A deep dive into Crypto Governance, and some significant applications.

Godswill Akpan
3 min readJul 11, 2021


Governance in simple terms…

In its most basic form, “governance” refers to a set of rules that each user or participant agrees to observe. Every single thing we use is governed in some way. Its main goal is to meet the user’s or participant’s needs as efficiently as feasible with available resources while also ensuring the structure’s long-term viability.

It applies to any form of group, whether physical or virtual. As a result, governance becomes increasingly important for any type of institution, organization, or service, especially as it grows. The governing style must also evolve in order to remain relevant to contemporary needs, which is considerably easier said than done.

Blockchain governance is rooted in the fact that the interests of a network’s stakeholders change as they interact with and generate value from the network. Stakeholders are naturally self-servant and their main goal is for the network to operate in their favor. As such, these systems need processes to relinquish these differences if they are to survive.

Types of Blockchain Governance

There are two major kinds of blockchain governance:

  1. On chain Governance
  2. Off chain Governance

On-Chain vs Off-Chain Governance…

On-chain governance and off-chain governance are the two main types of blockchain governance.

On-chain governance is a procedure in which protocol upgrades are carried out immediately in response to currency voting. Token holders vote on measures directly with the network’s intrinsic token under these systems. The methodology calculates the votes directly, and the results are determined independently. The term “tightly connected” refers to the interaction between coin voting and code changes.

Off-chain governance, on the other hand, refers to an informal process in which network stakeholders collaborate to decide how network improvements are handled.

Off-chain systems are used by the majority of networks today. Developers submit changes through formal improvement proposals, network stakeholders coordinate through community channels (subreddits, email forums, and social media), protocol developers integrate new features, node operators signal their support or dissent, and miners decide which chain to secure.

How is Blockchain Governance important?

Blockchain governance improves traceability, transparency, and tradability, and has a significant influence on any industry that relies on supply chains. Governance makes sure that everything works seamlessly and it institutes changes which are encoded into the blockchain protocol.

Snapshot Mechanism and Covalent

Snapshot is a place where tasks may make recommendations for people to use cryptographic money.

It is used by a few companies in the DeFi area to aid with client screening. To reduce the cost of casting a ballot, the project employs ‘off-fasten’ marking processes. Normally, voting with digital money would result in fees to handle the movement of money from one wallet to the next, but this does not happen on Snapshot thanks to the clever usage of the decentralized storage network known as IPFS. Because Snapshot does not use a ‘on-chain’ check, any votes are charged at a lower rate.

I suggest that Covalent should try to make use of the off-chain and on-chain governance, it would enhance the project and who knows CQT might just be the next generation number 1 coin...

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Godswill Akpan

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