Hedera Global Governing Council

Building the future together

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

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Hedera is governed by the world's leading organizations

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Hedera’s governance
is decentralized by
design. The 39
members will be
distributed fairly
across time, region,
and industry.

Member Since21 Feb 2024

Decentralized governance

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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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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 technical controls via state proofs.

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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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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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Date Posted

October 18, 2023

The Council members approved the minutes from their August 9, 2023 and September 13, 2023 meetings.


September 13, 2023

The Council members discussed the Board’s decision to further strengthen Hedera governance by separating the roles of Chair and President.

Virtual (Zoom)

AUGUST 9, 2023

The Council members approved the July 12, 2023 meeting minutes; changes to the Committee Policy regarding financial oversight and directed the Secretary to update the Committee Policy and Committee charters accordingly; the May 20-21 and June 14 meeting minutes; revised participation requirements for Hedera Directors to be incorporated into the Hedera Contributor Reward Plan; and administrative revisions to the Hedera Committee Policy.


July 12, 2023

The Council members discussed proposed changes to Hedera Contributor Reward Plan and the Hedera Committee Policy, as well as the Proof-of-Stake Task Force.


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