1. Governance Overview

Parallel protocol is designed to be a fully decentralized financial platform that can serve millions of users. On Parallel, there are 4 kinds of stakeholders:

  • Development team and open contributors

  • Investors with Parallel's native token

  • A wealth of platform users

  • Network maintainers

The governance process should incentivize each party to participate in the network activity and evolve the protocol to meet the broad users' requirements.

2. Governance Implement

Parallel governance has been implemented through substrate pallets, and thus inherited Polkadot's custom governance which is composed of the following parts:

  • Democracy

  • Council

  • Technical Committee

  • Treasury

Any HKO/PARA token holders can propose and vote on essentially any possible modification to the system, more specifically:

  • Runtime Upgrade

  • Protocol Parameters

  • Treasury Spending

  • Council Member Nomination

Democracy/Council/Technical Committee play very different roles in this governance system. Democracy can be imaged as the Sudo of the blockchain.

If one proposal got enough votes, then the modification will be applied to the blockchain

unless Council/Technical Committee finds harmful

In other words, council and technical committee serves for democracy. Technical Committee can also fast-track a proposal which makes it easier & quicker to pass. Token holders can nominate council/technical committee members to represent their rights.

Except the basis of governance, when token holders decide to submit changes to the protocol, they will also need to pay attention to the hard timeframe limitation:

  • LaunchPeriod (1 Day)

  • VotingPeriod (5 Days)

  • FastTrackVotingPeriod (3 Hours)

  • EnactmentPeriod (1 Day)

The minimum time needed for a proposal to pass is around 3hours, token holders will need to ask council to propose an external proposal. Afterwards, the technical committee will need to fast-track to make sure it enters referenda.

3. Governance Calls

Loans Pallet


Stores a new market and its related currency. Ref:


Activates a market.



Updates the rate model of a stored market.



Updates a stored market.


Liquid-Staking Pallet


Update platform's protocol fees ratio Ref:


Update single nominator's max bonded cap Ref:

AMM & StableSwap Pallet


Create of a new pool. Ref:

Crowdloans Pallet


Create a new crowdloan vault. Ref:


Update an existing crowdloan vault. Ref:


Open a crowdloan vault so that users contributions can be sent to relaychain via XCM protocol. Ref:


Close a crowdloan vault so that users' contributions can be paused. Ref:


Mark the associated vault as Succeed if vault is Closed Ref:


Mark the associated vault as Failed if vault is Closed Ref:


Mark a crowdloans vault as expired so that users can redeem back their contributed tokens. Ref:


Migrate pending contributions by sending xcm. Ref:


Refund users contributions for failed auctions. Ref:


Dissolve a crowdloan vault which has been dissolved on relaychain. Ref:

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