The Hedera 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 Since12 Jul 2024

Decentralized governance

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Members of the Hedera 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 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

March 13, 2024

The Council members approved the February 14, 2024 Council meeting minutes and voted to approve BitGo, Inc.’s application to join the Hedera Council, as nominated by Hedera’s membership committee on January 24, 2024.


February 14, 2024

The Council Members approved the meeting minutes from the Council meetings held on November 8, December 6, and December 13, 2023 and elected individuals to chair a Hedera committee for the term beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2025.


December 13, 2023

The Council members approved the meeting minutes for their October 18, 2023 meeting and the allocation and transfer of 4.86 billion hbars from Hedera’s treasury account to Board-governed Hedera accounts; directed the Board to ensure that any grant to an independent ecosystem development entity shall include requirements that such entity has appropriate good governance mechanisms in place, including, without limitation, appropriate policies with respect to ethical conduct and conflicts of interest; and elected individuals to serve on Hedera’s Board of Directors for the term beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2025.


December 6, 2023

Council members expressed their desire to assist Hedera’s open source efforts, and interested Council members were invited to contact Andrew, who will serve as a conduit between the Council members and community members.


Building the future together

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Building the future together

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