All the present-day blockchain networks have robust governance and consensus protocols. But, what they lack is an effective communication channel that keeps the users updated on the voting process. This leads to reduced participation levels, ultimately reducing the level of actual degree of decentralization.
This is why they’ve partnered with the MakerDAO Development and UX (DUX) Core Unit to enable decentralized push notifications for polling and governance updates.
To achieve this, the protocol has a two-tier voting system in place. In the first tier, a poll is created on the governance portal to establish a consensus among the community members. The second tier entails a process where an executive poll is created for community members to vote on technical changes proposed to the protocol.
By enabling decentralized push notification for the community through EPNS, Maker Governance participants will be able to more easily stay informed of governance-related activities.
By partnering with the MakerDAO, users will be able to receive notifications for governance polls and updates to the protocol. And they aim to build a proper communication medium between the network and users. This will reduce users’ dependency on third-party media and ensure that they receive timely polling and governance updates. This, in turn, will reduce friction and ensure that all users participate in the network governance. Users can subscribe to receive notifications whenever:
- A new poll is created
- A new executive proposal is created
- A poll ends
- An executive proposal ends
- An executive proposal is passed
MakerDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization that enables the generation of Dai, against digital assets without the need for a middleman. Dai is the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain.
About Ethereum Push Notification Service
EPNS is building the world’s first open communication layer for the Web3 ecosystem, first for Ethereum and then for L2s and other blockchains. The protocol enables any smart contracts, dApps or traditional servers to send notifications tied to wallet addresses of a user in a platform agnostic fashion (ie: notifs can be integrated and shown on any crypto wallet, mobile apps, extension or dApps).