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The Gyroscope protocol is governed on the Ethereum mainnet blockchain by its users.
This governance system governs the future of the Gyroscope protocol and is designed to be fundamentally decentralised.
Since the system is on Ethereum mainnet, it's permissionless: anyone can get involved.
This documentation will help you get started!
Various stakeholders in the Gyroscope community control the system:
Votes can also be delegated.
Some changes need more voters (higher quorum) and of the voters, a higher proportion of agreement in order to pass. This is because some governance actions are low-risk and routine, such as deciding on the recipient of a community grant, while others are high-impact and may implement changes to the entire protocol. See action tiering to learn more about this.
Proposed changes are subject to a timelock - a waiting period - before they are implemented. This is a protective measure to ensure that protocol participants have time to react to any changes they don't agree with.