Learn about Decision-Making and Communication among the Stakeholders of MakerDAO
Get Started With Governance
MakerDAO governance describes the way rules, norms, and actions are structured, sustained, regulated, and upheld.
Governance involves processes conducted both on-chain and off-chain.
On-chain governance refers to Governance Polls and Executive Votes. Anyone who owns MKR can participate in these votes.
Learn more about On-Chain Governance
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 establish a soft consensus and measure community sentiment, through time-based voting.
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.