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Manage Governance with Tally dApp

This document provides a guide on how to participate in governance on the BNB Smart Chain (BSC) using Tally. It covers the process of delegating voting power, creating proposals, voting on proposals, and executing proposals.

BNB Chain DAOs are created on Tally both for the mainnet and testnet.


There are several parameters which will affect the governance process on the BSC.

Parameter Description Mainnet Value Testnet Value
votingDelay a fixed duration after which users can vote to a proposal 0 hour 0 hour
votingPeriod the voting period before tally 7 days 1 day
proposalThreshold a fixed amount of gov BNB needed for a proposal 200 govBNB 100 govBNB
quorumNumberRator the percentage of the total voting power required to produce a final vote result 10% 10%
startGovThreshold the total supply of gov token to enable the gov function 10M BNB 10M BNB
minPeriodAfterTheQuorum the time to add for voting when a proposal reaches quorum 1 day 1 hour
timerlockDelay the timer locker duration to execute a proposal 1 day 6 hours

Governance Process Guide

You need to connect to your Web3 wallet (e.g., TrustWallet, BEW, Metamask) for the following operations.

Delegate Voting Power

After you have delegated your BNB to a BSC validator, you can start participating in the BSC governance. To participate in BSC governance, you first need to delegate your voting power to a validator or yourself if you wish to vote directly.

You can click the My voting power button in the top right corner of the screen to delegate your voting power.

You can delegate your voting power to yourself if you want to vote/create proposals directly, or to others if you want him/her to vote/create proposals on your behalf.

If you delegate the voting power to yourself, you will see the current number of your voting power to participate in the governance.

Create Proposals

If you have sufficient voting power (i.e., greater than the proposalThreshold), you can create proposals on the BSC network. Be noted that a user can only has one proposal in ative/pending state at a time to prevent spamming.

To create a proposal, click on the “Create new proposal” button on the top right corner of the screen.

After you have created a proposal, you can add a title, description, and a list of actions for the proposal.

A text proposal only requires a title and a description, and it will not be executed by the network for there is no action.

To add an action, click on the “Add action” button, and fill in the details of the action.

  • Target Contract Address: The contract address to be called by the proposal.
  • ABI File: The ABI file of the contract. You can upload the ABI file manually if the ABI file is not correctly detected.
  • Conctract Method: The method of the contract to be called.
  • Calldata: The input data for the contract method. Which is optional.

After you intpur all the details, click on the “Publish” will publish your proposal.

You can also cancel a proposal by clicking on the “Cancel proposal” button.

Vote on Proposals

Once a proposal is live (i.e., after the votingDelay and before the votingPeriod), you can cast your vote to support or oppose the proposal. To vote on a proposal, click on the “Vote on chain” button.

You can cast For, or Against, or Abstain votes to the proposal.

Execute Proposals

If a proposal reaches the quorum (i.e., reaches the quorumNumberRator of the total voting power) and it passes (i.e., more than 50% of the voted voting power supports the proposal), it can be executed by the network.

To execute a proposal, firstly the proposal needs to be queued by clicking the Queue button.

After the proposal is queued and exceeds the timelock duration (i.e, the timerlockDelay duration), it can be executed by anyone by clicking the Execute button.

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