Charles St.Louis: Element Finance and voting vaults as a primitive
Charles St.Louis is the COO at Element Finance, a protocol for fixed and variable rate yield markets and previously the governance architect at MakerDAO.
In this conversation, we talked about Element’s governance system - with a particular focus on voting vaults, a powerful new primitive that decouple the relationship between capital and voting power and allow much more expressiveness in how users are given a governance voice in the ecosystem.
2:54 - MakerDAO’s arc of decentralization
7:51 - how Maker influenced Element’s design
10:22 - the Governance Steering Council
21:25 - voting vaults
29:10 - L1 and L2 for governance
33:23 - qualitative evaluation for contributions
37:50 - the ElFiverse and NFTs in the Element community
42:24 - on being a protocol delegate