Who votes for the Synapse neuron?
Current Voting Members
A brief bio for each voting member is provided below along with our neuron ID and social media account links. Each voting member listed below is configured as a Followee of the Synapse neuron for one or more proposal topic. Our neuron votes according to the rules of majority as defined by the NNS.
Husband, father, chemist, analyzer engineer, #8yeargang. Learned about the internet computer at genesis in May 2021 and became hooked immediately. I love the passion and enthusiasm I see from the IC community and want to do everything I can to catalyze growth of the IC ecosystem.
Bob Bodily is the Co-Founder and CEO of Toniq Labs. He also created icp.guide and nftvillage.ai. He has been heavily involved in the ICP Maximalist community since the very beginning.
Manu Drijvers is a cryptographer that works on consensus & chain key cryptography at the DFINITY Foundation.
Co-founder of 9Yards Capital, a venture capital investment firm. Formerly worked in private equity at Leonard Green and banking at & JP Morgan. English with South African roots. I am extremely excited about the future of ICP!
Logic researcher in Paris, it is however as an investor that I interact with the world of blockchain, because if my job has made me aware of some of its notions and its beauty, I have on the other hand no IT skills. I discovered the Internet Computer just after having entered into the blockchain space, in May 2021. I immediately fell in love with it and decided to reinvest into the ICP all of what I had invested into the other blockchains. Although my passion for the Internet Computer has now largely exceeded my initial exclusive interest in investing and I am now absolutely interested in everything that happens there, I think it was important to have among the ICPMN voting members at least one or a couple of ambassadors of the pure investors, although again like Wenzel and many others, the pure investor that I was, quickly became an ICP Maximalist.
JustMyThoughts is a full time software engineer, and part-time IC developer. His core voting tenets are as follows:
I believe in a minimalistic approach to the NNS that focuses primarily on technical improvements to the core protocol
I believe the primary responsibility of the NNS is to ensure the stability and security of the IC above all else
I will vote to improve NNS and IC accessibility, and to remove technical or economic barriers that hinder participation in the IC and the NNS
I will vote to improve developer tooling and to make the IC a cheaper, more performant, and more scalable platform in order to attract developers and make it easier to build decentralized applications
I will vote to limit censorship on the IC except in the case where the content would legally endanger the IC and/or DFINITY foundation were it to remain up (i.e. copyright infringement, illegal trafficking)
I have no plans to approve any changes to IC tokenomics
Hello everyone! I first got involved in the Internet Computer shortly after Genesis and staked my first ICP in an 8-year neuron on 23JUN21. I am the author of the ICP Analysis on Substack and am very interested in data analytics around the NNS and the ICP tokenomics. In July of 2022 I started full time employment at DFINITY.
Moritz studied computer science & horticultural science and has been actively involved in the IC ecosystem since early 2018. He built or helped build a couple of projects on the IC – including FPDAO, glue and waterslide. He recently started working as a developer relations engineer for DFINITY.
As a 3x founder, Dan's led engineering, product, and sales teams deploy, grow, and sell Web2 and Web3 infrastructure. Currently, as the founder of Identity Labs, Dan focuses on leading the team in building the NFID platform and supporting its 100s of thousands of users and clients.
Hello I am Radu Daniel. My passions are: philosophy, human behavior, systems. These made me tip my fingers in: marketing > management and finally entrepreneurship. I co-founded marketing business in 2013 and created 2 spinoffs, cv30.co (http://cv30.co/) - a website where one can discover teams culture for a better career fit; finecashflow.com (http://finecashflow.com/) - a web based cash-flow collaborative forecasting and tracking solution for teams and companies. I have a preference for fast moving environments, progressive, which emphasize critical thinking while keeping aware of our limitations. I value quality divergent conversations with constructive people. Sometimes we need to break some eggs 🥚 to make an omelet. Around #blockchain space since 2016.
Weed is a data-sovereignty and privacy maximalist. In cryptography since 2007, and blockchain since 2010, when he recognized cryptography can offer mathematically sound privacy for all sentient beings. Since then, Weed has been focused on how to secure our most precious asset, data. Joined the Internet Computer ecosystem at Genesis. Was one of the very first members of ICPMN and was one of the very first ICPMN Ambassadors. Data belongs to the creator: not the engineers of the technology, nor governments. Web3 is about owning your own data, and self-managing your data! Weed will vote to keep the Internet Computer allowing for infinitely scalable sovereign data storage and computation. Weed is Director, Cyber Security & Systems Architecture at MindBank.ai.
John is an active participant in many open source communities. He worked at DFINITY for four years as a researcher and engineer there, and remains an active participant in the IC community and its governance. He is a founding member of Daoistry, which aims to be a premier DAO registry on the Internet Computer. At present he serves as the CTO for another blockchain company, Kadena (KDA), where he continues to explore further applications of blockchain technology. His primary interests include formal verification, software modeling, and information security.
Computer Science undergrad, hobbyist game dev and 8 Year Gang member, I've been a crypto enthusiast since 2016 and became actively involved with the Internet Computer shortly after Genesis. The vision, tech and team behind it made me fell in love with the project, since then I invested a lot of time (and money) on it, initially learning more about its inner workings then interacting with the community and as of recently starting an IC association in my university, it is my belief the Internet Computer is a diamond in the rough and I want to do my best to make it shine.
Past Voting Members - Wall of Fame
We do not expect voting members for the Synapse neuron to make a lifetime commitment. Therefore, people transition in and out of voting member roles as per their availability. We appreciate the time we had with past voting members and want to recognize their valuable contributions as participants on our team. The information provided below was the name, neuron ID, social media links, and bio that was provided by the voting member at the time they served as a voting member for the Synapse neuron.
Steve has been involved in the Internet Computer community since genesis as an early member of the ICPMN Ambassador Program and Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Toniq Labs. Originally drawn to the Internet Computer by its technical capabilities such as reverse gas and on-chain hosting, he was then convinced to pursue a career in the Internet Computer ecosystem by the engaged community and unique governance system. Prior to Toniq Labs, Steve worked as an ITS Project Leader for Boston University on marketing systems design, implementation, and administration.
Christian studied Computer Science and holds a PhD in Formal Methods at the Saarland University. He is employed by DFINITY since March 2019 and had a chance to work on different layers of the IC stack.
Brian joined the Internet Computer community in August, 2021. He is an ICP investor (8 Year Gang), founder of IC3D NFT, CrowdGov team member, was part of the ICP Maximalist Network (ICPMN) core team for a year, and has advised a number of IC NFT projects. As the founder of IC3D NFT he is focused on development of 3D NFTs and the creation of a land ownership Metaverse game. Brian has three decades of software development experience. For the past 20 years he has been a technical program & project manager leading software development teams through the delivery of complex software systems. Brian has a passion for building teams and helping them achieve big goals. He experienced the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and recognizes the huge potential of Web 3.0 and specifically the Internet Computer. When he isn’t geeking out on technology Brian enjoys time with his family and going on wilderness backpacking adventures to disconnect.
Founder of ICP Maximalist Network (ICPMN) and the IC Gallery metaverse and 3D MoonWalkers NFT. Focused on building Web3 communities and products on the Internet Computer for the next decade. Advisor and seed investor in the IC ecosystem.
My name is Adnan aka MonkeyCruise. I currently help support the IC community. It’s my belief that the Internet Computer and its communities are going to be a benchmark and envy of true Web3 Communities of the future. I have been a part of the various IC communities and projects since Genesis. I’ve been supporting by consultation, delivery execution, and community support for numerous projects. I have a passion for technology and innovation. I have many years of experience in project delivery and product ownership for many fortune 500 companies. I have built a reputation for simplifying the complex and being a creative problem solver who has consistently delivered projects with a customer focused approach to drive sales growth and deep value . I am proficient at building and maintaining professional relationships with a proven ability to bridge gaps and build consensus. You can always get in touch with me on various platforms.
LightningLad is an 8 Year Gang member that was first introduced to the Internet Computer in 2018. He is a Systems Architect with experience in IT Security, Embedded Systems Security, Risk Management, and Information Assurance.