Guiding Principles
Our principles state who we are, where we aspire to be, and just how we will get there.


Introduce and expand the adoption of crypto investment products to a broad audience beyond those already in DeFi today.


To become the go-to destination for all structured products in DeFi.

SW DAO Commitments:

  • We are always learning
  • We are building for the long term success of our community
  • We will always stay on the cutting edge of the DeFi industry
  • We are here to better the DeFi ecosystem for the common person
  • We are open to new ideas
  • We accept responsibility
  • We are reimagining the status quo of financial markets
  • We are all SW DAO

Individual Guiding Values:

  1. 1.
    Project Leaders
    • Sound Moral Compass - A project leader is committed to always acting in good faith.
    • Transparent - A project leader will always be open and honest about their work.
    • Long Term Success - A project leader is committed to paving a pathway for sustainable growth.
    • Competitively Oriented - A project leader seeks to be best-in-class for any task at hand.
  2. 2.
    • Diverse - Our community welcomes the myriad of thought processes and ideas that everyone's unique personal life experiences bring.
    • Inclusive - Our community does not discriminate on the basis of geography, sex, race, gender, religion, or income.
    • Respectful - Our community will always treat other members by the golden rule - treat others the same way you would want to be treated yourself.
    • Communication - Our community will actively listen and engage with internal and external members to effectively discuss issues and solve problems.
    • Collaboratively Oriented - Our community works as a team to become a DAO that fully and accurately represents the community at large.
  3. 3.
    Institutional Partners
    • Continuing Success - Our institutional partners seek long-term commitment and acknowledge that great accomplishments arenโ€™t built overnight.
    • Mutually Beneficial - Our institutional partners will be chosen based on a properly evaluated list of both positive and negative expected values, not just on check size.
    • Integrity - Our institutional partners will maintain a high standard of ethics during our association.

SW DAO Project Guiding Values:

  1. 1.
    Honesty & Transparency
    • The use of public blockchains allows for all parties to be honest about the flow of capital. You trust us with trading your hard-earned money, so why shouldnโ€™t you be able to look inside the bank and see where your money is going? The SW DAO treasuryโ€™s transparency will always ensure that stakeholders can independently verify that every dollar we spend goes directly to where the community decides.
    • Transparency goes far and beyond just blockchain technology and money flow. SW DAO will remain transparent and honest during the project development phase and will never mislead the public with our actions or intentions along the way.
  2. 2.
    • Decentralized finance is about creating an alternative system for those who typically do not have secure access to a centralized traditional banking system. SW DAO has created an alternative to the old restrictive financial system. Our industry-defining products are open to any investor type, any investment size, and from anywhere in the world.
    • SW DAO is committed to being chain agnostic and providing access to every mainstream protocol. In an industry where blockchain maximalists use tribalism to attack other projects because they address the blockchain trilemma in a different method, SW DAO welcomes all users with open arms.
  3. 3.
    • SW DAO products are built to make a positive impact on its communities personal finances and to better the DeFi industry as a whole. SW DAO seeks to make changes on a local and international scale as it has no borders and can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection.
  4. 4.
    • With diversity, respect, inclusion, and community as our core values, we acknowledge that everyone's unique life perspective has the potential to bring value to SW DAO. We welcome open discussion and teamwork as a core tenant to building the global community we seek. We are honest and open about our work and seek to learn from others.
  5. 5.
    Innovation & Longevity
    • We are building SW DAO for the next generation of finance and preparing our systems for the potential of a near-entirely digital world. There will always be a faster processor, better machine learning software, and a more secure protocol. We will never stop innovating as these technologies advance. Through continued refinement and integrated machine learning, the impact we seek to create from our trading systems is intended to last for years on end. We want our children's children to have the same alpha-capturing opportunities that we are creating today in the current market environment.
  6. 6.
    Collective Identity
    • We are all SW DAO. In our governance forums, we will wholesomely listen to each other and give careful consideration and honest opinions to each other's work. As a DAO, we are not meant to represent only its largest token holders or the institutions it receives funding from. We are here to represent the entire spectrum of thought and life that each member brings to the organization. If you ever feel like SW DAO under-represents you, be vocal and seek to implement the changes you believe would better represent your views.
  7. 7.
    • We seek personal and social fulfillment in the creation and maintenance of SW DAO. We like making the world around us better, even more than we like money itself. Our decision-making comes at the intersection of doing the right thing, doing what the data tells us, and doing the thing that will make our community most satisfied. We will never let greed be the reason we make decisions. Our team leaders are passionate about the lasting impact of their work and are committed to making DeFi a better place for those who come after. We seek to make a positive change in the world that we are so graciously lent, and in the communities that we humbly serve.
  8. 8.
    • The quality of products and services we offer will always be representative of the positive brand image that we seek to create. We will never launch a product or service that we do not fully believe in. We have rigorously tested everything under the SW DAO umbrella and believe them to accurately reflect our best practices and best decision-making at the time based on the information made available at the time. We will never launch a product simply because we can collect commission or revenue from our users. Every product we launch will maintain a high standard such that we would be proud even if it was the only product we manage.
  9. 9.
    • SW DAO operates on the highest standards of operational security. We remain vigilant to the abundant hacks and vulnerabilities that occur in smart contracts and across blockchain protocols. This guiding value remains one of our most important as our Total Value Locked within SW DAO grows.
    • Our cybersecurity operations use a multi-tiered approach to mitigate and resolve potential threats. We seek to initially prevent as many cyber-attacks as possible. This occurs across the spectrum of our products from smart contract audits to ensuring that personal accounts are secure. We acknowledge that even the best cybersecurity is vulnerable so the remaining tiers are just as essential. If we cannot prevent the unique attack, we are constantly monitoring to detect and react to potential attacks on internal infrastructure. If a breach should occur we have well-established internal processes and procedures prepared to handle such an issue. We have designated operational developers on hand to officially declare a hack and respond according to the procedure to mitigate attacks in real-time and let the proper audience be aware of such an issue. Finally, we acknowledge that cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving industry and we commit to regularly training our operational members to ensure they remain vigilant and aware of the latest attack vectors during their work.
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