Multichain governance has arrived on Aragon OSx! The new plugin leverages the LayerZero protocol for cross-chain messaging and the zkSync Era rollup for low-cost and secure voting. The code is still undergoing audits but you can already explore it here.
This plugin enables DAOs to govern assets and permissions across EVM chains from one mainnet DAO smart contract. This is a major step forward for the governance of protocols deployed across chains. Here’s how governance in multichain DAOs will work from proposal to execution:
- Create a custom census with tokens across chains: Create a custom census using governance tokens across multiple chains using LayerZero’s Omnichain Fungible Token (OFT) standard.
- Cast low-cost votes on zkSync: Once the census has been created, members will be able to vote settling on zkSync at a fraction of the cost.
- Execute the action across chains simultaneously: After the vote, users can utilize the Aragon OSx permission management system to execute the action programmed into the proposal on multiple chains simultaneously from your mainnet DAO.
The architecture is diagrammed here.
The plugin code is open-source and currently being audited. If you’re interested in using this design, inquire here about a custom build. The plugin ill launch on the no-code Aragon App in the new year.
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