One human — One vote

DAO governance in the Humanode Network will be decentralized from genesis and is to be known as Vortex — the Humanode DAO, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization to rule over the changes. Vortex consists of human nodes, delegators, and governors.

Human node

A user who has gone through proper biometric processing and receives network transaction fees but does not participate in governance.


A human node who decides to delegate his voting power to a governor.


A human node who participates in voting procedures according to governing requirements. If governing requirements are not met, the protocol converts him back to a non-governing human node automatically.

Governor’s rights

The governors will have different rights according to their ranks. Ranks are based on Proof-of-Time (PoT) and Proof-of-Devotion (PoD), meaning that devotion in the system is valued more than the riches one has. Ranks do not give any additional voting powers to their holders, instead they are given an ability to make and promote others’ proposals on crucial matters.

Citizen Senator Legate Consul
Need to govern, years 0 1 2 4
Participate in formation Not required Not required Required Required
Maintain the pin of the
full state of the network
Not required Not required Required Required
Have one of your proposals
approved by Vortex
Not required Not required Not required Required

Governance process