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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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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July 14, 2021

Council members allocated 10.7 billion hbars from the Hedera Treasury for ecosystem development, including earmarking up to 5.35 billion hbars and fiat to the HBAR Foundation, an independent foundation that will make ecosystem grants. The Council members also approved the allocation of 4.4 billion hbars for Hedera's H2 2021 budget.

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May 12, 2021

Council Members approved dissolving the Marketing Committee, the minutes from the Council meeting held on March 10, 2021, and certain minor amendments to the Hedera LLC Agreement and Committee Policy as presented at the meeting.

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March 10, 2021

Council Members approved changes to the Hedera Pricing Plan to increase the typical account creation fee from $0.01 to $0.05 and approved the Hedera User Group Policy.

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January 13, 2021

Members reviewed the Hedera Pricing Plan, the Hedera Technical roadmap, Hedera's 2020 KPI metrics, and the three-year budget and fundraising terms.

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