Interview with Swell Founder Daniel :Liquid Staking Made Simple

CoinVoiceOct 18, 2023
Interview with Swell Founder Daniel :Liquid Staking Made Simple

CoinVoice:Please introduce yourself and your experience in Crypto.

Daniel:I am the founder of Swell, an Ethereum liquid staking protocol backed by Framework, IOSG, Maven 11, and Apollo.

My background and experience includes angel investing in projects like Maverick, Ethena labs, Prisma Finance, Redstone, and Ion Protocol.

Prior to Swell, I were an exited web2 entrepreneur and former corporate advisor/portfolio manager.

CoinVoice:Could you give a brief introduction about Swell?

Daniel:Swell is an up and coming Ethereum liquid staking protocol. It is one of the fastest growing protocols in defi. Swell bootstrapped almosted 50,000 ETH in 5 months and delivered 40+ intergrations.

CoinVoice:As one of the fastest growing defi protocols in 2023, Swell's TVL reached $73 million in about six months. Can you tell us what you've been doing and what else Swell has achieved this year?

Daniel:Swell achieved rapid growth through various techniques including strong partnerships across the ecosystem as well as an innovative go to market strategy known as the voyage which has attracted more than 13,000 people.

Introducing the Voyage:

CoinVoice:The LST track is very competitive as an important base layer, what is the core difference between Swell and competitors and why can you gain market share so fast?

Daniel:Swell has position as buidling the LST for defi as a result has gained solid traction with the crypto native community. In addition, Swell has pioneered several advancements in liquid staking.

For example,Swell was the first to deliver Chainlink PoR which provides next level transparency.

Swell was the first LST to go ominichain with layerzero, making swETH universally accessible and ubiquitous.

Swell also brought the innovative voyage campaign to drive user adoption and uptake moving forward, Swell intends to continue to push the envelope in liquid staking to deliver step change improvements in the staking experience by bringing vote escrow / gauges to a pure LST protocol for the first time developing novel liquid restaking primitives delivering best in class UI.

CoinVoice:Any thoughts about the next LSDfi market?

Daniel:The next LSDfi market will likely be restaking and by extension, liquid restaking powered by Eigenlayer.

CoinVoice:Will there be more Defi protocol level interactions between your products and Layer2?

Daniel:Yes, absolutely, Swell is laser focused on delivering as many interactions / integrations as possible in Ethereum and expanding cross-chain

CoinVoice:The bear market may continue for some time, what are your plans from all aspects such as products and market strategies?

Daniel:The bear market is a great time building and focusing on major product upgrades. We will continue to listen to the community for feedback and deliver next generation liquid staking.


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