The governing board

The Governing Board shall support the Guardians in their governance of the Foundation by ensuring that the day to day running of the Foundation is fair, equitable and supports the overall balanced growth of the Matrix ecosystem and its individual participants, without advantaging any specific players.

The Governing Board shall carry out its advisory role under its delegated authority from the Guardians and in accordance with these Terms.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Guardians shall be under no obligation to accept, act on or do anything analogous with the Governing Board's recommendations.

Specific tasks will include

  • Approving the Foundation's budget, based on the Managing Director (MD)’s recommendations
  • Approval of commercial partners and relationships for the Foundation with a value of over $50,000, be it as an individual contract or as a cumulative value with the same partner over the last 12 months.
  • Approving initiatives and programs which will have a major impact on the brand and reputation of the Foundation, or create a new revenue stream.
  • Providing a review and endorsement on a prioritised list of Spec Core Team ("SCT") priorities. The Governing Board shall not have the authority to appoint or remove SCT members (which rests solely with the Guardians).
  • Providing post-meeting conclusions, recommendations and guidance on next steps to the Guardians.

Foundation Representatives

  • Managing Director
  • 2 Spec Core Team Members
  • 3 Guardians

Members Representatives

  • 1 per Platinum member (up to 4)
  • 1 every 4 Gold member (up to 3)
  • 1 every 10 Silver member (up to 2)
  • 1 every 50 individual (up to 4)

Membership tiers


$60 / year
  • Free ticket to Matrix Conference


$200k / year
  • Everything from Silver
  • Bigger logo on the sponsors page
  • A success story on the blog each year


$500k / year
  • Everything from Gold
  • Logo on the frontpage of
  • Press release on sponsorship
  • Bigger discount on Matrix conference
  • A dedicated Matrix Live episode each year
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