Delegation & Voting Rewards
This section explains about delegation and how a user can claim voting rewards for participating in the governance portal.
Delegation is handled by the Staker Contract which is currently deployed at 0x608917f8392634428ec71c6766f3ec3f5cc8f421
Delegation is an important attribute in encouraging high voter participation. Delegation means that a voter (who ideally is inactive) transfers their voting power to another (more active) voter without losing the ownership of the NFT where the initial voting power comes from. Delegation also allows voters to revoke the voting power that they've delegated at any point in time.
It provides a safe and easy way for voters to lend their voting power to voters that share their best interests or is more active.
This is similar to how an election is run in modern-day democracies, where voters vote for politicians who will take their votes to represent their interests best.
https://etherscan.io/tx/0x93c5b601ef265151b7594e8cfaca09d3ca3e59d9f375a8866a8daef223c50bfa An example transaction of a voter delegating his voting power to another address.
Delegation can work at a single level only. That is, if
Alicedelegates voting power to
Bobdelegates voting power to
Charliedoes not get the voting power of both
Bob. The below table explains the scenario:
Starting Voting Power
Alice delegates to Bob
Bob delegates to Charlie
To achieve multiple levels of delegation, we recommend building off-chain tools or periphery smart-contracts that interface with the current implementation.
Voting rewards are a way to incentivize governance participants to partake in votes and become more active in decisions made within the DAO. A certain budget of
MAHAis kept aside (coming from MAHA's monthly inflation that is used for rewards to governance voters).
Voting rewards are given to users who also delegate their power. That is, if you delegate your voting power to
Aliceparticipates on your behalf and receives
MAHArewards, those rewards are distributed between you and
Alicedepending on how much percentage of
MAHAthat was voted was yours.
This example explains a little more in detail. Assume
Alicedelegates her voting power to
1000 MAHAreward was given to voters and
10%of all the voting power that participated in the governance.
Voting Power After Delegation
Rewards for Participation (1000 MAHA)
Voting Rewards are currently calculated off-chain using merkle proofs to maintain lower gas costs. Future implements will execute on-chain in a completely decentralized manner.
Yes. Anybody can delegate their voting power to anyone. However they can only delegate the voting power that they own, not what has been delegated to them.
No. At this moment, delegation is either 0 or 100%. That you can only delegate all your voting powers to one person.
No. At this stage, when you delegate your voting power, your delegate will get rights to both governance proposals and to pool voting gauges.