Hello Aave community! It’s Meltem here, I run strategy at CoinShares and have been an active investor in the crypto ecosystem since 2015. CoinShares has been active on Aave for the last few months, and is one of the first institutional players to be involved in the launch of Aave Arc. We’re very excited about opening up access to the DeFi space to players across the financial landscape, while also helping preserve and extend the culture and values of the decentralized finance movement.
I have extensive experience participating in multi-sig schemes and governance, and am currently a key holder for several DeFi protocols and DAOs. I’m based in the US, and I have team members based in London and in Jersey, Channel Islands. I’d love to personally be an Aave guardian, or CoinShares would be happy to be an “institutional” guardian. We have 24/7/365 coverage and a dedicated team who lives and breathes crypto markets.
As a publicly listed and traded company, we believe CoinShares can bring more visibility and awareness to the Aave ecosystem, and be a pioneer in helping other corporates and publicly listed companies become more active participants and value-add contributors (instead of value-extracting predators) to the DeFi and broader Web3 ecosystem.
Bisous - and can’t wait to rAave with all of you in Portugal!