Standard DAO, an ESG Crypto Organization, Welcomes Sam Gaer as Advisor


Standard DAO, an ESG crypto organization that introduced Standard, the first decentralized and diversified treasury containing standard assets (SDA token), is pleased to announce that Sam Gaer has joined the Standard DAO Advisory Board. Mr. Gaer is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Katana Financial LLC, a quantitative investment manager focused on building cryptocurrency markets and providing liquidity strategies.

Sam has held several senior positions in the financial industry. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Executive Vice President and CIO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), where he was responsible for all aspects of information and technology services for the largest financial markets regulator. from the country. From 2008 to 2010 he founded Tragara Alpha Partners LLC, a high frequency energy arbitrage proprietary trading company, in 2013 he founded Locust Walk Trading LLC, a software development company for markets financial institutions, and in 2017 he founded Katana Financial LLC.

During his tenure at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), from 2003 to 2008, he held various corporate leadership positions, such as: CIO, CEO of NYMEX Europe and Executive Vice President. He played a key role in NYMEX’s evolution into e-commerce, as well as its landmark IPO and eventual sale of the company to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for $13 billion in 2008. Prior to his work at NYMEX, Sam was the founder and CEO of Inc., a software development company whose assets were acquired by NYMEX in 2003.

Sam began his career on the floor of the Commodities Exchange Inc. (COMEX) at the age of 15. At 21, he became one of the youngest members of the Exchange and still holds a seat on the COMEX. He was a member of the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee and Global Vice Chair of the FIX Protocol Derivatives Committee. In addition, he has obtained two technology patents and received several industry awards, including twice in CIO magazine’s “CIO 100” list.

Standard DAO is on a mission to raise the standard of living for people around the world by solving their most pressing financial problems and empowering them to invest in a store of value that grows over time.

Standard is the first decentralized and diversified treasury that contains standard assets represented by a standard digital asset (SDA token). A standard digital asset is backed by the strongest digital and real assets to create a true store of value. The real and digital assets that form the backbone of Standard, which also focuses on ESG (environment, social and governance) mandates, including housing, energy, carbon, infrastructure and technology.

Blockchain is the underlying technology enabling true community-led impact investing. Decentralized blockchain-enabled autonomous organizations connect the shareholder to ensure that all activities are fully transparent and public, encourage community-based investment decisions, have low operational costs, optimize access to liquidity, and enable a global participation. Traditional entities and crowdfunding fail to focus on impact, as traditional companies are bound by a fiduciary duty to their shareholders, while platforms like GoFundMe fail to align long-term incentives between stakeholders and communities receiving impact.

Using blockchain technology and the true store of value enables Standard DAO to fulfill its mission of uplifting the most vulnerable and oppressed people in society through the structure of community investing. The presentation released by the company sets out its 6-part mission: Asking bigger questions to take bigger actions, together, Helping people live and build financial security, Enabling economic and societal prosperity, Leading the way to a better future, today, meeting basic needs, and providing equal opportunities for all.

A spokesperson goes on to explain why Standard DAO is best suited to solve the unique financial challenges of today’s global economy saying, “Standard represents the strongest store of value in the market today. It is backed by a combination of safe and secure digital assets as well as real-world assets. This decision makes it a safer vector for growth than any other company of its type. This structure also enables Standard DAO to deliver significant value to holders, such as consistent asset growth, competitive returns in traditional markets, higher returns for early adopters, highest dollar-for-dollar value, increasing returns (APY) and stability. Standard DAO also benefits its investors by providing asset-backed value, increased returns with age of membership, rewards, voting rights and access to an enthusiastic community.

People interested in learning more about the SDA token can visit the Standard DAO website or contact them by phone or email.


For more information about Standard DAO, contact the company here:

Standard CAD
Aaron Rafferty
[email protected]
12 Chalwell Street Road Town Tortola VG1110 British Virgin Islands


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