Axie Infinity Onboards Nearly 700 Active Contributors to form Decentralized Governance
Selected contributors will get to experiment with community governance formation in partnership with Town Builders.
Axie Infinity is making its way to a fully-decentralized future
In March, Axie Infinity introduced the concept of progressive decentralization, with plans to hand its digital nation over to its community in a stepwise approach. To turn this into a reality, the team has onboarded around 700 active contributors to experiment with this initiative.
According to Axie, the ultimate goal is to allow "invested" community members to make resourcing decisions around the game's ecosystem and advance the community's mission through self-organization. Actions such as council formation, resource allocation, on-chain voting, and treasury activation will be unlocked as progress is made.
Over the last few months, the team took steps to lay the foundation for decentralized governance. In May, long-standing community members formed the Axie Infinity Town Builders to support the game's decentralization efforts. These Town Builders later brought in a number of Contributor Electors, who designed the first contributors pilot program. In August, the program began accepting applications, which saw hundreds of applicants from multiple continents.
The first batch of Axie Contributors will receive an acceptance letter, a Discord role, and access to a newly created "Governance" section in the game's official Discord server. From there, they can participate in conversations hosted by Town Builders and experiment with community governance formation.
It remains to be seen how Axie's strategies will pan out. Since these contributors are mostly handpicked by the devs, certain players are skeptical about how well these contributors can represent the community.
As Twitter user @nhamokid said: "I expect these are the same 'community' the devs have been 'listening' to since last year. And we are where we are right now. Will be exciting if any of the good critics can join in. But I highly doubt that as everybody else is fud."