An Introduction to the WAX OIG

Office of Inspector General
4 min readJan 15, 2023


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) serves as a watchdog agency for the WAX Network. It acts as a neutral third-party designated to evaluate WAX Guild Candidates’ contributions to the ecosystem and provide ongoing transparency to the community. The Office of Inspector General is a committee with three seats that standardizes WAX Guild evaluations to properly recognize WAX Guild Candidates making valuable contributions to the WAX ecosystem. The committee members (IGs) are elected individually from and by the community, contributing to further decentralizing the WAX Network.

The IGs collaborate to handle the office's responsibilities, issuing detailed criteria, evaluation parameters, scoring mechanisms, and more.

The OIG is funded through the WAX Worker Proposal System, with each seat having its own allocation.

Inspector General Mission

The mission of the inspector general is to provide quantitative and qualitative assessments of WAX Guild Candidates on a continuous and transparent basis in order to:

  • Assist WAX Token holders in their guild voting decision-making.
  • Objectively and consistently evaluate all WAX Guild Candidates across a standard set of relevant performance criteria.

Inspector General Selection Process

The selection process for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) within the WAX Community is as follows:

  • Elections are held every six months, with each Inspector General serving an 18-month term.
  • IG’s are rotated out as soon as their tenure ends and a new IG has been elected.
  • The rotation of OIG seats occurs on the first day of February and August every year.

Office of Inspector General Responsibilities

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Publishing regular evaluations of all qualified Guild Candidates.
  • Continually improving and updating the OIG Evaluation Framework.
  • Monitoring, testing, and reviewing products submitted by Guilds.
  • Enhancing the workflow and representation of the OIG.
  • Mentoring and advising Guilds on products and infrastructure.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the WAX Blockchain in collaboration with the WAX Core Team through coordination and oversight. Including both technical and governance aspects.
  • Proposing changes to the chain or governance and coordinating them with the Guild roster.
  • Preparing and editing educational content.

Inspector General Candidate Requirements

To effectively serve in the Office of Inspector General, technical proficiency is required. While IGs can acquire skills on the job and work collaboratively, each IG must take on specific tasks and responsibilities. The areas that IGs must cover include:

  • Communication — Fluency in English is essential for both internal and external communication.
  • Proactivity — Each IG must be self-motivated and actively engage in tasks.
  • Blockchain Governance — Understanding how Blockchain ecosystems and communities function is crucial for taking on a leadership role in the ecosystem.
  • Development — The OIG must have the ability to develop its own tools and solutions, which requires an understanding of design, smart contracts, front-end development, and back-end solutions. Knowledge of development flows, an understanding of smart contracts, and the ability to read source code are also required to properly evaluate Guild Candidate submissions, track progress throughout project lifecycles, and assess the needs of the community and developers joining the ecosystem.
  • DevOps and OpSec — As the OIG is self-sustained, it must be able to act autonomously.
  • Project Management — Managing internal projects or overseeing Guild Candidate contributions is key.
  • Vision — Understanding where the ecosystem is heading and knowing its needs and shortcomings is vital to enhancing guidelines and integrations. The Guidelines steer the direction Guilds contribute and build toward. Evaluating existing contributions often requires seeing the broader picture.
  • Poise — Whether it be heated internal discussions or external communication, being an IG means staying level-headed and expressing one’s standpoint clearly, even when attacked, while at the same time evaluating the attacker without bias.

To prevent conflicts of interest, IG candidates must not run or be directly affiliated with any active Guild Candidates.

Active Inspector Generals

The current serving Inspector Generals are:

  • Rakeden (WAX Community member) — Term ends July 2024
  • Kaefer (WAX Community member) — Term ends January 2025
  • Josep Rosich (EOS Barcelona) — Term ends July 2025

Retired Inspector Generals

The retired inspector generals that have served their term are:

  • Marlon Williams (ZenBlocks)
  • Rob Konsdorf / robrigo (EOS Detroit)
  • Ben Petersen & Ellie Cheng — Term Ended July 2021



Office of Inspector General

A watchdog committee that publishes reports recognizing the value WAX Guilds are creating for the WAX ecosystem.