December 23, 2020, 6:39AM EST
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DeFi governance games: Compound and its Governor Alpha

Quick Take

  • Compound’s decentralization started with v2.2 by adding Timelock and continued with the distribution of COMP tokens to users.
  • Compound autonomous proposals have not yet become a popular solution for submitting proposals by minority COMP holders.
  • The COMP whales can independently determine the Compound’s future, as retail token holders use the delegation function to a limited extent.
  • Governor Alpha smart contract facilitated the launch of many DeFi projects and resulted in a loss of user funds if misused, such as in YAM v1.

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