Hedera Global Governing Council

Building the future together

Up to 39 highly diversified organizations lead the Hedera network.
Each Council member is committed to network innovation, stability, and its continued decentralization.


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Hedera’s governance
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design. The 39
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Decentralized governance

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CODEBASE DIRECTION

Members of the Hedera Governing Council share an equal vote in the direction of Hedera's software and services. Hedera Improvement Proposals provide the Hedera community with opportunities for input.

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NETWORK STABILITY

Unlike other blockchain networks, Hedera ensures stability for end-users and application owners with a no-fork guarantee. The Hedera Governing Council achieves this through hashgraph's open review code license.

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DECENTRALIZED NODES

At scale, we anticipate thousands of public nodes joining to support the network's decentralized consensus and growth. Council members run the initial set of nodes on the Hedera network.

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FAIR RESPONSIBILITY

All members have a three-year maximum term, with up to two consecutive terms and an equal vote on network and platform decisions. Swirlds, the creator of hashgraph, has a permanent seat and equal vote.

Transparent governance

Each Council meeting is available within 30 days of approval by the Council, typically a few weeks following each subsequent Council meeting. Meeting records are immutable, recorded on Hedera using ProvenDB.

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March 9, 2022

The Council members approved a hbar compensation program for Board members, Committee chairs, and transaction signers; the charter for the Corporate Utilization Committee; and extending the voting period for the amended LLC agreement.

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February 9, 2022

Council members approved the development of a permissionless staking rewards model and updates to the Committee Policy and delegated authority to the Chair to implement the policy.

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January 12, 2022

Council members approved the minutes from the Council meeting held on November 17, 2021 and authorized the Board to finalize and approve the minutes from the Council meeting held on December 21, 2021.

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December 21, 2021

Council Members approved the reorganization plan for further decentralization that was presented at the meeting and directed the Hedera Board to (i) proceed with finalizing an IP Purchase Agreement with Swirlds to purchase the hashgraph IP and (ii) oversee the process of publishing the hashgraph code under an Apache 2.0 open-source license.

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