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The Future of Decentralized Financial Governance

StakerDAO is a platform for governing financial assets in a decentralized, secure, and compliant manner.

StakerDAO Projects

The StakerDAO community builds and manages products for on-chain governance, cross-chain synthetics, and tokenized real-world assets.

STKR
STKR

STKR is a security token that governs all financial asset decisions and receives all profits.

BLND
BLND
New

Blend (BLND) is a synthetic token that tracks a governed basket of Proof-of-Stake tokens.

Only open in certain jurisdictions
In the pipeline

Discussions about new products happen across our social media channels, but the majority occur through the Forum and Telegram.

We welcome you to join and take part in shaping the future of decentralized finance!

*This notice does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. BLND is not offered and may not be sold to or for the benefit of any “U.S. person” as that term is defined under U.S. securities law. If you are a U.S. person you may not purchase BLND.

Staker Governance

Staker Council

Council users in a row

The five-member Staker Council governs decisions about the various assets that StakerDAO manages using the Staker Agora governance process.

Council members are elected annually through a Tezos on-chain vote of STKR tokens.

Staker Ops Team

Proposal image and Rocket icon

The Staker Ops Team has two primary responsibilities: they solicit and develop proposals for the Staker Council to vote on, and they implement proposals approved by the Staker Council.

These proposals may pertain to the management of the existing StakerDAO asset portfolio as well as the launch of new financial products by StakerDAO.

Staker Agora Governance Cycle

StakerDAO has applied the FA 1.2 token standard to the Tezos Agora process to yield Staker Agora, a transparent month-long governance cycle where new proposals are presented, discussed, voted on, and implemented.
  1. Phase 1: Proposal (Days 1-7)
    Staker Ops Team posts a proposal on Staker Agora.
  2. Phase 2: Evaluation (Days 8 – 14)
    Discussion and evaluation of proposal on the Staker Agora discussion forum.
  3. Phase 3: Voting (Days 15 – 21)
    The five Staker Council members vote on the proposal. A quorum of three votes is required to pass a proposal with a simple majority of votes.
  4. Phase 4: Implementation (Days 22 – 28)
    If approved, the Staker Ops Team executes the proposal.

StakerDAO will launch and manage a growing collection of decentralized finance products, all secured by the Staker Agora governance process.

STKR token holders submit suggestions and participate in project discussions. The Staker Ops Team serves as the R&D arm of the Staker Council and will package the best community selected ideas into formal proposals for governance.

The StakerDAO Ops Team evaluated leading layer-1 PoS protocols and other synthetic products and subsequently, received approval by the Council to launch its first product through Proposal #002. The StakerDAO Ops team has been implementing this proposal (including approved Proposals #003 and #004) and will create - Blend. This product will be launched and available* during Q2 2020.

StakerDAO anticipates announcing additional governed financial products during H2 of 2020.

*Blend disclaimer: This notice does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. BLND is not offered and may not be sold to or for the benefit of any “U.S. person” as that term is defined under U.S. securities law. If you are a U.S. person you may not purchase BLND.

StakerDAO Council

Jonas Lamis

Jonas Lamis

Founder and CEO at StakerDAO
Olaf Carlson-Wee

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Founder and CIO at Polychain Capital
Luke Youngblood

Luke Youngblood

Staff Software Engineer at Coinbase Custody
Shaishav Todi

Shaishav Todi

Partner at Lemniscap
Spencer Noon

Spencer Noon

Lead Investor at DTC Capital
Jonas Lamis

Jonas Lamis

Founder and CEO at StakerDAO

Jonas Lamis is the Founder and CEO at StakerDAO. He is a long time participant in Tezos where he ran one the largest public validators, Tezos Capital. Previously, Jonas was the founder and CEO of Sensai (Acquired 2016), a software firm that used deep learning techniques to analyze textual data.

Jonas holds engineering degrees from Purdue and Georgia Institute of Technology and he lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Founder and CIO at Polychain Capital

Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and CIO of Polychain Capital. He was the first employee at Coinbase, the first billion-dollar cryptocurrency company, where he became Head of Risk. He received a civilian award from Homeland Security for technical analysis of the blockchain in a $10,000,000 cyber crime case and has a patent pending for the Bitcoin Host Computer System, a multi-authorization bitcoin storage mechanism. Olaf also educated the economic advisor to President Obama on blockchain technology and has given numerous public facing technical talks on private key security and fraud prevention at scale. Olaf first entered the blockchain market in 2011 when he wrote his senior thesis on Bitcoin at Vassar College.

Luke Youngblood

Luke Youngblood

Staff Software Engineer at Coinbase Custody

Luke is the founder and CEO of Blockscale, an early pioneer of blockchain and crypto technologies. In 2018, he helped launch the Tezos network by creating the staking infrastructure for the Tezos Foundation, becoming the largest decentralized proof of stake validator in the world overnight. Since then, Blockscale has successfully generated over 20 million XTZ in baking rewards and operates highly available API endpoints for Tezos that are used by major wallet providers. Luke currently works as a staff software engineer at Coinbase Custody, where he launched Tezos Staking Rewards.

Shaishav Todi

Shaishav Todi

Partner at Lemniscap

Shaishav is an investor in digital assets and early stage blockchain companies with investment in over 20 companies via Lemniscap, and several others privately. He joined Lemniscap in February 2018 and is responsible for sourcing and analysing deal flows, issuing term sheets and managing the investment lifecycle. Shaishav completed his education in Computer Science and Engineering from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore. As a former entrepreneur, he brings with him a wide array of domain expertise. He is also a voracious reader and has an avid interest in emerging social formations around new economic models. Shaishav is most excited about building an openly accessible financial ecosystem for the unbanked people of the world.

Spencer Noon

Spencer Noon

Lead Investor at DTC Capital

Spencer Noon leads investments at DTC Capital. He first joined the blockchain industry in 2014, starting Bitcoin ATM company BTCity. Previously Spencer was an early employee at SeatGeek as well as an investment management analyst at UBS.

StakerDAO Team

Christian Arita

Christian Arita

Product Lead
Pat Ellisen

Pat Ellisen

Operations Lead
Mor Glotter

Mor Glotter

Marketing Lead
Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Engineering Lead
Graham Tonkin

Graham Tonkin

Business Development Lead
Christian Arita

Christian Arita

Product Lead

Christian is the StakerDAO Product Lead. He is responsible for the research, proposal development, and product implementation across all Staker products. Prior to working within crypto full-time, Christian worked at Deutsche Bank in research covering Global Macro and Equity Strategy.

Christian graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics & Accounting and he lives in San Francisco, CA.

Pat Ellisen

Pat Ellisen

Operations Lead

Pat is the StakerDAO Operations, Legal & Compliance Lead. He is a practical, team-oriented attorney with deep experience in IP, commercial, and regulatory matters across multiple industries. Prior to joining the StakerDAO team, he founded EPE Law. Pat holds a J.D law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and he lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Mor Glotter

Mor Glotter

Marketing Lead

Mor is the Marketing Lead at StakerDAO. Her team is responsible for marketing strategy and tactics. Previously, Mor was working in the blockchain space as VP Marketing and Strategy at dRoute (blockchain network infrastructure) and her work included launching and running dRoute.Capital, the largest validator service on IoTeX blockchain. Mor is an experienced marketing professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Entrepreneurship Technology and Innovation from Tel Aviv University, and she lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Engineering Lead

Jason is the StakerDAO Engineering Lead. He has been involved in crypto since 2015, and has previously worked on projects at Tezos.Capital. Jason graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and he lives near Mountain View, CA.

Graham Tonkin

Graham Tonkin

Business Development Lead

Graham leads business development and partnerships at StakerDAO. Graham began working in cryptofinance in 2014 after recognizing the vital importance of democratizing access to finance while working in economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He currently operates validation software on multiple Proof of Stake protocols and is passionate about growing the DeFi ecosystem into a viable alternative to mainstream finance. Graham holds a degree in Business Administration from California State University at Monterey Bay.

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