Delegate Proposal - joebuild

Identity and background

  • What is the delegate’s identity and background?
    Background in data science and software engineering. I’ve been an active participant and contributor to many Solana projects over the past 2 years.

  • Has the delegate historically contributed to the Jito Network?
    Not aside from staking / jitoSOL, and experimenting with the products.

  • Has the delegate historically been involved in protocol governance?
    Early in the days of Solana I created a reputation-based decision-making protocol. I’ve also been involved in minor ways with various Realms proposals. Lately I’ve been excited about and contributing to MetaDAO and Futarchy.

  • Is the delegate committed to helping the Jito Network and Solana succeed? Explain.
    The Jito StakeNet is an impressive step towards unbiased/meritocratic stake delegation. I also think that the tools built by the Jito team re: MEV are helpful in reducing network spam.

Candidate views

  • How should JitoSOL validator delegation balance performance (yield) versus decentralization goals?
    Any earnest strategy which attempt to strike a balance between yield and decentralization will be successful. Cutting out bad actors and centralized mercenaries on either end of the spectrum is the important part.

  • What should be the priorities for JTO liquidity mining and DAO token grants?
    Pushing forward the interests of Jito and Solana more broadly. Specifically, I think PBS is of overlapping importance.

  • What are your goals for the DAO as a delegate?
    Assist in being a responsible shepherd for the DAO.

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