[Delegate] Jameskbh

Dear community,

I’m applying to become a Delegate! Here is more info about me:

Name: Jameskbh

Discord username/TG username: jameskbh#1322 / @jameskbh

Twitter Account: twitter.com/@jameskbh

Delegation Address: jameskbh.eth (snapshot) or 0x714D8b5874b3a6a69f289f4e857F4C9670074296 (for Aura UI)

Introduction about Yourself: I’m Jameskbh, and currently an Aura Maxi. I’ve been around Defi since 2020, especially focused on tokenomics and governance (and a lot of yield-farming in the ol’good days). With the introduction of the weighted vote system, I felt it was the right time to apply to become a Vote Delegate for the Aura Community. I believe having more Delegates as part of our Governance System is important, and I will vote, if any member chooses, having Aura’s best interest in mind.

Explain why you would be a good delegate: I’m consistently monitoring the Balancer ecosystem looking for opportunities to bring more partners to Aura Protocol. That involves researching all info about new protocols, and being updated with all governance forums and proposals. I believe having more Delegates as part of our Governance System is important, and I will vote, if any member chooses me as delegate, having Aura’s best interest in mind.

State if you are involved with any other projects: Alephium, a sharded PoW
protocol.

Time Commitment/Week: As needed. I’m always online, so the time commitment is high.

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Aura Governance Votes

[AIP-40] Gnosis Chain Deployment

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is another step towards a multi-chain Aura presence, and will help to consolidate Aura’s position as a top player in the Balancer ecosystem and bring more yield-generation opportunities for Gnosis Chain.

Balancer Governance Votes

[BIP-377] Enable yBAL / 80-20BAL-wETH [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a liquidity pool for yBAL and can drive trading volume to Balancer. The pool is capped at 2%.

[BIP-378] Re-Enable Overnight Pulse Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Overnight is a protocol specializing in delta-neutral strategies. Overnight’s core product is USD+, a 100% collateralized yield-bearing stablecoin. In March 2022, [BIP-208] enabled Overnight Pulse a gauge for Overnight Pulse pool on Arbitrum. This is a request to re-enable the gauge.

[BIP-379] Enable Dola/USD+ Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a pool of two stablecoins. USD+ from Overnight and DOLA form Inverse. The protocols will incentivize the pool, as they are aiming to bring all Arbitrum liquidity to it.

[BIP-380] Enable wstETH/rETH/cbETH Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a pool to facilitate swaps between these three LSTs, attracting trading volume to Balancer on Arbitrum.

[BIP-381] Enable Aave Boosted USDC/USDC.e Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a composable stable pool factory v5 and contains two separate linear pool tokens; bb-a-USDC and bb-a-USDC. These are Balancer’s AAVE-boosted Arbitrum native USDC and bridged USDC.

As Circle migrates from bridged to native USDC, several dexes offer the ability to swap between both assets, bringing in considerable volume.

[BIP-382] Enable bb-rf-usd Gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Abstain.

Rationale: It is unclear where the multi-strategy vaults allocate the funds and, with this added complexity, the choice was to abstain this time.

[BIP-383] Enable bb-rfWSTETH/bb-rfWBTC/bb-rfUSDC Gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Abstain.

Rationale: Rationale: It is unclear where the multi-strategy vaults allocate the funds and, with this added complexity, the choice was to abstain this time.

[BIP-384] Migrate Stafi rETH/WETH Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Change of pool and gauge to upgrade the rate provider for the tokens, and all parameters will remain the same as the previous pool.

[BIP-385] Enable MAI-DOLA Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: No.

Rationale: There is a lot of uncertainty with bad debt positions, so this is not the best time to incentivize this pool.

[BIP-386] Allocate Base Incentives

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for 50k USDC as launch incentives to kickstart Balancer’s presence on Base. The idea is to get a strong set of protocols in the beginning of the liquidity providing in this chain.

[BIP-387] Give Balancer Maxis ability to add 3rd party rewards to mainnet gauges

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This grant permission to Bal Maxis to add 3rd parties pool rewards on gauges that are not in the veBAL system. This action is important to help to keep liquidity on Balancer that is not interested in using veBAL incentives.

[BIP-388] Wire up Base Chain in preparation for launch

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for Governance authorization to set up all configurations for Balancer’s launch on the Base chain. It is a standard procedure to start the protocol on a new chain.

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Aura Governance

[AIP-41] Replenish the Aura Ecosystem Fund

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The AEF is the tool to keep Aura moving forward. The funding proposal is coherent and well-balanced for the next period.

[AIP-42] Maximizing Value of Aura LP Incentives & Bootstrapping L2s

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is an important proposal that helps to align Aura BPT stakers with the vlAURA and AuraBAL holders. By adjusting to the current emissions, it achieves lower inflation, and higher yield for Aura-aligned pools, while sustaining a good yield for AuraBAL.

Balancer Governance

BIP-389 to BIP-392 - The vote was not cast due to an incorrect procedure. I implemented redundancies for this not to happen again.

[BIP-393] Fund Beethoven X DAO - Technical for Aug - Dec

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for an extension to the funding of the Technical part of Beethoven X DAO that supports Balancer development. Daniel and his team are playing an important part in creating tools to simplify Balancer infrastructure flow.

[BIP-394] Fund Beethoven X DAO - Marketing for Aug - Dec

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for an extension to the funding of the Marketing part of Beethoven X DAo that is currently responsible for Balancer’s social, content and marketing efforts. The quality of the work so far is excellent, and there are several interesting initiates in the pipeline for the next months.

[BIP-395] Delegate AAVE/stkAAVE to TokenLogic

Vote: Abstain.

Rationale: There are ongoing discussions with them about other partnerships, so it was in our best interest to remain impartial and abstain from this vote.

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[BIP-396] Enable jCHF-VCHF Gauge w/ 2% emissions cap [Polygon]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a pool to create deeper liquidity for CHF stablecoins, pairing the jCHF and VCHF. It is meant to be an important part of the growth strategy for both protocols.

[BIP-397] Authorize Mimic Smart Vault on Gnosis Chain

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: As MIMIC is the tool for multichain fee processing for Balancer, it is time to grant the needed permissions for it to operate on the Gnosis chain.

[BIP-398] Enable Gauges for Bloom TBYs (ETH), Approve Future Maturity Gauges

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Balancer pools will be the primary liquidity for this product, and it will be incentivized on Aura. One point of attention is that each TBY has its maturity after 6 months, so new pools are needed regularly, and this proposal asked for automatic approval of the new ones.

[BIP-399] ve8020 Launchpad

Vote: Protofire.

Rationale: After reviewing the report presented by Balancer Grants and the proposals made by the teams, Protofire’s seemed to have the best cost/benefit, being considered technically capable.

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[BIP-400] Enable WMATIC/MaticX Gauge w/ 10% cap [Polygon]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The pool is an Elliptic Concentrated Liquidity Pool (E-CLP) from Gyroscope, and it is already live. Instead of adding direct SD incentives, Stader now wishes to tap into Balancer veBAL tokenomics and incentivize veBAL votes.

[BIP-401] Enable tBTC/WBTC [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: tBTC is a decentralized wrapped Bitcoin, that is 1:1 backed by mainnet BTC. Threshold DAO seeks to consolidate deep liquidity on Mainnet using this pool. The protocol will incentivise the pool, as it intends this pool to be a part of its long-term tBTC strategy.

[BIP402] Enable Overnight Steady Accord Pool Gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Overnight Steady Accord is the new implementation of Overnight Pulse, a boosted USDC-DAI pool that relies on USD+ for yield, and it was activated on BIP-208. This is the request to re-enable the gauge, following the changes to its code-base.

[BIP-403] Enable BETS-wstETH Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: BETS is considering deploying their POL in Arbitrum in this pool after the issues with Multichain. The ask is for core pool incentives with a 2% gauge, to make it the secondary source of liquidity for the token.

[BIP-404] Kill Unused Gauges Week 33

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aimed to kill 5 gauges that are not in use due to partnerships that are no longer active. It is a good practice to have enabled only active gauges.

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Aura Governance

[AIP-43] Reducing Minimum Voting Weight

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal lowers the minimum amount to 0.1% for gauges to receive voting weight and helps to decentralize the protocol further.

[AIP-44] Approval of Optimism Grant Utilization

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal lays down how the grant will be utilised. Using the OP to boost rewards helps to bootstrap liquidity and increase market penetration for Aura in Optimism.

Balancer Governance

[BIP-405] Enable staBAL3/EURe Gauge [Gnosis]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal seeks to create a gauge for the newly created staBAL3/EURe pool. This is a EUR/USD equivalent pool (as stabAL3 is USDC, USDT and DAI) and will be a good source of liquidity for Gnosis Chain.

[BIP-406] Enable wstETH/rETH/sfrxETH Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: A pool to facilitate swaps between LSTs on arbitrum. It will be a core pool, meaning the protocol fees will be used for voting incentives.

[BIP-407] Enable LCNY/LUSD/ETH Gauge [Ethereum] with 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This pool pairs a Chinese Yuan stablecoin (LCNY) with USD (LUSD). LCNY is a fork of LUSD, created by Alternity. The protocol will incentivise the pool

[BIP-408] Change Passive Fee Distribution

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: bbaUSD has been deprecated with no firm timeline for reappear. Thus it is prudent to begin paying passive fees in USDC.

[BIP-409] Enable QI-WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: Updates on multisig showed that the protocol was willing to make changes to improve security/decentralisation.

[BIP-410] Enable KNC/WETH/USDC Gauge 10% [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: KNC is the token for KyberDAO, and the pool will serve as a liquidity source. The pool will be incentivised by the protocol.

[BIP-411] Enable GHO/USDT/USDC Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This pool will replace the other GHO stable pool and has the elements to be added to Aave Safety Module if Aave DAO chooses to do so.

[BIP-412] Kill Obsolete Gauges

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aimed to kill 2 gauges in older pools with immutable parameters, which don’t allow them to sustain high usage.

[BIP-413] Kill GHO Gauges Week 35

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Kill gauges for pools that are not in use and for the current GHO/3pool, as it will be replaced by the GHO/USDT/USDC pool

[BIP-414] Enable wstETH/WETH Gyro Gauge w/ 10% cap [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aims to add a gauge to a Gyro pool for wstETH/WETH. This pool type is ideally suited for liquid staking tokens, is typically more capital efficient and could thus generate significant trading volume.

[BIP-415] Enable wstETH/cbETH Gyro Gauge w/ 10% cap [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aims to add a gauge to a Gyro pool for wstETH/cbETH. This pool type is ideally suited for liquid staking tokens, is typically more capital efficient and could thus generate significant trading volume.

[BIP-416] Enable STAR/USDC Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This pool will deepen liquidity for STAR, and the protocol will incentivise voting through Aura.

[BIP-417] Enable ELFI/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aimed to create a gauge for ELFI/WETH. The intention is for this pool to be the primary source of liquidity for ELFI.

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Aura Governance

[AIP-45] Enable additional reward tokens on ARBITRUM PAL/OHM gauge

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal requests permission to deploy a 1-week incentive program from September 15-22 of 600 AURA to the PAL-OHM gauge address on Arbitrum, to compensate for an error that occurred and the Paladin DAO’s votes were not cast.

Balancer Governance

[BIP-418] Enable USDF - USDC Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The protocol (Fractal) operates tokenized lending pools (starting with USDF) from which assets are lent to borrower subaccounts.This proposal seeks a gauge for their balancer pool, which is intended to become the primary liquidity venue for USDF.

[BIP-419] Kill Duplicate BRZ/jBRL Gauge [Polygon]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: BRZ/jBRL has recently moved to a new pool and gauge and this proposal is to kill the old one.

[BIP-420] Refund Voting Incentives for Pools Shut Down Due to Bug Report

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aimed to create a gauge for ELFI/WETH. The intention is for this pool to be the primary source of liquidity for ELFI.

[BIP-421] Enable DOLA-USDC StablePool Gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is a refund to protocols that were affected by the bug on Balancer pools. The total is 19.6k in USDC.

[BIP-422] Wire up Weighted Pool Permissions on Avalanche

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Permissions on Avalanche have been granted in two previous BIPs, 353 and 318, and this asks for what is left to finish the configuration.

[BIP-423] Enable new wstETH gauges [Gnosis Chain]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for gauge creation on 4 wstETH pools to maximise capital efficiency in the Gnosis Chain.

[BIP-424] Add Initial Avalanche & Base Gauges

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The purpose of this proposal is to kickstart gauge emissions on the new chains.Gauges being active on Avalanche and Base will allow Balancer to bootstrap liquidity and get the players on the networks involved in veBAL.

[BIP-425] Enable 80T-20TBTC Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal aims to add a veBAL gauge for the Balancer 80/20 T/tBTC pool on Ethereum.Threshold DAO seeks to consolidate deep liquidity on Mainnet,and has budgeted T tokens to incentivise this pool

[BIP-426] Enable ALTR-WETH Gauge [Ethereum] with 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Alternity is a decentralized protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain, inspired by the design of the Liquity Protocol. This proposal seeks to create the main point of liquidity for ALTR and the protocol will incentivize the pool.

[BIP-427] Enable USDC-USDT-DAI-USDC.e stable pool gauge [optimism]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal wants a gauge for a 4-pool (bridged USDC, native USDC, USDT and DAI). The goal is to build this pool to be the main stablecoin liquidity on Balancer / Beethoven X on optimism, and hope to bootstrap its liquidity using the gauge.

[BIP-428] Create a uniETH - wstETH - rETH Composable Stable Pool [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Bedrock’s native tokenized version is uniETH. Balancer will serve as the main liquidity for the uniETH-wstETH-rETH 3 token pool and will benefit

[BIP-429] Adjust Arbitrum Airdrop Co-incentives Program(BIP-322) Distribution

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This BIP proposes to change the current distribution of incentives to align with the program and automation proposed in the grant received.

[BIP-430] Enable Layer Zero Cross Chain Boosts on Base

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: With the recent move to enable the first wave of gauges on Base, it makes sense for cross-chain boosts to be active on the network. This proposal sets the parameters to do that.

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[BIP-431] USD+ Linear Pool Refund

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The core problem was that both linear pools were set up with a swap fee of 6% instead of the intended 0.06%. As a result, Overnight Finance returned 7527 USDC equivalent to the DAO. The proposal suggests refunding the affected users a total of 15,158 USDC, with the remaining 7631 USDC coming from the DAO Treasury.

[BIP-432] Warden Vote Market Refund for Boosted Pools

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The purpose of this proposal is to refund a project from Warden’s vote market (Idle Finance) affected by a bug disclosure made by Balancer. As a result of this compromise, these pools were “killed”, meaning they were no longer eligible to receive BAL rewards.

[BIP-433] Maxi Funding Proposal Q4-2023

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The Maxis brings value to the Balancer ecosystem, and this proposal ensures the continued contribution of a dedicated team.

[BIP-434] Enable wstETH/4Pool Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal seeks to activate the gauge on Arbitrum for the wstETH / 4 weighted pool. The primary advantage of this proposal is that it will pave the way for trades to be channelled by aggregators through this route, enhancing Balancer’s position in the Arbitrum ecosystem and increase its trading volume.

[BIP-435] Change to Yes based Quorum of 1 Million Yes votes

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The background of this proposal stems from the observation that with 3+ million vlAURA locked, the existing quorum of 2 million votes will always be achieved, rendering the quorum concept meaningless.To address this, the proposal recommends shifting the quorum from counting total votes to requiring a minimum of 1 million affirmative (Yes) votes, in addition to a majority of Yes votes, for governance decisions to pass. This adjustment is a good initiative, as it ensures that governance decisions truly reflect the community’s intent.

[BIP-436] Allocate BAL Liquidity to Base & Arbitrum axlBAL/BAL pools for routing over Squid

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal seeks to create an axlBAL/BAL pool to address the 7-day waiting period currently faced when transferring BAL away from Base using the native bridge, to enable rapid bridging of BAL off of Base via Squid. Additionally, the proposal recommends setting up an axlBAL/BAL pool on Arbitrum with 20k BAL total liquidity to allow arbitrage with tighter spreads due to Arbitrum’s lower fees. The integration of Squid and Axelar into the Balancer ecosystem is beneficial, as it can enhance its interoperability and fee generation capabilities.

[BIP-437] Enable R/sDAI ECLP Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks for a gauge to a Gyroscope R/sDAI Elliptic Concentrated Liquidity Pool (E-CLP) on Ethereum Mainnet. The deployment of this pool aims at stabilizing the R peg and the PSM module, providing a source of yield for R Savings Module depositors through the accumulation of sDAI.

[BIP-438] Enable Gauge Checkpointer v2

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: A new gauge checkpointer is proposed to be given the proper permissions to handle all different root gauge factories, add new gauges as needed, and perform multiple checkpoints in a single call.

[BIP-439] Enable DUSD/4pool Stable Pool gauge on Optimism

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposals asks for a gauge to position the pool as the primary liquidity source for DUSD on Optimism. DUSD is a stable coin from the Davos Protocol, that prioritizes Liquid Staking Tokens (LSTs) as collateral.

[BIP-440] Enable rETH/ankrETH Gauge with Auto-bribes [Optimism]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The purpose of this proposal is to allow a deeper liquidity on Balancer, remedying the capital inefficiency associated with providing liquidity, by pairing it with rETH.

[BIP-441] Enable qETH/WETH Gauge 2% Cap [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: qETH is the liquid staking token for the Tranchess protocol. The qETH-ETH asks for a 2% cap gauge and aims to be the primary source of liquidity for Tranchess ETH liquid staking fund.

[BIP-442] Permissions Preset Update Request #2

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is an update on the Zodiac standard presets that karpatkey uses to manage treasury funds. Adding new actions on Cowswap, Compound and other protocols.

[BIP-443] Restore Brand Trust in Balancer by Assisting DNS Hack Users

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The users affected tried to interact with Balancer.fi, even if the root cause is not related directly to the protocol.

[BIP-444] Enable 80/20 Weighted Gauge for $OVN [Optimism, Arbitrum, and Base]

Vote: No.

Rationale: The requested 5% cap is too high for a token without enough trading history.

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Aura Governance

[AIP-46] Enabling the Aura Maxi through greater resource and vote allocation

Vote: No.

Rationale: This proposal has valid points, but the solutions proposed doesn’t solve the issue, IMO.

[AIP-47] Sunsetting the Aura Maxi - Entering the Yogis

Vote: Abstain.

Rationale: As part of the group, I didn’t vote.

[AIP-48] Enable USDC incentives to sDAI/EURE pool on gnosis chain

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: sDAI offers better returns, so it makes sense to incentivize a quick migration. And with the deployment of Spark Protocol on GC, I believe this pool will have a high tx volume.

[AIP-49] Enable Additional Rewards for the R/sDAI Pool

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Raft is a protocol that is gaining traction and flexibility is mandatory on DeFi. It is a good initiative to enable the additional rewards to be used when/if it is necessary.

[AIP-50] Base Deployment

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This is another strategic move to be present where Balancer is, and Base is a chain with a lot of potential. Excellent news for Aura.

[AIP-51] Secure AAVE DAO auraBAL mint and AURA accumulation through Swap

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: Aave coming to Aura as their strategy to sustain their GHO pools on balancer (their primary source of liquidity), is a win-win-win. Aave gets boosted incentive performance, Aura adds an important partner and Balancer deepens the relationship with Aave.

Balancer Governance

[BIP-445] Decide on direction of restitution for affected LPs in Boosted Pool Incident

Vote: Yes

Rationale: This approach aligns with the DeFi ethos of risk-awareness and active position management, while also providing a structured and fair means for affected users to report and potentially recover their losses.

[BIP-446] Enable 80/20 Weighted Gauge for $OVN (2% cap) [Optimism and Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The proposal asks for a weighted gauge for the $OVN token on Optimism, Arbitrum, and Base, with a pairing of OVN/wUSD+. The primary objective of this initiative is to enhance liquidity and facilitate smoother transactions for users across these platforms. Additionally, the pair will be incentivized across the three chains.

[BIP-447] Replace gauges in Gnosis to maximise capital efficiency [Gnosis]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The main objective is to maximize capital efficiency by replacing the gauges for pools using DAI with sDAI, and agEUR with stEUR.

[BIP-448] Delegate DAO Grant ARB to LM Multisig

Vote: Yes

Rationale: This proposal asks permit for the Balancer Maxis to vote in the ARB ecosystem on behalf of the DAO. The goal is to strengthen ties with all parties in the Arbitrum ecosystem and drive governance positively for the Arbitrum ecosystem.

[BIP-449] Add Child Chain Gauge Factory to Pseudominter on AVAX

Vote: Yes

Rationale: In order for claims to work properly on the Avalanche network, the proper gauge factory must be added to the L2Pseudominter. This allows the pseudominter to distribute BAL when the gauges from the respective factory on the Avalanche network call the claim function.

[BIP-450] Fund Balancer Grants Q4 2023

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The proposal outlines a detailed plan that demonstrates a thoughtful approach to optimizing the grants program, ensuring its alignment with Balancer’s strategic goals, and generating innovation and growth within the Balancer ecosystem.

[BIP-451] Enable wstETH/rETH/sfrxETH gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: This proposal aims to facilitate trading and liquidity provisioning among these diverse staking strategies of ETH. This move aligns with Balancer’s strategy of diversifying staked asset protocols, improving liquidity provision, and facilitating asset trade routes, ultimately benefiting both the protocol and its users through yield-bearing assets.

[BIP-452] Delegate BalancerDAO AAVE/stkAAVE to karpatkey

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The delegation is expected to empower karpatkey to better support initiatives that benefit both ecosystems Aave and Balancer), demonstrating a strategic alignment and active participation that could enhance the governance and functionality of both protocols.

[BIP-453] Deposit 160k BAL into Aave v3

Vote: Yes

Rationale: It makes sense to get passive income from the treasury BAL.

[BIP-454] Claim Second SAFE Airdrop

Vote: Yes

Rationale: This proposal asks for a vote for claiming the new allocations for existing $SAFE holders due to the passing of Safe DAO’s SEP-5, with the Balancer DAO multisig being one of such holders.

[BIP-455] Assisting DNS hack victims

Vote: Yes

Rationale: This proposal aims to assist DNS hack victims, providing compensation to users affected by a frontend attack, proposing a refund of 75% of their lost funds, taking precedent from BIP-443.

[BIP-456] - Funding Hypernative as Balancer Security Advisor

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The proposal outlines a comprehensive plan where Hypernative will conduct a full security risk and threat assessment covering various domains including Balancer’s infrastructure, processes, devices, supply chain, and interactions with third parties. It ensures a robust security framework, leveraging Hypernative’s proven expertise and previous successful interventions

[BIP-457] Core Pool Incentive Program Automation

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The proposal addresses the complexities and manual interventions required in the current system, proposing an automated system for fee redirection and incentive distribution.

[BIP-458] Enable 50GOLD/25USDC/25wstETH & 25GOLD/25BAL/25AURA/25wstETH [ARBITRUM]

Vote: Yes

Rationale: The proposal asks for the implementation of two specific gauges on Arbitrum: 50GOLD/25USDC/25wstETH with a 6% cap and 25GOLD/25BAL/25AURA/25wstETH with a 2% cap. This will help to enhance liquidity on Arbitrum.

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[BIP-459] Enable TetuBAL/20WETH-80BAL Gauge [Polygon]

Vote: Abstain

Reasoning: I choosed to abstain, letting the other actors on Balancer ecosystem to decide on this matter.

[BIP-460] Enable rETH/WETH gauge [zkEVM]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support the gauge for this E-CLP pool, as it can bring better capital efficiency and increase liquidity and trading volume to the platform.

[BIP-461] Enable swETH/wstETH gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support the gauge for this E-CLP pool, as it can bring better capital efficiency and increase liquidity and trading volume to the platform.

[BIP-462] Enable axlETH/WETH Gauge [Base]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal is meant to activate an uncapped gauge for a stable axlETH/WETH pool on Base network. This is expected to expand the partnership with Axelar by supporting one another’s initiatives on Base.

[BIP463] Enable D2D/rETH 80/20 Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This pool objective is to launch veD2D on top of the veLaunchpad created by Protofire, and to move liquidity from the current main pool (D2D/USDC on Mainnet) to this new D2D/rETH pool on Arbitrum.

[BIP-464] Remove BAL from Deprecated Ribbon Vault

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Ribbon has decided to deprecate the vault, and it will no longer be a place for the DAO to earn passive income. The proposal is meant to enable the DAO to reclaim the deposited funds to hold in the treasury.

[BIP465] Enable wstETH/ankrETH gauge with Auto-Bribes [Polygon zkEVM]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is a stETH/ankrETH on Polygon zkEVM to be added as a core pool and bring more liquidity to Polygon zkEVM.

[BIP-466] Enable mevETH/WETH gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is meant to be the primary liquidity pool for mevETH, an ETH Liquid Staking Asset, on Ethereum Mainnet.

[BIP-469] Enable BEETS/rETH gauge w/ 2% emission cap [Optimism]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: $BEETS token has recently been migrated to the Layerzero bridged version due to the multichain incidence (see governance vote). Hence, from now on the layerzero bridged version will be used and this is the pool for it.

[BIP-470] Enable ROOT/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal aims at enabling $BAL emissions into the 80/20 $ROOT/$WETH Pool to incentivize liquidity and scale the $ROOT token efficiently.

[BIP-471] Update LayerZero Configs for Avalanche

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The LayerZero team is moving their validation from MPT, to a new featherproof library this is due to the handling of large call data and event sizes across the network. In order for AVAX rewards to properly be streamed in the future Balancer must update the inbound proof library from MPT to feather proof

[BIP-472] Enable RDNT/WETH 80/20 Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This pool is intended to be the primary source of liquidity on Ethereum.

[BIP-473] Permissions Preset Update Request #2 (Revised version of BIP-442)

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is a revised iteration of BIP-442 to grant permission to karpatkey to manage the assets on the treasury safe.

[BIP-474] Activate BAL Emissions for Mainnet GBPT:USDC “FX Pool” with 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This GBPT:USDC FX Pool will enable liquidity providers to earn BAL Emissions and a starting 2% yield on all GBPT that are provisioned into the pool.

[BIP-475] Kill ROOT/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The ROOT contributors informed that they received a take-down notice based on their brand name. Given the nature of this take-down, this proposal requires the immediate shut-down of the ROOT/ WETH gauge on mainnet proposed by BIP-470. Root contributors signalled to relaunch their token.

[BIP-476] Enable sDAI/DUSD Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal aims to introducing a gauge for the new sDAI/DUSD LP. This will position the pool as the primary liquidity source for DUSD on Ethereum, while boosting DUSD liquidity on Balancer.

[BIP-477] Enable PSP/OP 80/20 Gauge with 2% emission cap [Optimism]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This pool has been the main liquidity of PSP on optimism and recently the Paraswap governance has passed the proposal to further bootstrap PSP liquidity using Aura and Balancer / Beethoven X on Optimism.

[BIP478] Enable 80mevETH/20FOLD Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This pool will facilitate users in swapping mevETH, a Liquid Staking Asset, and FOLD, Manifold’s governance token. The pool is intended to be the primary liquidity for the protocol.

[BIP-479] Enable psdnOCEAN/OCEAN 80/20 Gauge [Ethereum] with a 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal asks to introduce a gauge, so the protocol can incentivise BAL/AURA emissions for liquidity provision, amplifying the pool’s attractiveness.

[BIP-480] Appointment of director to the Balancer Foundation

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Balancer’s former non-executive director and supervisor has stepped down for reasons unrelated to Balancer, and this proposal asks for the appointment of a new one. The costs will remain the same, so no new funds are needed.

[BIP-481] Claim and Lock Balancer DAO Aura allocation into vlAura

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The proposal aims to lock Aura into vlAura to begin earning rewards and eventually allocate vote weight towards revenue-generating or strategically important pools that lack a proper means of bootstrapping incentives.

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Aura Governance

[AIP-52] zkEVM deployment

Vote: Yes

Rationale: A deployment on a new chain is something that I will usually support. Balancer is already there with reasonable TVL, so it is time to align the chackras there!

[AIP-53] Enable Additional Rewards for the psdnOCEAN/OCEAN Pool

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: The extra rewards helps to secure LPs on the pool and this can make them more aligned with the protocol, as they receive the native token too.

[AIP-54] Approve POL for Optimism Liquidity

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: this pool will help to increase Aura liquidity on Optimism and make it easier for protocols and users to use Aura on that chain.

[AIP-55] CEXs Liquidity Task Force with cede.store

Vote: No.

Rationale: The proposal does not add value to Aura, so I see no point on supporting it…

[AIP-56] Add ARB and esPLS as Reward Tokens for plsRDNT/[RDNT/WETH]

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks to allow Radiant to send their STIP incentives directly to the pool, because Balancer gauges only allow one address to send rewards to it.

[AIP-57] Streamlining Extra Rewards Process

Vote: Yes.

Rationale: This proposal asks to change the current proccess from an AIP and snapshot vote to a less cumbersome one: The DAO Multisig will handle these requests as they come. I support this change.

Balancer Governance

[BIP-482] Enable Savvy Tricrypto (svUSD-svETH-svBTC) Pool Gauge [Arbitrum] with 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal wants to create a pool with three synthetic tokens minted on the Savvy platform. The tokens are backed with interest-bearing collateral. The protocol will incentivise this pool and be the primary liquidity source for swaps between those tokens.

[BIP-483] Enable crvUSD/sDAI gauge with 2% emission cap on Gnosis Chain

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Creating a cvrUSD/sDAI pool/gauge on Gnosis Chain will help consolidate Balancer’s position as the main protocol for interest-bearing tokens pools and create the liquidity needed for other DeFi protocols to use.

[BIP-484] Enable 50WETH-50TAG Gauge [Base] with a 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The protocol will incentivise the liquidity on the pool, which is the primary liquidity source for TAG.

[BIP-485] Kill R Gauges

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: R protocol suffered an exploit and there is no reason for leave these gauges active.

[BIP-486] Update zkEVM Composable v5 permissions

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: After the initial deployment on zkEVM, there was a hardfork on that chain, and this proposal asks for an update on the permissions, for the new contract.

[BIP-487] Balancer <> Across Add more BAL to LP

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The proposal asks for more BAL for the Across bridge. Balancer will receive LP tokens and will be able to claim rewards later in the future.

[BIP-488] Authorize Mimic Smart Vaults on Mainnet, Avalanche, and Base

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Mimic smart vaults automate several steps on the fee handling on the several chains Balancer is deployed. This proposal asks for authorization to authorize some of them.

[BIP-489] Kill Xave FXPool Gauges

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Following a bug report, the protocol (Xave) requested the LPs to leave the pool. Therefore, the gauge has no function.

[BIP-490] Enable 80OETH-20WETH Gauge [Ethereum] with a 2% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Origin Ether protocol wants to create a gauge for their 80/20 pool. This pool will be incentivized. Part of the OETH yields comes from LPing on other Balancer pools, and it is good to see this relationship strengthen.

[BIP-491] Enable 3 GYD/stablecoin Gauges [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The proposal asks for gauges to 3 pools pairing GYD with other stablecoins to bootstrap liquidity for the Protocol. Balancer will be the primary liquidity source for GYD.

[BIP-492] Enable weETH/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: Ether.fi is looking to seed a weETH/wETH pool on Balancer to serve as a primary source of liquidity for eETH. The protocol is committed to promoting pool liquidity through Hidden Hand voting incentives.

[BIP-493] Enable Ankr/ankrETh Gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The pool is intended to be the primary source of liquidity for ankrETH liquidity on Arbitrum, and the purpose of this proposal is to allow this pool to qualify for BAL incentive distribution with the help of incentives on hidden hand.

[BIP-494] Enable FRAX/sfrxETH gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is a joint effort with FRAX and Beethoven X to increase the liquidity of FRAX, sFRAX, frxETH, sfrxETH, to make Balancer a liquidity hub for frax assets on optimism.

[BIP-495] Enable frxETH/sfrxETH metastable pool gauge [Optimism]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is a joint effort with FRAX and Beethoven X to increase the liquidity of FRAX, sFRAX, frxETH, sfrxETH, to make Balancer a liquidity hub for frax assets on optimism.

[BIP-496] Enable osETH/ETH Gauge [Ethereum] with 10% emission cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal, as having another LST pool on Balancer is aligned with the current growth strategy (yield-generating token pools).

[BIP-497] Enable plsRDNTV2/8020RDNTWETH Gauge with a 2% weight cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: The proposal asks for a gauge for this pool for plsRDNT, a LSD for RDNT LPs. The protocol, Plutus, will incentivize the pool.

[BIP-498] Assisting DNS hack victims - final batch

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal compensates the users impacted by the DNS hack. It is the last payment, and I believe the initiative fulfilled its purpose.

[BIP-499] Re-enable gauges for migrated FXPools

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal asks to enable gauges for the FX pools that were deprecated because of a bug report. Xave will incentivize the pools.

[BIP-500] Root gauges bridge settings

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal as it aims to streamline operational efficiencies and give Balancer Maxis the tools needed to adjust the Root gauges bridge settings.

[BIP-501] Re-Enable the THX/USDC Gauge with 2% cap [Polygon]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal to re-enable the gauge to THX’s 80/20 pool, as it will align more with Balancer’s initiative of having governance pools to make the liquidity sticky.

[BIP-502] Enable DFX/ETH Gauge with 2% emissions cap and deprecate old gauge [Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal. It asks for a change on the pool and gauges for Arbitrum due to the DFX token on L2s, such as Arbitrum migrating from a bridged token to a Chainlink CCIP token.

[BIP-503] Enable wFRK/PAR/jEUR Gauge with a 2% cap (Polygon)

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal as the protocols will incentivize this gauge.

[BIP504] Enable VCX/WETH Gauge 2% Cap (Ethereum)

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: VCX uses Balancer and Aura pools on their protocol, and this pool will increase the ties between the protocols.

[BIP-505] Enable 40DFX-20USDC-40TEL Gauge with 2% emissions cap

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal as the pool will be incentivised by the protocol, and this request is due to a change in the DFX token on the L2s where it is deployed.

[BIP-506] Enable 80MIMO/20WETH Gauges with a 2% cap (Ethereum & Polygon PoS)

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal as the pools’ goal is to be the main liquidity for the MIMO token on both chains (Ethereum and Polygon), and the protocols will incentivise the voting on voting markets.

[BIP-507] Enable weETH/rETH Gauge w/ 10% Cap [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This proposal asks for a gauge for this pool, deprecating the weETH-WETH one. This is good for Balancer as the new one will generate more revenue for the protocol, as the pair is 100% yield-bearing.

[BIP-508] Utilize locked Aura to Support Ecosystem Growth

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: I support this proposal, as it gives more tools for the Balancer DAO to incentivise liquidity on core pools or to attract new partners to the ecosystem.

[BIP-509] Wire Up Batch Relayer V6

Vote: Yes

Reasoning: This is an operational proposal asking for permission for Relayer v6 be activated on all chains it was deployed (except BSC and testnets)

[BIP-510] Enable sDAI and sFRAX Gauge [Ethereum & Arbitrum]

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: sDAI and sFRAX gauges are good additions to Balancer because these are yield-bearing tokens. The pools add utility to those tokens, and the DAO will benefit from increased fees.

[BIP-511] Enable pxETH/frxETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support this proposal, as having another LST pool on Balancer is aligned with the current growth strategy (yield-generating token pools).

[BIP-512] Enable pxETH/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support this proposal, as having another LST pool on Balancer is aligned with the current growth strategy (yield-generating token pools).

[BIP-513] Seed BAL Liquidity on Avalanche

Vote: 28.6% for Yes, let’s do it, 71.4% for Abstain

Reasoning for Abstain: I don’t have a strong conviction on this matter, so I leave this decision to the other token holders.

[BIP-514] Fund Balancer Maxis Q1-2024

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support this proposal as the Maxis are an important piece on the Balancer Ecosystem…

[BIP-515] Kill Unused Gauges Week 50

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support this and thank Balancer Maxis for performing this task from time to time.

[BIP-516] Exit from D2D/BAL pool

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support the liquidity removal, as the pool is no longer active.

[BIP-517] Balancer Grants DAO Service Provider Proposal Q1 2024

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I support this proposal for renewal of the grants committee and the budget, as v3 will bring many opportunities for new development fueled by grants.

[BIP-518] Fund Beethoven X DAO - Technical for Jan - June

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: The tech contribution from the Beethoven team is important for the future of Balancer, with the V3 launch coming in a few months. I support this extension for six months.

[BIP-519] Funding Proposal for the Beethoven X DAO Marketing SP - Jan - Jun 24’

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: I welcome the work Beethoven has done, and I are happy to have their mkt team funded for another semester.

[BIP-520] Ecosystem ONsite Proposal Q2 2024

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: The spending is okay; these retreats are a good way to build an aligned team.

[BIP-521] Cap individual voter weight on Snapshot

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: It makes sense to have a cap in Balancer context, so I support this proposal

[BIP-522] Arbitrum LGP and STIP Adjustments

Vote: Yes.

Reasoning: Changes that optimize strategy are welcomed, and I believe that allocating more $ARB towards pools aligned with Balancer’s long-term makes sense.

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Aura Governance

Proposal: [AIP-58] Update Aura’s Dune dashboards

Vote: For.
Reasoning: It is a good initiative and helps to provide more information to Aura users.

Proposal: Enabling fiat onramp for direct purchase of $AURA on Onramp.Money
Vote: Against
Reasoning: I don’t believe this is needed right now.

Proposal: [AIP-60] Eliminate the Discord and Telegram One-Month Retention Policy
Vote: Against
Reasoning: The main point of this request is to have a record of relevant information available for future reference.
This can be done on the forum, where users can create topics, and put items for proposals (just like this one).
If the info is about the protocol itself, docs.aura.finance is the place for it to be.

Proposal: [AIP-61] Proposal for Aura Foundation Funding 2024
Vote: For.
Reasoning: It is good to see that the changes were made to improve the overall efficiency and the Foundation was able to reduce part of the yearly expenses.

Proposal: [AIP-62] Request to Apply a Grant for DappLooker to Implement the On-demand Custom DataBOT for Aura Finance Community and Enable No-Code Community Analytics
Vote: For.
Reasoning: I don’t see need for this tool. The info is available on the forum and on defilytica

Balancer Governance

Proposal: [BIP-523] Enable LUMIN/rETH Gauge with 2% emissions cap [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: The protocol will incentivise voting on this gauge on Hidden Hand as it is the primary liquidity source for LUMIN.

Proposal: [BIP-524] Seed BAL Liquidity on Optimism
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: It is a good idea to boost BAL liquidity on Optimism, making it easier for users to swap the token.

Proposal: [BIP-525] Business Development Funding Proposal Q1-2024 and Retroactive Q4-2023 Funding
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I welcome the idea of having a contributor focused on business development, especially with the upcoming v3 launch. Also kudos to Json for all the work done.

Proposal: [BIP-526] Pay BAL to DAO Multisig signers, H2-2023
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support the funding of signer wallets to execute transactions on behalf of the DAO.

Proposal: [BIP-527] Gauge Kill/Unkill for 2eur Pools
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This pool wasn’t supposed to be killed in the execution of the BIP-515.

Proposal: [BIP-528] Enable 80PAL-20WETH Gauge w 2% Cap [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support this proposal for a gauge change from the current PAL/OHM pool to the PAL/ETH pool.

Proposal: [BIP-529] Enable sFRAX-sfrxETH gauge [Optimism]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This proposal asks for a gauge on Optmism for sFRAX/sfrxETH.Balancer will benefit from the protocol fee on interest-bearing sFRAX and sfrxETH in the pool (and the LPs).

Proposal: [BIP-530] Enable sFRAX-FRAX gauge [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support a closer relationship with FRAX. The gauge can boost the rewards for LPs, potentially increasing the pool liquidity.

Proposal: [BIP-531] Enable stERN/wstETH Gauge [Optimism]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This pool pairs a USD-pegged token ERN, on its staked version, stERN, to wstETH. And the protocol will incentivize voting on it.

Proposal: [BIP-532] Enable ePENDLE/PENDLE Gauge w 2% Cap [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This proposal comes from Equibria, looking for a gauge for the ePENDLE/PENDLE pool. The protocol will incentivise the pool.

Proposal: [BIP-533] Initiate Cooldown to Withdraw from BAL/AURA/ARB Pool on Arbitrum
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: Balancer wants to remove most of the ARB liquidity of this pool. We support this proposal and hope that this ARB can have used in incentivising other pools on Arbitrum.

Proposal: [BIP-534] Re-enable 50tBTC/50WETH Gauge [Base]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: The protocol signalled that they wish to return to provide voting incentives to the ecosystem for their liquidity pool. We support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-535] Assisting DNS hack victims - final batch payment
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support the final payment batch.

Proposal: [BIP-536] Enable DOLA/mkUSD Gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support this proposal as both protocols (Inverse and Prisma) intend to incentivize BAL emissions to help accelerate and deepen the liquidity of this stable pool.

Proposal: [BIP-537] Replace GGP Incentives On Avax
Vote: Yes.
**Reasoning:**This proposal seeks funds to correct a configuration error and distribute the rewards over the agreed period.

Proposal: [BIP-538] Enable ezETH/WETH Gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This pool will be the primary liquidity for ezETH, and the protocol requests its inclusion as a core pool. I believe it will bring trading volume, and we support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-539] Enable GHO/USDC E-CLP & GHO/GYD E-CLP Gauges
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I welcome the deepening of the relationship between Balancer and Aave and support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-540] Enable Gauge for [rsETH/ETHx on Ethereum Mainnet] and [WETH/rsETH on Polygon zkEVM]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: The Kelp protocol is built on EigenLayer, and the rsETH represents the liquidity of the underlying assets deposited on Kelp.

Proposal: [BIP-541] Enable vETH/wstETH gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: The protocol will incentivize the pool using Aura and Hidden Hand, and I welcome a new yield-bearing asset into the system.

Aura Governance

Proposal: [AIP-63] Tokenomics Optimisation and Emission Reduction
Vote: For.
**Reasoning:**These changes are refining the tokenomics, and I support this proposal.

Proposal: [ [AIP-64] Hyperlock - an Aura Franchise ]([AIP-59] Enabling fiat onramp for direct purchase of $AURA on Onramp.Money)
Vote: For
Reasoning: This is a well-thought proposal! Full support for the initial development (this post). I see no issues with not having the exact details on the future token share from Hyperlock to vlAURA or the Aura DAO, as the loan will be repaid once Hyperlock launches. These are items that can be detailed down in the road.

Proposal: [[AIP-65] Hyperlock Funding Request]Snapshot)
Vote: For
Reasoning: The main point of this request is to have a record of relevant information available for future reference.
This can be done on the forum, where users can create topics, and put items for proposals (just like this one).
If the info is about the protocol itself, docs.aura.finance is the place for it to be.

Balancer Governance

Proposal: [BIP-542] Enable svETH/wstETH gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: Balancer is want to add the amount of LST/LRT tokens, and I support it. In addition to that, the protocol will incentivise the pool of voting markets

Proposal: [BIP-543] Enable gauge for sFRAX/FRAX on [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This is a Gyro-E concentrated liquidity pool, and the proposal asks for an uncapped gauge. It will provide another swap option for FRAX, and I support the proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-544] Linear Pool Hack Restitution
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal to refund the users affected on the hack.

Proposal: [BIP-545] Funding Hypernative Security Program for Balancer
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support his proposal. Hypernative will help to reduce the risk of hacks, exploits, fund losses, and catastrophic events, helping Balancer secure long-term sustainable growth.

Proposal: [BIP-546] Enable weETH/ezETH/rswETH Gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the strategic move to enhance the protocol fees with LSTs. This proposal is to approve a gauge with a 10% Emission Cap for the LRT Tri-Pool Featuring weETH, ezETH and rswETH, and we support it.

Proposal: [BIP-547] Migrate rETH Gauges [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This proposal asks for a migration of the following pools: rETH/wETH, sfrxETH/rETH/wstETH, and cbETH/rETH/wstETH pools, all of which currently utilize a rate provider that is not working properly.

Proposal: [BIP-548] Enable Gauge for sDOLA/DOLA [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: sDOLA is a yield-bearing token, and Inverse will incentivise the pool, so I support this proposal, as it has the potential to bring more fees to Balancer

Proposal: [BIP-549] Enable Gauge for instETH/wstETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This proposal aims to enable a gauge for instETH/wstETH to increase the liquidity of instETH. That will support its utility and viability for integrating a range of DeFi protocols.

Proposal: [BIP-550] Enable pxETH/frxETH Gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This pool has staked ETH from Redacted and Frax, increasing their liquidity. Redacted will incentivise the pool.

Proposal: [BIP-551] Claim and Relock Balancer DAO’s AURA / vlAURA
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal. It gives the DAO the flexibility to direct emissions to pools better aligned with their BD strategy.

Proposal: [BIP-552] Authorize Mimic Smart Vaults V3 on Arbitrum, Polygon and Gnosis
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This proposal asks for enabling Mimic Vaults to automate protocol fee processing on the Balancer deployments.

Proposal: [BIP-553] Enable 50KEP/50rsETH Gauge w/ 2% Cap [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Kelp is seeking to establish the KEP/rsETH on Balancer as the primary pool for KEP, which has the potential to create a huge trading volume.

Proposal: [BIP-554] Enable weETH/rETH Gauge w/ 10% cap [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This a proposal will serve as a primary source of liquidity for weETH on Arbitrum, and the protocol will incentivize the pool.

Proposal: [BIP-555] Enable Gauge for pyUSD/sDOLA [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the introduction of a new stablecoin option to the Balancer Ecosystem.

Proposal: [BIP-556] Fund Maxi Gas Station For DAO Operations
Vote: Yes
**Reasoning:**I support this proposal as I know that the Maxis is looking for ways to keep the costs low.

Proposal: [BIP-557] Enable gauge for sFRAX/FRAX on [Optimism]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal and it is good to see that Frax finance is using Balancer’s tech on the several chains it is deployed.

Proposal: [BIP-558] Increase BD vlAURA Allocation
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the increase of the “BD Budget” using the treasury’s vlAURA.

Proposal: [BIP-559] Enable ezETH / wstETH [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Renzo is seeking to establish the [zETH/wstETH 50/50 pool]on Arbitrum on Balancer to improve liquidity for ezETH. I support the addition of yield-bearing assets pools, as this increases the fees collected by the DAO.

Aura Governance

Proposal: [ [AIP-65] Hyperlock Funding Request ](Snapshot)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Thrilled to see this launch happening and fully support this proposal, specially as it provides immediate incentives for vlAURA holders (airdrop) and also support Aura tokenomics with the weekly distributions (so vlAURA has an additional revenue stream coming from Hyperlock).

Proposal: [ [AIP-66] Approve POL for L2 Liquidity ](Snapshot)
Vote: Abstain
Reasoning: I was the author of this proposal.

Balancer Governance

Proposal: [BIP-560] Enable Single Recipient Gauge for GEM/ETH on [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Opal is a nice addition to our Ecosystem, and I support this proposal, as it is necessary to forward the rewards to a reward manager that distributes them to vlGEM holders.

Proposal: [BIP-561] Enable Gauge for genETH/wstETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges are a perfect fit to Balancer, as it improves Balancer’s revenue. Genesis protocol will use this pool as the primary liquidity source for genETH, increasing utilization.

Proposal: [BIP-562] Enable gauge for rETH/WETH on [Polygon zkEVM]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this Rocket Pool gauge request for their uncapped concentrated liquidity pool (the rETH/WETH).

Proposal: [BIP-563] Enable SYNO/wETH 80/20 Gauge [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This proposal asks for a gauge, which will act as the primary liquidity source and will be incentivised by the protocol.

Proposal: [BIP-564] Enable GHO/pyUSD ECLP Gauge
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Another Aave GHO pool, which is good news for the Balancer Ecosystem. They mean more incentives and a deepening of our close relationship, with more revenues for Balancer.

Proposal: [BIP-565] Fund OpCo Product team - April - Sept
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: The OpCO product team is competent and with the upcoming v3, their expertise will be needed to handle all the integrations and changes needed pre/post launch.

Proposal: [BIP-566] Year Three Funding Proposal for the Balancer Foundation
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: The Balancer Foundation is the paramount legal structure to support Balancer. This new proposal introduces cost savings, which are welcomed, and I support it.

Proposal: [BIP-567] OpCo Admin & Ops supplementary budget for Q2 2024
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: The OpCo Admin & Ops has done an amazing job, and the current proposal reduced the total amount requested to the treasury.

Proposal: [BIP-568] Fund Balancer Maxis for Q2 2024
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: We support this request. The Maxis do a good job and I’m happy with the commitments announced on the proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-569] Business Development Service Provider Funding Proposal for Q2 2024 and Retroactive Q1 2024 Funding
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: The v3 launch is coming, and BD is one area that needs dedicated engagement in the current stage.

Proposal: [BIP-570] Enable Avalanche Foundation Community Coins Gauge [Avalanche]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This pool has the chance to collect many fees and to receive rewards from the AVAX foundation.

Proposal: [BIP-571] Deploy Balancer on Monad
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Monad has hype associated with it, and we should pay attention.

Proposal: [BIP-572] Enable ETHx / wstETH Gauge [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges are a perfect fit to Balancer, as it improves Balancer’s revenue, generating fess and additional volume.

Proposal: [BIP-573] Fund Balancer Grants for Q2 2024
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: V3 will open new integration opportunities, and a solid grant program will help bring more protocols to the Balancer Ecosystem.

Proposal: [BIP-574] Enable stataOptUSDT/stataOptUSDCn gauge [Optimism]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this new Gyroscope pool. It can potentially drive volume to Balancer, offering an alternative route to unwrap Aave assets.

Proposal: [BIP-575] Enable stataArbUSDT/stataArbUSDCn gauge [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this new Gyroscope pool. It can potentially drive volume to Balancer, offering an alternative route to unwrap Aave assets.

Proposal: [BIP-576] Enable aUSDC/USDC and aUSDT/USDT gauges [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this new Gyroscope pool. It can potentially drive volume to Balancer, offering an alternative route to unwrap Aave assets.

Proposal: [BIP-577] Enable pufETH/wstETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges are a perfect fit to Balancer, as it improves Balancer’s revenue, generating fess and additional volume…

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Balancer Governance

Proposal: [BIP-578] Engage Wonderland as a Service Provider
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: Isupport this proposal. Wonderland is a solid team, and they have much to add to the upcoming v3 and other future deployments.

Proposal: [BIP-579] Enable Gauge for pxETH/WETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges on Balancer have the potential to increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform, so I support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-580] Enable sfrxETH / cbETH pool [Base]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: FRAX is a valuable partner of the Balancer Ecosystem, and I support this joint effort between Balancer and Frax to improve our position on Base.

Proposal: [BIP-581] Enable Gauge for mstETH/wstETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges on Balancer have the potential to increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform, so I support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-582] Enable shezUSD/sDAI Gauge w 2% cap [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: LST/LRTs gauges on Balancer have the potential to increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform, so I support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-583] Enable Gauges for sUSDe / USDC and USDe / USDC [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: Yield-bearing asset gauges on Balancer have the potential to increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform, so I support this proposal.

Proposal: [BIP-584] Enable PRF/WETH (80/20) Gauges with 2% emission cap (Arbitrum)
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: This is the main liquidity pool for their token, and Parifi will incentivize the pool through Hidden hand.

Proposal: [BIP-585] Enable ComposableStablePool V6 - Long pause windows
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support the change for a more flexible setup.

Proposal: [BIP-586] Enable Gauge for sUSDe/USDC [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support the gauge creation for the sUSDe/USDC pool on the mainnet. sUSDe is a yield-bearing asset that can potentially increase Balancer’s volume and revenue.

Proposal: [BIP-587] Update Snapshot Parameters with Core Contributor Author Set
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support this proposal as it will increase the number of contributors helping with Snapshot proposals.

Proposal: [BIP-588] Deploy Balancer on Linea
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support Balancer’s deployment on Linea, as it is a chain that is getting a lot of attention.

Proposal: [BIP-589] Enable Balancer Deployment into Mode
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support Balancer’s deployment there.

Proposal: [BIP-590] Jellyverse Friendly Fork Proposal
Vote: Yes.
Reasoning: I support this proposal as it may be beneficial for veBAL holders and the fee sharing mechanism is reasonable.

Proposal: [BIP-591] Generating USDC revenue for the treasury via BAL covered call lending on MYSO
Vote: Yes, let’s do it.
Reasoning: I believe this is a good use for BAL sitting idle in the treasury.

Proposal: [BIP-592] Exit and Withdraw from BAL/AURA/ARB Pool [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes, let’s do it
Reasoning: This is the execution of a previous proposal of withdrawing the assets from this pool. Aura will receive the tokens back, and we can employ them on our pool that will come from the AIP-66.


Proposal: [BIP-593] Enable gauge for WETH/wstETH on [Polygon zkEVM]
Vote: Yes, let’s do it
Reasoning: I support increasing the liquidity of LST assets on Balancer on all chains we are deployed.


Proposal: [BIP-594] Enable Gauges for jitoSOL/SOL and jitoSOL/wstETH on Arbitrum
Vote: Yes, let’s do it
Reasoning: Jito is a good addition to Balancer and, if they want to move to other chains, we will be the natural choice. Full support.


Proposal: [BIP-595] Enable Gauge for sDAI / aUSDC pool on Optimism
Vote: Yes, let’s do it
Reasoning: We support this proposal as it improves the liquidity of two yield-bearing assets on Balancer, which can bring more revenue to the protocol.

Proposal: [BIP-596] Enable weETH/WETH Gauge [BASE]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the addition of this gauge, as this pool has the potential of increasing the protocol fees and trading volume for the platform on BASE

Proposal: [BIP-597] Claim Wormhole (W) tokens
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Support. This is a proposal with the transactions to claim the tokens.

Proposal: [BIP-598] Claim Extra Safe Airdrop
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Support. This is a proposal with the transactions to claim the tokens.

Proposal: [BIP-599] Enable Gauge for PAR/EURA pool with a 2% cap (Ethereum)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: This is a proposal to enable a Gauge for PAR/EURA pool with a 2% cap (Ethereum). Parallel Protocol wants to increase the liquidity and stability of PAR and EURA with it. I support the proposal, as this pools has the potential to generate fees and trading volume to Balancer.

Proposal: [BIP-600] Enable Gauge for paUSD/GYD Pool with a 2% cap (Ethereum)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Parallel Protocol intends to use this pool to increase liquidity and stability of paUSD and GYD. I support the proposal, as this pools has the potential to generate fees and trading volume to Balancer.

Proposal: [BIP-601] Enable Gauge for paUSD/stataPolUSDCn Pool with a 2% cap (Polygon PoS)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal as it introduces another liquidity source for paUSD and Balancer can benefit from the trading fees.

Proposal: [BIP-602] Enable Gauge for PAR/EURe Pool with a 2% cap (Polygon PoS)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal, as this pool has the possibility of generating trading volume and fees for Balancer.

Proposal: [BIP-603] Enable Gauge for PAR/EUROe Pool with a 2% cap (Polygon PoS)
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal, as this pool has the possibility of generating trading volume and fees for Balancer.

Proposal: [BIP-604] Enable Gauge for sDAI / aUSDC pools on Base
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal. Yield-bearing assets have the potential to increase the DAO’s revenue.

Proposal: [BIP-605] Enable Gauge for inankrETH/ankrETH [Ethereum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this new pool. It increases the liquidity for these assets and can increase the protocol revenue.

Proposal: [BIP-606] Enable wOETH/WETH Gyro Gauge w/2% cap [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the introduction of new LST/LRTs gauges on Arbitrum, making our presence stronger on that chain. This pool has the potential of increasing fees and generate trading volume for Balancer. Another good point is that Origin Protocol will incentivise the pool with part of its ARB LTIPP grant.

Proposal: [BIP-607] Update FTM Multisig to Claim vested BEETS
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal of moving the assets to a wallet controlled by the Maxis.

Proposal: [BIP-608] Deploy Balancer on Fraxtal
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal and I am happy to see a possible deployment on Fraxtal.

Proposal: [BIP-609] Enable Gauge for wrsETH/WETH [Optimism]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support this proposal, as this pool can increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform.

Proposal: [BIP-610] Enable ETHx / wstETH Gauge [Arbitrum]
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: I support the addition of Stader’s ETX gauge on Balancer. This pool can increase the protocol fees and generate trading volume for the platform.

Proposal: [BIP-611] Delegate BalancerDAO ARB to karpatkey
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: karpatkey has a great overview of Arbitrum ecosystem and will be an efficient delegate.

Proposal: [BIP-612] Funding for Live Event Participation
Vote: Yes
Reasoning: Live Events are good to increase the awareness about our v3, and are opportunities to create relationships with other actors and builders.