PALO ALTO, CA — JULY 25, 2018 — Swarm (www.swarm.fund), the blockchain for private equity, today announced that it has partnered with decentralized autonomous organization MakerDAO to integrate the Dai token into the Swarm platform. This will give Swarm’s community of accredited investors a greater capability to lock in crypto prices, using the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain.
“When we connected with the MakerDAO team, we found them to be like-minded, community-focused technologists. Our cooperative relationship will provide new ways for our investors to create and protect their value,” said Philipp Pieper, CEO and Co-Founder of Swarm. “It removes what has been perceived as the risk and volatility of some crypto markets.”
Swarm investors will be able to lock in value using the Dai stablecoin in two phases. The first phase is live now and enables investing with Dai, which is pegged to the US Dollar. The second phase will allow investors to lock in the price of the crypto they invest on Swarm, with Bitcoin or Ethereum converted to Dai, locking in the price at the time of commitment to an investment, or automatically based on ceiling and floor prices set by the individual investor.
“Our mission at Maker is to harness the power of the blockchain to create a more level playing field and economic opportunities for individuals and institutions around the globe,” said Rune Christensen, CEO and co-founder of MakerDAO. “Integrating Dai into Swarm unlocks new levels of stability, power and access for their class of accredited investors.”
Under Swarm’s original three-tiered token model, members of the Swarm would be able to exchange crypto or fiat for dollar-pegged Swarm SUN tokens, to then be used to invest in the funds on the platform. Those SUN tokens would then be converted into intelligent, SRC20 security tokens for each opportunity, giving the holders a tokenized version of the real-world assets behind the investment. The basic mechanics of that model remain, but with Dai tokens now immediately providing those stablecoin benefits for investors.
“When Swarm was first envisioned, the three-tier token model included the SUN stablecoin layer converting cryptos into a dollar-pegged coin for the deployment of capital into funds,” commented Timo Lehes, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer. “The Dai stablecoin is everything we wanted SUN to be, and more. Maker has already established a DAO, built a clear backing structure for Dai, and are seeing rapid adoption, recently doubling their debt ceiling based on growing utilization of Dai.”
Swarm makes traditionally exclusive investment opportunities, such as private equity and hedge funds, inclusive for the Swarm by pooling together smaller investments into larger, institutional-sized blocks. Swarm gives fund managers access to capital from a new class of investors who want access to institutional-type investments, but don’t have the high minimums many institutional funds require. By leveraging blockchain technology, Swarm provides an entire platform from which businesses can create cryptocurrency-based enterprises with a wellspring of built-in funding.
MakerDAO is a decentralized organization dedicated to bringing stability to the crypto economy. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai eliminates volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts, specifically designed to respond to market dynamics. Launched in 2017, Dai has successfully maintained a soft peg to the U.S. dollar. With a presence on numerous cryptocurrency exchanges, multiple partnerships with global supply chain companies, and agreements with organizations serving non-government agencies, MakerDAO is unlocking the power of the blockchain to deliver on the promise of economic empowerment today. Visit www.makerdao.com.
About Swarm Fund
Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity. Swarm is creating a unique market infrastructure built on blockchain technology that enables investing cryptocurrency into real assets and deploying traditional capital into crypto markets in a new way. Swarm is built for: Crypto Investors who want to de-risk their portfolios, Family Offices looking for a more efficient way to invest into crypto and alternatives, and everyday retail investors searching for access to opportunities that were not accessible before. With a legal and regulatory framework compatible with institutional investors, automation to remove middle men, and prioritizing access for all, Swarm can streamline and help double the Private Equity industry from $2.5 trillion to $5T+ in the next five years.
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