This proposal is an extension of the DAO Partner Program proposal (submitted Oct. 1st 2021). We propose to add the below partners to batch #1 of the program.
The success of the SSV.Network depends on its community, currently composed of highly technical and experienced individuals from the Ethereum community.
The motivation behind this proposal is to enlarge the community by engaging, via SSV token ownership, with strategic companies (partners) from the Ethereum staking industry.
We believe that together we can bootstrap ssv.Network with experienced operators, their communities and eventually mainnet ETH.
The DAO Partner Program was designed to accommodate continuous introduction of new DAO Partners over the course of 6 months. The partners will be subjected to the terms specified in the Genesis Proposal.
Amber Group is proposing to purchase 121,163 SSV tokens (for ETH or USDC) at the ‘batch 1’ reference price of 6.19 USD per 1 SSV
Calculation table (CDT 1.09-30.09 - Google Sheets)
Amber is very excited about the future of POS token staking, especially with regards to Ethereum. Most ETH2.0 staking services have centralized components. We believe that ssv.network has the right team and technology to build a solid infrastructure that makes staking decentralized for every user.
Amber has been very active in developing our POS staking infrastructure. Our engineers have operated on many blockchains as validators. We believe that we will have the opportunity to collaborate with ssv.network to build great products together and introduce SSV based decentralized staking on Ethereum and other POS public chains.
Amber Group is a leading global crypto finance service provider operating around the world and around the clock with a presence in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, and Vancouver. Founded in 2017, Amber Group services over 700 institutional clients and has cumulatively traded over $700 billion across 100+ electronic exchanges, with over $2.5 billion in assets under management. In 2021, Amber Group raised $100 million in Series B funding and became the latest FinTech unicorn valued over $1 billion.
Amber Group is committed to serving clients around the globe by combining best-in-class technology with sophisticated quantitative research to offer a streamlined crypto finance experience. Our goal is to optimize for long-term value by delivering investment flexibility and maximizing returns. To date, Amber Group has raised a total of $128 million in funding from China Renaissance Group, Tiger Global Management, DCM Ventures, Tiger Brokers, Sky9 Capital, Arena Holdings, Tru Arrow Partners, A&T Capital, Gobi Partners, Paradigm, Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Blockchain.com, Polychain Capital, Dragonfly Capital, and Fenbushi Capital.