ZOMG Open Call for Candidates 2021

Thanks for the update!

I think many would appreciate if the (self-)nomination window was reopened as well. For example, I am contemplating running for ZOMG if that’s still possible.


I’m in favour of the window being reopened now that the elections have been delayed.


I haven’t heard any official word from ZF on if/when they will re-open the election for more candidates.

I will post any news on this thread as soon as I hear it.


“Mr Gorbachev . . . re-open this nomination window!!!”


just hodl your zcash, don’t grant it to anyone. or you will ask for another four year’s incentive.

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It seems @copernicus has withdrawn thier candidacy. I have updated the top post of this thread to reflect this change and removed them from the candidates group.

Best of health and a speedy recovery!

H.T. @aquietinvestor


Just posted by Zcash Foundation:

Top post has been updated with this information.


From the ZF post above:

  • Between now and 11th December 2021 , new candidates should submit a forum post (ideally five paragraphs or less) in the governance zomg-elections category of the Zcash Community Forum, announcing their candidacy, and outlining their priorities and vision for ZOMG. Community members will have an opportunity to ask candidates questions directly as replies to their respective posts.

cc @kayabaNerve @madars

  • Candidates who had previously announced their candidacy must positively re-confirm that they are standing by posting to the this topic before 11th December. If they do not post reconfirmation of their candidacy by that date, we will assume that they are not standing . This is to ensure that there is no confusion or uncertainty regarding who is standing for election.

cc @aiyadt @aquietinvestor @Autotunafish @BrunchTime @hanh @Souptacular @wobbzz @ZOMG-Candidate

  • On December 15th ZF will host an open community video call, inviting all candidates to participate and giving community members an opportunity to ask them questions directly. Candidates aren’t required to attend, but we encourage them to do so. We will post a signup link for the call next week.
  • On December 20th ZF will open a Helios poll with the Zcash Community Advisory Panel to select five candidates to serve on the next ZOMG Committee.
  • Polling will close on December 31st .

Edit: Tagging relevant people including current candidates and those who may have expressed interests in running for ZOMG.


Also, please note @aiyadt @hanh @BrunchTime since you have received grants in the past from ZOMG it is important to understand that if you are elected you will be ineligible to submit new grant applications for the duration (1 year) of serving on ZOMG.

The key points can be summarized as follows:

  • Serving ZOMG Committee members and entities in which a serving ZOMG Committee member is an officer or director or otherwise has a financial interest are ineligible to submit a new grant application to ZOMG.
  • A person who has submitted a grant application (or who is an officer or director or otherwise has a financial interest in an entity that has submitted a grant application) on which the ZOMG Committee has not yet rendered a decision is ineligible to serve as a ZOMG Committee member (unless the grant application is withdrawn).
  • A person who is a current grant recipient (or a person who is an officer or director or otherwise has a financial interest in an entity that is a current grant recipient) is eligible to serve on the ZOMG Committee so long as the decision to accept their grant application was made before they began serving as a member of the ZOMG Committee.
  • Milestone payout decisions that relate to a serving ZOMG Committee member’s grant (or a grant awarded to an entity in which a serving ZOMG Committee member has a financial interest) will be taken by the executive director or other officer of ZF.
  • Before taking their seat on ZOMG Committee, newly-elected Committee members will be required to undergo the ZF’s KYC process, complete a conflict of interest questionnaire, and sign an independent contractor agreement with ZF (to ensure that their status and relationship with ZF is clearly-defined). Additionally, serving ZOMG Committee members will be required to notify ZF of any new conflicts of interest that develop or emerge during their tenure.

Am I still running for ZOMG…



I have announced my own candidacy. Candidacy for ZOMG



I have added a link to your thread in the top
post of this thread and added you to the ZOMG-Candidate group.

Good luck!


Confirming that I’m still running!


I confirm I’m still running.


I am excited to see the progress that has been discussed in the retrospective calls and I would like to announce my candidacy for zomg. The next few years will be an amazing journey for privacy, sustainability, and what it means to be a human in a digital first world.


Welcome @dontpanicburns ! I have added your candidacy post to the top of this thread and added you to the ZOMG-candidate group.

Good luck!


Confirming that I’m running for ZOMG!

My primary focus would be bringing more companies like QEdit to materially build the vision many of us Zcashers share - scalablilty, zNFTs, zUSD, Zcash interoperability with other blockchains.


Friendly reminder to current candidates that has not express their reconfirmation. @Autotunafish @BrunchTime @hanh You folks have only 1 day left to re-confirm that you are still running.

Edit: 1 day left for reconfimation.


Thanks for the reminder. Confirming here and now!


Are the ECC and the Foundation putting forward candidates like last year? Seems like a mistake not to imho. cc: @zooko @Dodger