Shortly after the Lido DAO was initiated, we formed the Lido Node Operator Subgovernance Group (LNOSG). This group is tasked to represent node operators in the DAO structure and to help evaluate and onboard new operators to help secure and decentralize Lido. As Lido is expanding to multiple networks and growing in TVL, further professional validating companies may apply to provide their services to the DAO.
Recently, the growth of liquid staking on Terra (bLUNA) and the proposal to expand Lido to Solana by Chorus One (stSOL) allow us to consider onboarding further operators for said networks.
I created a landing page to help node operators learn about ongoing application process and to inform about the subgovernance group:
Most importantly, we are starting two application processes for operators that will run until June 6:
We plan to soon hire someone directly from the DAO to manage node operator relations and to flesh out the subgovernance group and decentralization strategy some more. Stay tuned about that!