribute to the project. This is a huge milestone for the project as it marks the first phase of the transition to decentralised governance.

The process for proposing a grant is the following:

  • Fork the GrantsDAO repo on Github, and write a grant proposal using this template
  • Submit a PR
  • Notify a GrantsDAO member via Discord
  • If the DAO member believes it warrants consideration, they can submit it at
  • There will be a two day ‘grace period,’ in which no votes are taken, in which the DAO members and community members can discuss the viability of the proposal
  • At the completion of the grace period, DAO members can vote Yes, No or abstain
  • If four members vote ‘Yes,’ the proposal is approved

The twin purpose of setting up the GrantsDAO is to provide greater transparency and decentralisation to the project. All proposals will be available for public viewing at, meaning the community will be able to see at a glance all the proposals that have been accepted and rejected, as well as any that are pending.

The initial GrantsDAO members are the following:

  • NocturnalSheet, a.k.a. The SNX Professor
  • Jaaq, creator of
  • Vance Spencer, Framework Ventures
  • Garth Travers, Synthetix
  • Jordan Momtazi, Synthetix

These members were determined by rough consensus through our Discord community. In the near future we will look to expand the number of members via community consensus.

Potential initiatives that could be proposed to the DAO include infrastructure, promotional content, and dApp front-end hosting. But don’t be locked in by these suggestions — anything that contributes to the Synthetix ecosystem is worth a proposal!

If you’ve got any further questions about how the GrantsDAO works, or any other part of Synthetix, come join the community in Discord!