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    Governance
    Learn about Decision-Making and Communication among the Stakeholders of MakerDAO
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    MakerDAO governance describes the way rules, norms, and actions are structured, sustained, regulated, and upheld.
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    Governance involves processes conducted both on-chain and off-chain.
    On-Chain Governance
    On-chain governance refers to Governance Polls and Executive Votes. Anyone who owns MKR can participate in these votes.

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    Maker (MKR) Token

    Maker (MKR) token holders are the primary stakeholders of the system and vote using the Maker Protocol's on-chain governance system.

    Governance Polls

    Governance Polls establish a soft consensus and measure community sentiment, through time-based voting.

    Executive Votes

    Executive Votes change the state of the system through through continuous approval voting.
    Off-Chain Governance
    Off-chain governance refers to processes for making decisions that don't require on-chain voting and gathering feedback prior to on-chain voting. Anyone can participate in off-chain governance.

    Learn more about Off-Chain Governance

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