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What is a CIP?

CIP stands for Cardano Improvement Proposal and is a participatory model system that gives decision-making power to the community. A CIP has an expected format: the structure of the proposal is templated to facilitate discussion and review. This enables other community members to jump in and discuss specific proposals, or individual points in a proposal. The proposals and their history are publicly available and maintained on the Cardano Foundation CIP GitHub repository.