Introducing Stewards Governance

Love this initiative! Stoked to put my hat in the ring on behalf of :fire: _ :fire: (Fire Eyes DAO)

Gitcoin username: @fireeyesxyz

ETH Address: 0xD23aff9aD562C445BCaB03321CBfE63bf4b0BcF2

Statement of Intention:

:fire: _ :fire: works across the wider Ethereum ecosystem to build bottom-up communities which support positive sum games. As long time donors and participants of the Gitcoin ecosystem, we’re excited to participate and explore ways in which Stewards can further propagate the support of public goods.

We’re passionate about the core tenants of true community ownership and look forward to using the Stewards program as a way to increase voter turnout and have more engaged conversations around key cornerstones of Ethereum like Gitcoin Grants.


:fire: _ :fire: is one of the most active protocol politicians in web3. Having passed on-chain proposals for Aave, Balancer, and Rocket Pool, we strive to be active in and engaged across all projects pushing the governance needle forward.

We were a partner in the latest Funder’s League and have worked closely with a vast majority of the communities that have thrived thanks to Gitcoin-based activations like Grants, Hackathons and bounties.

Our members - Myself, Lucas Campbell, James Waugh and Callum Gladstone - have all lived and breathed web3 for the past five years and now find ourselves in a strong position to relay exciting developments, trends and ideas to strengthen Gitcoin’s foothold.

More concrete skills include strategy, communication, community development and incentive design.

We look forward to being a part of the Gitcoin Stewards!


Gitcoin username: @mrbrucespringsteen

ETH Address : 0x5BA02f4Ff6Af1d9d2Af8774D10fD32Eb57d4E2E6

Statement of Intent : Gitcoin is an amazing project and a pillar of the community. I’m interested in being a Steward to assist however I can. My expertise and interest is closest to the areas of Public Goods funding (including special projects) and progressive decentralization, perhaps specifically helping with incentives around sunsetting/transitioning projects.

Qualifications :

  • Sr. Engineer - Behavioral Mechanism Design at BlockScience and Planck founder.
  • Econ MSc and PhD / Organization Theory nerd
  • 2018 essay on NFTs for public goods was NFT canonized.
  • Contributor to, notably helping engineer a Schelling Point attack to end a $12m Ponzi.
  • Speaker at e.g. TokenEngineering and NiftySummit, most recently spoke at the 2021 OGNFT conference, where I conducted a live experiment alongside Austin Griffith to illustrate mechanisms which promote trust in a public goods context.
  • Volunteers mentoring blockchain projects at Columbia University and Warwick.

Gitcoin Username: @pet3r-pan

ETH Address: 0x68898B237823448475bd50EA0BB6E4A20B71FF63

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

Gitcoin’s culture of live experimentation gives it a real serious chance at solving some of the core fundamental problems around open-source funding that builders struggle with today. My intention is to represent 1kx as a steward to ensure that it continues towards this outcome.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

  • Passionate about community building and DAO coordination
  • Community builder by trade and craft (see my writing here)
  • Managed and distributed over 40+ grants to dapps over the last 3 years
  • Summoned MetaCartel DAO and Venture DAO (MetaCartel Ventures)
  • Currently investing in early stage token networks at 1kx

Gitcoin Username : trent_vanepps

ETH Address : 0x4C0a466DF0628FE8699051b3Ac6506653191cc21 trent.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

We’re witnessing the opening moments of a multi-decade shift from legacy hierarchies and institutions to grassroots value networks. Ethereum has been and will likely remain the epicenter for this shift - however, our network will need its own mechanisms to maintain Public Goods. Over the past few years, Gitcoin has demonstrated its uncompromising commitment towards this vision. I’ve been happy to contribute DAI each round, as well as offering consistent feedback to the team. Joining as a Steward means I get to directly participate in the evolution of Gitcoin - an incredible opportunity to build the machine that builds the machine. There are few things more exciting than framing our collective future in Ethereum, working side by side with the rest of you :pray:

I’m most interested in Meta-Governance, Public Goods Funding, Progressive Decentralization, and Special Projects.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

  • Ethereum community membership since 2015
  • Participated in the original DAO, the EIP 999 and ProgPoW debates, and helped shepherd EIP-1559 to mainnet
  • mod of r/ethereum
  • regularly engage with the broader Twitter community: @trent_vanepps
  • ran several Ethereum Dev onboarding sessions in 2020
  • helped run 4 ETHGlobal hackathons and many summits (2019 - 2021)
  • projects like the Eth2 Open Grant, as well as the soon to launch Beacon Book
  • I’m engaged with a broad range of ecosystem stakeholders, including: POAP, r/ETHFinance, ETHStaker, ETHGlobal, ETHR&D Discord, MolochDAO, Flashbots, Eth2 Researchers and Implementing teams, Eth1 client teams, Eth1 & Eth2 infra, the All Core Dev Call, Ethereum Cat Herders, Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians, the team, a number of DeFi (eg. Maker, Uniswap) and web3 teams (eg. Mirror, Zora)
  • Past positions include Fission, Whiteblock, ETHGlobal - currently at the EF as Ecosystem Person
  • Gitcoin Username: AnneConnelly

  • ETH Address: 0xA30Ab83e693Ad49F3F651085DaD11d049c818923

  • Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

    • I have dedicated my career to creating social impact. I started with work in the humanitarian sector with Doctors Without Borders, doing field work in Central Africab Republic, running a fundraising team, and sitting on the board of directors. Since getting into blockchain, I have been focused less on supporting existing organizations, and more on supporting models that break the structures those organizations are built on. That is why I am passionate about Gitcoin. I have both contributed to, and received funds from Gitcoin grants, have mentored at the Kernel incubator, and I am currently working on an adaptation of Quadratic Funding with the Gitcoin team called Quadratic Trust. I would be honoured to take on a more significant role in the governance of Gitcoin.
  • Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

    • I have been in the blockchain space since 2012, working at startups including Decentral, Ledger Labs, and ixo Foundation. My recent focus has been on education - I am Faculty with Singularity University, teaching entrepreneurs how to use exponential technologies like blockchains to solve problems that impact 1 billion people. This summer, I will be teaching a course on Blockchain-based Business Models for Social Impact at the Questrom School of Business. This year I published “Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising”, a book to guide charities through setting up crypto donation programs. I have mentored and judged at EthDenver, am part of MGD DAO and have spoken at crypto events around the world.

Thank you for your consideration to have me as a steward.


gitcoin username: @nkennethk

ETH address: kennethng.eth

statement of intent:
Organizing decentralized governance communities and managing these processes can be extremely overwhelming. At the very least, it’s shown to be much more difficult than any of us have anticipated when it comes to facilitating fruitful debates or coordinating proposals & voting. My goal is to help coalesce highly engaged community members around activation events where people can functionally discuss progression (definition & how-to) so that decisioning happens more often than the status quo.

web3 qualifications/skills:
I’ve been involved in helping steer public goods funding from several facets (EF, EF->gitcoin, UNI grants, and more). I have also been a longstanding mentor for grantees & kernel projects, but recognize that my skills are not as expansive or critical as others in the thread above me! What my expertise does lend itself to is helping to see things from a different perspective and help to empower people in different ways.


Gitcoin Username: Philip Silva @ubipromoter

ETH Address: 0xd9ffaF2e880dF0cc7B7104e9E789d281a81824cf

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining: I deeply believe that the web3 tech and governance stack we are building has the power to reshape the world in better and more just ways for all people. I would like to join the Stewardship program because I see Gitcoin as a shining example of how we can start making these changes and I want to help it succeed. The mission, ethics, and shipping of the Gitcoin team are inspiring and I hope to spread this ethos and its impact far and wide.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills: I began my crypto exploration in 2013 and have been living in the rabbit hole of the Ethereum ecosystem full time since 2018. My biggest focus has been working with the BrightID team to bring privacy preserving proof of digital uniqueness to the Web3 world. I built a deep appreciation for the Gitcoin team while building out the BrightID integration for Gitcoin Grants with them.

I am a founding member of a bunch of DAOs including BrightID, The LAO, Flamingo, and WhalerDAO and a member of many others. In these DAOs I focus largely on governance, community, and mission. While I sadly lack the technical skills of the amazing builders around me, I have had success acting as a translator helping people understand and appreciate the tools we are building and the potential we are unlocking. I am all about inspiration, collaboration, decentralization, and changing the status quo.


Gitcoin Username: Thomas Jay Rush (Jay) @tjayrush

ETH Address: trueblocks.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining: When human beings find themselves in a brand new country, one of the first things they do is blaze trails through the forest. Future generations follow those paths which eventually become the country’s roads and super highways. Web 3.0 is a brand new country. I’d like to help blaze the first paths through the woods. Open source funding is a particularly thorny patch of the landscape, so I’m attracted there clearing this patch is of paramount importance to the future success of the entire space. My specific area of interest is promoting a deeper understanding of and involvement with the data being produced by these system – for the community, as opposed for the developers.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills: I’ve been engaged with the crypto world since first encountering Bitcoin in 2013. I got deeply involved in Ethereum in late 2015 / early 2016 when I first heard about “The DAO.” Since then, I’ve been working on TrueBlocks, a project investigating methods to help communities permissionlessly acquire and analyze their own data without the need for a third-party, including the developers of the community. I was a 2018 recipient of an Ethereum Foundation grant for my work and continue work on the same project.


Gitcoin Username: @makoto | Gitcoin
ETH Address: matoken.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I am interested in participating in Gitcoin governance as a way to give back my experience as both grantee and grantor of various Ethereum based ecosystem program. I believe that I have a good understanding of what ecosystem support developers seek through my experience of participating in various hackathons and receiving grants and bounties.

Also as an ENS team member, I would like to take this opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Gitcoin and ENS.

At ENS we are considering ways to give some of ENS registration revenue back to the community and would like to increase our alliance and collaboration rather than re-inventing many things Gitcoin has already built.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

  • The organiser of London Ethereum Codeup since March 2016
  • Core dev team member of ENS since May 2018
  • In charge of running the ENS workshop for the last 4 years.
  • Co-founder of Kickback which has been used at various social events and hackathons including EthNY and EthLondon
  • The summoner of OrochiDAO, event sponsor as a DAO.
  • The co-organiser of Osaka Blockchain week in 2019
  • The recipient of various grants from Metacartel, MakerDAO, and Consensys
  • Have been both grantee and grantor of Gitcoin grants program
  • The various hackathon/bounty winners including EthGlobal, EtherPunk, Gitcoin hackathon
  • Dev Skills: Solidity, JavaScript, Ruby, Data analysis and visualisation(TheGrapher, Dune Wizard, Covalentist)
  • Experience building outside of Ethereum L1 (Flow, xDAI, Polygon-xDAI-BSC through Connext)

Gitcoin Username: @andytudhope
ETH Address: thebluebook.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I am not very interested in governance. I am very interested in responsibility. What public goods we should care about and what kinds of behaviour we should promote are both fascinating, open-ended questions. Maybe it’s not about finding answers, but rather engaging in productive p2p dialogues? I have some experience seeding such things and I am happy to play a role on this particular stage.

Credible neutrality is equally critical. It requires a unique mix of technical nous and a total lack of ego. The most reliable way I know towards both is service and I am honoured to be given the chance to practice that here.

What Web3 Qualifications / Skills I Have

I’ve helped in some communities since before Ethereum, written some stuff over the years, designed and implemented a unique token curation system for DApps, worn some really colourful pants and generally helped share a good deal of rainbow unicorn love.


Gitcoin username: @adamstallard
Eth address: 0xdC0046B52e2E38AEe2271B6171ebb65cCD337518

My vision

I want working for the open internet to be a reality for more people. Funding public goods occupies more of my world-changing thoughts than anything else, and Gitcoin has been an inspiration to me.

How I’d like to help

I’d like to help integrate any innovations in sybil protection that come from BrightID into Gitcoin, and help steward our community toward greater decentralization, following some of the lessons learned in the past year from


Gitcoin Username: @jordanlyall

ETH Address: jordanlyall.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I’d like to participate in Gitcoin governance to support progressive decentralization, help fund public goods, and give back to the Ethereum ecosystem.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

  • Building products and communities on Ethereum for 4 years
  • Creator of the $MEME protocol and co-founder of Nifty’s
  • 2 years at ConsenSys building DeFi tools and services
  • I advise several web3 startups and DAOs

Gitcoin username: hello-shreyas

ETH address: 0x10D6d2e343281D388291A3e02f3293AaEdA67178

Statement of intention / values & reason for joining: I really resonate with Gitcoin’s goals. Public goods funding, among other things, attracted me to crypto. When I left a traditional job to work full-time in crypto, grants from MetaCartel and, later, Gitcoin helped me get started. Gitcoin helps people serve multiple protocols and communities - something people should have the ability to do. I know developers in India who now have financial freedom from completing Gitcoin bounties. I have participated in Gitcoin Kernel and gotten a lot of value from the community. I’ve thought a lot about on-chain reputation and think Gitcoin can help people break out of the shackles of their social graph and financial situation. I hope to help Gitcoin achieve these goals as a delegate/steward.

What qualifications do you have: I founded Llama, which helps DAOs manage their treasury. I have helped DAOs with spending, asset allocation, and reporting. Governance and treasuries go hand in hand: what can’t be automated can be voted on by governance and funded by the treasury. I am leading Aave Grants DAO, which aims to empower a wider network of developers to grow the Aave ecosystem. I am working on a treasury diversification strategy with Uniswap. I lead an ecosystem development project for Ethereum Foundation in India.

Where can your involvement in other governance initiatives be found:

  • Aave: leading Aave Grants DAO
  • Uniswap: building treasury strategy
  • Index: discussions on treasury management
  • Nexus Mutual: investment committee discussions
  • Gitcoin: discussions on handing Vitalik’s $500m donation

Gitcoin username: auryn-macmillan
ETH address: 0x8B405dBf2F30844B608b08DaD20447A6955A6C6E

Statement of Intention / My Values & Reason for Joining:
I would like to become a steward for Gitcoin because its missions and values are closely aligned with mine and I deeply respect the positive impact that Gitcoin has had on the Ethereum ecosystem and beyond.

What Web3 Qualifications / Skills I Have :
I have been part of the Ethereum space since genesis, have been working with and helping to build DAOs since 2016, am currently building DAO tools with Gnosis, and also building in my spare time (a quadratic funding protocol that has been funded partially via Gitcoin grants).

I am a product manager, solidity dev, community builder, public speaker, and a dad :smiley:

ps: what a rock-star crew of folks have replied to this thread already!


Gitcoin username: anish-agnihotri

ETH address: anishagnihotri.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
I was first introduced to Gitcoin by @ceresstation at Hack the North in 2018, and was a part of the first batch of Gitcoin Ambassadors. I firmly believe that creating digital public goods, and working in open-source are the easiest ways to introduce a Web2-native audience to Web3. Open economies, decentralized stewardship, and a future of work focused around collaboration will be essential, and I’m excited to be a part of the journey in making it happen through Gitcoin.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:

  • Researcher at Polychain Capital
  • Frequent Web3 Hacker (Discourse will only let me post 2 links, so my recent favourites: PartyBid, Comp.Vote)

Gitcoin Username: peth-yursick

ETH Address: peth.eth

Discord Handle (optional) peth.eth

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
I love Gitcoin & what it stands for. I think the space wouldn’t be where it is if it weren’t for Gitcoin; from hackathons to the grants, it brought us together in many ways on many occasions & helped us channel our energy into cool projects.
Owocki has done an amazing job setting the course & putting together great minds which are now doing an amazing job of further decentralizing Gitcoin - of which I’d love to be a part of to help decentralize it even further and channel help into even more awesome public goods springing around :upside_down_face:

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:

  • Been around for a while & know my way around
  • I like to think I’m good at recognizing scams
  • Deep into DAOs & decentralized governance in general
    • Almost lost it all in The DAO
  • Built an awesome community/decentralized organization (MetaGame) that’s helping people find their way & launch careers in the DAO space.
  • Sometimes I write things that people like :man_shrugging:

I would very much like to throw my hat into the ring.

Gitcoin Username: androolloyd

Twitter Handle: androolloyd

ETH Address: androolloyd.eth

Discord Handle: androolloyd#4580

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
I love Gitcoin. Full Stop.

I have been an active community member, a hacker, a leaderboard junkie.

Hunter, bug fixer, and hired gun.

I was very fortunate to have been apart be apart of Gitcoin’s Core Development team throughout 2019 and 2020, one of the key take aways was a better understanding of how the Robot operates.

It let me see and experience first hand what can be done when you have a very passionate group of people cutting through the nonsense in an effort to improve the lives of so many people.

It’s a thing of beauty.

I still communicate with many members of the team on a regular basis and have contributed however best I can to their endeavours.

Lately I have been helping ideate on some new UX flows for Sybill resistance.

I would be honoured to serve as a steward and be apart of the next phase of Gitcoin’s community as it actively moves itself towards decentralization.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:

  • Am super passionate about aggressive decentralization of everything.

  • Been building on Ethereum since 2016.

  • PleasrDAO Founding Member (trying to fund the arts forever)


Gitcoin Username: Opolist

ETH Address: paller.eth

Discord Handle: JohnPaller#2670

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining: I am passionate about what Gitcoin has set out to do with respect to building better frameworks to funding public goods. My values are perfectly aligned with the larger goals of Gitcoin as Kevin and I have discussed since before Gitcoin was Gitcoin.

We need better systems to organize and deploy capital to important projects that align that capital with the outcomes that sustain both economic vibrancy and benevolence toward the populations we serve locally and globally.

My values comes out in my work which is about bridging between web2 and web3. With ETHDenver as the World’s largest Ethereum based hackathon event. We’ve hosted 40,000+ people from 100+ countries for FREE as a means to include, educate, support and #BUIDL the decentralized future.

This year, we announced in partnership with Governor Jared Polis’ office the creation of the nation’s first community led owned Web3 technology sandbox; The ColoradoJam Incubator. With authority to test, pilot and experiment with web3 technology inside of the state infrastructure we aim to realize Colorado as the First Digital State as announced by Governor Polis at ETHDenver 2021.

And with Opolis, we’re bringing self-soveregin employment not only to those already working ethereally in DAOs and DeFi, but building a giant gateway for the next 1 million Ethereans to make the jump to the open internet.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:

  • Founder & Executive Steward of ETHDenver
  • Founder & Executive Steward of Opolis & The Employment Commons
  • Co-Founder of the Colorado Jam Web3 Technology Sandbox in partnership with Colorado Gov Jared Polis’ office.
  • OG Member of the #ShillColorado flash mob
  • Co-creator of the industry #BUIDL meme (invented by Owocki, released into the Ether at ETHDenver 2018)
  • Economics, Tokenomics & Game Theory Slayer
  • Summoner of the term “Steward” to the Ethereum ecosystem. :wink: :heart:

Gitcoin Username


ETH Address:

griff.eth - 0x839395e20bbB182fa440d08F850E6c7A8f6F0780

Discord Handle


Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I live and breathe #blockchain4good and no one does it better than Gitcoin. I would be honored to be part the magic they are creating and help guide Gitcoin towards creating a world where public goods can be adequately valued.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

I’ve been a contributing member of the Ethereum community since 2015 & received a masters degree in Digital Currency in 2016.

As community manager for and TheDAO, I helped form the community around TheDAO and led every angle of the crisis response effort following TheDAO Hack.

I co-founded the White Hat Group, which secured the at-risk funds (10% of the total supply of ETH) during TheDAO hack and one year later rescued $210 million dollars worth of crypto assets following the Parity Multisig Hack. I also audited Aragon and MakerDAO systems with the WHG.

In 2016, I co-founded Giveth, a donation platform similar to Gitcoin, we have 2 dapps: and

I co-founded DAppNode in early 2018 to ensure the p2p world has true hardware decentralization.

I co-founded the Commons Stack in 2019. The Commons Stack is the natural progression of Giveth’s efforts to build the future of giving from a Token Engineering perspective with a goal of creating Public Good focused economies. Our first Commons, the Token Engineering Commons, is very close to launch.

I have contributed to dozens of other projects as well, most notably, iden3, Hermez, and brightID and continue to support all 3 in an advisory capacity.

I also lead 2 crypto focused burning man camps :wink: Look me up in 2022


Gitcoin username: @waffi1998 | Gitcoin
Eth address : 0x35EFa46f22e0fb34Cd8cb3DDF87149140D444b7c
Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I would like to participate in gitcoin governance because this is my first time in participating governance… and i would like to learn and get first experience thru here…

And also… i’m very interested in Defi… and most of defi project birth thru gitcoin so i would like to provide my opinion thru gitcoin governance :slight_smile:

The first big problem that im very interested to solve is gitcoin donate abuser… “They donate thru gitcoin and created bunch of account to abuse airdrop distribution”

I have a big dream for this gitcoin and i have a lot of idea to contribute this gitcoin ecosystem… and i hope gitcoin will become bigger than ever before

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

I am a IT technician that currently unemployed because of covid-19… due to lack of demand here in my country… But I’m a techie person, i have a diploma in engineering in IT… I would like to learn coding as well to provide value for this gitcoin ecosystem… but im very ready to learn something new everyday… so i hope i am a great addition to this gitcoin governance…
Moving forward to see you soon!!