User Roles


Anyone holding governance tokens of a DAO is a DAO member. Members are involved in voting, discussions, and proposal creation; they can also delegate their tokens to other members or experts. The minimum number of tokens or votes needed to create proposals or participate in voting is determined by each DAO individually.


Security is one of the major problems in current DAOs, with an entire industry of bad actors trying to overtake the DAO and steal its treasury via malicious proposals. That's why those DAOs who want an additional layer of security can add a group of Validators on top of the regular voting mechanism. Validators have a separate vote on a proposal after it passes the general voting. Both Validators and the DAO can autonomously appoint additional or remove existing ones. However, when the DAO votes to exclude one, several, or all Validators, the second round of Validator voting is not applied.

Therefore, Validators can monitor the organization's activities and block malicious initiatives. However, the DAO's decision can always terminate their authority. They have their own governance token and can also have their internal proposals and voting. Validator powers are limited to the parameters previously approved by proposals and voting of the overall DAO.

Validators can also cover the basic needs of the DAO by processing operational expenses, like servers, domains, or other fees. To do this, the organization can set a monthly limit on available funds that Validators can withdraw from the treasury without requiring additional approval from the DAO. This activity remains transparent thanks to the blockchain and avoids unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, allowing operational processes to continue smoothly.


An Expert is a person or DAO trusted by the community of another DAO who is granted this status through a proposal and voting process. After a successful vote, such an entity receives a non-transferable NFT that verifies its status on-chain. There are two types of experts:

A Local Expert is appointed within a specific DAO, and their authority is limited to that DAO. These experts can be delegated tokens from the treasury of the respective DAO.

A Global Expert is appointed through a particular proposal in the DeXe Protocol DAO. This type of expert can be delegated tokens from any DAO within the Protocol, as the governing DAO of the DeXe Protocol recognizes their expertise and status. However, the DeXe Protocol DAO can also appoint Local Experts within its structure.

An Expert's status and the delegated tokens can be revoked. DAO members create corresponding proposals for revoking delegated from the treasury tokens or removing an expert. In such proposals, the expert can't vote with tokens delegated by the DAO. However, they can still vote with their own tokens or those delegated from the private balances of DAO members.

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