Delegating your vote


The Voting Market Maker concept is an essential part of the bribe economy as it enables the bootstrapping of gauge weight.
Market making in DeFi has been split into the capital coordination layer by AMMs, and the liquidity provisioning layer by individuals or professionals. The DeFi market-makers arbitrage the volume-to-depth opportunities between pools.
Due to the creation of liquid lockers, it is now possible to participate in the governance layer while retaining the ability to transfer and liquidate your position. This route was initiated by the “vlToken” model from Convex and created two new market-making opportunities. The first being delegated inflation management.
  • Help mitigate the risk that individual players take control over base layers (Balancer or Curve) governances.
  • Unifying rewards reduce gas cost, gives a better sight on dilution and vote efficiency
  • Delegate the quantitative work to algo + experienced team > arbitrage and enhanced yield
  • Better coordination among voter / governance layers / multi-chain participants (e.g Tetu / Aura)

Paladin's voter's historical performance

To simplify the work of earning and claiming voter yield, Paladin has set up a delegation address that optimizes for bribes. This is great for voters who want to passively earn their rewards. If you’re a vlCVX, vlAURA, or veTetu voter you’ll be able to delegate to Paladin and have your voting optimized across all incentives platforms.
So far (Q1 of 2023), the Paladin delegator has outperformed all its alternatives. For more details check out our thread on the topic.

How to delegate to Paladin

vlCVX and veTetu holders:

  1. 1.
    Head to Snapshot (
  2. 2.
    Click delegate in your wallet menu.
  3. 3.
    Delegate to paladin-voter.eth, and limit the delegation to your space:
    1. 1.
      vlCVX : cvx.eth Sapce
    2. 2.
      tetuBAL : tetubal.eth Space
  4. 4.
    Confirm and you’re done.

vlAURA holders:

This delegation is on-chain so we’ve made it easier for holders to delegate.
  1. 1.
    Head to the Quest dapp (
  2. 2.


Paladin-voter.eth (deployed on Ethereum & Polygon)