Announcing the Seeders Program

by @abbey_titcombFebruary 22nd, 2021

The phases of the Seeder Program

Today, we're announcing the launch of Radicle's Seeder Program. The Seeder Program is supporting the progressive decentralization of the Radicle network by cultivating a strong "root network" of individuals and projects who are committed to supporting the long-term resilience and growth of the Radicle network. Current participants include individuals from Aave, Synthetix, Uniswap, Gnosis Safe, The Graph, Gitcoin, dxDAO, Optimism, the Interchain Foundation, dOrg, Curve Labs, Ceramic Network, Informal Systems, Vega Protocol, the Celo Foundation, Fleek, Status, CoinMarketCap, the Web3 Foundation, and more.

The resilience and success of a cryptonetwork are reliant on the community that cultivates and stewards it. Therefore, the purpose of the Seeder Program is to cultivate a healthy, enriched, and active governing community to support the long-term sustainability of the Radicle network.

The Seeder Program will have multiple phases, each one cultivating the needs of the existing community while supporting its growth.

Illustration of a sprouting plant with text underneath that reads: Radicle: Phase 1.

This phase (Sprouting) brought together our first group of Seeders made up of Radicle's earliest users and contributors, as well as a number of projects and individuals within the Web3 ecosystem who are interested in contributing the development of the Radicle project. You may follow some of them on twitter...

Seeders participating in the Sprouting phase have received the first community distribution, establishing them as the first members of the Radicle network beyond the project's early supporters and core team. Many have already announced themselves as delegates on

What comes next?

Over the coming weeks, our Seeders will be contributing to development and governance of the Radicle network. We'll be sharing exciting contributions as they come!

The upcoming phases of the Seeder Program will create the space for the development of sustainable governance processes and best practices. Participants will be able to kickstart the "fruiting" of the network by co-designing proposals for community initatives and treasury distributions. These initial "fruits" (i.e. governance proposals) will support the healthy ripening of the network by creating value flows that will support the long-term sustainability of the network. There will be opportunities for wider community participation throughout future phases of the Seeder Program, so stay tuned!

Illustration showing the 4 stages of the seeder program. Text notes that we are in the first phase.

How to get involved

If you're interested in getting involved in the governance and development of the Radicle network, join the conversation in our Matrix channel or start a discussion on

Please note that the Seeders Program is not related to running or maintaining seed nodes at this time.