Swell has taken a big step towards decentralization by introducing a key component of community-driven governance: The DAO has appointed the first set of Ecosystem Council members.
This elite group has been selected by the DAO for having deep knowledge of DeFi, and the ability to drive utility and ubiquity for swETH. Each member hails from a different background and brings their own unique perspective to the Council.
Without further ado, here are the first members of the Swell Ecosystem Council:
A builder and crypto-native, Anton Buenavista leads Ecosystem Growth at Pendle — a DeFi protocol that enables the permissionless tokenization and trading of yield on an AMM system.
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PhD and former academic, multi-startup founder and solidity developer, Bob Baxley is currently the core builder at Maverick — a revolutionary Dynamic Distribution AMM that provides greater capital efficiency and control for liquidity providers.
Full-time DeFi participant, angel investor, and thought leader, SmallCapScience has worked with top DeFi protocols including Redacted Cartel, Aura Finance, JonesDAO, and CamelotDEX, among others.
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Known to many in the Synthetix and Kwenta communities, SynthQuest currently sits on the Kwenta and Synthetix Grants Councils. He is also a prolific Dune dashboard creator.
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Maxi at Balancer, former Cat Herder at BadgerDAO, and Advisor to Aura Finance.
In his role leading growth at Aura Finance, 0xLamentations helped scale the protocol from zero to over $700m TVL with over 40 active partnerships and integrations.
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A long-time contributor to OlympusDAO among various other DAOs, 0xGlue has extensive experience identifying and executing on beneficial DeFi integrations.
Want to take your own role in the Swell Community?
We would like to thank everyone that applied to join the Swell Ecosystem Council.
If your application wasn't selected, rest assured that there will be more opportunities to help shape the future of Swell. The first Ecosystem Council epoch will last for six months, and will be followed by an election in which a new set of council members will be appointed by the DAO.
Until then, follow Swell on Twitter, join the conversation in Discord, and attend a community event to join the Swell Aquanauts program.