Community Update #07 - Rollup Governance v1

Voting and participating in the Habitat rollup

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≈ 1100 $HBT Tokenholders

Rollup Governance v1

The Habitat Rollup is governed and upgraded by the HBT token-holders. This includes technical upgrades, as well as fee structures and incentives. The initial first version (v1) of the Rollup Governance will help the Habitat community to propose, vote and implement changes to the shared infrastructure.

Starting with mainnet launch, governance will focus on controlling the reward structure and managing the operator fees. Within the first months, the Habitat genesis team stays involved in network and rollup governance for emergency situations and downtime assistance.


Members can take part in HBT Governance when they acquire HBT on the Ethereum Mainnet and deposit it on the Habitat Rollup. HBT is converted/wrapped to xHBT, which is essentially a staked version with voting power on the rollup governance, given out in a 1:1 ratio.

HBT-ETH Uniswap LP’s

The mainnet liquidity for the HBT token is represented in the Uniswap pair HBT-ETH. The pair is currently incentivized through a HBT distribution happening in June.

Currently, liquidity providers can not participate in HBT governance.
A proposal to change that is online and can be viewed here.

A more practical solution is necessary to include LP’s into the governance process. Therefore, with the launch of v1, liquidity providers can stake their HBT-ETH LP to receive xHBT on the Habitat rollup with all its privileges.

Voting Modules

After mainnet launch, the HBT Community will have 2 voting modules to decide and vote about changes and receive signaling feedback for adjustments and incentives:

  • Signaling - used in Feature Farms, deciding about app layer integrations.

    • Continous voting, no deadline

    • No quorum required

  • On-Chain Votes - used for rollup upgrades and finalizing funding proposals.

    • 7 day voting period

    • 10% quorum required

Both initial Voting Modules share the same parameters:

  • total member count - how many users interacted at least once with the community?

  • total vote count - how many votes have been submitted?

  • total voting shares - total shares voted on a proposal

  • total signal - determines yes/no by range of 1-100

The modules can be implemented by all communities on Habitat to govern their own DAO/Community.

Voting/Staking on Proposals

It is not enough to “hold” the voting power, HBT tokens need to be placed and removed actively. Governance participants “stake” their tokens on proposals, therefore they need to be on the rollup and actively voted on an outcome to be counted into the final results. This way Habitat ensures no “Double-Vote” fraud.


Proposals have a simple and straight-forward format and can be used for signaling votes and for on-chain governance. Simply Create/Import Github Issues to Habitat, or simply insert a link to your proposal.

A proposal shall include:

  • ID & title

  • Markdown text

  • Github link & tags


When HBT holders delegate votes, they assign their voting power to other delegates. Which allows them to form alliances and influence the outcome to their preference.

Potential upcoming features for delegation:

  • Connect delegate address to Twitter & Github for social links

  • Verification Tweet for further proof, until a decentralized identity solution is working.

Minimum Proposer Balance

Delegation might be necessary to unite voting power and issue proposals, as a minimal HBT Proposer Balance is required to initiate votes.

Steps ahead to Mainnet

  • HBT Community Funds are unlocked from 09th June, these funds will be located on the rollup. These tokens remain under direct control of xHBT Governance participants which have their xHBT on the Rollup and can start proposing to add value to the ecosystem.

  • Until then, more seamless upgrades are incoming for the testnet, more features and improvements will follow in the next weeks. If you experience any trouble with the functionalities, just reach out and report to team members.

  • Habitat is also aiming for a full audit of the infrastructure and functionalities, to ensure features are working as planned and security is not at risk.

Do you have Questions or Ideas about the Rollup Governance?

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