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Round 1 - Closed

In order to receive foundation delegations for this round, it is required to apply through this form before 30/12/2022 - 23.59UTC

Baseline Delegation

Minimum requirements to be met in order to be eligible for any foundation delegation (including bonus delegations).
  • Be in the active set at all times
  • Voting Power ≤2.5%
  • Commission: ≤5%
  • Self-Stake: ≥1,000 XPRT
  • Uptime (30day average): ≥95% at all times
  • Governance Participation (starting from Proposal #11)*: ≥80%
  • Not slashed in the last 6 months
  • Applied through this form before 30/12/2022 - 23.59UTC
From 01/01/2023 onwards, all validators will be evaluated continuously against the above criteria. When submitting your application, please ensure that everything is in place to meet the above criteria.
If any of the above criteria are no longer met, the foundation delegation will be immediately removed

Bonus Delegations

The following contributions are deemed valuable to the ecosystem and will earn points towards the calculation of a bonus delegation when submitted in the application form. Note that similar contributions don't necessarily earn similar points. In this first round, the points will be awarded by the Foundation based on deemed necessity, value and uniqueness of the contribution.

Mainnet Contributions

Running IBC Relayers
Running ICA Relayers
Running Graph / subGraph Nodes
Providing API/RPC services
Maintain tooling - Explorers, Wallet Support, Analytics etc.

Testnet Contributions

Run a Testnet Validator (95% uptime + fast responses)
Run a Testnet Faucet
Run Testnet IBC Relayers
Run Testnet ICA Relayers
Providing API/RPC services
Maintain Testnet tooling - Explorers, Wallet Support, Analytics etc.

Community Contributions

Educational Content
Host events
Research Reports
Create and manage regional Persistence Communities
Official Community Moderation

Other Contributions

Contributions to Persistence Github
Contributions to Persistence Documentation
Provide validator support (articles, videos, onboarding)
Successful Talent Referrals
Successful Partnership Referrals (Investors, LPs, Projects)
*To include contributions that are not listed into this Round, please make your case in the Discord channel ‘validators-discussion’.
As the rounds of the Foundation Program progress, the aim is to optimise the program and make the scoring system more community-driven.