The Catalyst Circle is a elected “human sensor array” acting as the representative body for different groups participating in Project Catalyst. The Circle detects and discusses concerns, objections and opportunities arising within the Catalyst ecosystem.

The Catalyst Circle Represented Groups 

Cardano Foundation

Community Advisor

Funded Proposer

General Ada Holder

The Cardano Foundation is an independent Swiss-based non-profit that oversees and supervises the advancement of Cardano. 

Community Advisors ( CA ) are rewarded Community Members who assess and rank submitted proposals in Project Catalyst

The Funded Proposers ( also called Coordinators ) are community members who got voted and funded in Project Catalyst to realize their submitted Proposals

Cardano & Catalyst Community Members holding Ada


Stake Pool Operator

Toolmaker & Maintainer

IOHK  builds high-assurance blockchain infrastructure solutions for public, private sector and government clients. 

Cardano Community Members, engaging by operating Stake Pools on the Cardano  Blockchain

Community Members which provide Tools and Platforms to the Catalyst Ecosystem & Community

The Catalyst Circle Activites


To facilitate communication between the different functional groups


To provide a heads-up when red lines are crossed within a certain group


To suggest improvements on plans and processes that shape Project Catalyst


To define the election process for Circle V2

All Catalyst Circle activities are managed, tracked and documented on the Catalyst Circle – Prioritized Problem Board on Github