Synthetix Improvement Proposals (SIPs) describe standards for the Synthetix platform, including core protocol specifications, client APIs, and contract standards.
- Review SIP-1.
- Fork the repository by visiting the SIPs repo and pressing "Fork" in the top right.
- Add your SIP to your fork of the repository. There is a template SIP here.
- Submit a Pull Request to Synthetix's SIPs repository.
Your first PR should be a first draft of the final SIP. It must meet the
formatting criteria enforced by the build (largely, correct metadata in the
header). An editor will manually review the first PR for a new SIP and assign
it a number before merging it. Make sure you include a
discussions-to header with the URL to a discussion forum or open
GitHub issue where people can discuss the SIP as a whole.
If your SIP requires images, the image files should be included in a
subdirectory of the `assets` folder for that SIP as follow:
sips/assets/sip-X (for sip X). When linking to an image in
the SIP, use relative links such as
When you believe your SIP is mature and ready to progress past the WIP phase, you should reach out to a Spartan Council member on discord by searching members with the "Spartan Council" role or finding them within the #governance channel. The Spartan Council will schedule in a call with the SIP author to go through the SIP in more detail.
If the Spartan Council has found that the SIP is valid, they will assign the
Proposed status and call the SIP to a snapshot vote within the
spartancouncil.eth snapshot space connected on the
staking dApp. Once the voting
has ended, the SIP is assigned either a
Rejected status depending on whether the SIP voting has reached a
Once the SIP has been implemented by either the protocol DAO or the SIP author
and relevant parties, the SIP is assigned the
Community members who successfully reach this stage are entitled to a reward
from the Synthetix Protocol.
SIP status terms
- WIP - a SIP that is still being developed.
- Proposed - a SIP that has been reviewed in a Spartan Council SIP interview.
- Approved - a SIP that has successfully reached a super majority Spartan Council vote in favour.
- Implemented - a SIP that has been released to main-net.
- Rejected - a SIP that has failed to reach a supermajority Spartan Council vote in favour.