The governance mechanism of the Ardana Protocol is designed to be as flexible and upgradeable as possible. During the initial phase, overall governance will be charged to the Ardana founding team, with gradual migration to voting by Ardana token holders. Voting is a critical component of Ardana’s decentralized decision-making process. To participate in governance, Ardana ecosystem users must stake their DANA tokens and earn exDANA. Alongside giving access to platform profits, exDANA represents a vote that can be exercised when proposals are put forward in governance.