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Validator governance

Ronin's governance process is conducted via a decentralized voting mechanism.

Governing Validators can propose and vote on the following types of changes:

  • Upgrade smart contracts
  • Change thresholds
  • Add Governing Validators
  • Remove Governing Validators

A governor creates a new proposal for other governors to vote on. If at least 70% of the governors approve the proposal, the change is applied.

The governance voting method is serial by design: only one governance vote can be held at a time, and that vote must be completed before moving to a new vote.

Conceptually, you can think of the governor as a cold wallet while the validator is a hot wallet.


Store your governor credentials in a hardware wallet and use them only when a vote is required. This way, attackers have a much harder time accessing your validator nodes, and the overall risk of network exploitation is significantly reduced.

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