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Oxytocin (Or 0xytocin/ Ytocin) is a personal pseudonym I use to interact with the Web3 space. I am a Neuroscientist who has become interested in the world of Web3 after seeing the power of decentralisation with the growth of DeFi and DAOs. I believe that the composable and open nature of DeFi can allow us to build new systems which previously would’ve been only possible in a more slow, inefficient and opaque way.
Because of the open-source and decentralised nature of the space, I feel that it is necessary to support the protocols you want to support and see succeed as directly as possible, which is why I want to contribute to Aave governance.
To me, Aave has always been a great go-to example of the potential of this space. It tackles an issue that would not have been possible without the existence of smart contracts (trustless and automated smart liquidity lending/borrowing), all while being governed directly by one of the most diligent communities of the space and showing incredible resilience throughout all of the Black Swan events that have hit this ecosystem over the last few years.
Currently, the only other platform I spend significant a significant amount of time in is ParaSwap. Not only is this another key indicator of my commitment to Aave’s success, as ParaSwap closely works with this protocol , but this means that were my delegation amount to be significant, I would be able to focus greatly on this DAO. This , in my opinion, is an important quality to have to be able to deliver the consistent commitment expected from my delegates.
As part of my delegation duties, I am hoping to bring the research thoroughness from my academic background to provide both clear and concise research on how I wish to proceed to my delegates.
Additionally, thanks to my experience from ParaSwap, I am currently already familiar with many of the chains and protocols that Aave could wish to integrate and synergise with, thus bringing insights only possible from working in this kind of multi-chain and aggregated environment. My time in the ParaSwap DAO has also given me plenty of time to get familiar on working with governance frameworks, as well as politely discussing and reaching consensus with other members.
Finally, but not least importantly, I wish to make sure to ensure open and transparent communication with anyone who wishes to do so. It is always important to remember the human, after all!
These are some of the areas that I feel I could help the AAVE DAO with. These will probably be updated as I get more familiar with governance and what other participants are focussing their efforts on:
- Governance Participation and Framework Development: I wish to help make sure that the DAO can be easily understood and accessed by as many high-level contributors as possible, all while keeping this a welcoming space. To do this, I will do my best to engage in topics that I can give meaningful contributions in, as well as
- Ecosystem Research: As mentioned in a previous section, previous DAO work has allowed me to become familiar with many different chains and protocols. This allows me to research potential points of synergy and development for the Aave DAO, as well as be familiar with many of the assets listed here.
- Collaboration with development groups: Last but not least, as a single-delegate-platform, I wanted to also leave my last point flexible to the needs of other members of the space. Depending of the needs of other members, I am willing to assist them in projects they are currently looking to develop, be it by helping redact the proposal, share an opinion, or do any research that might be required. No DAO is an island, after all.
I am a significant contributor to the ParaSwap DAO , assisting with the development of its governance and community. This is my most significant time commitment on this space, and I will communicate any potential biases that might arise from this.
Other than Aave, I have previously expressed interest in being a Delegate for Optimism and Arbitrum. Currently, I am delegated <1k OP, and the Arbitrum DAO has not launched properly yet, but despite these delegations I will ensure to remain as chain agnostic as possible for all chains Aave is available in.
Finally, as other delegates have mentioned, by delegating to me you acknowledge my participation to the DAO on a best effort basis, and am not liable for potential damages stemming from governance participation.