Heimdall’s governance operates identically to the Cosmos-sdk
x/gov module, as detailed in Cosmos-sdk documentation.
In Heimdall, token holders can influence decisions by voting on proposals. Each token equals one vote. The governance system currently supports:
- Proposal submission: Validators can submit proposals along with a deposit. If the deposit reaches the minimum threshold within a set period, the proposal moves to a voting phase. Validators can reclaim their deposits after the proposal’s acceptance or rejection.
- Voting: Validators are eligible to vote on proposals that have met the minimum deposit requirement.
The governance module includes two critical periods: the deposit and voting periods. Proposals failing to meet the minimum deposit by the end of the deposit period are automatically rejected. Upon reaching the minimum deposit, the voting period commences, during which validators cast their votes. After the voting period, the
gov/Endblocker.go script tallies the votes and determines the proposal’s fate based on
tally_params: quorum, threshold, and veto. The tallying process is detailed in the source code at Heimdall GitHub repository.
Types of proposals¶
Currently, Heimdall supports the Param Change Proposal, allowing validators to modify parameters in any of Heimdall’s modules.
Param Change Proposal example¶
For instance, validators might propose to alter the minimum
tx_fees in the
auth module. If the proposal is approved, the parameters in the Heimdall state are automatically updated without the need for an additional transaction.
Command Line Interface (CLI) commands¶
Checking governance parameters¶
To view all parameters for the governance module:
heimdallcli query gov params --trust-node
This command displays the current governance parameters, such as voting period, quorum, threshold, veto, and minimum deposit requirements.
Submitting a proposal¶
To submit a proposal:
heimdallcli tx gov submit-proposal \
--validator-id 1 param-change proposal.json \
proposal.json is a JSON-formatted file containing the proposal details.
To list all proposals:
heimdallcli query gov proposals --trust-node
To query a specific proposal:
heimdallcli query gov proposal 1 --trust-node
Voting on a proposal¶
To vote on a proposal:
heimdallcli tx gov vote 1 "Yes" --validator-id 1 --chain-id <heimdall-chain-id>
Votes are automatically tallied after the voting period concludes.
Heimdall also offers REST APIs for interacting with the governance system:
|Get all proposals
|Get proposal details
|Get all votes for a proposal
These APIs facilitate access to proposal details, voting records, and overall governance activity.